I was diagnosed (with a culture) with G HSV-1 about seven weeks ago, and while I have had a very difficult time with it, emotionally, I was comforted by the statistics that GHSV-1 doesn't recur often. But I have had symptoms, either prodome or blisters, almost constantly. I read on another board that the first OB can have a stuttering effect for 3 to 6 weeks, but yesterday i had two new blisters, and this morning I have two more, and I'm nearing 8 weeks with this. There have been maybe 6 days without symptoms of the last 50.
The doctor who diagnosed me was not very informed (she said i could have caught it from a doorknob), but I've done a lot of reading on my own, both here and on the ashastd boards.
My problem is this: my doctor gave me a prescription for suppressive valtrex to take once a day "on the off chance" that i had symptoms again. They started as soon as i left! So I am abroad for two months, and I can't take the OB dose (2 a day) the whole time, or i will run out. I can't get more over here.
I am going to reunite with my boyfriend on a vacation when i get back to the states in 2 weeks, and no matter what happens now, I desperately want to be symptom free by then. He is negative and this is a new relationship, and while he has been totally understanding about this so far... you know. I've been away for two months. I want to be healthy when i see him.
So, do i treat the OBs with the suppressive dose as long as i can, or should i reserve the suppressive dose for the week before i return? And what else can i be doing to keep these at bay? I've heard green tea and lysine, but lysine will be difficult to get where i am.