sorry, i forgot to comment on the valtrex. 3000mg a day is a lot! standard suppression therapy is 1g daily. episodic is something like 3000mg, or maybe less, and only for a few days.
so, when you started taking all that valtrex, was it then that you got an outbreak? as in, do you think the valtrex triggered the outbreak? a die off reactions, perhaps? it sounds like the valtrex did exactly what it is supposed to do. it cleared up the outbreak.
the question is, if you take a large amount of valtrex for an extended period of time, like 800mg 3x per day for 10 days, will you be "cured"?
if you can afford to, why dont you just do this cure? tell us how it turns out.