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shawn1355

About My Outbreaks ..........."ouch"

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shawn1355

HI everyone, I have had simplex on my lip for the last 15 years and have understood what brings on an outbreak. For me stress is #1, alcohol, diet, being sick, sun, biting into a hard apple which causes some trauma on the lips brings on an out break every time and any kind of trauma to my lips brings out the blisters. During some of the most stressful times in my life it would not be usual for me to have 3 to 4 outbreaks a month. Valtrex 1000 mg pills is my only help medically. At the first sign of any tingling on my lip I take 2- 1000 mg tablets to slow down the effect of the virus. If I don't take the Valtrex my lip will swell up like someone punched me in the face ! Right now I am in the middle of an outbreak. The first one in allmost 2 years ! I have changed my life......... "No more stress" learn how to manage your stress. No more alcohol, use sun block on your lips. Change your diet, I no longer use salt or sugar I eat fruits and veggies mostly and a little chicken or beef. No sodas or candy, try and eat healthy. I also execise regularly and run a couple of miles per day. I really think the no salt, sugar and alcohol have done wonders. I have tryed Lysine and that really doesnot work ! Hope they find a cure for this soon so I can start drinking again ! :D I just want to thank my ex wife for giving me this nightmare .................... :madd:

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JBnATL

Look into kelp extract

Someone told me about this, and from what I have read, it too helps prevent outbreaks.

How much Lysine were you taking? When I am dating someone I take 1000mg of Lysine a day and it seems to work for me.

Good luck!

JB

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shawn1355

Lysine ..................

Lysineis is no good for me started with 4000 mg a day and then more ...... no difference. Valtrex is the only noticeable drug that will do anything. :D

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