@Gingergrrl -I stopped it today because I could barely walk. My pain went nuts and I was in bed all day yesterday but unable to sleep. I can't take days like that. I took enough pain meds last night to put out a horse. I am in pain today. It may not be the Valtrex, but I a m not sure and I am going to start it in a few days. This is beyond frustrating because my main issue with this illness anymore is PAIN. It started as CFS and morphed into hardcore pain. My next option will be surgery to help the nerve and honestly, I am not ready because the nerve pain comes from a virus or autoimmune problem. I am glad you can still take yours...it means there is pain, but it's not too bad. It could pass!