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Hello all!!!

Been a while since I have been here, but I thought, who better to throw this question at than the peeps that deal with the same shenanigans I do.

So it goes like this,. My Dr won't prescribe me daily suppressive therapy for H.  She fills my Rx at 15 tablets to be started when ever I feel an out real coming.  Which isn't often, but still, shouldn't I have the choice to be on daily meds?

Also, she recommends that I take 5000 mg of L-Lysene a day.  I do this because I know it is used in cats for feline herpes, so it makes sense.  

If I ask my Dr for a daily suppressive therapy, shouldn't that be an option?  Rather than "You can have a 5 day supply when you actually have an outbreak"

Anyone else have this issue?

Thanks for your time

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Yes, when I originally went to my doctor she also said she’d rather not. Her position was that we don’t know much about the long term effects of the medication on the body and also that she only believes in prescribing suppressive for people who have 6 or more outbreaks a year. This is her opinion and what she said, I know that it’s not necessarily the reality of the situation. It made me feel a bit powerless in my decision making but I decided to trust her on it. I haven’t had any outbreaks in a while and I wonder if it’s becsuse my bodies been able to develop it’s own immune reaponse without the help of anti-viral? I dunno for sure it’s just a theory I have. If you feel strongly about suppressive then it might be worth switching doctors if that’s an option OR telling your doctor you’re getting back to back outbreaks. I spoke to someone at the sexual health clinic abOut this and she said it would have been fine to go on for a year but that she has patients who have been on for 3 or more years (when they don’t really need it anymore) and that she thought it was unnecessary. I dunno, for me I’m happy with the decision because it feels like my bodies got a handle on it now on its own, and I’m with a partner who doesn’t care about it so for my situation it’s worked out for the better. You may have to consider where you’re at and if it’s something you really would like to do I’d definitely come back to that doctor and try again. 

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