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  1. Looks like there is now a site that's in English selling Amenalief (amenamevir) for the rock bottom price of about $95.43 USD a day. ($668 shipped for 14 x 200mg pills at 400mg/ daily dose). Amenalief is one of the helicase primase-inhibitor class of drugs that has been around for the better part of a couple decades, but has just recently made it to market in Japan. Pritelivir is also a member of this drug class. For those that have less than stellar results from current antivirals, helicase primase-inhibitors are likely to offer a relatively impressive improvement in quality of life assuming
  2. Since May I have been taking Valtrex. At first it was 500mg once a day then it increased to 1000mg once a day in June after frequent outbreaks persisted. I've had a total of 9 outbreaks since May and was diagnosed with hsv2 in March of this year. The past three weeks I've had severe dizziness, especially when lying down and getting up in the mornings. Today my doctor suggested taking acyclovir 400mg twice a day. Has anyone switched from acyclovir to valtrex and experienced better results/less breakouts?
  3. Hi, does anyone know how long you need to take acyclovir for it to become effective at suppressing asymptomatic shedding? I have had hsv2 for 12 years, no OB ever, never transmitted to any exes despite no protection or med usage (their choice of course). Now I am with a new partner and we want to be very careful despite my "good" history. So I said I would take acyclovir as a preventative measure. The thing is we don't see each other often cus he lives out of town. And any visits are planned well in advance. So I'm wondering when in advance of his visit I would need to start the twi
  4. Hello people well let me start by saying I've suspected that I've had HSV for years now me and my wife. But I've been to afraid to come to her with it. She's had fever blisters as she calls them and she gets huge painful bumps and clusters of blisters at the top of her butt crack and she has major irritation down there often. Which makes me believe we have it. I dont usually get anything but itching and as of lately I have irritation inside my penis and on the head but never had an outbreak. Well I had an encounter with a sex worker I used a condom but for some reason she decided to put l
  5. Link to nice description of the 3 main antiviral drugs and chart below. http://www.emedexpert.com/compare/herpes-antivirals.shtml
  6. I used to get outbreaks maybe once every 2-3 months. Recently, as soon as I get an outbreak, I've been taking acyclovir tablets (200g 3 times a day for 4 days). It helps clear up the outbreak fast, which is great! That said, now I seem to get outbreaks every 1-2 months, and twice now I've had an outbreak only a couple weeks after a previous outbreak! Not much has changed from before. I'm less stressed. Diet is pretty similar (I have tried taking 2g lysine a day, and eating high lysine/low arginine foods, although that made little difference). I am having a lot more sex, so I wouldn't be s
  7. Hi guys I haven’t posted in a while since I started my supressive therapy in may.. it seems to be going okay I haven’t noticed any sores since I started but what I do get a lot of is prodomes and itchiness it was quite bad when I first started taking the tablets and I actually thought it was the tablets making it worse. About a month in I felt funny down there so went to get checked out and was told there was nothing there.. now that feeling I get often and I really don’t know what it is I’ve examined myself a lot and I can never see anything there but it feels like something is..
  8. I think I was exposed 7 weeks ago to the virus, and even though I have not been diagnosed yet, I am sure I have one of the two types of Genital Herpes. I My original post is this one: ( I went on the 19th to read the second set of results. The sample was taken on the 12th (4 weeks after exposure). The test they performed was once again the IgM test, and came back negative. But as many of you have read, that test is unreliable and an IgG test is the one that should be perfomed at 12-16 weeks after exposure. So, I have to wait until that time to get that lab work done.
  9. Recently diagnosed with genital herpes and started taking acyclovir. I got my first cold sore since starting the medicine. It began to blister but never opened but the little white dots that would eventually go away( or turn into the outbreak) are still here and tingly but its been 2 weeks. Ive been taking the antiviral 3 times a day, as advised for breakouts. Any advise or anyone else have this issue or any info please???
  10. Hi people, I'm particularly reaching out to those who are affected in malaysia or Singapore. Due to not many support is there in our region and talking about sex or STDs is a taboo. I've just contracted HSV2 more than a month ago due to my negligence. It was really a tough and rough time I had at the early stages. I didn't know who to look for and talk to. Google wasnt helping either. It was just scaring and killing me at almost every search. I know it can be very lonely and frustrating. But I would like to help the community in my region. Which the topic Sex is a taboo a
  11. Hsv2505

    Has anyone taken acyclovir

    I'm a little apprehensive on taking this antiviral medication. I don't like to take chemicals as it is. I would rather take a cream. Has anyone had experience in taking the medication and what can you recommend as a cream?
  12. Hi guys, i have just started suppressive therapy with acyclovir 400mg twice a day today so yes very early days. ive had ghsv2 for 9 years and was symptom free for 7 of them years till the past two years I started having almost monthly OBS. suppressive therapy is really my last resort and just want to know if anyone has any experience taking the same as me ? Will they start to work within a few days or will I have to be on them for weeks or months before I see any change in symptoms? Atm I have prodomes very often and sores come around every two months
  13. Hiya, I just wanted to firstly say how relieved I am that I found this community. The work you all have put in over the years is so impressive and you have collectively created an incredible resource. THANK YOU! I was wondering if I could reach out to all of you and ask for some help. I have been recently diagnosed with gHSV-2 but my first OB was two years ago. Each OB after the initial one took place while I was travelling and I could never get to a Dr in time for a definitive test. In a a way I am now relieved because at least I know with certainty what I have. In the last
  14. Srsly.Ovr.It

    Mama's Got a Brand New HSV

    I feel like I'm going a little crazy and I have no one to talk to so this might be a little long. My apologies in advance... So, I went to the urgent care on Oct 4th because I had a deep vaginal tear and two tiny blisters, one on each side. The Doc swabbed them and sent me for blood and urine tests. About 4 hours later the blister the Dr had popped erupted into an agonizingly painful colony of blisters. For the record, I have an incredibly high pain tolerance. Seriously, for me, even labor and child birth without meds was no big thing. Anyway, over the next two days I became feverish with
  15. Hello! Long Story short, I've tested positive for a swab test with one doctor, a blood test with another doctor, I've had five outbreaks in the nine months since my first and I can't find anyone to prescribe me an anti-viral. Can anyone please, please recommend me a doctor in LA that will prescribe me the antivirals I need so I can live with the possibility of a normal sex life/relationship?
  16. Hi all, I had my first outbreak almost 8 months ago and have had prodromal symptoms and *lighter* outbreaks almost twice a month consistently since then. Though none of them have been as bad as the first outbreak (thank goodness), I still experience a lot of discomfort for about 5-8 days each time. I've been taking acyclovir/Valtrex (depending on what I have on me) 3X/day for 7 days during each of these mini-OBs but am worried that my body is becoming immune to the meds since that means I'm basically taking 42 pills/month. My doctor hasn't given me a clear answer on if I should be taking
  17. Hi all, I want people's opinions (or facts) on the use of suppressive medications long term. I have been diagnosed with HSV2 about 4 months ago while I had my first and only OB. Since then I have been using Acyclovir 400mg twice a day. (even though my doctor advised to only use the medication when I have an OB). My logic is that I would rather take precaution and make sure I can do everything I can to keep the virus inactive and reduce the outbreaks. Also, I am single now, but dating and feel like when disclosing to my future potential partners, telling them that I am taking suppressive
  18. A couple of weeks back, I had a sore in my mouth and my GP felt that it could be a cold sore. He recommended Acyclovir which I took for 3 days and then stopped as I had serious side-effects. It's been 10 days since and I have persistently had dry eyes/dry mouth: Dry Eyes -- Red, Feels like there is some dust in them. Dry mouth - Feels dry, Chapped Lips. I have never had either of these before. I have visited the ophthalmologist who said that the eyes look dry but doesn't see what the exact cause could be. (Ruled out Ocular Herpes) I have been screene
  19. Oooohhhsparkles

    My doctor sucks

    So when I was first diagnosed with gHSV1, I had been seen by a nurse practitioner (who I had been seeing) and not the actually gyno. Well, the LPN has since left, and I am with my primary gynecologist (who hasn't said anything about the herpes) I was originally prescribed 400 mg acyclovir 3x daily then after 10 days it wentdown to twice daily. I was also given 2 refills. So I took the first set as prescribed. The rest I took as needed because no one really told me what to do or how to do it. So it took me about a year to run through the two refills because I have minor OB's every couple/f
  20. Omg I have horrible pain tolerance and am having my first OB. My doctor confirmed herpes, put me on acyclovir, and Emla cream. Emla is great so that I can pee but OMG 30 minutes later it's excruciating again. How long till the antivirals kick in and no new sores?
  21. Omg I have horrible pain tolerance and am having my first OB. My doctor confirmed herpes, put me on acyclovir, and Emla cream. Emla is great so that I can pee but OMG 30 minutes later it's excruciating again. How long till the antivirals kick in and no new sores?
  22. Has anyone experienced heavy vaginal bleeding after starting Acyclovir? I did the ten-day, twice a day course of Valtrex a few months ago and it did nothing for me. I'm still experiencing symptoms everyday so I just started Acyclovir twice a day for suppressive treatment. I took my first pill yesterday and had heavy vaginal bleeding for a while. I continued the meds and the bleeding started up again and got even worse today. I'm going to talk to my doctor and probably stop the meds, but I'm wondering if this is normal? Is this something that goes away once your body is used to the drug? I'm so
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