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Suppression therapy with Valycyclovir questions


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Hi all. I have HSV1 genitally, and never have symptoms unless I'm having regular sex, which is of course infuriating. In the past I never took medication unless I was having an outbreak, which hardly ever happened. Now that I'm in a relationship I started taking Valcyclovir daily for suppression, for my boyfriend's sake. We are long distance so I will go from not having sex for a few months to having sex constantly for a week , and repeat. Inevitably I break out badly after the first 4 or so days of having sex again. I'm wondering if I should go off the daily suppression dosage since it's not doing anything anyhow, or whether these post-sex outbreaks are just something I have to live with... I feel like there has to be a way to manage this better! Any suggestions or shared experiences are most welcome...thanks!!

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Are you making sure you're well lubed? The meds are possibly still helping with duration and severity of the outbreaks, so I wouldn't cut them back just yet. Friction and not having continuous sex is probably the issue. I used to have this problem, but it slowly went away. Good luck!

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