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So I recently got diagnosed with hsv2 and was just curious how you eat what you eat out. Like at restaurants and places like that. Does anyone get burgers or is that a trigger? I'm in my primary outbreak and definitely want to eat the best I can to avoid future outbreaks the best I can. Please share all your food advice pleaseeeeeeeee.... I love to eat lol

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Like others said, triggers are different for everyone. I eat the same as before and haven't had a second outbreak. (I take l-lysine pills so maybe that's why.) Just keep eating like you always have and see what happens. If you get lots of outbreaks and they don't seem to be caused by stress or illness, then start considering changing your diet. But don't worry about it unless that happens.

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I haven't changed my diet at all. I tried lysine pills for two months once, and I didn't notice any differences. For me, the biggest help has simply been time. I haven't taken lysine pills in months, and I haven't had an outbreak in half a year. Do whatever makes you feel good and healthy, and your immune system will take care of the rest. Only you know your body best!

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I had outbreaks like 3 to 4 times a month. I started taking probiotics and vitamin C. This has controlled my outbreaks. I didn't have any outbreaks for months. I'm able to eat anything without getting an outbreak.

I ran out of probiotics and got an outbreak the next day.

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Hey there,

I have cut out nuts, chocolate, tomatoes, grog, popcorn, etc. I honestly dont think they have the biggest impact if you do have them. I think the biggest trigger of them all would be stress, and environment conditions, and your immune health. I think alcohol would be a big trigger, as it stimulates your CNS and then depresses it in such a short amount of time.Caffeine would have the same effect if taken in large doses in a short amount of time. Enjoy your treats, and ensure that you eat lots of fruit, veggies ,chicken, eggs, and milk. I also read that peppermint tea can help with OBs.

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Ya I take lysine so I don't have to stop eating the foods I love. I take vit c and b couplex and d in the winter. Seems to be working so far just started this regimen though after my second OB or what I think was an OB

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I'm struggling with this as well as I've always enjoyed processed, fried, junk, and sweet foods as well as caffeine. I've been super paranoid about outbreaks though so I'm trying to change my diet as much as possible. However it's hard, especially because I love food so much and already feel bummed out about the herpes so not being able to eat food I love sucks even more..so basically what I've been doing is trying to find a balance. Adding more fruits and veggies to my diet, drinking more water, less fast food, less sugary cereals. Instead of having a coke or coffee daily, I'll do it every other day instead, same with super sugary desserts. So I'm not eating totally 'clean', but if I eat something bad for me I'll try and balance it out by eating something healthy after or only have one treat a day and eat healthy for the rest. It's only been a month since my first outbreak so I'm still new to the virus and what my triggers are, but I'm doing my best. Hope this makes sense.

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