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dr102

Acyclovir just not working for me :(

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dr102

I take 400 mg of Acyclovir 2 times a day for suppression and it does NOTHING. While they are mild, I get an outbreak every 3-4 weeks! This has been going on for months. Please someone tell me when Valtrex goes generic, and I switch to that, things will get better. Or maybe things get better as time goes on, and my immune system learns to fight it? Just feeling hopeless right now.

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ntdc

Depending on how your compliance is (are you not skipping doses always tkaing at the same time) valtrex may not have any high efficacy for you.

I agree the time you have been infected may also play into it. I would stick with it obviously it is having SOME effect since your outbreak symptoms are less. You can also work with your doctor to make sure he/she thinks you are getting a doseage that is both safe and effective, there are possibly higher doses that can be given, consult a doctor if you think its not working well for you.

How long have you been infected?

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JBnATL

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JB

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dr102
Depending on how your compliance is (are you not skipping doses always tkaing at the same time) valtrex may not have any high efficacy for you.

I agree the time you have been infected may also play into it. I would stick with it obviously it is having SOME effect since your outbreak symptoms are less. You can also work with your doctor to make sure he/she thinks you are getting a doseage that is both safe and effective, there are possibly higher doses that can be given, consult a doctor if you think its not working well for you.

How long have you been infected?

I have been infected for about 8 months. My compliance with the medication is near perfect- never a missed dose, although sometimes the doses aren't at exactly the same time every day, but they are within a reasonable 1-2 hour window, which should be fine, I think?

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regret

when you first get the virus the first year is the toughest..you may have to increase your dosage..ask your dr..valtrex i feel is some what stronger, but regardless of what you take taking suppressive medications does not mean you will go outbreak free..it means it is less severe... i quit taking medications after a year and use it only if i have an outbreak which has been few... after a year... aclyivor is what i switched to after using valtrex for about 6 mo..

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inspired83

First year was the worst for me. I've had hsv2 for 2 years now. I only take acyclovir as needed. Stick with it. Like ntdc said, it is doing some help. Find out what triggers you: food, stress, menstrual cycle (not sure if you are female or male, sorry).

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