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Jessie67

Hey again, 

So,  I've been taking 500 mgs twice daily of valacyclavir for 5 days for an ongoing outbreak... yesterday,  i noticed that the OB is starting to spread.   My question is this... would it hurt me to add an additional 500 mg dose per day to try to knock it out?  Would that hurt me?  I'm finishing my monthly cycle,  too. 

I'm also taking 5000 of Lysene and 5000 of vitamin C.  I'm starting to get discouraged.....

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WilsoInAus

A lot of people find that the horse has bolted so to speak once an outbreak has commenced. Antivirals may do little for the actual outbreak.

You are overdosing on vitamin C and it’s all just going to waste and has no direct effect on herpes. 1g a day is plenty. Lysine does nothing so think about cutting that completely.

What type and location of herpes are you dealing with?

 

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Jessie67

Really?  There is no reason to take the medicine if you have an OB?  Everything i read says that it helps shorten the duration. 

That's not happening in my case... granted,  they're fairly mild but consistent.   

I thought they were used to keep the virus from replicating and help healing. 

So confused...

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WilsoInAus

Herpes shouldn’t consistent symptoms. What types do you have and where? What tests have you had done?

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Jessie67

Hi

The symptoms began last Thursday.. seemed to be healing and then started up again.   I've been on the medication since then.   They're a cluster on my buttock... it never really blisters,  though, but almost.  It used to every time so i guess that's something.   I also get lesions on my girl parts.

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WilsoInAus

Have you tested positive for HSV-2?

It may be that this issue on the butt is not a herpes lesion. Did the doctor explore other possibilities?

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Jessie67

It was visually diagnosed.   It is herpes... I've had it for years but never took medication for it because it didn't happen often.   It's just recent that it's been reoccurring.  I've gone through a lot of life changes lately. Death of a spouse last Thanksgiving,   running my own company,  family stress... it's been a tough year.

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WilsoInAus

Worthwhile getting tested so you know precisely what is going on. Especially if you are going to hit the dating scene.

Keep an open mind in the butt sore, if it’s still spreading with antivirals that may indicate another cause.

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Jessie67

Okay,  here's an update... the new site that was bothering me this morning looks clearer and is no longer raised but it's still red.  I've started using tea tree oil mixed with coconut after someone suggested it.   I didn't take an extra dose so I don't know if it was the oil or the medicine.   I'm driving myself nuts with all of this. 

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