Well I wrote a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to try to beat my herpes by taking care of myself, watching what I eat, supplementing with vitamins & lysine, etc. Well it isn't working!!!
I just keep breaking out. I treat, stop the Valtrex, and the H comes back.
I called Glaxosmithklein, who suggested maybe I should take Valtrex suppressively 1g daily. Monday I had an OB (which is why I called Glaxo), so I began taking the 1g. It's not working for me.... meaning that it isn't "treating" the OB. I do better on 500mg twice daily I guess, bc at least when I take it that way it knocks the symptoms out of me and I'm feeling pretty good. Taking the 1g as I have the last two days, I feel really crappy!
So... tomorrow I am planning on just taking a 500mg in the morning and the second one later in the day, and I'll do this for 3 days (as treatment of my current OB).
After that I'd like to take the 1g daily (at least to try it) but gosh, I'm not sure if that way is going to be best for me.
How do you take Valtrex suppressively?
Did you before Valtrex have a lot of outbreaks?
I experience A LOT of OB's. I wish I could find something besides the medicine to work for me, but so far I haven't been able to. My doctor thinks it's my personality, bc I'm very much a type A.... happy, extroverted, thinking all the time type of person.