I contracted genial herpes from a boyfriend about 8 months ago & I've had 6 outbreaks since then. When I found out I contracted it, I was prescribed Valtrex and took it for a week which made no difference & allowed my first outbreak to keep me in an unbearable amount of pain & deep depression. I told my doctor it wasn't working & I was prescribed acyclovir which within 2 days cleared up my lesions, but I ended up being allergic to it because I broke out in hives. Since then I have switched back to Valtrex with little to no help with suppressing my outbreaks. From the research that I've done & the people I've talked to with this disease, I've learned it is possible to live without outbreaks. I am just trying to figure out how. I can't move on & deal with the fact that I have to live with this for the rest of my life if I'm constantly reminded that I have it by continuous pain from the outbreaks.
So sorry. These outbreaks often do level out over time, there are many nutritional avenues to pursue to help your body combat this and keep the outbreaks less intense and fewer. Because of the intricacies involved, you'll need the help of a professional nutritionist who has dealt with this, can evaluate your individual nutritional needs and get you on track. Hang in there, it will get better.
- Valtrex Information for Consumers
- Valtrex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Valtrex (detailed)
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