Just noticed that you mentioned you had found a cheap source of valtrex, is it good stuff , and do you need a prescription? Reason I ask is I discussed with my doctor between valtrex and acyclvir and he prescribed me with acyclovir as valtrex was too expensive.
Also how long did it take for you to notice any difference once on the anti-virals?
Valtrex's patent expired, they now have a generic available. (Valacyclovir.) It's much cheaper!