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Going backwards???

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pingu

I have a question about cold sores OB.

I have read in this forum that the worst OB happen right after infection and the 1st year, and that the OB should decrease with time as your body's immune system creates more antibodies, etc. In my case I find the opposite. I got infected and had my first OB within weeks. Then I didn't have another OB for 3 years! But then I got an OB and from then on they have been increasing in frequency, so now I get them 3-4 a year. Am I going backwards? Anyone knows why this may be? :confused:

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JBnATL

Are you under any extra stress?

Stress is the main factor in the frequency of outbreaks. There are also some others like diet and exposure to the sun.

If any of these have changed in the past year, it might explain your problems.

Good luck!

JB

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pingu

Must be stress! During those 3 years I didn't even know about triggers for cold sores and used to go clubbing, drinking (no binge drinking though), had tons of coffee at Starbucks and kept my body in a constant state of "acidosis" as per the Atkins diet because I wanted to loose weight. That means stress and not diet is the main trigger for herpes! Go figure...

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stillstrong1

def'ly get your stress under control. i've had h for a very long time but the last year has been horrible. i have more frequent ob's than in past years and in spots i never had them before. i'm taking steps to reduce my stress b/c i def'ly need to get this situation under control. i'm so jealous of your 3 h-free yrs. sounds like you just have to tweek a few things and you'll be ok...

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