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I only use suppressive meds when I'm seeing someone. And since it appears that I am, I'm taking Valtrex.


My doc prescribed 500 mg. I am taking it morning and night. She gave me 30 tablets, which is good for just two weeks.


I know this site doesn't dispense medical advice per se. I am wondering what others take, anecdotally.


Am I over killing with 1000 mg?



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[As a precursor to this anecdote, YAY for appearing that you are seeing someone! ;) ]


I take 400mg of Acyclovir 2x daily to protect my girlfriend from getting herpes. But I'm considering changing to Valacyclovir since it cuts down on viral shedding more than Acyclovir. I don't know about Valtrex, but I'm assuming that's high in the protecting viral shedding department since it's the high end version of medicating yourself. Check out this article for more on Acyclovir vs. Valacyclovir:



This site also has a whole lot of other niche herpes studies. I'm planning on reading all these studies in detail. Awesome find!


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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