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Ribbon35

How many days after an outbreak send to have healed should I continue to take the generic form of valtrex? I had an onset of a breakout (1 small sore) and after 3 days of taking antivirals it seemed gone. Now two days later I am having another full blown outbreak (like 3 or 4 sores). I was crying a lot today but have been taking Lysine supplements and vitamin c. Obviously not working.. 

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WilsoInAus

What testing did you have to confirm the infection? Is it type 1 or type 2?

It may be worthwhile taking Valtrex continuously for say 3-6 months whilst your body is adjusting to the virus. Being fit and healthy is critically important too with a multitude of indirect impacts. However only Valtrex directly helps.

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Ribbon35

I have hsv 2. Igg blood test and swab

2 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

What testing did you have to confirm the infection? Is it type 1 or type 2?

It may be worthwhile taking Valtrex continuously for say 3-6 months whilst your body is adjusting to the virus. Being fit and healthy is critically important too with a multitude of indirect impacts. However only Valtrex directly helps.

I have hsv 2. Igg blood test and swab.

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a1mbt

Im really surprised your doc didnt tell you this. 7-10 days typically, but we all respond different. I take it for 3-4 days, sometimes only 2, depends, which you will learn over time, the severity of each outbreak can be different

I would stay with outbreak dosing personally, suppressive use can build a tolerance. if you have signs of when an outbreak is coming start your course. some people dont which can be tricky. I get a tingling sensation, mild itching and sometimes a weird nerve pain so easy for me to tell

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