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Will taking medication stop my body from building up the strength or immunity to naturally fight herpes?

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Hi I've had herpes the past few years.  I'm currently single and not having sex.  When an outbreak occurs, I don't take the Valtrex (which in my experience clears it away quickly).  I allow for it to fully run its course and I'm under the impression that by doing so, I'm allowing my body to build up the strength/immunity to naturally fight the herpes.  Am I wrong about this?  Should I just take the Valtrex at every outbreak I have?  Or am I really doing myself good by not taking it?  

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Thanks for asking this question because I often wonder the same. I haven't been able to find any research that gives a clear answer. But I have read that taking herpes medication every day can potentially build up a resistance where the medication stops working as well, same as really any antibiotic. So for me personally I try to take my valacyclovir as sparingly as possible. I am also single and not having sex so I usually just take it for a couple days when I notice symptoms and let my body heal the rest of the way. I am sure every person and every body is different though. Some people Probably take the same medication for decades and it always works great for them 

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