Stress. Why am I so susceptible to it? Friday’s Halloween party celebrations were cut short when I started feeling a tell-tale tingle on my lip in the afternoon. Crap. I haven’t had a cold sore for well over a year. I felt worse and worse as the day progressed. I left the party as soon as I could and rushed home to get my anti-viral prescription filled. It had expired, but luckily my doctor was working late and able to authorise a new one. I took the drugs and then basically spent the next 72 hours lying on our couch. I’m not sure if it’s the virus or the medicine, but I just feel so horrible and dizzy and sore. The glands in my jaw were swollen and tender. On the plus side, the antivirals stopped me from having shooting neuralgia pains going up my whole head. The drugs worked quickly, and by Monday I was starting to feel myself again. The sore is already healing, enough that I’m not too self-conscious about it. Man, could they just hurry up and cure this already? It SUUUUCKS.