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i had my first outbreak at the end of May... its been about 4 months and no outbreaks.......... i was prescribed acyclovir... but should i take supressive therapy to stop any future outbreaks?? it was the worst thing i ever went throughg and do not want to deal with it at all ever again. any advice for me would be great!

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I've only had one OB too and oddly it was after I got diagnosed (I'm assuming from the stress of it all). I take suppressive therapy, Valtrex, but I'm doing that for my partner; not for me. Honestly my OB was so mild I wouldn't have even known what it was if I hadn't had blood work done prior. As far as popping pills goes I really like it. I haven't had any of the side effects and even though my immune system already had a pretty good handle on the virus I like knowing that I probably won't get another OB, stress or not. The only thing that makes me a little nervous is that I was told there have been no long term studies done on the medication. I just hope I don't ever see one of those commercials on TV that says, "If you or a family member has suffered from a heart attack, stroke or death and was taking the medication you're taking right now call this law firm to sue for tons of money.."

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