Hi all. I have had genital hsv1 since 2006. Mostly my outbreaks are infrequent and I don't take regular valacyclovir. I've noticed something interesting and annoying though. I needed to start taking antidepressants a while back and when I was taking the seration reuptake inhibitors (ie. celexa and lexapro) I started having more frequent outbreaks. I had to stop taking those meds for other reasons, but at the same time the outbreaks eased off. Since then I have started taking over the counter 5htp. This is otherwise known as L-tryptophan and stimulates seratonin production/metabolism. Once again, the herpes is acting up more frequently.
I'm wondering if anyone has ever experienced or heard of this. I've looked around on the Internet and can't find anything. Thanks.