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ayekayelle

I’ve been sick with the flu this week and noticed that I’m having an outbreak. I’m on suppressive therapy and take 500mg of Valacyclovir daily. Is this common? I haven’t had any problems since I started suppressive therapy. 

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WilsoInAus

@ayekayelle it is very common. Your immune system is taxed by the flu and an outbreak looks to have been the result. This is a key reason why they’re called fever blisters.

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viralfrog

Yes it's normal/common. I also get it the other way around; with a bad OB I catch a flu more easily especially if I keep doing sports. 

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User12345

Yea it is normal.  As your immune system breaks down, herpes outbreaks are more likely regardless of suppressive daily medication (i am on this as well)

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