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  • Sally

    Yes Lysine helps.
    Stress seems to be a factor so lots of sleep and rest are helpful although difficult and learning to place my well being first another challenge.
    I have been having success lately( after suffering almost constant outbreaks of HSV-2 for the last 10 years) taking Vitamin E, Vitamin A ,treating myself for low thyroid ,taking natural progestrone cream,iodine , Evening Primrose Oil,Vitamin D and I have been visiting a Homeopathic doctor. I am not sure if this has helped because I have seen her for over a year and hasn’t had immediate relief,so is hard to know exactly. I also visit a chiropractor .

    I also took lysine regularly in the past which alone did not really stop them ,I have found that I needed a combination of tactics to make a difference and I still do take them if I feel any symtoms recurring along with high doses of Vitamin C. Plus Pau Darco capsules , I basically pull out all the weapons I know about to stop one occurring if I feel one coming . I also take Clinicians DIM and Nutrilife tyrosine and Swansons Ubiquinol which has really helped with energy levels.
    I try to eat lots of vegetables as well and get moderate exercise.
    When I got an outbreak I would use Epsom salts and sea salt in the bath and zinc ointment on the sores or Teatree oil. Lemon balm tea grown in the garden is helpful too.Ice cubes put on the sore right at the beginning stage can also help and with the pain.

    I reduced my coffee ,alcohol,chocolate and oats and seeds & nuts but now that Outbreaks have settled down I find I can have a drink of sparkling wine (beer not so good I think) , have a coffee daily and even eat a little chocolate which previously would have sparked off an outbreak immediately.

    So it looks like a mixture of things has helped make these debilitating outbreaks fade into the past.

    The other thing I use nearly constantly for the emotional effects are Bach Flower essences. Crab Apple,Holly,Pine,mimulus,Hornbeam is the remedy mix at the moment but I change them each time depending on how I am feeling. But Crab Apple is one for the feeling that something is wrong with you and uncleanliness ,Pine is for feelings of guilt ,Mimulus is for fear,Larch for confidence. I use websites about Bach Flowers to determine which mix to use and is a good self knowledge tool I find they work in a subtle but sure way even if not scientifically proven the fact that it gives me a sense of control is definatley helpful. Through using them ,I realised that I was stressing out about work in my mind and have had a long break due to having an operation,I am guessing this has helped as well ,so worth sticking to trying different methods.

    I have spent a lot of money over the last 10 years and have wound up at times feeling like Herpes was running and ruining my life ,not a good place to be,so hopefully something here will be of help to others .

    Last but not least:Find someone to talk to you can trust. I am very thankful that I have a very understanding ,supportive and loyal husband and communicating openly about it has been important as well to push past the stigmas around the “sexually transmitted” issue and realise that in the great scheme of things there are bigger things that people have to deal with, in times of feelings of self pity and depression when I thought that they would never stop his support kept me going. The saying ‘this too shall pass ‘ has been true for me but at the same time has required a lot of perseverance !!

    • thanks for sharing your experiences Sally – some great tips there!

  • Delbert Oleson

    I tested positive for herpes approximately 6 years ago, when I was in college and had a stupid onenight stand. I know a lot of girls will say this but believe me I never did that sort of thing. I just made mistake that one time and, suddenly, it seemed like I was going to have to live with the consequences for the rest of my life.

    The awful part was thinking I would never meet men again. After all, who wants to date a woman who has blisters around her you-know-what?

    But after a friend showed me this website , everything has changed. Not only was I able to eliminate all traces of the herpes virus from my system in less than two weeks, but I was also able to start dating again. I even met my soulmate and I’m so happy to write that just last week, in front of many people in a restaurant, he got down on one knee and proposed to me! This program gave me back the chance to be happy, and to experience true love.