I was wondering why doctors don't like to use Valtrex for suppressive therapy for Shingles. I asked my doctor if I could stay on it and she said that they don't keep people on it for a one time episode with shingles. I know that they keep people on it for Herpes, so why not shingles. I am very nervous that I will get this again and quite honestly don't know if I could go through this pain again. I have alot of stress in my life and would rather be on Valtrex than risk ever getting this again. The pain is getting better, but it is a slow process. Is anyone on an antiviral like Valtrex for suppressive therapy? Are there any other ways to prevent shingles from coming back?
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