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Josephine W

I’m curious everyone’s experience with taking valacyclovir and if it helps you or is it possible it makes you worse. I take 500mg twice a day and I have been since a new breakout showed up a couple months ago. I get one blister, it lasts a couple days, and then it goes away for about a week and a half to two weeks or a bit more and then like clockwork a new one shows up. I’m starting to take more supplements like Neem, elderberry, lysine, and vitamin D and I’m starting to wonder what’s the point of taking this prescription med if it’s not even helping? Or maybe it is helping and my OBs would be a lot worse without it. Just for reference I have GHSV1. Any thoughts or experiences on this would be a HUGE help. I’m starting to lose my sanity.

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LazyM

I went years with no obs. As soon as I started using antivirals I started getting obs like crazy, and in crazy places I had never experienced before. I swear those pills flipped a switch, and now, even off the valtrex, my obs are worse and more frequent, they practically ruined my life. Everyone is so different, and reacts to them differently though. My sister has taken valtrex for years and swears by it, but my experience has been horrendous.

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Amethyst

I am taking the same medication, and I have noticed that on occasion, it does come back, not as horrible as when it first began happening, but like little patches, small areas. I'd just refill my prescription, take as directed, and it'd go away. I took my last pill today, and I have been talking vitamins every day. Did not know about elderberry, I've been taking tumeric, B12, echinacea, vitamin C, lysine, cranberry and anything else that helps promote immune health as well as skin. 

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justanothersufferer

I have hsv2 and take 500mg daily and it definitely prevents outbreaks for me. Maybe if its a new infection it wont go away or help as quickly?

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LoveIsBipolar

Every drug is accompanied with one or more side effects.  I learned to treat herpes naturally. A decent diet and regular exercise made me forget I ever contracted the disease. The initial outbreak stage was horrible, but normality came within a year or so.  

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