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Valtrex time for suppression?

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liveloveandprosper

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knows the time it takes for valtrex be effective as a suppression? I want to start taking it before my boyfriend comes back from working offshore as a "just in case we have sex" extra bit of protection for him. Any idea how long before he gets back I should start taking it? I was thinking a week would work.

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JBnATL

The earlier you take it the better. There are no studies out there that track when the meds kick in because they affect everyone differently.

Come to the "Chat Room", there you will find many nice fellow Herpsters who can offer you their support.

Good luck!

JB

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beatlesfan

about 2 weeks for it to take full afect but take it for about a month before just to be safe. worning thow craps wiel your on you piriode will suck WAY WAY MORE.

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Richard Pryor
worning thow craps wiel your on you piriode will suck WAY WAY MORE.

huh?? ......

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living777

I actually asked my doctor about this around the time of my original diagnosis (last year). She said the virus was fragile and recommended five days in advance for that additional layer of protection. I should add that was said with the assumption that I was asymptomatic leading up to the five days.

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liveloveandprosper

Thank you guys! Everyone on this forum is so helpful.

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