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Hi...I have been thinking of posting my story here for a while, especially since the stress of Christmas has been and gone and I've had not a tingle of an outbreak. I don't know if this is something that really works or just coincidence, but here's what has happened.

My doctor had me on acylovir to control outbreaks that recurred within days of each other over a period of several months. I realised the pattern seemed to be associated with visits to my partner's place, where I would eat a lot more bread that I would if on my own.

On a whim, I decided to cut gluten from my diet and I have never had an outbreak since (and have not taken any acylovir at all). The effect was immediate. It's now about 8 months since I've not had to even think about it (except for wanting to put this story out there in case it can be of help to others.):p

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Hi...I have been thinking of posting my story here for a while, especially since the stress of Christmas has been and gone and I've had not a tingle of an outbreak. I don't know if this is something that really works or just coincidence, but here's what has happened.

My doctor had me on acylovir to control outbreaks that recurred within days of each other over a period of several months. I realised the pattern seemed to be associated with visits to my partner's place, where I would eat a lot more bread that I would if on my own.

On a whim, I decided to cut gluten from my diet and I have never had an outbreak since (and have not taken any acylovir at all). The effect was immediate. It's now about 8 months since I've not had to even think about it (except for wanting to put this story out there in case it can be of help to others.):p

I wish that was the case but I went several weeks without bread and that didn't do any change that I noticed..lol. BUT I am glad for you!! Congrats on finding your trigger.

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NoBread

Oh...so sorry to hear that... although maybe I should clarify...I eliminated all gluten from my diet, not just bread but cakes, biscuits, wheat based cereals, pasta, pizza etc.

Have you heard of other 'triggers' that people have mentioned?

I wish that was the case but I went several weeks without bread and that didn't do any change that I noticed..lol. BUT I am glad for you!! Congrats on finding your trigger.

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The usual: coffee, chocolate, and basically anything that is decadent and yummy. I gave up worrying about the triggers since I HAVE to have my coffee and chocolate. Call me a food addict if you will... I tried, I couldn't. Luckily.. coffee and chocolate does not seem to be a trigger for me.

Most of the triggers seem to be high in arginine. Have to be careful about exercise supplements and protein shakes which like to use arginine.

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