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I just started taking Lysine (2 500mg tablets) and I've had really bad nausea. Is this the norm? Also, about how long should it take to experience relief, if any? Thanks!

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Everyone is different.   Honestly, start with a smaller dose.   And did you take the lysine on an empty stomach?   That could upset it.   Did you have digestive issues before this?

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Moonrae , food, or at least some crackers, before taking is good advice. I don't have problems taking mostly all pills on empty stomach, but it is normal for most people to have nausea if they do. Most pills/medication state this on bottle. As far as how long does it take to get some relief; I take it to add more Lysine to my diet to counteract the Arginine, which the HSV virus uses to grow. Too much arginine too often can encourage OBs, and cause them to last longer before clearing up.

I read that HSV cells mistake the Lysine for Arginine, and go for it. I guess Lysine doesn't cause these cells to grow like Arginine does. As someone said above, everyone's body is different. I guess the answer to your question depends on what you mean by relief. After doing research about Lysine, I think some mistake how it affects HSV. It's not an antiviral.

Anyway, I take 2,000 mg per day (1,000 mg tablet twice daily), and I take an extra tablet during the day if I feel a tingle. I also increase my intake to 4,000 mg per day when I have an OB. I believe that it does make a difference in the number and duration of OBs for me. But that's along with monitoring what arginine-rich foods that I consume and how often in a day or week. I try to reduce those foods as much as I can, and some I have all but eliminated from my diet. Also, I work constantly to keep my mood lowered, level and calm. When I feel my emotions elevating I have learned to recognize it and start lowering them. But I still overlook it sometimes and feel frustrated before I realize it. I still stop and get myself under control.

The placebo-effect could also be part of Lysine's effectiveness for me. It helps calm me to take them, feeling that they are helping me to successfully manage HSV. That's ok. I'll take every little thing that I can get to help.

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