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    Default cold sore as an early pregnancy symptom??

    ok, this might sound super silly to you girls, but i feel safe asking it here

    i got a cold sore out of NOWHERE yesterday morning, and by the afternoon, 2 more popped up! i have gotten cold sores before, but usually when i'm either sick or really stressed. well, i'm not sick, and i don't THINK i'm stressed...

    then i had lunch with my friend. she told me the first time she ever got a cold sore was when she first found out she was pregnant with her daughter. that got me to thinking...

    then i googled it and it seems some say it's an early sign and some say it's not related (as with most things)...SO i was wondering if any of you have experienced this???

    of course, i feel like it's totally a coincidence, as i am only 4dpo...LOL but still wanted to pose the question to you all! thanks for humoring me anyway--i am looking for any thread of a hint of a bfp coming my way...LOL
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    As someone who has dealt with these forever-- and they suck... I can tell you I just learned last week that cold sores are alot more common in pregnancy. I woke up last Saturday with the familiar tingle- grabbed my abreva and was shocked that by noon my entire lower lip was a mess of cold sores- ridiculous, huge, sores. My OB said that hormones and stress cane both play a role. Also when you are pregnant your immune system is weakened which opens the flood gates for things like cold sores to pop up.

    That being said- stress,weakened immune system, and hormones can happen around O time, around AF time, etc. So are they more common in preg? Yes. Could it also be caused by a hormone shift due to other things? Yes

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    I always seem to get cold sores during my clomid cycles. I don't know if it is coincidence or what...but it SUCKS! There is a prescription medication that does a good job of getting rid of them quickly called zovirax. Good luck!

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    all that makes sense...so it was probably just the darn clomid!!! i'm just trying to find any hope that a bfp is coming my way...lol thanks girlies! is zovirax ok to take when you're pregnant? in case i do get that bfp... hope hope hope!
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    My Ob gave me Valtrex while pregnant- she said that was the only one they would prescribe. I used to take zovirax as a kid.
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    i never had to deal with cold sores until the past few years and now i get one when i'm sick or when i'm overly tired and stressed...guess maybe the tww is stressing me out? i don't feel any other stress. thanks girls for the info though--if they stick around more then i'll look into the meds. (they're FINALLY starting to go away! yuck!!)
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    Just thought I'd update---I did get my BFP 9 days ago...(5 days after i posted this)--who knows if it was from the Clomid or if it was a BFP in waiting! lol
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    What great news!!! Hopefully you won't get many more over the next 9 months. If you do my OB prescribes me valtrex to get rid of them.
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    I got one at week four in both of my pregnancies. Weird, isn't it? Congrats on the bfp!
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    Congrats on your BFP! Wow cold sores- who knew!?!

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    thanks girlies

    i really hope i don't get more these next 8 months!! if i do, i will totally call my ob for a rx!
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    So I just got on google to see if cold sores are related to pregnancy --- and I found this thread! I woke up with a cold sore (which I NEVER get) this morning! Guess it's a sign of baby doing his/her thing.
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    So glad I found this thread. I woke up yesterday with two cold sores on my top lip. I do get them about once maybe twice a year when the weather changes (I lived in SD). Now that I live in HI I haven't gotten any at all. If I do get them I feel it coming the day before and it is always in the same spot. Not yesterday. Then this morning I woke up and my whole top lip is swollen and they doubled in size!! My husband and I have been trying for a baby with no luck so maybe it is a blessing in disguise?!?!

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    Good to know about this! I get cold sores once in a while. Now I won't be surprised if it happens.
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