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Hello all,

I was diagnosed with Hsv1 in the genital region in August last year and although devastated I was positive that the first out break would be the worst and that it could only improve. I took 1000 mg of valtrex for about 10 days and the outbreak cleared pretty quickly.

Since then i've had 4 mild outbreaks on my butt cheeks only (orginal out break was butt cheeks and swelling in the genital region but with no visible sores) and i've taken lysine within a few days they've cleared up.

I have a long distance relationship so after a week of sex I am always careful and dose up on my lysine.

Well obviously i didn't dose enough. I am in the middle of the worst outbreak I've ever had. I am swollen, red, blistered.. I can't walk it hurts to pee everything.

Needless to say I'm pretty upset.

I went to my doctor who I thought would prescribe valtrex but she has instead prescribed famvir once a day for 5 days.

I was interested in suppressive therapy but in order to be illegible I have to have a number of documented cases, that have been swabbed and sent off for testing.

Getting tested during a painful outbreak is not high on anyones list is it now?

So for now I have 40 famvir tablets that will see me through my next few outbreaks, so if anyone has any stories they can share.. good or bad..

I took my first table almost 2 hours ago.. I'm a little sleepy but feeling okay and hoping this gets better.

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    • viralfrog
      That's some new info for me you mentioned about talking valtrex during the first month of infection. When I got mine, it was after heavy nights of partying (that I don't normally do) in the southern islands so my immunity was definitely dead. I was still a student back then.. I didn't start Acyclovir until a month after or so.  For mixing BHT with coconut oil, I just added them together into a glass pipette bottle and put the jar in a bowl of almost boiling water. It worked very easily to create a 250mg/ml solution.  I might give BHT another try, I quit if after 2 weeks because I didn't get any effects from it. Might give it another go at 1g/day.  Root canalled tooth.. is this because you get the outbreaks in your mouth? I also have a root canalled tooth but the OBs are genital. 
    • jmherped
      Yes, it was affecting my thyroid, I can feel it swell when the infection comes on.  It is known as hashimoto's.  The immune system inadvertently attacks the thyroid tissue in a collateral damage type effect.  It can be caused by any of the 8 types of herpes virus.  I believe that my infection is in my vagus nerve.  Anyways, it has been hell, but I have it to a manageable level now.  Steven also said that the recurring infection could be due to a root canalled tooth.  I had a root canal job done on a molar but never got around to putting a crown on it, so that could be causing some reactivation as well.  I am planning to pull it out soon. 
    • jmherped
      Thanks Quest, so I just googled this and it appears that heating does break it down.  I have been heating at the lowest heat that my gas burner will burn at, and just to the point where I can get it to dissolve, but it appears I have been inactivating a percentage of the bht.  Will have to figure out a better way.   I think heating to 100 degrees celsius likely will not inactivate too much.  According to this study, heating it to 175 degrees for 2 hours only inactivated 15-30% of the bht.  I think I read the way to heat it was inside a jar placed into a pot of boiling or simmering water.  Will try making a batch that way.  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11746-000-0147-9 
    • jmherped
      Valtrex is worthless against my strain anyways, it does next to nothing, and it irritates my kidneys, so for some strains it will do nothing period.  It is criminal that there are vaccines that have been developed that can't get funding from big pharma.  Seriously hate big pharma. 
    • JHenry
      To save everyone time in translating, the article is about Trivalent and contains nothing “new” to share.  However, fingers crossed on this one :-)

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