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A 40-year-old male asked:

Im taking valtrex (valacyclovir) on a daily basis, plus super lysine 1500mg, and vitamins c and zinc. yet i continue to have outbreaks that lasts for a week or two. i watch what i eat, stop smoking! please help me!

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
HSV 2: Make sure the dose of Valtrex (valacyclovir) is about 500-1, 000mg daily. Have your doctor do blood tests to check you immune status. Stress, anxiety can affect your immune system. Consider psychotherapy as an option.
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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
Viral?: Your outbreaks may not be viral. Have you had viral cultures or blood studies to confirm?
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Last updated May 7, 2018

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