Since May I have been taking Valtrex. At first it was 500mg once a day then it increased to 1000mg once a day in June after frequent outbreaks persisted. I've had a total of 9 outbreaks since May and was diagnosed with hsv2 in March of this year. The past three weeks I've had severe dizziness, especially when lying down and getting up in the mornings. Today my doctor suggested taking acyclovir 400mg twice a day. Has anyone switched from acyclovir to valtrex and experienced better results/less breakouts?
I've seen some people say things like "I pop an antiviral before I get a bikini wax". Does taking an anti viral before a potentially OB triggering activity work? It's not something you have to take every day and build up in your system to work?
I was just diagnosed and I'm having my first outbreak. They gave me valtrex to take for 10 days . Not sure if I should ask for another script for days when I ride my bike or other things like that
I had a two week checkup today from my initial dx of HSVII. My doctor initially didn't want to have me on valtrex daily, but today he decided that he wanted to keep me on it across the board.
- does this mean I am less of a risk during sex?
- any particular side effects I should be concerned with while taking Valtrex?
Hi, does anyone know how long you need to take acyclovir for it to become effective at suppressing asymptomatic shedding?
I have had hsv2 for 12 years, no OB ever, never transmitted to any exes despite no protection or med usage (their choice of course).
Now I am with a new partner and we want to be very careful despite my "good" history. So I said I would take acyclovir as a preventative measure. The thing is we don't see each other often cus he lives out of town. And any visits are planned well in advance. So I'm wondering when in advance of his visit I would need to start the twice daily dosage, to be at full effectiveness at time of intercourse. I can't find any info online about this. Can anyone advise? Should I start taking 3 days before sex? 1 day? 1 week? Thanks in advance!!