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I'm new to the board but not to having HSV. I have both HSZ1 and HSV2. I was infected with both about 15 years ago.

Initially I had a couple of outbreaks and then didn't get any again for roughly 2 years until I became pregnant. Pregnancy triggered my OB's and I'd get one roughly every 2nd month. In between pregnancies I'd get 3-4 OB's per year, more hsv1 than 2.

In the last 5 years i started to get progressively more oral OB's and also more genital. I looked into suppressive therapies 2-3 years ago and decided to try Valtrex. I've also tried acyclovir ointment which does nothing for me.

I am currently on suppressive therapy with 500 mg of Valtrex once per day. It totally supresses the genital herpes but doesn't do much anymore for the oral. I'm curious about this because they are almost surely the same virus just in different places. ALso, intially the valrex worked greated for the oral OB's as well but not anymore.

Anyway, i am currently having almost back to back oral OB's the last couple of months and am interesting in looking at ways of boosting my immune system to try and get this under control. in the last 60 days I've had 4 oral outbreaks which is up from my once/2 months. I can't remember the last time i had a genital outbreak.

I've read some info on lauricidin the past couple of days. I've also started reading on this site about other peoples experiences. I'm going to start to be more particular about the types of food i'm eating and I think i will try the 1000mg of Lysine the I've heard about as well.

So, that's my story and i look forward to reading more of yours and learing what has worked and not worked for others.

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i believe you should be taking at least 1250mg lysine a day to have noticible effects..

lets us all know if it helps u out!!

good luck!!

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Hi there, have you tried siberian ginseng, im trying to tell people about it on here as i have had hsv 2 for 5+ yrs now and in that time had outbreaks at least once a month sometimes twice a month. Believe me when i have tried everything, acyclovir does nothing for me really and when i stop taking it i end up with another outbreak almost like the virus is saying come boys the coast is clear yippeee!! Ive also tried loads of herbal remedies etc but this has by far been the best for me giving me 2-3 -4 months rest from it. Sometimes i almost forget i have it which for me is a miracle!! I also take a probiotic multi vitamin once daily. Look after your stomach as its the basis for a healthy immune system, try to keep it in an alkaline state. All the so called food triggers mean nothing to how it attacks my body and i have tried cutting it all out.

anyway hope it helps.

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