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Hi all,

Just joined the forum and would like to say hello, and talk about my OBs. I've been getting cold sore HDV-1 since 1997, I really don't know who infected me as none of my family suffer from them. I get OBs so often to the point that I've been taking 2 x 250mg of Flamvir a day for about 4 years. The last year 4000mg of L-lysine a day to. Two weeks ago I had a blood test to see why I still get sores with all the meds I'm taking, results all good so the Doc is quite stumped. I normally get a sore every month which lasts between 8-12 days, as soon as I feel the tingle I put on a compeed patch and hold ice to it, take 1500mg of Flamvir and 6000mg of L-Lysine but nothing seems to shorten the OB. I'm so conscious of them I won't leave the house and take time off work, luckily it's my own business but it costing me a fortune, my self confidence is so low, I just feel dirty. Last year I had one 29.10-8.11.15, / 5.12-17.12.15, / 9.1-16.1.16 which was a double 13.1- 20.1 16. Then I started taking L-Lysine and went 8 month without a sore, I just couldn't believe my luck, I thought I'd nailed it, within this time I had trained and run a 4hr marathon and stressed my body, flown to and spent 2 months back home in the UK, then boom 3 OBs in a row, 9.10-17.10,/  20.10-29.10, / 3.11-12.11.16, wtf, I felt so relaxed after my holiday what could be causing these. I work outside in OZ, so factor 50 suncream on my face, always wear a cap and lip seal. One of the sores was on my wife's 40th and one on a mates birthday, so I never went out and hibernated until they went, then 43 days later on Christmas Day of all days another OB, there goes my new year to, more excuses so I can cancel our party, wtf have I ever done to deserve such a shitty life. Most mornings I live in fear wondering if I have another, I'm constantly touching my lips feeling for lumps. Worst off all thinking about an easy way out, most days I just don't won't to carry on, they consume my life, I get so angry and depressed each and every time I get a sore. Back to the Docs next week once it's gone to find out if there's any other meds I can take. Sorry for my rambling on, feels good to let it all out

Also I cut out foods high in arginine as they aren't supposed to help either, ie, dark chocolate, nut, peas, orange juice, can anyone confirm this for me, don't know if it's just another myth. I eat very healthy, don't drink alcohol or fizzy drink, just plenty of water.

Would be good to know if others on this forum suffer regularly and also stick to certain foods to try and help with OBs.


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