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I used to lift weights before getting HSV. Since dealing with symptoms in November. I have not been able to do anything. I am constantly going through outbreaks and am trying natural antivirals such as Lion's Mane, Asganwandah, and Magnesium to manage my symptoms, but I'm not sure it's helping. I want so badly to gain my weight back and work out again, but I hear weight lifting can actually exacerbates HSV symptoms. How true is this for the rest of the community? Will I not ever be able to ever work out again?

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Herpes is a guessing game.  Not all activities will make someone have an outbreak. 

I do not lift weights or have strenuous work outs so I can't fully answer your question but just because it makes other people break out, doesn't mean it will do the same to you. 

I would try to do the stuff you would normally do and see what the outcome is.  

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I have been working out very consistently and have also had OB’s one right after the other. I’m taking valtrex daily and it breaks right through. It’s miserable. Maybe there is a correlation between working out and outbreaks! Seems like the healthier we are the less we should break out. 

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