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Can there be too much of a good thing?

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Since my virus has gone active, I have been doing research about medications and supplements that help. I now have a basket full of pill bottles that could put any senior citizen to shame. Here are the things I am taking:

Valtrex

Lysine

Garlic

Olive leaf extract

Echinacea

Ginseng

Daily multivitamin

Astragalus

Biotin (in case the valtrex messes with my hair)

Does anyone else take this many things to try to control their virus? Does it seem okay to take this many supplements? I'm just looking for the right combo to become as ob free as possible.

Thanks for the help!

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Hey! I'm doing a very similar regiment of multi-vitamins myself. Technically you can never take too many however you may be peeing away a lot of your money if you're taking a large amount of all of them on a regular bases. I try to make sure I take my supplements with a meal, follow the amount recommended and exercise daily. Taking so many won't harm you but your body can only absorb so much, just be sure your not over doing it and wasting your money.

Ps. Everyones different however I find it make a big difference in the duration of my outbreaks.

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Take this list to your doctor or pharmacist and ask there input. Perhaps there are things on this list that should not be taken together or some things that cancel out the others. Only they would be able to tell you.

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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I can't speak for anyone else buy im lazy by nature. That much stuff I cannot keep up with. HOWEVER,.. many of the things you've listed are sold in combination form. Ie. the lysine I take has echinacea, garlic (i think) propolis, etc already in it so maybe you can search for herbals /vitamins that combine these things.

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Ooooh! Good idea! I'll look for those!

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