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    • #677164

      Section 8
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      Don’t you watch tv? Valtrex.

      #677167

      Anonymous

      I don’t think that I can get a script for it before I leave. But yes , I would love to take valtrex regularly. Although , I have gotten some before as samples, I did get a small outbreak while using it once. I wasn’t using it regularly though.

      #677174

      Anonymous

      are you under more stress lately? immunosuppression me thinks may be the culprit, so addressing stress (supps, meditation) and boosting immune function with a slew of anti-virals (garlic, pau d’arco, oregano oil etc) would be a good strategy.

      #677190

      Benson
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      How much lysine are you using? Treatment of active virus usually requires 1.5-2g/day to be effective. There is also an OTC topical product called Abreva that has some decent clinical support behind it.

      #677228

      Anonymous

      Thanks guys. I am going to start eating garlic cloves.

      #677236

      Sanction
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      Agree with the Valtrex.

      Slightly cheaper is Famvir, but get 500 mg 3x per day, not the wimpy 125mg 2x per day that is usually prescribed. This (and probably Valtrex, don’t know) also protects against cytomegalovirus which is particularly nasty in other ways.

      The advantage of Famvir is that you can take one cheaper pill when you think you might be getting an outbreak. Being cheaper, you are more likely to take it early — before you’re absolutely sure that it’s a cold sore. Early treatment is much more effective than treatment delayed by a day or two. Let’s call it early speculative prophylaxis.

      Eviidence also suggests that each time you use these antivirals the virus goes into a dormant stage for longer periods of time.

      Also agree with Abreva. The combination of topical Abreva and Valtrex/Famvir pills is additive or even synergistic in repressing symptoms.

      #677246

      Section 8
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      The advantage of Famvir is that you can take one cheaper pill when you think you might be getting an outbreak. Being cheaper, you are more likely to take it early — before you’re absolutely sure that it’s a cold sore. Early treatment is much more effective than treatment delayed by a day or two. Let’s call it early speculative prophylaxis.

      I’ve been thinking about this lately. Pretty much ever since finding out that HSV1 and 2 aren’t specific to mouth and genitals, respectively. Using a condom is common sense, but who seriously wears a condom to get a blow job, or uses a dental dam to go down on a chick? If these antivirals have a low enough side-effect profile, then it seems like they might make decent prophylactics in between relationships. Does anything know any more about this?

      #677316

      Anonymous

      I think that it would be best to just take the anti-viral in a continuous manner. Like every week, then increase the dosage when you are getting signs of pro-drome or in cases where you know all the environmental factors are there.

      #677344

      mega vitamin C

      #677357

      Section 8
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      I think that it would be best to just take the anti-viral in a continuous manner. Like every week, then increase the dosage when you are getting signs of pro-drome or in cases where you know all the environmental factors are there.

      I’m talking about for a person who doesn’t have HSV1/2 and is concerned about coming into contact with people who have it. Supposedly, something like 1 in 3 sexually-active people my age has some variant of the virus.

      #677368

      Sanction
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      I’m talking about for a person who doesn’t have HSV1/2 and is concerned about coming into contact with people who have it. Supposedly, something like 1 in 3 sexually-active people my age has some variant of the virus.

      This is a very interesting topic. I’ve used antivirals pre-post contact (with nice girls, educated, slightly drunk, no apparent symptoms but we know that is meaningless) with the hope that it would prevent HSV1/2 from taking root and starting an infection. I have absolutely no data to suggest Famvir/Valtrex works this way. Yet Another Pubmed Search is required…

      #677397

      Section 8
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      This is a very interesting topic. I’ve used antivirals pre-post contact (with nice girls, educated, slightly drunk, no apparent symptoms but we know that is meaningless) with the hope that it would prevent HSV1/2 from taking root and starting an infection. I have absolutely no data to suggest Famvir/Valtrex works this way. Yet Another Pubmed Search is required…

      It hasn’t been studied for that, as far as I know, and I can’t seem to get a doctor to give me a straight answer on the subject. From what I understand, valtrex’s method of action is to actively attack live virus; it neither blocks nor penetrates nerve ganglia, which is why it can control but not cure. So my guess is that its efficacy in such an application would be entirely dependent upon the degree of exposure. Stronger antivirals that do block absorption of viral material into the nerve have been used since the 80s as post-exposure prophylactics for people exposed to HIV, but they’re expensive as fuck.

      #28603

      Thanatopium
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      For the past two years My cold sores have become increasingly frequent. I am getting one about every two weeks now and its killing me.

      I am able to keep them small and usually keep them from actually blistering and erupting(gross, I know) with hydro cortisone cream 1% and phenylated camphor.

      I just cant understand the constant outbreaks. My diet is good , I avoid foods high in arginine like eggs(instant breakout for me). I also supplement with L-lysine specifically for this. Not only that but I use Blistex on my lips and surrounding area every day to block the sun. Its so bad that I avoid direct sun light all together. this has gotten worse as I have gotten older. I believe it may be a in ability to absorb some type of nutrient that is crucial to building an immunity against this virus, maybe iron. I know one side of my family is specifically susceptible to this virus, so maybe genetic inclination to a deficiency in some type of vitamin or nutrient?

      I am going to up my zinc intake, but I don’t know what else to do…….

      Also , could these be hormonally induced outbreaks…..

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