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Hi all,


I have had cold sores since I was probably in high school, at least that is when I remember first having a cold sore.  I've only had them on my lips. 


Usually I would get one, maybe two per year.


Last December, I left my fiance, who I was engaged to for about 18 months, but together with for eight years total.  Not long after that, I had a sore.  I attributed that to stress from the whole situation.


I have been living with depression since I was about 16, by taking .  My final semester of college, I started taking Klonopin for newly diagnosed anxiety due to the level of stress that my final semester was causing me with classes I had.  


In June of this year, I decided that I wanted to stop taking the anxiety medicine.  I did as my doctor instructed in tapering off.


I had a cold sore in July, one last month.  Yesterday, I felt one coming on, so I started applying Abreva  throughout the day.


I just noticed I'm getting another!


Mine are usually small, and centralized on my lower lip.  I've only had one sore at a time in the exact same spot on my lower lip.  Today, this one is a hair to the left!


I have thought about going to my doctor to see what he thinks about it, because getting this many in a year is unusual, not to mention the standard feelings of having a cold sore.


Has anyone had luck with any of the prescription medications?  I have heard that they can be prescribed for people who have frequent cold sores.


Just looking for some thoughts.  It certainly puts a clamp on my dating life.

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