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notsofast22

I was diagnosed with GHSV-1 back in April of 09. Is it normal to lose a little weight with herpes or with taking Valtrex and Lysine and stuff? I usually weighed around 165-175ish and now I'm in the 155-165ish range. I'm a pretty tall skinny dude to begin with. Is this normal?

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GntiNh

I don't know if it's a side effect or not.

I did lose weight, about 12lbs, but I think it was more to do with being ill and not eating properly.

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Lookonthesunnyside

I lost about 10 pounds off of an already thin frame, but thats cause I was anxious/depressed/hating my life for a bit I think. But I find that if I go through a phase like that for a bit that it takes a while to put it back on.

I dont see why the virus itself would cause weight loss tho, probably has to do with your diet or lifestyle?

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goldendawn

I weigh exactly the same. I have always been thin.

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Phlebowie

I gained weight because I eat when I'm depressed and not having sex. I was 102, now Im 112. :( I have heard that valtrex can cause appetite loss for some people.

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IWillSURVIV3

same here, im tall but i keep losing weight... I was 142 now im 135. Are you stressed or have alot on the mind?

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RememberToSmile

I have noticed that since starting Valtrex, my appetite has been decreased....I work out quite a bit (with weights and stuff) so I still weigh the same, but haven't been eating as much-I think it's a good thing bc I'm not eating as much crap :-) hehe Anyways, I dont think weight loss has ever been reported as a side effect of Valtrex, but that was just my two sense!

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Itsjustme8743

I noticed I dropped some weight in the first week on acyclovir I also noticed while working out and in general I am perspiring an excessive amount. Anyone know if that's a side effect of anything also?

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sunday42

I was only on valtrex for 10 days with my first (and only to this date) outbreak. i had ZERO appetite during that time. I have also noticed since I have been diagnosed I sweat a lot more when working out and I never used to sweat much before. I also get night sweats. Maybe because our bodies are fighting a virus? That's my only guess.

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gypsy7

Weight loss here too

Combo loss of appetite and trying to eat healthier diet. Already underweight so being cautious.

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newtothis29

I have lost weight but I put that down more to the fact of dealing with the diagnosis and being stressed in the run up to my outbreak and not really wanting to eat and I guess our immune systems are weakened hence why we had an outbreak? I guess there are many factors to take in to consideration!

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lovelife07

Ive never paid much attention to it because i only took valtrex occasionally.. but now im taking it regularly as im having sex more and now that u mention it i have had a decreased appetite and lost some weight. Even when my body is hungry its like i dont even notice it or think about food, the craving to eat just isnt there. Im on a generic brand of valtrex now though so i dont know if theres a difference.

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MyLifeIsntDefinedByThis

valtrex also made me loss my appetite. it was difficult to eat for the 10 days i was on it.

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Happyjoe

I haven't lost an oz. I will be going to the doctor this week and ask him to prescribe Valtrex, i will monitor my weight and appetite and I will report back to the forum.

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NothingMatters

I was recently diagnosed with HSV. I lost weight due to extreme stress and not wanting to live after the diagnosis. Was on valacyclovir: one mega dose the first day, and then 10 days of a lower dose. This is the first I heard it might cause weight loss in some people.

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Kitty123

I've just started meditating while I take epsom salt baths. Well *I* like to call it meditating. The only thought thats been on my mind since I contracted HSV2 almost 2 years ago is herpes herpes herpes. Its eating me alive. Other than that I function well. So, I decided to treat myself to Epsom Salt baths once per week with meditative 'spa' music. I listen to every sound, melody and tune....and in turn I 'tune' everything else out. It REALLY TRULY DOES HELP!!!! :)

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kirkchatwin

I gained about 7 pounds since last month when I was diagnosed, but I'm thinking it was just because of my new best friend Ben and Jerry's giving me comfort. Today is the first day I officially changed how I eat. I'm also starting to take supplements.

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keeponkeepinon

Lost 7 lbs in the last 6 weeks since my first OB. Been trying for years to lose 5 lbs and couldn't. Afraid to eat anything because my first OB was horrible.. I think that along with losing my appetite when I'm not happy combined. Funny now that I can give a crap about my weight I'm losing it.

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airyfairy

Lost loads of weight and cant regain it, mainly stress I think and depression and being afraid to eat in case in brings on an ob.

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bluevans
I was only on valtrex for 10 days with my first (and only to this date) outbreak. i had ZERO appetite during that time. I have also noticed since I have been diagnosed I sweat a lot more when working out and I never used to sweat much before. I also get night sweats. Maybe because our bodies are fighting a virus? That's my only guess.

My doctor has put me on valtrex and I have noticed my appetite has subsided and I also am sweating a lot more...not sure if it's coincidence or is because of the virus either....

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cyantwist

Metabolic changes( sweating amount others) are going to happen from this disease. I would say its largely related to stress. If your not stressed out to the max your going to regulate yourself better. I experienced weight loss during my onset that persisted past my initial infection and was not on any meds. I really think its stress.

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GntiNh

There has been to my knowledge no clinic trials related to HSV and increased sweating. If you are having an increase please go and go this checked and don't assume that it is HSV.

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