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Acyclovir and Medication HELP

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asdfz

I am on a high dose of suppressive meds.  I've tried Valtrex at 1g twice a day and I've gained about 5 pounds and feel tingly all the time.  I tried Famvir at 500mg twice a day and that gave me migraines and awful dizziness.  I'm now trying acyclovir at 400mg three times a day.  Anyone have luck with acyclovir?   Isn't acyclovir the same as valtrex but in the active form?  PLEASE HELP

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G77

Acyclovir is what cleared up my first ob within days of taking it. I've just started taking 800mg a day for suppressive therapy as 18 months in and after not having an ob for a long time, I've suddenly started having frequent ones and as soon as it clears up the itch starts then another. My sleeping pattern is erratic at the minute though so I'm thinking that's causing it. I'm only on day 2 of suppressive so will let you know how I get on. 

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Radium

I did the full 10 days of Acyclovir 800mg 2x per day during my first OB. Started it 7 days after symptoms started, but the OB did not clear up within the full 10 days. the OB lasted for 3 weeks in total. I had to conclude that Acyclovir was not effective in my case, or at least the benefit was really minimal so I decided to discontinue altogether. I also got some unusual joint pain and foot pain during the antivirals which did not happen during my 2nd OB that was nearly as bad as the first one. I hope you have better success with Acyclovir. It seems to work for some.

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asdfz

Hi, thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, I don't think it's strong enough.  Pharmacist said to give it two weeks but I feel tingles constantly which is uncomfortable. 

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WilsoInAus

Hey @asdfz if 1g is not enough of those drugs daily, then you must have an immune issue such as with thymidine which can be tested for.

There is no point in taking more as the body can’t really use it.

What HSV types do you have and where? Where are the tingles being experienced?

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MikeHerp
5 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

Hey @asdfz if 1g is not enough of those drugs daily, then you must have an immune issue such as with thymidine which can be tested for.

There is no point in taking more as the body can’t really use it.

What HSV types do you have and where? Where are the tingles being experienced?

Or you know, maybe the drugs just suck.  

The drugs don't work perfectly for everyone.  This is a known issue.  There might not be anything "wrong with her" as you suggested.  

The drugs don't stop all replication, even in mega doses, and results vary for different people.

That's why various companies are trying to develop better drugs.  Because the current drugs aren't all that spectacular.  

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WilsoInAus
21 minutes ago, MikeHerp said:

Or you know, maybe the drugs just suck.  

The drugs don't work perfectly for everyone.  This is a known issue.  There might not be anything "wrong with her" as you suggested.  

The drugs don't stop all replication, even in mega doses, and results vary for different people.

That's why various companies are trying to develop better drugs.  Because the current drugs aren't all that spectacular.  

Not that you would actually know or have empathy for. I think best to leave this for those with a vested interest. 

The new drugs are being developed because of the issues I have mentioned. 
 

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alextheman

i went from acyclovir to valacyclovir,i had more success.

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MikeHerp
22 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

Not that you would actually know or have empathy for. I think best to leave this for those with a vested interest. 

The new drugs are being developed because of the issues I have mentioned. 
 

This is coming from somebody who frequently ridicules the suffering associated with herpes and dismisses herpes cure and treatment research and thinks the effort would be better spent elsewhere.  

 

 

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WilsoInAus
1 hour ago, MikeHerp said:

This is coming from somebody who frequently ridicules the suffering associated with herpes and dismisses herpes cure and treatment research and thinks the effort would be better spent elsewhere.  

 

 

 Have never dismissed suffering. I have constructively assisted people to identify true causes. That’s true empathy and support.

I also support herpes and all research. I especially support those treatments that are more accessible owing to their effectiveness to cost ratio on a worldwide scale.

Now you’re just dropping into threads to abuse me and spread yourself vile and obsessive hatred of herpes. This website is about loving yourself And others with herpes.

God help you and those around you if you ever get herpes one day! How will you  cope?

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asdfz

I bumped up to 600mg three times a day and that’s not enough either. Tired of feeling uncomfortable. Does anyone know how to avoid headaches and dizziness on Famvir? 

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G77

I started taking it less than a week ago 2 x 400mg for suppressive therapy and the constant itch that came back a couple of months ago has completely gone. It's too early to say whether it will stop an ob but here's hoping! I responded well to it during my first ob though. By the third day of taking it, the horrendous pain had gone. Ob still lasted weeks but by that point I was only bothered by the feeling that I was peeing razor blades! 

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