Hi Terri, I Was officially diagnosed last year when my partner started showing signs of outbreaks. I now have had frequent outbreaks ( which I have not had before)over the last several months. I am considering taking Meds to suppress symptoms. In your opinion what do you think is the best suppressive Med ?and
Potential side affects ( long term and short term) FYI I do not take Meds and in very good health but the constant outbreaks are taking a toll. Planning to see Doctor soon. Also can you stop taking Meds and go back on if outbreaks get bad
Both valacylovir and acyclovir work equally well when taken as directed
Yes, you can stop and start medicine – it is not like antibiotics.
Have you had the recurrent outbreaks swab tested to be certain that’s what you are dealing with?
Side effects occur in less than 5% of people who take the medication – the most common are headache or nausea and go away usually within 2 weeks of dosing
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