Herpes Community
Supression Therapy
About This Community:

This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding herpes issues such as: Herpes symptoms and treatments, causes, diagnosis, and herpes in men, tests, telling your spouse or partner.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Supression Therapy

I commonly get cold sores from HSV1 6-8 times a year, and I've decided to go on supression therapy with antiviral medication.

First, I've heard that outbreaks get easier/lesser later on in life, is this true? Will my immune system build up resistance?

Secondly, can the virus build resistance to the antiviral drugs?

Is the best mode of taking these antiviral medications to take them continuously, once a day for the rest of my life, or should I only take them during outbreaks?

I also take T-supplements (testosterone), is there any link between T levels and outbreaks? I've read online that low-T can cause outbreaks, while taking supplements may trigger them also (a post read on this forum).

Help!

Thanks
Related Discussions
101028_tn?1348750963
you paid to post to Terri on the experts forum. wait for her reply and get your money's worth :)

grace
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Herpes Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top STDs Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Fleetwood20
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
TiminBoston
NY
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Scared4this
New York, NY
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Bigtimeworried55
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
veryworried420
101028_tn?1348750963
Blank
gracefromHHP
PA