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helied2me

Is there a connection? I have been using progesterone cream and estrogen tablets to try to deal with hot flashes. I have just recently been infected with ghsv (still waiting on type) and my outbreak has been going on for 5 weeks now. I am not yet taking any anti-virals as I was hoping to avoid them for several reasons. I have many other bad habits like smoking, drink lots of coffee, have a few beers at times, eat wheat bread and like cereals. It will take some time to try to change those habits (especially since I'm not that disciplined) and with all the stress over this (I know, easier said than done)I need all the vices I've got just to get thru the day. I am taking the lysine and immuno-support but thats all. Does anyone have any input on this since so many pregnant women seem to have increased OB's. (?) Do you think an Infectious Disease Specialist could help?

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Caliope

I am pretty certain hormones play a role in ob's. The big question is that if you've been struggling with the hormones before the hsv arrived if anything you were trying was helping to calm the hormonal symptoms.

I find that right before my period I am more sensitive and get symptoms of itching. Whereas as soon as it arrives stuff calms down.

You may want to try a round of the antivirals for 10 days and see if this can't calm this ob and then see where you want to go from there.

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helied2me

Thanks Caliope, I think I am going to have to try that since this OB doesn't seem to want to quit. Can I request the less expensive generic acyclovir to start? Are there a lot of people here who have success with it?

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Caliope

helied2me - we want to see you feeling better as soon as possible 5 weeks is way too long.

My dr only offered the Acyclovir and a 2 months rx was $5. Some insurance companies don't want to cover the expensive prescriptions unless they have to. Valtrex was quite a bit more.

The difference between Valtrex and Acylcovir is that Acyclovir isn't under patent any longer and it delivers differently. Valtrex is usually 1 pill a day for suppressive and 2 pills a day for an ob. Acyclovir is 2 pills a day for suppressive and 3-5 for ob's depending on the script.

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