Karen Klefstad began her writing career in 2010. There are 8 herpes groups, most of us will have been infected with 4-6 of them by the time we are 40. […] We do not recommend lysine. Bear in mind Cold Sores are in the Varicella/Herpes virus family. Take natural vitamins and minerals: lysine (another amino acid, and a longtime favorite to control herpes), vitamin C, selenium (inhibits the ability of all herpes-family viruses to reproduce), lithium (slows down formation of the viral capsid), zinc (boosts the infection-fighting capability of immune system), and vitamin A. A couple of thoughts though, first the breakouts do get less intense over time, the first was the worst the second was not quite as bad and so on. The body contains collagen in many tissues and organs.
I believe that there is a reason for not finding a cure for most of these and it’s that, the medical community doesn’t feel it necessary, because in the vast majority of cases, it doesn’t impact a patience quality of life. Also, if I feel one coming on the I step up the dose and it stops it. If it has been two weeks you have to be getting close to the end – hang in there! These infections follow the usual course of herpes simplex Best Relief From Herpes Outbreak Feb 3, 2014 When you have been diagnosed with herpes, dating can feel like to how using suppressive medication for herpes can make dating with She wasn t troubled by painful outbreaks, but she was concerned. That’s because pharmaceutical companies aren’t going to make any money off of L-lysine. Other names for lysine are L-lysine and amino acid K. So yeah, as I mentioned, most of us are already infected with more than one Herpes virus outside of HSV, by the time we are adults.
I was busy, so I put off buying more. Before I knew it, my lip had swollen to 4 times its size and my lymph nodes swelled up until I looked like I had a goiter. The pharmacist asked me if I had tried taking L-lysine daily to ward off outbreaks of herpes simplex. Ouch! Collagen produced in the brain protects against the plaques of Alzheimer’s disease, reports Stanford and University of California researchers. I am defintely finding it theuraputic to respond to people who are newly infected on here for myself, as that was just me 4 1/2 months ago. I try to get the capsules, but tablets will do.
If I get capsules, I open one up and dump it right in my mouth. Signs Of Std Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) Facts and Overview. My body tells me how much I need because if it’s not enough, I start to swell again. According to Pacific Health Center, lysine does not build up in tissues as an excess is excreted from the body. I have had the best results with Famvir over Acyclovir for my oral herpes. I’ve had cold sores since I was a child. When I first feel the tingle in my lips I start taking it and I usually only have a very mild outbreak.
In order for me to figure if my thyroid were the issue I held up on the lysine for a little while. Getting it early is key. Parmesan cheese and tofu contain high amounts of lysine. I take Valtrex which works very well, are you taking Zovirax? The drug that has to be taken 5 times a day? If you are I recommend switching to the longer acting Valtrex. L-Lysine Works Against Cold Sores Home Remedy.
I agree with the jelly above that starting the meds early is key, and that is also what is recommended by the pharma company to significantly reduce, stop, or shorten the outbreak. I am pretty sure stopping caffeine helps. I don’t drink caffeine for many years now, but I do cheat on occasion. When I get going on a few weeks of cheating I sometimes get a shingles outbreak, and I think it is related. I think it affects the nervous system and the virus travels down the nerve. The result, they found hsv-1 antibodies, she didn’t even know she had been infected previously and can’t remember ever having a cold sore. The physical location is different but it is the same virus, the names refer to the location.
@snowberry is right, and @LilCosmo. Famovir and Acylovir are very effective but they are immunosuppressants. If you don’t want to take an immunosuppressant, take lecithin or l lysine. Hmmm, Interesting, @trailsillustrated See, I often notice that my herpes outbreaks precede a cold. If I were to take an immuneosuppressant, I’d be worse off, wouldn’t I? And if what you say is true, why have I noticed that if I catch it early enough, sometimes I’ve pushed back a herpes attack by simply boosting my immune system? ^ it is self explanatory.
You would not be worse off, per se, but why take an immunosuppresant when you can accomplish the same end with cumin, lecithin, or llysine. There are three major drugs commonly used to treat genital herpes symptoms: acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir), and valacyclovir (Valtrex). These are all taken in pill form. Severe cases may be treated with the intravenous (IV) drug acyclovir. To lower the risk of recurrent outbreaks, reduce or avoid factors that trigger outbreaks, such as overexposure to sun, fatigue, irritation of the genital area, and stress. Home cares such as warm baths, keeping the blisters dry after washing, and wearing loose-fitting, cotton underwear may help with symptom relief. @trailsillustrated I have never heard Acyclovir is an immunosuppresant, that doesn’t make sense to me.
The drug reduces the virus; it actually treats the cause, not the reaction to the cause. Why do you think that? Is it on the package insert? @JLeslie acyclovir has to be taken five times a day, it is my understanding that it takes a lot longer to work than valtrex. It is a pain but the prescription is much more affordable. I got acyclovir for five dollars and valtrex was $90! There was no way I could afford it.
@LilCosmo I didn’t realize the difference in expense. I figured it was more expensive, but not that much. The pharma companies put out the extended version when the patent is expiring on the original drug so they can continue to make a lot of money. I’m pretty sure it can be taken with or without food right? I don’t remember for sure. If that is the case then taking it five times a day isn’t very inconvenient. The valtrex works fast for my shingles.
@trailsillustrated Also, were you talking to me about it beng the same virus? Shingles is varicella, herpes on the lip is usually HSVI, but can be II, and genital is usually HSVII, but can be HSVI. The way to find out is a culture, or if the person happens to have no antibodies for HSVII and has an outbreak you can take an educated guess. Shingles looks different then a typical herpetic outbreak and different location on the body. Again, the real diagnosis is with a culture though. They say singles is not contagious, except for people who have not had chicken pox are susceptable to catching chicken pox from shingles. Herpes is communicable, people even need to be careful not to autoinnoculate.
I personally think even shingles might be communicable, I am careful when I have it, but again the medical establishment currently says shingles isn’t. Try witch hazel pads…..aka tucks medicated pads. I used them after I gave birth to my son vaginally. The pads are very soothing and you can leave them on your outer girl parts(external only) for about 10 min and replace with new. I can give you more descriptive details of how I used safely, if you want through a personal message. I’m on acyclovir right now. The directions say to take it three times a day.
I’m thinking of switching to cal acyclovir because I’ve heard it has better/faster results. Thank you everyone! @College_girl I couldn’t get the dosage from the GSK site, for whetaver reason I couldn’t find a pdf of the insert, but on a different site it says 200mg 5 times a day, which is what I had remembered from when I spent a couple days at GSK, it happen to be when they were in the midst of introducing Valtrex. It also said on the site 400mg twice a day for 12 months for suppressive/profalactic therapy. Maybe 400 3 times a day is done now for treating an outbbreak. It seems like it would work theoretically. If it isn’t on the recommended dosage it hasn’t been scientifically tested.
@JLeslie The current BNF lists 200mg 5 times or 400mg 3 times a day for treatment of first episode. An older edition from 2005 only lists 200mg 5 times a day so it seems like a more recent regime. @Lightlyseared It makes sense. That is easier for the patient, so that’s good. As I said above Valtrex behooved the manufacturer for patent reasons, I would think that patent is coming to an end anyway. So trying to pursuade people Valtrex is much better isn’t financially lucritive anymore if both zovirax and valtrex are generic now.