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Hello Community, 

A bit of an update.  I've had HSV2 now for over 3 months now (at least).  I had 3 mild outbreaks on my penis in the first 5 weeks. 

I am on suppressive antiviral 800 mg a day.  I have also been taking tons of supplements to increase the effectiveness of my immune system.  I take lysine, zinc, garlic, selenium, St. Johns wort, echinaccia vitamin b,c and d.  I also take astregula, and elderberry in my smoothy.  I'm about to add cilantro to rid my body of heavy metals . Topically, I apply a mix of coconut oil and lemon balm oil to both my penis and my anus area, it provides both relief and hopefully an active fighter if I get a break out. I've slowly increased Olive Leaf Extract from 750 mg to 2500 mg/day with no side effects. 

 I plan to also begin to apply Oil of Oregano both topically and orally, along with the cilantro beginning after Thanksgiving when i can get on a dedicated diet of "Less Shit", haha.  Finally my groin, and lips, and eyes, and chafe, and anal itchiness, have gone away. Ive been BREAK OUT FREE for 2 months now.  This is so much better than the first 5 weeks.  I feel that most everything Im taking is good for me or at least is NOT harmful (with maybe the exception of the antiviral meds).  Id like to stop taking the anti viral meds, but not while Im having this success. 

Im thinking with a powerful oral regime of OLE and OOO, along with the vitamins and minerals.  This should kick any HSV 2 ass that is floating around in my system.  Along with the Topical defense of Coconut oil, Lemon balm oil and Oil of Oregano mix for fighting on another front.  I plan on continuing the anti viral until I get another out break, then maybe I will try weening off of those but again still hesitant to get off of the meds when I'm having success. 

Please feel free to add any comments.  Any thoughts, or similar success and failures.  Im also happy to share any info on what I take and how I take it.  I am not a medical student or Dr, but I am a science teacher by trade so I,ve done a lot of research on these topics, and I am pretty good at separating the "BS" from legit science and studies. I really wish there was a place to set up studies on all of these wonderful natural remedies that fight HSV.

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Arrowhead

Another month Break out free (I think).

So I added the Oil of Oregano both topically and orally.  I started early in mid Nov (10th).  I take 3 Oil Of Oregano pills a day along with mainly the 2500/mg a day of Oilive Leaf and the supplements and Vitamins listed above.  All this along with the antiviral.  3 MONTHS BREAK OUT FREE!!!  I did encounter a small problem.  I may have gone overboard on the topical Oil Of Oregano (OOO).  I mixed it with Coconut oil and Lemon balm, only I made it very strong % of OOO.  I think this caused irritation.  My penis got a couple little red and irritated spots, along with some dry skin and itching.  I thought it was an outbreak (still only 90% sure it isnt), but it never had bumps, blisters, or sores.  Only redness and dry skin.  I just started to put anti fungal/hydrocortizone on it. I know this would be bad for HSV2 out breaks but I dont think thats what it is.  Any thoughts on this???  I will keep updating monthly but as of now I plan on staying OB free!

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Jack_2015
On 12/6/2017 at 7:00 AM, Arrowhead said:

Another month Break out free (I think).

So I added the Oil of Oregano both topically and orally.  I started early in mid Nov (10th).  I take 3 Oil Of Oregano pills a day along with mainly the 2500/mg a day of Oilive Leaf and the supplements and Vitamins listed above.  All this along with the antiviral.  3 MONTHS BREAK OUT FREE!!!  I did encounter a small problem.  I may have gone overboard on the topical Oil Of Oregano (OOO).  I mixed it with Coconut oil and Lemon balm, only I made it very strong % of OOO.  I think this caused irritation.  My penis got a couple little red and irritated spots, along with some dry skin and itching.  I thought it was an outbreak (still only 90% sure it isnt), but it never had bumps, blisters, or sores.  Only redness and dry skin.  I just started to put anti fungal/hydrocortizone on it. I know this would be bad for HSV2 out breaks but I dont think thats what it is.  Any thoughts on this???  I will keep updating monthly but as of now I plan on staying OB free!

Be careful with the oils on your penis. 

I did similar things with really bad results later. When you start irritating your skin there, it gets easier to also get herpes there. Once the herpes starts coming at the tip of your penis also, it is really hard to get rid of this condition. I have still problems now for about 6 Months.  Constantl redness, pain and sometimes itchyness but no blisters. 

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Vinci

Hi

The best thing on obs when they come it's cannabis oil. It litteraly stop obs and have a long time effect. Such a long that l have no obs for one year.

As internal treatment,  l test many natural stuffs but what it was the best for me is mother tincture of elderberry. Home made. So the concentration of elderberry was higher. 

I don't tell more. If you want more . Just ask ;)

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Brokengrace

Cool! Do just rub on the cannabis oil or take for internal use too? How can I get access to some?

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doh!

Everyone and their dog is making some sort of cannabis product in my 'hood it seems and it's widely advertised on local facebook groups.
@Vinci, neat/concentrate or mixed with, say, coconut oil? I have the latter in my fridge from my brother who used it for skin cancers.

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Arrowhead

Vinci-  the cannabis oil angle sounds interesting thanks for sharing. Were you getting outbreaks prior to using the cannabis oil, if so how often? I wonder what the clinical reason is for the cannabis oil helping.  I wonder if it's fighting the hsv-2, or it's boosting your immune response. I have been mixing the oils with coconut oils because it also helps with chafing. I will keep cannabis oil in mind. 

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Arrowhead

UPDATE.

Another month break out free!  Thats 4 months.  Im happy with this.  I did scale back the topical oils on my penis.  I have a condition called BXO, which is basically sclerosis  on  my penis.  It makes my skin more sensitive, and the oils were drying me out, and making my penis pink and sore, inflamed. I still use the oils (OOO, lemon balm, and coconut oil mix) on my anal area, lower back and testicles.  As far as predome  symptoms, I still get itchiness in areas that goes away in hours usually.  Again my oral reg is...

Anti Viral 400mg twice daily 

Olive Leaf 2500 mg/day

Oil of Oregano (NOW brand) 3 softgels/day

Lysine-  2000mg/day

Zinc- 100mg/day

Selenium- 400mcg/day

St. Johns wort- 600mg/day

Garlic 4000/mg/day

Echinacea- 800 mg/day

Vita- B,C,D

I also make a "Power Smoothie"  Which has tons of natural herbs and supps in it.

 

Again, please try this if youd like, add something.  Share what is working, not working...  So far, the only legit contribution to this post has been the cannabis oil.  Im thinking this may be better than the coconut oil for a base for the other oils.  However the Coconut oil has other benefits as well for the skin.  I experienced a full 5-6 weeks of chaife in the anal area after I contacted HSV2, the coconut oil was the ONLY thing that got rid of it. GOOD LUCK!

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Itsminor

Anti viral: valtrex?

You tried it just with the antiviral? Be interesting to see which is most effective - valtrex or herbals. Anti viral I'd say. 

For me Valtrex once a day, twice if I ruined the immune system with alcohol keeps it at bay. 

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Arrowhead

I take Acyclovir 400mg twice a day.  No I have not tried just 100% natural remedies.  I added the  herbs and supps because I have read several studies that claim the fewer outbreaks you have your first year, the better you will be in the long run; meaning less outbreaks.  So, I'm taking everything possible to keep them from coming back.  Eventually I would like to either go with just the antivirals or just the natural remedies, however because I'm having success, I'm not going to change my regiment until I have an outbreak.

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tayelle
On 1/3/2018 at 8:08 PM, Arrowhead said:

 I have read several studies that claim the fewer outbreaks you have your first year, the better you will be in the long run; meaning less outbreaks.  

I have heard that too, do you have the link?

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Arrowhead

Tayelle,  if you read about Herpes on any of the trusted online medical sites. they all claim that outbreaks decrease after the first year.  Many of them also claim that the intensity is less severe.  Mayo, family dr, livestrong, etc.

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Arrowhead

Just another update...

5 months break out free.  I do get more pimple like blemishes on my thighs and butt region.  But still no outbreak!  Awesome.  Almost 100% off of topical oils, just the supplements and antivirals.   

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Lolita52

I have just finished my anti viral meds after my first outbreak and being diagnosed last week, and all symptoms have pretty much gone away.  I am leaving for Mexico today and a little worried that I could have another outbreak on my vacation, will be there 9 days.  I am thinking I can get the meds down there?  Anybody know this for sure?

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Arrowhead

im sure they do.  But i would be sure you always have a bottle on hand.  Why not bring a bottle and then be stress free and have funn?

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