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What is the best medication to cope with herpes?


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BamBam unfortunately everyone is different with this virus and what meds work for them so there is no one best medication.

Personally I take valtrex when I have an OB and it works really well, but I have read many threads where people have success with acyclovir. I guess it also depends on price for some folks.

You may care to read through the fact sheets on the right there under the Treatment tab where there is a heap of advice and information. This one deals with the various medications..... http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/herpes_treatments.htm

Hope that helps you?

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BamBam...cute name, YabaDabaDoo! Or, is the 007 like shooting a gun? I use Acyclovir cuz thats what the navy gives me, honestly, I cannot confirm how effective it is. I have VERY frequent OB's and actually, I have been clear for several days now, yipee! I am hoping for a month or more this time around. Anyway, I have recently made a radical change to my diet and added Lysine, Vit C and Oregano Oil. I still am hoping with prayer that I have found a good prevention. Additionally, I do not take Acyclovire everyday but rather only when I start feeling the early warning symptoms. What is your opinion of Acyclovir?

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    • CHT
      Okay.... makes sense.... I hope it is helping.  Again, I would ask about a Rx for valacyclovir instead of acyclovir.... valacyclovir gets more acyclovir into your system than taking straight acyclovir.
    • WilsoInAus
      Hi @Throwaway765 yes that all makes sense and you’ve pretty well reached the right conclusions except for a very significant fact!! You are right, receiving genital HSV-2 from oral sex is unheard of, just not feasible given how people have it and whether it actually sheds in infectious quantities or not. Safely rule this out. Now HSV-1; once you have this as you do orally, you have immunity against infection anywhere else on the body, it is also not feasible.  The symptoms you describe are also not related to herpes in the absence of lesions.
    • NewInNebr
      Newly diagnosed, looking for people to connect with in Nebraska, Lincoln even better 
    • Throwaway765
      Thanks for your response! I received unprotected oral 10 weeks ago and immediately after had stinging in my glans and weird nerve pain. I am positive for HSV1 due to cold sores I got as a child, but as recent as 9 weeks after this exposure have tested negative for HSV2.    im nervous that I may have acquired hsv1 again on my genitals since HSV2 is rarely acquired from oral sex and doesn’t shed hardly at all, but haven’t seen any sores yet. Just weird symptoms and this started recently in my buttcrack when I was taking antibiotics.   Any advice or perspective would be greatly appreciated. @WilsoInAus
    • WilsoInAus
      Hi @Throwaway765 and welcome. There is absolutely no concern over this being related to herpes. Something must be concerning you as to the possibility of herpes… what is it? 
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