Hi guys. So I'm 29 years old, and contracted herpes ten years ago through oral sex. I've been really lucky all this time, I go through years at a time without an outbreak, and when I do a course of Valtrex usually clears it up no problems. This past year or so it has gotten worse, two or three outbreaks a year - which is still manageable. However, this is the first time I've ever had a sore present in my anal area. I experience prodrone symptoms about three weeks ago and started taking 1g Valtrex a day, and when I noticed the sore near my anus I upped the dosage to 2g a day. Usually this would clear it up in about a week or so. I also use propolis liquid on the sores, and took 3g of Lysine supplements a day as well.
All of this combined has not helped the sore clear up, and in the last few days I have now noticed a lot of fissures in my anus as well. They're not super painful, just really itchy (waking up in the middle of the night due to the itch for two weeks now), and I have no blisters or sores around my vaginal area (thank god) although that area does get quite itchy as well.
I don't know what else to do. I've been taking 2g Valtrex daily for nearly three weeks now (which isn't cheap) and have been diligently applying propolis/tea tree oil to the sore and fissures, but every time I go to the toilet they obviously get irritated and seems like they will never heal I have an appointment with a gynaecologist in a few days, but I don't know what she could prescribe as I have already been on antivirals for a long time, I've never taken them continuously for this long before without any effect.
Has anyone else been through this and tell me how could all this possibly heal? The virus is supposed to not replicate when you're on the meds but the sore looks as fresh as it did two weeks ago and shows no sign of healing. I'm starting to feel pretty despondent Any advice or information would be really appreciated.