Hi there I wanted to ask you a question, I have hsv1 as you may already know, I was diagnosed new year eve. I am taking 500mg of Valtrex daily and 1250mg l-lysine daily. I have some questions regarding so called trigger foods. I do not eat alot of sugar, I do have a bowl of cereal one bowl every night. Could be apple jacks, rice krispies whatever, but that is usually the only excess sugar i eat. I do drink some coffee, but I use more decaffinated and mix just alitle caffeine coffee just to prevent any headaches from withdrawals. I do eat light wheat bread at leat 2 serving a day and try to eat a yogurt every morning. Fat free of course. Now here is my question, I am reading on other sites about trigger foods and everything I like is a possible trigger, like my cereal which has oat flour and rice krispies which is high in arginine. I am reading that list and if I follow that I could never eat right again without triggering an OB?? I am also making a trip this July to Germany with my Mom to visit our family, everything over there is bad for you. They love chocolate, they eat alot of sausages and I know I have to avoid it now, they do not have all the fat free sugar free foods we do here, please what is your suggestion on this matter. I am so paranoid I feel like I must starve myself or go through another hellish outbreak. Plus, sorry its so long, but my Primary outbreak was about 7-8weeks ago and I still have some soreness where the sores once were and I look at myself at leat 8 times aday just to make sure there is no sores to be seen, which there is not. The area that had my ulcers, is still alittle more red than the other skin areas. I had open ulcers that never scarred, they just formed new skin once i started using zovirax cream on them. Could this be scar tissue that is bothering me? I know they say they do not scar, but I am telling you my sores were very deep and open> Sorry for the graphic nature, just wanted to be detailed so that maybe you could better help me. Thanks grace!!