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Vitamins for outbreak prevention?

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Slkxx

I’m looking to get some vitamins to try and prevent OB’s. I’m 21 years old and female, pretty stressed out all the time and I feel like I need something to balance that out but I don’t know where to start. I’ve had it for almost 5 months and had 3 outbreaks, the third one was despite being on anti-vitals (I did miss a few days though)

Any suggestions would be great!

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G77

I would agree about focusing on the immune system. I've just gotten over my first ob in 8 months and straight afterwards got hit with a horrible cold virus in the middle of summer. I never get ill so I'm guessing my immune system has took a dip from what it's normally at. I would also say that high stress levels are to blame for it because that's the only thing that has changed in my life recently, so I would also say focus on keeping stress to a minimum! 

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Dianne12372

I take lysine tablets. I don't know if they work or if my outbreaks are just getting more mild but I can tell you it helps with keeping colds/sinus infections away for me. I've never been healthier in that regard.  I also take a daily women's multivitamin. I stopped taking it over the winter months for some reason (ran out, got lazy) and I had non stop breakouts that lasted from Feb-early April.  THey subsided once I started the daily multivitamin again.  I'm not sure if it's a coincidence or what but I do take them daily. I'm 47 yo, fwiw.

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alextheman

I take just a regular multi-vitamin from costco.When i feel an outbreak coming i take 400mg of acyclovir every 8 hours for a day or 2 .

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