Saturday, March 25, 2006
Now for a herpes vaccine...
Speaking of Herpes, Trib, I have a nasty situation on my face at the moment. Normally, I use a prescription topical, last time I was at the doc's I asked for a refill and she said, why don't you try the pill format instead of the topical, it's very safe and effective. I said, hey why not? She gave me a prescription for two doses, just to try it and I got them filled right away so I'd be ready to strike as soon as I felt even the tingle of a cold sore. I hate cold sores, they make me miserable, so I'd be prepared to do anything to get rid of one - or so I thought.
Thursday night, I get home from work, sittin' around, all of a sudden I feel a huge one coming on. I grab my pills, read the monograph, take them and wait for the magic. Friday morning I take the second dose, try to make myself presentable for work, despite the emerging facial situation, and head out.
At work, I get in a conversation with my boss about cold sores, and she says, you know, if you aren't planning on having kids, you should try the pill, Valtrex.
What? If you aren't planning on having kids?!? I'm not planning on having kids, but I'm not planning on not having kids either.
The boss says, Yeah, so and so gets them and wanted to take the Valtrex, but he was planning on having kids, so, he decided not to.
So what the heck is that all about? I have to ask the doc next time I go, and before I get another cold sore. In fact, I'm surpressing the urge to make an appointment right away just to go in there and say, what the fuck?!
In happier news though, the Valrex seems to have worked pretty well, it looked like it was going to be a bad week for my face, but it's actually going away pretty quickly, it's already starting to shrink - too bad I'll have children born blind and with no heads now.