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I was diagnosed with hsv2 a little over two months ago; since then I've had two outbreaks, including the initial one. After the second I started suppressive therapy and had no outbreaks since. About a month ago, I (stupidly) decided to up my dosage, taking 500mg twice daily instead of the once a day that my doctor prescribed because I was afraid maybe the 500mg wasn't sufficient. Anyway, at the end of October that left me without any for the last few days and my insurance wouldn't pay for a new prescription until the first. I believe I took my last dose this past Friday. Well, I figured I'd only have to go until Tuesday without the Valtrex and I should be okay. I take 1500mg of lysine daily along with zinc and vitaminc. Well, that wasn't enough. Yesterday morning I felt really bad, had terrible bodyaches all day. I thought maybe my period was coming, even though it's a little early. Then last night I noticed that I have an outbreak. I'm not sure if I should still take the Lysine because I doubt it's doing much. Fortunately, I was able to pick up my prescription yesterday.:(

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Our bodies have different reactions to medicines like lysine etc. What worked for me might not be as effective for you. I found lysine helpful in the past. Aside from taking in suppressive medicines, have a nice balanced diet, exercise your mind and body. You would be surprised to know that stress can be a very big factor why outbreaks are triggered. I have been under a program that taught me that having healthy mind can be enough.

Anyway, you should consult a doctor to ask for alternative solutions.

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Since my diagnosis, and after my first depressive weekend, i have embarked on getting healthy.

I take suppressive therapy, 200mg aciclovir 3 times a day, and a multi vitamin

plus in addition to this I try to eat lots of healthy foods, and avoid highly processed foods. I have started exercising on a regular basis, and getting fit. Its not about the weight loss, or looking good, its about making sure my body is in a good way to fight off any outbreaks.

I have oral HSV1 I have had since childhood, and I have not had a sore for about 6 years. but was recently diagnosed with G HSV2. I am trying to look at it the same way, its just like the oral version, it may be a pain, but eventually my body will manage it itself, though its likely to take years. I have been on suppressive therapy for the last2 months, and missed the odd dose here and there with no i'll effect, and have not had an outbreak since. I did however have initially the prodrome symptoms for about 3 weeks, which made me think i should up my dose (which i did too) but thankfully I managed to stretch what was left till i could renew my script.

I now just take the prescribed dose, and think that now I am getting healthy I hopefully won't have another outbreak till I come off the therapy next year and see how i go. :)

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