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Anyone (especially women) who's actually been having more rather than less genital herpes recurrences in the past few years?

Anyone for whom suppressive therapy isn't working?

Anyone for whom alternative treatments of any kind have worked?

I'm a healthy, active 26 y/o woman (no other STDs, no allergies, no drug use). I've had HSV2 for nearly 5 years. I started with having 8-10 outbreaks a year with regular suppressive therapy. Now I have an outbreak 3 days before my period, then another one 2.5 weeks later, both lasting for at least a week, sometimes for over 3 weeks. The outbreaks seem to happen independently of stress.

Acyclovir has proven ineffective early on. Valtrex stopped working for me about 1/2 year into it. Famvir too. I try to avoid arginine containing foods and take l-lysine supplements daily. I'm at my wits' end.

Would appreciate any input.

Thanks in advance.

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Hey Ardent: could it be possible that this is shingles? or Herpes Zoster? I don't know enough about either - I just feel for you - I would look into ozone or oxygen (HBOT) therapy - I know I would be a guineapig if I had that many outbreaks.

I wish I had something concrete to tell you. I just can't imagine that is "simply" HSV... good luck.

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you are not alone..I too have them like you


I am a 37 yr old female and have had this over 15yrs. I get outbreaks about like you...they just move around and seem to never end..I have tried many many things , including oxygen, ozone therapy as suggested by the other post. I did iv ozone, and I tried iv hydrogen peroxide. It was all expensive and did not help. It maybe that another chemical needs to be added like DMSO, to get to where the virus hides in the spinal nerves. The same drs normally can do DMSO iv as well. I may not have tried it long enough either..I just quit because of the expense , time, and dissappointment. If anyone has actually had sucess with these treatments, I would love to know as well.

I tried all kinds of herbal products. Some helped alittle..but nothing major. Did not try supression with drugs , except while pregnant my last 3 weeks..and that did work for that time.

I tried creams, essential oils, chloraphor, even ether (which is hard to get in the us) The essential oils made my ob much worse. The ether worked..but smellls terrible and is hard to get in the USA. It only helps heal the outbreak at the time..did not stop them , like some say.

What has helped me now, while pregnant again, is mega doses of vitamin c. There is a lot of info on this site www.curezone.com..on vitamin c therapies. I will send you a link. You have to take a lot....up to what they call "bowel tolerance" . You can look all this up and the dose varies from person to person.

One cream that has helped recently is called Herpestat by Origin bio medicinals out of canada. IT is made from Prunella Vulgaris herb/plant and got some good PR on Tv also. www.originbiomed.com

It says $18 for shipping...but will only charge 5.00 and send it regular mail.It did not take me more than 3-4 days to get it. Then, there is another herbal supplement I am going to try that is made from the same herbal plant called herp-eeze by www.olympianlabs.com.

SInce this cream seems to work by stopping an outbreak, or really really shortening it, maybe the 2 together would work even better...who knows..worth a try..anyone out there have experience with these products???????? Maybe I will post this and see..hope this info can be of help...good luck....and know you are not alone.

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