Good evening Ms Warren,
Thank you for communicating with me earlier today. I will resume my questions here on the forum. I hope that you remember me. I’m the one who believes that she has newly acquired oral HSV2 despite having acquired genital acquired herpes over a year ago.
Before I go any further, I would like for you to know that it is truly amazing to me how much time, heart and soul that you put into trying to help us that are wondering if we have HSV2 and for those of us who know that we have HSV2 and are just looking for answers from an expert…Thank you so much. I would truly be lost without you!!! And you may not understand the debts of what I mean when I make that comment.
Here are my questions from our last correspondence:
1. When you state that you do like the 500mg twice a day dosing when people are not suppressing with the 1 gm daily, do you mean that that you like the acylcoovir 500mg twice daily or the valacyclovir 500mg twice daily?
2. This is embarrassing, but since learning of my HSV2 diagnosis,, I drink alcohol every day…not a day missed. I’m not drinking hard liquor, but I drink some type of alcoholic beverage every single day…mostly Clubtails which contain about 10% alcohol peer can (I’ll drink one or two) and on a bad day, I will drink a Margarita or two, whatever it takes to calm my nerves. I know how you feel about irrational thinking and behaviors which may be considered obsessive, and your thoughts on behavioral counseling, BUT, as far as you know, does alcohol have any effects on the effectiveness of valacyclovir. As I have mentioned, my symptoms have not improved at all since being on the valacyclovir, orally or genitally, but the diagnosis of HSV2 is definite. I woke up this morning feeling wonderful, and I had convinced myself that the valacyclovir had magically started working overnight because I didn’t have any discomforts when I woke up, but as the morning and hours passed, the oral burning , along with genital discomforts that I thought had gone away, came back with a vengeance….and I was thinking positively, and not anxious, so I know that this is not an anxiety thing that is causing these symptoms. What do you think about the alcohol? I know that alcohol in and of itself is not the answer and can cause a whole new set of health problems for me, but does it interfere with the effectiveness of the medication????
3. I have scheduled an appointment with the dentist for Thursday, and I will see if he can offer any answers as to what it might be that’s causing all of these oral discomforts (which didn’t start until after the oral sex encounter). I’m not sure if I am going to tell him about the oral sex because that’s just not something that you can just talk about, and not feel somewhat nasty about. But hopefully he can do an inspection and give me his opinion. Besides herpes, do you have any idea of what could be causing this burning of my lips and gums, these small bumps that have been on my top lip for at least a month (inner lip…not top of lip), this clear fluid filled blister that comes and goes consistently to my left cheek, and severely chapped lips that have been present since July??
I don’t have any further questions at this time, and I know that I will need to re-subscribe for additional questions.I have accepted this diagnosis, but my mental state would be a whole lot better if I didn’t have to deal with these symptoms everyday. Any advice with getting these symptoms/outbreaks under control would be greatly appreciated.