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I cannot seem to find unconflicting advice when it comes to daily lysine supplementation. I would like to take Lysine for preventative measures.

So far, I (think) should be taking 500 mg/daily but I wonder for how long? Some people say do not take it for more than 6 months without a break, some say 3 months.

What I need to know is this;

1) How much do you take daily (for prevention)

2) How long do you take it for before a break?

3) When you do take a break from Lysine, how long do you take before starting again?

Is there ANYTHING else I should know about before I start this supplementation?

Thank you ALL for you help, it is greatly appreciated.

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Lysine has helped me at 500 mg/day uninterrupted and together with acyclovir. More than that made me nautious somehow. I am not educated about any toxicity related to it or any need to stop using it after a while.

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For the sake of record at 3gm per day, it was also causing me headaches.

Tohealth are you sure it was Lysine helping you? I say this because Aciclovir itself is effective, did you try aciclovir without lysine for atleast 1 full month?

What dose of Aciclovir were you using?

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I've had good success with acyclovir but I think I need all the help I can get. In the beginning I was on it intravenously at at least 800mg/day and the virus was still quite active. Even now I have prodrome symptoms but never advance to having an outbreak. I feel particularly normal now on both of them and it has me think that they are both contributing. Theres no reason that they can't be. Everything you eat is a drug. Some have just been through clinical trials (mediocre ones at that) and others haven't, but are associated with testimonial and scientific history relevant to your illness.

I think there are various factors that cause/suppress an outbreak and I will definitely control the easy ones (pill popping, meaning acyclovir + lysine), and try to control the harder ones (emotional/physical stress reduction, annual fall flu shots). But I want as many of them on my side as possible.

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