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Hi everyone!

Diagnosed with hsv2 September and having mild outbreaks every 2-2.5 weeks. I also have rheumatoid arthritis and take immune suppressive drugs so definitely impacting the frequency of my outbreaks. I've tried vaktrex and acyclovir for suppressive therapy but seem to be allergic as I have swollen itchy eyes that goes away when I stop taking it.


Feeling a little frustrated that I can't manage this and am curious if there is any other treatment you could recommend? Or if I just have be drug free and deal with this every 2weeks....Or if anyone has a similar experience to share?


Any insight is sincerely appreciated:)



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Some people are able to reduce outbreaks with L-lysine. It wouldn't hurt to try it.


There are a few people that have autoimmune disorders here, but I haven't seen them on the boards lately. Hopefully one will pop in with some more info for you. It does seem to impact the frequency of outbreaks. If it helps, I do believe their symptoms get better with time, it just may take awhile longer than normal.

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