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Does anyone know if SSRIs (antidepressants) can cause outbreaks?

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Hello, I was diagnosed with genital HSV1 about two and a half years ago. I was outbreak free and not on antivirals, until one day this July, when I got an outbreak. I was under a bit of stress (I've been that stressed before though) and dealing with a tooth abscess that went unnoticed (so my body was fighting off an infection)... however, the only thing that changed was that I started taking 10mg of Lexapro.


I read people on forums write that Lexapro/Celexa have caused them herpes. I also read that a study says that mice given excessive doses of SSRIs had herpes resurgences. 

Anyway, I'm having wicked intense anxiety and got prescribed an SNRI (similar) Effexor, and was wondering if anyone knows if there is any truth behind serotonin/antidepressant drugs of that nature causing herpes. Any experiences?



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