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Consistent Outbreaks - Need some reassurance!

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Hey all, 

So, I just need some reassurance.. I was diagnosed with HSV in February and ever since then, I have had consistent outbreaks. Only 3 weeks total have I not had an outbreak (oh, the bliss). I'm just frustrated with the fact that I keep getting them because I eat well (high lysine foods, gluten free, no coffee, sugar and alcohol every so often), exercise a lot as I am in a dance program (and do yoga on the side), and take antivirals, lysine, and lots of vitamins everyday. I also use essential oils on my outbreaks... What am I doing wrong? Is my body just getting used to the virus and figuring out how to fight against it? I've heard that the first 6 months to a year are the worst. So my question is, should I be doing more to stop the outbreaks, or do I just need to be patient for my body to get used to it.. will I ever have a solid month without one outbreak? Is this normal? 

I'm pretty positive and have come to terms with having it as it has brought a lot of perspective in my life - I just want these damn sores to go away!!

If someone could respond that would be amazing. Thanks 🙂

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Hey there,

So I was totally on your boat for a good 6 months. I eventually had to call my doctor and it wasn't until she put me on 1 G or 1000 mG of valtrex that my OB stopped. The second I would stop taking it, my OB would start again. This lasted for about a year unfortunately.

Its been over a year for me now and I hardly ever get an OB and I am not constantly on medication. I only take medication when I have an OB which has only been once since my year mark.  It gets better I promise!

Always here to chat if you need someone to talk to!

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Thanks for replying. I'm currently on 400mg x2 of acyclovir a day, but clearly it isn't working. So, I think I'll take your advice and call the doctor to switch medication. Hopefully, that will do the trick! Thanks so much!!! 

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