Discussions that mention acyclovir

Inner Ear Disorders board

back in feb the neurotologist gave me a prescription for prednisolone (an anti-inflammatory) and acyclovir (an anti-viral) and said that the mild symptoms I was experiencing at that time, which date back to mild case of labyrinthitus 4 years ago could be:

1) the latent virus which gave me the original symptoms coming back or

2) could be a decompensation event possibly aggravated by anxiety.

does any peeps know is there any agreement between the top docs about this ?

can the virus really stay latent for years ? or is it more likely to be decompensation or anxiety.

I dont really want to take these drugs unless there is a good chance they will work ?