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  1. random7years

    Lysine - Just read..

    I have both versions of the virus. (tested positive for them). Without any treatment any normal year will yield 7 to 15 outbreaks. I did Valtrex, would help to stop outbreaks but heavy symptoms of replication would be still present, did this for the first 3 years then stopped Valtrex for 3 years and tried everything else mentioned out there in studies and here in the forum with mixed results but nothing that would work 100% including Lysine (at the dose of 1000mg a day). Last year on a trip out of state, i decided to indulge in heavy drinking, which we all know puts a heavy strain on t
  2. scaredbuthopeful2015

    chocolate? why not?

    Hi, I'm just wondering WHY we have to limit chocolate? How does that tie in to our outbreaks? Thank you.
  3. thissucks31

    Non-Stop outbreaks. 🤯

    Hey guys, Has anyone experienced recurring coldsores every 3 weeks, externally and internally. I have had HSV1 since 2010, so 9 years. At some point I started having outbreaks on the roof of my mouth. Now at roughly 9 years, I'm getting them every 3 weeks, Roof of mouth and bottom lip. Any advice. I take 2gm Valtrex at the start of the break out then 1 grm every 12 hours after. I take lysine, escherichia (however you spell it) vit c, vit a, t cells booster (antacid med). Nothing is changing. Any advice. Its seriously depressing in a shitt
  4. I have herpes 2. My outbreaks are triggered by eating chocolate and usually I don't have outbreaks other than when I eat chocolate or under stress so maybe a few times a year. I started doing low carb, high fat Keto diet 2 months ago. I have cut out all refined carbs and sugar except for a few cheat meals. My protein and fat intake has increased but these are foods I typically ate anyway. A typical day is bacon and eggs for breakfast and meat or poultry and a green vegetable for dinner. Mid day hard boiled egg, avocado, lunch meat or cheese. One cup of coffee daily with cream and sugar su
  5. Hey i have been using something for a while now and I'm convinced it works. I don't want to be greedy so I'll share my recipe and I'd be interested to know how u get on. Can be used as a daily ointment on the area effected or 3 x a day when u sense an outbreak coming on applied with cotton wool. 25 ml fractioned coconut oil 25 ml virgin olive oil 12 drops Tea Tree oil 20 drops origano oil 8 drops propolis liquid Mix well before use and if any irritation increase olive/coconut oils Good luck I also want to keep u up to date with my progress
  6. Hi guys I am worried if I got herpes. I have gone to the doctor and they have all said I am fine, I recently had Oral sex from a girl I met. I had it done two times. The first time I was fine and the next time, I felt pain in my urine. Uti tests and stds tests expect for Herpes was done and I was good. The pain went away but I have these red sores and I am confused if they are anything? The doctor said they are normal but I just want some feedback. Thank you guys please comment. My pictures are there https://ibb.co/mV8jbp https://ibb.co/jqnubp https://ibb.co/fGze99 https
  7. Has anyone ever heard of capturing the secretions of your herpes breakout in tiny medical jar so that the virus can be collected and put into pills so that you can take them on the daily as a way to prevent recurring outbreaks? I had a naturopath suggest this option to me as a way to decrease outbreaks. He even gave me the jar to capture and bring back to him whenever I have my next outbreak. Something about reintroducing your own herpes virus into your body helps build your immune system? Anyway someone there testified to it working for them for the past 6 months so I'm actually consider
  8. Itslife4u2defy

    Are these outbreaks?

    Hello All! I had my first outbreak towards the end of May and it was horrible. I had a few open sores, peeing was excruciating and my vaginal lips were swollen beyond belief; very textbook. After i recieved my diagnosis i went to work researching herpes and how to live my best life with it. After all, im only 18 years old and in college. I immediately start taking daily antivirals and order lysine. I was determined to not have another outbreak but not even 2 weeks after the start if my first ob i had another one. I was devastated. Since my first ob i believed i had 4 more and was besides myse
  9. I apologise if this is too detailed but I really need to know if this is to be expected every time I try to please myself. I was diagnosed with HSV2 in March this year. The outbreak happened right at the bottom entry of my vaginal opening. Originally I thought I had a vaginal tear from sex (well I did) and it turned into a herpes infection. After my first breakout I have had two more small ones. Both outbreaks occurred after having a clitoral orgasm initiated by using a vibrator on myself. Never have I inserted anything in my vagina yet my outbreaks keep occurring in the same area near t
  10. Has anyone found a way of stopping menstrual-triggered outbreaks/viral activity? This is the main trigger for me now after three years of having hsv2 but I don't know if there is anything that can be done without having a hysterectomy or using a contraceptive that stops it. Not keen on this or taking antivirals during my period so, are there any non medicinal solutions?
  11. 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?
  12. Wanted to post this for quite some time now but never found the right moment until now. I must have had herpes passed to me as a child because there is a photograph of me with a coldsore when I was about 10 so that really sucks! And as much as I wish I didn't have it (I really would do anything to not have it) I have actually learned more about health and well-being from it than I would have otherwise. Basically you begin to understand your immune system and learn how to tell when things are not so good (therefore making the correct adjustments to see that you are mentally and physic
  13. NervousNellie

    Epilepsy and HSV-2

    I was recently diagnosed with HSV 2 after multiple recurrent outbreaks. I was treated with anti virals and my last outbreak cleared up a month ago...early this week, i noticed itching in the same area, and an underlying mild fever, that night I had a grand mal seizure in my sleep. I am a diagnosed epileptic, but haven’t had a Seizure in over a year, so this came as a surprise, but then again so did the full blown outbreak that followed the seizure 2 days later. I can’t find any research online about epilepsy and hsv 2, however I have found multiple articles about how the virus can cause seizur
  14. Tumbleweed

    I need to vent

    Hi! New to this site but unfortunately not new to herpes. I started getting outbreaks around 5 years ago and they have been constant the last 3 1/2 years. I am going through the worst outbreak ever. I probably have 5 lesions on the base of my spine right now. I have tried supplements, diets, valtrex which triggered the outbreaks to be constant for me, energy work, therapy and releasing emotions, etc... part of me feels like the outbreak is so bad because my body is detoxing it out of me and about to heal and part of me feels like I am going to have to deal with this the rest of my life.
  15. 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
  16. I was diagnosed 2 years ago by my doctor who took one look at my downstairs region and said it was herpes, gave me a script for Valtrex and sent me on my way. My issue is that recently I've been maybe 2 days OB free between reoccurrences within the past several months and it's driving me crazy and putting a damper on my relationship. I take Valtrex 2x a day everyday, lysine, vitamin b, c, d and Zinc. I have cut out alcohol and coffee. I can't understand why it's so frequent when I thought it was supposed to slow down in frequency. Has anyone else had the same issue? The only thing
  17. Hello I'm looking for some advice, I'm really struggling to recognize if I'm having an outbreak or not. I've had previous skin conditions of red dots and itchy skin as I had severe eczema as a child which has now thankfully cleared up. However, now being diagnosed with HSV1 gential about 10 months ago, I experience my primary (quite severe) OB and my secondary OB of only one minor lesion, I now find myself mulling over every red dot I find on my genitals. Currently I have a few red bumps under my foreskin which have left me wondering again whether or not I'm experiencing an OB I w
  18. Hi All, I was diagnosed with HSV-2 Herpes 8 months ago and it's been a roller coaster ride. I've learned to accept it, and have been trying to maintain a positive outlook on my situation and life. However, I constantly having reoccurring outbreaks. I'm talking about every week. Once an outbreak clears up, another follows shortly after. For the most part they are mild, but I can definitely see sores and bumps in the same areas, and automatically know it's another outbreak. I am currently talking Valtrex daily. I also take Vitamin C, Echinacea, Lysine, and Garlic pills daily. I excerci
  19. Hi everyone I contracted HSV2 when I was 18 from an ex partner and had a terrible first OB after then I never got another outbreak no prodomes no itch nothing I never even thought about havind this disease really.. I didn't get an OB for around 7 years and thought I was one of the lucky ones. I'm 27 now and when I was 25 I started getting OBS almost monthly they would usuallly occur after my period or the week before and started off very mild tiny like paper cuts and would go in a few days they never were actual blisters.. however the past year now I still get them but they are mor
  20. After a few months of issues, with what seemed like yeast infections or BV, I just got my blood tests back yesterday and was positive for herpes 1. Ive been reading a lot about herpes, and read that genital herpes 1 typically has less frequent/ less severe outbreaks after the first one than type 2. I was wondering what were your experiences with this and everyone's outbreaks and recurrences. And what I can do to help make them occur as least as possible. Thanks!
  21. Hello fellow herpsters I wanted to reach out and share my experience on my outbreaks so far in hope of spreading positivity and power! To my not-so-pleasant surprise I was diagnosed with HSV2 last September and since then things have definitely been up and down. Like most people here I went through the 'denial stage' in the first few weeks. I took the meds, the sores healed and I carried on my life like nothing happened. I hadn't done that much research, but my doctor and gynaecologist were so nonchalant about the whole thing and I knew how common it was that it really didn't bother
  22. ObsessiveAndCompulsive

    New, need some advice

    Hello there! I was diagnosed with HSV1 Oral when I was 16. I am now 21 and have had regular outbreaks maybe twice a year at the most. However about 2 months ago i kissed a girl who ended up having a cold sore she thought was a cut. Naturally when I went home the next morning I had a cold sore on the side of my lip. So I took Valtrex and toward the middle of the day I had another one pop up where I would normally get them, at the top of my lip. Since I have OCD I kind of obsessed over how to get rid of it quickly and looked a bunch of stuff up. I tried some witch hazel, domeboro, anythi
  23. Hopeful4Cure

    Red Marine Algae?

    I just read several excellent reviews of Red Marine Algae as an effective supplement for minimizing herpes OBs. Any thoughts or experience honeycombers?
  24. theuniverseisagainstme

    New to Herpes and Scared

    Hello, I am new to this. Like just found out today. But I am scared and confused. I have some questions about outbreaks that I do not get? 1. Do you guys usually have them? Or was it just once or twice? 2. How long will it take for the medicine to make the outbreak and pain go away? 3. How should I properly wash down there while trying to avoid spreading? Can I do things to avoid spreading? 4. Do we just never have oral sex or unprotected sex again? I have actually never even had sex without a condom, I always wanted to wait for a husband for that
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