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Increased Frequency in the last year

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Hello all,

New to posting here but I thought I'd dive right in with a question.

I've gotten cold sores for about 15 years. In the first 9 years, I had 1 outbreak per year. In the past year, I've had 1 outbreak every other month! I can't think of anything that has changed about my diet or lifestyle, except for I'm a female and have turned 35. Could my hormones be causing this change? Does anyone out there have any insight?

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I've been having the same problem lately. For me, it happens once a month during or right after my period. I'm going to see my doctor tomorrow. I think it's either hormones or an iron deficiency. I never had this problem when i was on the pill. I'll keep you posted.

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Thanks for the info. I'd love to hear what your doctor said. I don't think mine is period hormone related, because I'm on the pill (have been for 15 years).

Part of me feels like I shouldn't bother my doctor with this. It's a pain in the ass to have an outbreak (usually on my lip, sometimes in my nostril), but not life threatening or anything...just annoying. I don't know...what was your doctor's thoughts>

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