Well I was retested for HSV-2 last week and my IgG level was 13.0 which is 5.6 points less than what it was when I tested in October which was 18.6. So, I guess that’s pretty clear now that I do in fact have it. Good news was I’ve been tested for everything else as well and they were all negative.
So, I’ve got that going for me, which is nice 😉
Now that I’ve come to terms with this I have a couple of questions:
What causes IgG levels to fluctuate and what do the numbers coincide with?
If I take Valacyclovir, is there any evidence that 1000mg per day helps to reduce viral shedding any more than taking 500mg per day. Obviously I would rather take 500mg per day if possible.
If I want to collect a swab for PCR testing while I’m having symptoms, what steps do I need to take to get that going with you?