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Valtrex and acne???


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So I was diagnosed back in August and have been on the Valtrex off and on since then.. I took it to clear up the initial OB, started a suppressive dose for a few weeks (500mg daily), then stopped for about 4 weeks until I had my second OB 2 weeks ago. Since then I've decided to stay with the suppressive dose for a while. I have noticed lately that my face has been breaking out like CRAZY!! I seriously feel like a 14 year old going through puberty lol! And I have never really had an issue with acne, so it's very strange. Since my diagnosis I've also started lysine (1g daily).. Ive checked the side effects and such and didn't see this as a possible side effect so I was just wondering if anyone else out there has noticed the same thing? Trying to figure out if it's the meds or just stress. And the self esteem just keeeeeeeeps dropping lol.. Ugh! Thanks for the feedback :-)

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Based on the majority of side effects with herpes medication, I haven't heard of acne being that common. But that certainly doesn't mean that it's definitely not a factor. Any time we introduce something new into our bodies (whether it be medication or different food items), we change the normal biosphere of what our bodies are used to. Sometimes our bodies roll with it fine, other times it shifts our biochemistry and causes stuff like acne. It's so hard to pinpoint any one thing since health and wellness is such an amorphous and ever-evolving thing.

 

Here's a listing of side effects that are most common, but no acne:

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-14126/valtrex-oral/details

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