Herpes :: Taking Antivirals And Natural Remedies Together

Dec 26, 2015

Diagnosed via visual inspection and symptoms. Blood test negative. (i believe i have hsv 2, my dr agrees), i've been researching just like everyone else, and have come up with a few questions.

I'm currently taking l-lysine 3000mg per day, oil of oregano, olive leaf extract, colloidal silver, garlic supplement, and ahcc internally. Ive successfully stopped the primary/initial outbreak, but still getting some very mild tingling....

Is there any harm in taking all those anti virals at once? can i take them for a prolonged period?

It would seem the issue with curing this virus is the fact that it hides in the base of the spine, in the nerves, is that the one and only place it hides?

can hsv 2 hide elsewhere?

does anyone know how much of the virus comes out of the spine during an outbreak? is it all of the virus? half? a quarter?

Since the virus can be killed when it leaves the spine, one would think that if you caused outbreaks on purpose, over and over, intentionally, for a prolonged period, or until the triggers stopped causing the outbreaks, while on a high dose of antivirals, that maybe a way to actually eradicate the virus and cure it? has anyone explored this? its an interesting thought to me. Everyone wants to stop the outbreaks, i'm wondering if we are doing this backwards??

does anyone have experience with the dmso stuff? or does anyone have any documented stories of anyone, anywhere, curing this virus?

also, what's the official stance on proving you are virus free? no outbreaks rights? that's pretty much the only thing we can check, cause the antibodies will stay in your blood, right? after a positive blood test, it will always be positive, right? is there any other tests?

anyone have any new news on new cures, or vaccines? from some quick searching the best case scenarios i think i saw, were a vaccine for women in maybe 2 years, and maybe a cure in 5? that might be wishful thinking though... seems like there are a few teams trying to figure this out.

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What are some natural remedies or vitamins can you take that help with OB's or in general? Does anyone have any stories or luck w anything?

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Antivirals For Herpes Interfere With HIV Testing

I am a female that was diagnosed with genital herpes 11/22/2013. That is when I had my first outbreak. (I am not sure if I have type one or type two yet). Well I have been waiting as long as I could to take an HIV test because I wanted to be sure. So I think 6 months is a practical time limit, I hope. I took the Oraquick HIV swab test yesterday which was 5/17/2014 (which is almost six months since I been diagnosed with herpes and of course possible exposure to HIV). Now I can't be too certain of the dates, but I am pretty sure it was at the end of November. Anyway, I digress.

Now, I have been taking valacyclovir since I got diagnosed with herpes. Does taking antivirals interfere with an oral swab test from Oraquick?

I am getting an HIV blood test on Monday from a lab, which leads to my secondary question. Will taking the antivirals for my herpes interfere with my blood HIV test from the lab?

I think most of you know why I am asking this, but in case you don't; I read somewhere (forget where), but please don't mark my words because I have a bad memory, but I think it said that the test is not accurate for people who are HIV taking antivirals . I'm very confused about that because who would take an HIV test if someone already knows they have HIV? But again, I could be wrong on what I read. But I do know I read somewhere that taking antivirals could interfere with an HIV test whether it be blood or oral, but it was more about for hiv patients and cancer patients? I want to know more about the oral test if possible for that is my main concern tonight. I am in state of panic and worry. I took two test and they came out negative, but I am still worried, not only because of the antiviral situation, but also because I think I messed up the swab portion of the test both times. I am a nervous wreck.

By the way, the Oraquick 1-800 number is terrible. I tried calling them and they were not very helpful. They seemed really bored being there. They mumble when they speak like teenagers. Very disappointed in the 1 800 number.

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Vasectomy :: Pain - Natural Remedies

Around 15 years ago I had a vasectomy, which the next day hemorrhaged, requiring a second operation.

All was quiet down below until 9 years later from nowhere I had a nasty case of left side epidemiologist. 4 courses of antibiotics finally cleared that up, but left swollen epidermis and chronic pain. 18 months later the right side also became infected (you will know by the level of swelling).

Also at the same time I found that I had a mild bleeding disorder (hence the initial hemorrhaging), which meant I was banned from all NSAID's (Ibuprofen, naproxen etc)

After that period I had the all-to familiar chronic pain, for which I took increasing strength coedene and even tried acupuncture which did help a little.

All the same depressing story as other posts, except that 18 months ago I feel had a major breakthrough in life which I would like to share....

I knew that the main cause of the pain is inflammation, and given that I can't take NSAID's I researched what I could achieve by changing my diet.

The result has been fantastic, the pain is still there in the background but I don't have to notice it, and my swelling has gone down a lot. I have a very active sex life and still don't sink back into the abyss of pain.

If you are interested the following foods I would recommend in order of effectiveness.

1. High strength fish oil (buy the best you can afford)

2. Turmeric

3. Shiitake mushrooms

4. Broccoli

5. Green tea

6. Avocado

If I have a flare up every day I take a full dose of the fish oil, eat 60 grams of shiitake mushrooms (cooked with 1 tsp of turmeric). Also I will eat a whole broccoli a day & drink copious amounts of green tea. If is really bad I also include the avocado.

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Menopause :: Hot Flashes - Natural Remedies?

I was wondering what if anything natural has anyone taken or done for your hot flashes, please?

I don't smoke, drink soda or any type of alcohol. But I like to have at least one cup of tea in the morning. And, this perimenopause monster is trying to take even my cup of tea away from me.

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I am pretty sure that I have a parasite infection. The simple truth is that I feel bad about it, and don't want to turn up at my doctor's office with worms. I think that there must be some natural cures, or herbs around for worms? What do you think is the best way to cure worms naturally?

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Raynaud's Phenomenon :: Cured With Natural Remedies

Let me tell you I had full blown Raynaud's. I'd need roughly one hour recovery from an attack. Blue fingers white fingers, pain - the lot. I've got low blood pressure so I can't take medication. I have to go to hospital for a week for iloprost infusion. Anyway let me tell you what cured me. I take 3 pills. Butcher's broom, odorless garlic and gingko biloba. I had been taking just Gingko (which didn't work) but I was advised to take Butchers Broom in Holland and Barrett, they also said buy fish oil but I didn't like the thought. Anyway, it's only been 5 days but you could describe me as having bad circulation now but not Raynaud's. I've washed my hands with cold water, gone out without my mittens and I'm ok. I went to an event and minutes after entering I was shaking hands. My hands were warm!! You cannot imagine what it feels like to not have cold hands anymore. I was ready to saw my fingers off. This 'spring' has been awful but now I'm no colder than anyone else . Please buy these natural remedies, it'll change your life.

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Uterine Fibroids Pain - Any Natural Remedies

I am 48 yrs old.  have been using mirena coils for 7 years so do not suffer the heavy bleeding a lot of women do with fibroids.  Have 3-4 the one causes the problems is orange sized. Causes constipation one day, diarrhea the next, pain in my back that is sometimes so severe I feel faint. Due to this cannot work. waiting for 2nd gyno appt- but would like to have some sort of a normal life and return to work.  Have been googling natural remedies. Keep seeing agnus castus and milk thistle come up. Has anyone tried this and how long before they found their symptoms were helped.


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Antivirals (valtrex) :: Herpes Medication Affect STD Test Results?

I was recently tested negative for all STDs except herpes type 2 which I have had for years and so wasn't tested. I forgot to tell the doctor I am on Valtrex 500mg daily for suppressive antiviral treatment. Can this have an effect on the results of the tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV, or hepatitis (hepatitis)?

Can I reply on the negative results or do I need retesting after coming off the herpes antiviral medication?

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Uterine Fibroids :: Natural Remedies? Esmya Didn't Work

Is there any natural medicine to cure fibroids?

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Menopause :: Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes? Red Clover And Black Cohosh?

I am pretty sure I am in perimenopause. Had 2 periods in a year and the last one was Sept. 47 years old and lately been feeling the heat BIG time for about 2 minutes a few times a day. My sleep pattern is changing and I feel exhausted after work but pick up after a 30 minute nap in the evening. Libido is low but that may be due to the "dryness" making "intimacy" quite uncomfortable. 

Otherwise I feel fine. Been looking into natural remedies but worried about the oestrogen type supplements (red clover and black cohosh)- I thought they would be ideal until i read about increase risk of women's cancers;-( Now I am just confused. I don't know if I should take anything but I just started Menopace to see if it helps.

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Hytrin / Generic Terazosin To Help Urine Flow? Alternative/natural Remedies?

Got a couple questions for the board; have any of you been prescribed Hytrin or the generic Terazosin to help urine flow?

My Uro calls my condition bladder neck dysfunction and want to do a TRUP (send chills hearing that...yikes) to alleviate the weak urine flow I've had for about 3 -4 years.

The meds (Hytrin) does help but it makes my heart pound. I don't want to be on meds for this my whole life and I do NOT want to have surgery! I'm trying everything under-the-sun before going that route!

I'm 53 and eat vegan, otherwise good health, not overweight, work out 3 times a week and drink lots of water...well try to.

Considering acupuncture...but hoping for some tried and true other solutions?

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I have varicose veins in my legs and both are swollen. I feel itchy and got purple coloured on lower side. I am afraid of operation or any painful treatment. Please tell me about any painless surgery/treatment or naturally method.

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Kidney Stones - Natural Remedies - Beans, Horsetail, Uva Ursi, Pomegranate And Lemon Juice

Natural Remedies for kidney stones

Kidney Beans

One of the foods that doctors and other nutritionist recommend for healthy kidneys are kidney beans. Unknown to a majority of people is that kidney stones have been utilized for ages as a medicinal decoction. Remove the beans from the pods and then boil the beans I purified water for at least 6 hours. Take a cheese garment and strain the liquid. Give the liquid a couple of hours to cool down before taking it. To ease the pain, it is highly suggested that you drink the liquid throughout the day.


Diuretic horsetails are easily accessible in the market and can be used in making horsetail tea. By drinking up to 4 cups of horsetail tea in a day, which is an equivalent of two grams of the thyme pill per day will enable you to eradicate the signs and symptoms triggered by kidney stones.

Uva Ursi

This is also another effective natural home remedy for kidney stones. On top of enabling to combat infections that are triggered with the onset of kidney stones, Uva Ursi also functions in assisting in pain reduction and cleansing of the urinary tract. For effective results, it is highly recommended that you take 500 milligram at least twice in a day.

Lemon juice, raw apple cider vinegar plus olive oil

This is one of the natural home remedies that is not only easily available in your home, but quite efficient when it comes to curing kidney stones naturally. Symptoms such as abdominal pain can be managed by blending olive oil with lemon juice extract. After drinking the mixture, ensure that you have drunk at least 12 ounces of water. Wait for at least 30 minutes before blending 0.5 ounces of lemon juice in 12 ounces of water. Add one tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar before drinking. Repeat this cycle every one hour until the pain has subsided.

Pomegranate Juice

There is no doubt that pomegranate plant offers immense health benefits. However, more particularly, the juice as well as the seeds of the pomegranate plant can be regarded as a pure natural remedy for kidney stones. Doctors and scientists have attributed this to the acerbic and caustic traits of the plant. For best results, it is highly recommended that you eat organic pomegranate plant or opt to drink freshly extracted

pomegranate juice.


Make sure you are drinking sufficient water everyday to keep your body and kidneys hydrated specially during summer to prevent the increase chances of an imbalance in your kidneys.


In comparison to other types of vegetables, watermelon is packed with potassium salts. Moreover, it is made up of high water content that helps with hydration.

For years, doctors and nutritionists have recommended watermelon as it is regarded as a best diuretic and as such can also be used as natural remedy for kidney stones.


Grapes have long been regarded as the best home therapy for kidney stones. Grapes are made up of unique diuretic importance with respect to their excessive water substances as well as potassium salt.

As a result of its minute sodium chloride plus albumin matter, grapes are of great importance when it comes to eliminating kidney issues.

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Antivirals :: Side Effects Of Quinine?

I know that quinine is used for treating malaria and that this is the first choice medication for this disease. However, a friend of mine uses it for fever. I would like to know which side effects of these tablets. I would really appreciate if someone could tell me something more about this.

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Antivirals :: Can Daily Acyclovir Cause Bacterial Vaginosis?

I'm currently taking acyclovir daily as part of suppressive therapy.  Shortly after taking medication, I ended up with a yeast infection (confirmed by the doctor), and she prescribed me medicine.  Those symptoms started feeling better, and I was feeling back to my normal self, but now I'm more reddish again than my normal color and feel a bit inflamed.  My symptoms seem consistent with how I normally get with bacterial vaginosis (BV).  Does anyone know if taking antivirals can cause BV? (similar to how antibiotics cause yeast infections?).   I tried looking it up online but couldn't really find a straightforward answer, and I'm wondering if any of you have had experience with this.

I'm getting really frustrated, since my initial OB was pretty bad with swollen lymph nodes and other discomfort.  Was getting over a yeast infection, and now I'm feeling like something else is going on!  If this ends up being BV, and if taking acyclovir can potentially cause BV as a side effect, I'll have to take flagyl for that, which always ends up giving me a yeast infection. I feel like this is a never ending circle of discomfort.

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Herpes :: Asymptomatic Gentintal Herpes Transmission To Mouth By Oral Sex?

Recently found out that I have genital herpes. It's scaring me because I'm a lesbian and I feel like I will never be able to have sex again. I have a couple of questions.

I'm in a relationship with a woman, would she contract herpes by giving me oral sex when I don't have an "outbreak"? Can she contract the virus orally?

What's are the risks and probabilities?

Can you have herpes 1 in your genitals or is it only herpes 2 in your genitals. What does this really mean?

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I have tension headaches on and off and this week I've had a lot of them. The muscles at the top of my neck/base of my skull on the right side and my right trap stay tight/knotted. I usually do massage therapy on a fairly regular basis that helps with this and usually keeps the headaches away. Because of a really busy summer remodeling our house, I haven't been able to do this and have kind of gotten "behind the ball". I'm having a hard time getting them under control. Anyone been in this situation and what works best for you?

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My mom has seizures but the doctors say nothing shows on the test they run.

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I'm going tomorrow to have my lil girl and I woke up this morning with a sore throat. What's the best home remedies?

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