Yes, I've tried taking the garlic oil and L-Lysine supplements as well, and they seem to help shorten my outbreaks and make them less painful. By the way, I heard that eating brocolli and also cranberries is very good for herpes too. I contracted Herpes in Jan 2005, from a boy I did not know that well, and who lied about having herpes. We never had sex, but unusually I contracted it from him touching me. Was very upset, and shocked, how easily it could be caught.
Anyway, just got to live with it now I suppose. Its a hassle because I keep getting outbreaks every month with my period. I talked to my doctors but they seem reluctant to give me suppressive therapy, because they think I should wait a year and see if my outbreaks are reduced. Seems ridiculous, I know! I really do want to try Valtrex for at least a year. Even if I can't stay on it for the rest of my life? I know its VERY expensive? Do you get it on insurance or do you pay normally for it?
This forum is such a relief when you feel a bit depressed about it.