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Another version of HSV1?

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I am 20, and I have gotten cold sores around my lips for at least 8 years. I could never figure out any triggers; they just seemed to come and go with fairly typical frequency, and they never bothered me too much. This changed in March of this year (9 months ago), when they started happening every two weeks and lasting about a week. I started getting them farther away from my mouth, and now I even have one on the surface of my lip (usually they're just on the edge.) I have tried changing my diet and using lots of recommended herbs, vitamins, etc., but nothing seems to help much except for taking 400mg of Acyclovir three times a day. That dose seems to cut it down quite a bit, but still doesnt suppress it completely.

This change happened right after I started seeing someone new, and I'm wondering if it's possible that I caught a different strain of HSV1 from her. I can't figure out any other reason why the frequency and behavior of my outbreaks would have changed so abruptly and dramatically. My diet, stress levels, and hygiene didn't change. I keep trying to think of something like that to change, because then I could go back to the way things used to be, but at this point I'd really just like a plausible explanation.

Thanks for reading!

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