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User Reviews for Lysine

Also known as: L-Formula, L-Lysine

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "I don't usually do "alternative meds" and am very critical of "miracle drugs". However for lysine I will really recommend it. I have tried all the traditional prescription ointments, but honestly I never felt they made a difference so I stopped using them. My doc never wanted to prescribe pills due to the side effects. I have 2-4 outbreaks a year (oral herpes) and discovered lysine around 5 years ago. And was amazed. Nothing else I have tried has ever had ANY effect on my herpes. Nothing until lysine. I would not call it a miracle cure - it's not. But it really makes a difference. I don't take lysine preventatively. Only when I feel an outbreak starting. Then I take a tablespoon of powdered lysine dissolved in water twice a day. It once completely prevented a severe outbreak. Upper lip was all swollen but then simply went back to normal without blistering. Usually though lysine just slows development and the blisters are smaller once they form. I highly recommend this."

   
10

Oral herpes for 20 years (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 15, 2018

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For Herbal Supplementation: "960 mg was taken twice daily for 2 wks and completely took away all signs of an 8 yrs fungal infection, which continually broke out any where on my body at any given time and was severely itchy. We've been graced with natural supplements. They DO work."

   
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Bob (taken for less than 1 month) July 7, 2018

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "I was having major outbreaks because I was eating snickers and that has nuts and chocolate (two of the things that promote cold sores) I didn't even know until I looked it up but I always had a outbreak just not bad. Anyway I did some research of what I could use for my outbreaks I bought L-lysine and let me tell to you they are the real deal! I started using it 2 pills a day and I felt an outbreak coming so I took more lysine no outbreak came and I'm very pleased with this cheap pill that does the job. Need to not eat foods high in arginine like chocolate nuts eggs"

   
9.0

Mikey mann May 2, 2018

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "This stuff is amazing. I don’t take it permanently as I don’t want to become dependent on it but as soon as I feel symptoms starting like pains down the back of my legs and tingling I start taking 1000mg a day for a few days until symptoms have gone and I haven’t had one break out since I started taking it. Just the initial symptoms then lysine makes it go away within a couple of days. The real test was a few months back I had sharp pains down the back of my legs and I knew it was going to be a bad break out and I started taking it immediately and it just went away after a couple of days and never broke out, miracle. I wish I had discovered it sooner."

   
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Kara (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 28, 2018

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L-Lysine (lysine) for Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "I have IBS with alternating diarrhea and constipation. I tried L-Lysine a few months ago but thought it increased diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Continuing to break out I tried the Lysine again, routinely twice daily. Unfortunately, the diarrhea and abdominal cramps have returned and I'm stopping the Lysine immediately."

Barb (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2018

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "Works for acute HSV2 outbreaks at high doses. I took low-dose maintenence (500mg) for several years and saw no difference in outbreaks. Last year I was going on a big trip, started to get an outbreak, and out of desperation took 3,000mg of lysine. Within a few hours the sensation was gone and by the next day I was completely normal. Now I take 2500mg when I feel an outbreak and 80% of the time it will be almost gone by the next day. In my opinion, 500-1,000mg does nothing for HSV2 (500mg is what I give my cat for feline herpes...and she weighs 10lbs)"

   
9.0

Taylor334 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 29, 2018

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "DO NOT TAKE LYSINE PILLS UNTIL YOU READ THIS. Once you start taking the pills, you cannot stop. If you get outbreaks a couple of times a year (that's not bad) once you take the pills and stop taking'em later, you will start getting outbreaks every other week. DON'T DO IT. Just stick to the lysine cream and only when you start to have an outbreak. Most of the comments are from marketing companies paid to promote a certain vitamin or health product like grape seed extract will cure sinus infection and bad breath (no it won't); Even the strongest antibiotics that you've never heard of, some times can't. Your body can defend itself against the herpes virus most of the time and keep it at bay (use a lysine cream when it can't). If you start taking the pills, your body will no longer fight the virus and it will start emerging frequently once you stop the pills."

   
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NoLie (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2018

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "I have had 4-6 outbreaks a year with cold sores since age 3. Noted in old school and family photos. The invention of Valtrex was great for about 10 years then nothing! Didn't matter if used brand name or generic. Increased the lysine as a preventive to 1000 mg per day. Take extra if eat arginine foods like chocolate/peanut butter. Eventually started Gigartina species of red algae. Superb. IF I get a sore, it is miniscule single bump. Take it hours apart from the lysine to not interfere. The Gigartina works like the Valtrex used to. It is much cheaper than Valtrex and no resistance (yet). Can find better price and pure product with search. Take 1-2 extra when feel outbreak, just like lysine."

   
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Resistanttovaltrex January 10, 2018

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "I had a one night stand and ended up with Herpes. I was so ashamed and the stigma is overwhelming. I read up on L-Lysine ... ONE WORD! AMAZING, IT WORKS 1000 MG A DAY...DONE, GOODBYE SYMPTOMS...Thank goodness."

   
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Good guy December 30, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "There is no cure for HSV2 but you can suppress it with Lysine. You have to take it everyday and it just becomes part of your daily routine, like brushing your teeth or taking a shower. I was diagnosed with HSV2 in 2012 and had outbreaks every single month for the first year. After that it was about every other month. It was a painful and humiliating experience for years. After introducing Lysine, along with OLE into my daily routine, I haven't had an outbreak since September 2015. If I feel like an outbreak may occur, I just up the dosage until that familiar tingling sensation goes away. I know Lysine doesn't work for everyone, but I stand by it 100% for my HSV2 suppression."

   
8.0

HSV2 Suppression (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 4, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "Works incredibly well as prevention with 1g per day for oral herpes, then during occasional (and I mean years between last and current) up to 4g, and it disappears inside of a week. I managed to transfer my cold sore the genital area and IT doesn't work as well there, but still aids an outbreak that can often take weeks to disperse. Get the bulk powder, instead of tablets. The cost is greatly reduced, and you need only mix it with a splash of juice to drink it."

   
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bob a job (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 22, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "I was assaulted and raped 4 years ago I knew something was wrong went to the doctor and was visually diagnosed with HSV given medicine and sent home to deal. After crying for what seemed to be forever I went into complete denial but I had heard people taking L-lysine for cold sores so I started taking 1000mg everyday and have never had an out break. I didn't change my diet or exercise all I did was take lysine everyday. I was in a relationship for a year always used a condoms and he never contracted the virus. Lysine has given my life back to me. Never give up we are all worth loving ❤"

   
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HSV1 (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 21, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "My boyfriend and I have been together for a year, long story short his cheating ex had given him std's (curable ones), but had also passed herpes, dormant until 3 months ago. Surprise! It was mild and didn't look like herpes at all, but then I got it much worse, all over genitals, cold sores and eye infection. I was prepared for weeks of pain and the antiviral meds would speed it up but not stop the process. The blisters came (not popping yet) I read about lysine, took 3g a day for 3 days. I kid you not, it reversed my first outbreak. Cold sores dried up and scabbed over, blisters never burst, just shrunk and disappeared. I never had to deal with the ulcers. Gone in 3 days after using it. This is a miracle drug!"

   
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Hsvlysrev August 21, 2017

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L-Lysine (lysine) for Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "I never do reviews but I'm hoping this will help someone. I was diagnosed with Herpes Simplex Virus 1, orally and genitally, that I got from a loser who knew he had it but did not tell me. I recently had a genital outbreak and started taking L-Lysine as soon as I felt it coming. The blister did show up but started fading away and was almost gone after 4 days. I took about 3,000 of L-Lysine a day. I'm not sure of the recommended dose but I did not have any side effects. This stuff really does work for genital and oral herpes!"

Lysine DOES work for Herpes August 6, 2017

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For Herbal Supplementation: "I was diagnosed with GAD and chose not to undergo drug therapy, so I tried a dozen supplements before settling on lysine. I find that it is absolutely great for relieving chronic stress and anxiety. Dose is about 1000 mg before bed (more restful sleep) and 500-1000 during the day as needed. Effect last 5-6 hours. No slowing/dulling effect like with passionflower or kava, or rebound/unstable anxiety like St John's Wort or skullcap. Mind is sharp and free of inner tension. No side effects and no interaction with drugs (I take seroquel for sleep). Also very cheap!"

   
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LewisTM August 4, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex: "I tend to get blisters on or very close to my lips which is embarrassing and impossible to hide. Lysine hasn't helped to quell my Herpes Simplex-1, albeit it is surprisingly effective at decreasing the size and aggressiveness of the blisters. I've tried utilizing a daily dosage of ~1000mg everyday annually for three years paired with o-t-c medications(abreva,lysine creams) applied asap after noticing the dreaded tingle. I still managed to get seven to ten outbreaks annually which was the same as before starting daily use. Therefore I only take heavy doses(2-3000mg daily) when I may be lacking sleep, sick, stressed or going to be in the sun for a while. Usually about a week before a possible out break and continue until it's healed."

   
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Alienmundo (taken for 10 years or more) July 3, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "A new study about genital herpes transmission has recently been published. We are not quite sure whether it can help find a cure for herpes but it does show some interesting perspective. Bacteria in Vagina Can Affect Genital Herpes Transmission The study suggests that healthy vaginal microflora may protect women from getting infected with genital herpes. The study has been led by a doctoral student at the University of Texas Medical The experiment that was carried out in the laboratory compared various cultures that normally live in the vagina. Researchers found that the herpes simplex virus type-2 (genital herpes) replicated more in cultures that contained less Lactobacillus (were less healthy). "

   
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MELISSA WIK June 22, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "Email:HOW I CURE MY HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS WITH THE GREAT HELP OF DR. agbonhale. REACH HIM THROUGH HIS VIA EMAIL dragbonhaleherbalhome@gmail.com. I have been suffering from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) disease for the past two years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulating all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) by this Man Dr agbonhale and she drop the email address of this man and advise we should contac"

konica cherry (taken for less than 1 month) May 29, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "This stuff works great my outbreak was shortened to three days"

   
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Tziporiah April 15, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "L lysine had saved me. I have had painful outbreaks for years. My doc recommended it. Really dramatic results. Last outbreak was controlled and healing much quicker than w out it."

   
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Number44 April 1, 2017

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L-Lysine (lysine) for Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "One day after starting the l lysine, I have horribly swollen lymph nodes on my underarms. It's been 3 days and they are still painful and swollen. I did have smoothies each a.m with mango and yogurt which I read are high in lysine as well. I am stopping use due to this reaction."

   
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Kk222 (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "64 years old, have occasionally had cold sore on the right corner of my mouth, once on my right nostril, my wife has had it since she's a child, also on her lips, neither one of us gets it on our genitals. Starting to take L-Lysine 1000mg a day and have still had a few outbreaks but they have been less severe, when they occur I am also taking a prescription of Valtrex. When I have the outbreak I am increasing the L-Lysine dose to 1000mg in the morning and the same at night. One of the side effects is good skin! I had a few bumps on my face that seem to be clearing up or going away. I wish I would have known about L-Lysine when I was a kid because it could be good for acne."

   
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Keith S March 22, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex: "I had been taking lysine for about 2 weeks for a viral infection when I noticed that my planters wart on my foot had completely healed, little moles in my face were gone, and yes my viral cold infection was gone. I can not say 100% that it was the lysine but I use it for all viral infections and have had great results."

Joy42733 March 18, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: "I literally just found out today with HSV 1 (oral). I have never had a cold sore. So I was shocked when the Dr told me. I have a friend who had been diagnosed many years ago and remember her telling me she took Lysine. I am going to start taking it as well to hopefully avoid ever having an outbreak. I appreciate all of your stories. It's helped me feel a bit better about this. Stay well ❤"

New diagnosis February 1, 2017

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For Herpes Simplex: "This stuff is so awful do not waste your time I feel like it made my cold sores bigger and more painful. I am so mad that through all this pain and suffering waiting for this medicine to work"

   
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Mickieeeee January 14, 2017

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