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Has anyone seen an increase in outbreaks after starting Valacyclovir?

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My wife contracted about 2 years ago and she has had multiple OB since then. I recently convineced her the medicine would help and decrease her OB and cuase them to be shorter and easier.  She had just had 2 OB back ro back that eneded about 14 days ago.  Now she has 2 OB coming up at 2 different locations.  I am desperately needing advise.  Has anyone else had the pills cause them innitially and then they subsided later or do some people find the medicine make the OB much worse? I am so sad right now 

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  • mr_hopp changed the title to Has anyone seen an increase in outbreaks after starting Valacyclovir?

Hey @kdogstew,

I'm really sorry to hear about your wife's struggles. It's not common, but some folks do notice changes in their outbreaks when they start a new medication, including Valacyclovir. Everyone's body reacts differently to medication, so your wife's regimen might need some adjusting. It might be her body adapting to the medication, or perhaps the dosage needs tweaking. Best thing to do is have a chat with your doctor about it so it can be an ongoing conversation around what's working and what isn't. There are also other medications to try, including Acyclovir and Famvir. But your doc can offer tailored advice and possibly adjust her treatment plan to better manage the outbreaks. It’s great that you’re looking for ways to support her through this. Hang in there!

This content is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis. I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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