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adnamA

help! Back to back breakouts of more than one sore location at the same time!

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adnamA

Hiiii!

I dont know whats going on. I have had herpes/facial cold sores since i was a child, probably from a relative or such. Usually i will get one, and in the recent years, not a big one, that doesnt last that long either, thankfully. Sometimes very noticeable to anyone else.

Two weeks ago I got two on the upper lip, one just right of centre, and one in the right corner of upper lip - not attached. two separate sores. They went away about 4-5 days ago. Today I have the same one in the same spot back of the upper just off centre one, PLUS roughly the same location but below AND i can feel tingling on the upper left just off centre...What is going on??

I was a little thrown having two at once like that. Now I am just beside myself having back to back MULTIPLE breakouts..

:madd::embarassed:

Any help would be super, and insights as to why this may be happening. any help whatsoever to reduce the term of this breakout. i am so upset. Its bad enough walking around with one or even two. but having three in three separate distinct obvious locations is just embarrassing. I just don't even want to think about going to work.

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Emmamae

I acquired the cold sore virus june of this year and have been getting a multiple blister outbreak every month. I can never predict where the blisters will appear or not appear, the only compensation is that the blisters are very tiny. I am on 1000mg per day valacyclovir suppression which has helped tremendously (I did not get an outbreak last month). Also, there is a thread on this forum which talks about how vitamin b12 (1000mcg or more) taken everyday sublingually helps prevent cold sores. I have been able to find sublingual b12 tablets at Walgreens. I hope this helps.

Also, important to note is that my condition improved gradually (initially my entire lip was burning and tingling probably due to too many blisters). The number of blisters gradually decreased to no blisters this month. Be patient, stick with the regimen (1000mg valacyclovir divided in half, taken 12 hours apart). If an outbreak occurs take the acute dose(2000mg valacyclovir taken 11 hours apart for a total of 4000mg valacyclovir in one day). Ask your doctor about dosing details. My case was pretty bad, but has greatly improved in several months. I am very happy.

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adnamA

thank you so much for the information. I have never been prescribed valacyclovir but i have read a few people taking it on here and say it helps. Do you take it every day endlessly? and you saw a decrease. thats good to know. i have some b12 here and vitamins C. I should be taking them but have slacked. I will start with those and see if i feel another outbreak in the next couple weeks again, then I will head to the doctor and ask about that prescription. I really appreciate the reply!

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Emmamae

I take 1000mg valacyclovir everyday. I divide the tablet in half (500mg at 7am and 500mg at 7pm). It is a very easy to tolerate medication (I have experienced no side effects). I will continue to take it until several months pass without an outbreak, then I will test the waters.

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