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Posted by Sharon (Wesley Chapel, Fl) on 01/25/2010

[YEA]  Preventing herpes outbreaks

For those folks who need a simple, cheap, effective way to prevent herpes, take 1000 mg tablet of lysine once a day. TADA!- If you have an outbreak, you have to take it hourly until it subsides. Keep up the water to flush it out. If you get sick, double or triple your dose as the body uses up lysine so fast during illness or stress you will break out. For those folks who weigh in over 180 lbs, you need 2000 mg a day. Cheers, as this has worked for my family for 10 years.

Replied by Em
Saudi Arabia
Hi Sharon, can please let me know did you put on weight after taking l lysine regularly on daily basis? I have started to take l lysine and I'm concerned about weight, I don't want to put on weight, please do reply, it will be a great help.

Posted by Danielle (Lakewood, Co) on 01/02/2010

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Just want to say that I am so happy to have found this website. I wish that I would have found it two years as I was searching for answers that long ago. I have had herpes inside of my mouth for as long as I can remember. The outbreaks have become less frequent as I have gotten older but when they do occur they are most painful as I usually get multiple lesions inside my mouth for over a week. Two years ago I found a lesion just outside the opening to my v-----. I assumed that I had genital herpes as I had been very sexually active with several partners in a short time period. However, the doctor said that I had Herpes I which is "supposed" to stay in the mouth but that I had contracted it from oral sex. So for two years I am not sure if I have had another outbreak or not. I have had some redness and soreness but no visible soreness. I also have given it some thought and am thinking that I more than likely did not contract this by being promiscuous. I think that I may have contracted this from my husband. I have been married twice for five years each time and both husbands would get herpes on the outside of their lips. I have had some of the same minor symptoms for years but since I had NO idea that it was even possible to contract oral herpes "down below" I guess I ignored any minor symptoms had. As far as I know I have not given it to any one else. I have a new partner now and I don't think he is thrilled about it. I know this is a medical question but can anyone help me get this question answered. If I have HS1 down there and he has never had herpes his whole life - he is 43 - can he still get it and does it then convert to HS2 for him if he does get it????

Anyway, I got a terrible breakout both in my mouth and down there last week when I went on vacation. Thank GOD for this site. I had sugarfree gum, sugar free drinks and sugarfree energy drinks. I immediately bought some L Lysine which made everything in my mouth disappear within a couple days. Now I am trying the apple cider vinegar for down there. It has given me some relief but I think I need to try some of the other remedies. I am most happy to find out all the preventative things that I can do! I drink a lot of wine and eat a little chocolate almost every day. I was even using splenda in my tea. I think the aspartame is what did it for me though. I got rid of the splenda and bought stevia yesterday.

Again thank you.

Replied by Laforest
Calabasas, Ca, United States
Virtually no serious adverse reactions of L-lysine were observed until today. A large dosage can lead to the creation of gallbladder stones. An abnormal consumption of amino lysine through quite a while is additionally considered to improve the levels of blood cholesterol and even triglycerides, therefore the individuals who have a track record of cardiac complications ought to seek advice from their own medical professional before you go to lysine benefits and side effects dietary supplements. Dosage amounts more than 40 gr everyday may also lead to queasiness, aches, abdomen problems and also diarrhea.

Thus, amino lysine is a crucial amino which takes on a very important position in lots of vital life steps. But it surely needs to be ingested in the necessary quantity, being an abnormal quantity can result in selected health issues for example gallbladder stones along with a reducing of the stage of l-arginine. Apart from this, a knowledgeable medical doctor needs to be contacted prior to taking amino lysine health supplements, specifically by expectant along with breastfeeding mommies and other people who have cardiac problems, kidney as well as liver conditions.

Replied by Bonnie
Victoria, Bc
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   My MD recommended 1500 mg of L-Lysine daily and 3000 per day during an outbreak of GH. I find taking it daily helps prevent outbreaks. I'm going to try the ACV on the blisters.

Posted by Barbara (Toronto, On, Canada) on 12/16/2009

[YEA]  L-Lysine for herpes

I have herpes that only occurs about once a year. I eat alot of citrus and don't stress out about it so for the entire 17 years I have had it I have only had about 6-8 breakouts. The first 12 years I had about four breakouts but the past few years it was more recurrent about once or twice a year, each bout lasting one to two days. Last year after my first major bout (my sore lasted six days and then I got another one right afterwards) I started to use L-lysine. I take 2 500 mg capsules 3-4 times a month, and everyday for a few days if I am feeling run down or stressed. I have had tingles since then ( it has been seven months but nothing so far.) I also use a common herpes prevention cream (abreva) for the tingles which really seems to help. I rub it on as soon as I feel any tingling and sometimes a few times and that really helps as well.

I feel confident this is the cure that will make my immune system strong enough to battle this ailment as I believe herpes can be cured with a strong healthy immune system and care.

Posted by Okemah (San Diego, CA, US) on 09/22/2008

[YEA]  For over twenty years I've witnessed L-Lysine work for family, friends, neighbors,and recently nurses at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Nurses claim they noticed it stunted the growth overnight. People with reoccurring fever blisters, cold sores, canker sores and I suppose herpes, too, may find relief. My mother, Nancy, had suffered with fever blisters in her youth. She felt they were triggered by stressful events in her life. And by paying attention to her own symptoms (nerve twitch in the area the blister intends to form) and taking L-Lysine she could keep the blisters from ever forming. Within an hour of feeling the twitch she would take no less than 3000mgs - 6000mg of L-Lysine and repeat treatment every two to three hours until bedtime. Upon rising she continued her assault until she had no symptoms (twitching nerve/nerves) for one complete day. Then she felt she had enough amino acids to squash its desire to produce. If she felt it again or felt one in another area she would slam another 3000-6000mgs to squash its desire as well. Everyone will find their own dosage through trial and error, too little and you'll blister, but keep taking the L-Lysine and you'll heal faster. Almost enough, a bump may form but not into an open sore. Always check dates for freshness because it has to be potent.The day before her mothers funeral she had 5 blisters, until then I never saw more than one. We eventually traced it back to her using an old bottle that had little or no potency. Some may require less and some seem unable to be honestly consistent with their dosages to squash the sore. Pound it down, we say, 1000mg tablets, yes they are big. If you prefer there are also 500mg tablets, available. It works!

Posted by Erin (Huntington Beach, CA) on 09/17/2008

[YEA]  It really works, take L-Lysine at the first sign of an outbreak for herpes/ canker sores and it will stop it from coming out.

Posted by SydAus (Sydney, Australia) on 04/01/2008

[YEA]  I contracted herpes several years ago and after the first outbreak all the other ones have been mild and only happend 3-4 times a year, but suddenly last week I did get quite a strong outbreak, still not as bad as the first one, but quite major. Its already subsided after 4-5 days as I have been megadosing on Vitamin C and most importantly Lysine. 6g of C and 4 g of lysine I would suggest that suppplimentation of lysine, around 1500-2000 mg every day forever will help with mitigating recurances.

Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 11/22/2007

[YEA]  To SallySue from Chicago (ll/20/07) Hey, be happy that your diagnosis was herpes and not worse. For herpes, chicken pox, shingles or other virus, adults take 2grams L-Lysine (2000mgm) 4 times a day. Many viruses can recur, as anyone who has had a cold sore (herpes simplex) can tell you. If you restart the lysine at' the first sign of recurrence, it will be greatly improved the next day. I take L-lysine for colds, flu, cold sores, or any other viral ailment.

Replied by sallysue
chicago, illinois
My doctor just called me to give me the worst news of my life. he told me I had herpes! I had no outbreaks ever, not even a cold sore, I asked him if by any chance the results could be a false positive and he told me yes. so i have to wait for 3mths to be retested. the reason i got the test was because for the last 7 years i have gotten a vaginal discharge almost like a yeast infection..I took an HIV test and that was negative so my doctor said lets take this test so that we can see if thats what it is, and sure enough I get the worst news of my life. anyone ever experienced this?
Replied by Esther
I hope you're not talking about the usual vaginal discharge that every woman has just before she's ovulating. Don't think that you have an infection or you're dirty. I certainly hope that your doctors haven't lead you on a goose chase for 7 years. I've been reading a book which thoroughly explains the "normal" patterns of monthly cervical fluids for women, in fact it's used as a means of birth control or pregnancy planning. I hope this helps you!

L-Lysine, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
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Posted by J on 01/20/2008

[YEA]  re: Genital Herpes on Face. Greetings! I have had'only a couple of outbreaks in the last 25 years but right now I have a very painful one on my lip as bad as my first one! Daily, I take two doses of lysine (2 500 mg. capsules each time). In the morning I take _____'s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, with lemon juice from our Meyer lemon tree and sweeten with 100% Pure Maple Syrup Grade B because germs and possibly viruses (?) do not live in pure maple syrup! I would not ever use baking soda in any form because it is harmful for the body and has something to do with aluminum. However, for the last few weeks I used a good form of honey because we were too busy to drive to where we purchase the maple syrup. (Trader Joe's) I also used to take a cool form of cayenne capsule that I will go back to doing. I really want to destroy this virus once and for all! However, maybe the only thing we can do is keep it at bay and I mainly have for the last quarter century. I hope that this helps!

L-Lysine, Oregano Oil, Cell Food
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Posted by LCL (Baltimore, MD) on 04/06/2008

[YEA]  L-Lysine, Oil of Oregano and Cell Food (Oxygen and hydrogen to the body). I was diagnosed with Herpes Simplex 2 one week ago, and was devasted. I am 45 yrs old and have been married 5 years. We are faithful people! I am perplexed over this because I can't imagine how I contracted this or when! Nevertheless, I came across this site and it has changed my life and mental state. I didn't think I could handle this as I am a well rounded and have always been vigilant about everything, including my encounters in my single life. I decided to come off the Valtrex right aways and began the regiment that most agreed with my spirit. I only had on lesion on the back of my lower thigh - I was first diagnosed with shingles. I have never experienced any of the symptoms I read on this site, but the one lesion and the pain was enough!! I have been on the regiment for about one week, with only having had two OB. But, my body feels completely different, I can literally feel the effects of the Oil of Oregano immediately. There is a calming affect that happens, it feel wonderful. It seem like when I take the Lysine at night I get a tingle/buring feeling in my private area, strange because I never had prior to taking it. It just seems that whenever I think about the "herpes" thing now, I immediately feel a tingle/burning sensation down there. So, if I keep my mind in a positive place and think victoriously, I control the feeling. It's wierd, but at times I can feel the creepy virus slithering its way around my nervous system! I begin to denounce that demon! The cell food give me so much assurance because the virus cannot survive when oxygen is fed to cells. I am still adjusting the full dosage, it was too strong at first. I have changed my eating habits immediately, which is a challenge. I like to eat what I like, within reasonable bounds. I know I just started this regiment, but I feel really good and like I have already beat this demon! I plan to stick with this regiment for 6 months and take another blood test. By the way does anyone have knowlege about the levels. My was only 1.18, which positive reading is >1.09. Just curious. Thanks to all who have contributed to this website and for giving all of us hope and strength. God Bless everyone and may we all be healed!

Replied by Jenny
Chicago, Il
I just found out that Cellfood contains arginine, which increase the breakout of herpes. How can this possibly help heal if it is contradicting?
Replied by Tina
West Palm Beach, Fl
[NAY]   Hi. I have found that taking cell food was causing me to get outbreaks! I wasn't sure until I stopped taking it for a while then started taking it again. Sure enough, after the first day of taking it, I got an outbreak. Happens with stabilized liquid oxygen too. Not sure if the oxygen brings the virus out to kill it or what, but will not use it anymore as I don't want anymore outbreaks.

L-Lysine, Red Marine Algae, H2O2, Dietary Suggestions
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Posted by Dave (Boca Raton, FL) on 04/06/2008

[YEA]  I am commenting on the discussion about herpes and artificial sweeteners from the following link:

I noticed I was getting more herpes outbreaks, and I suspected it was due to having slim fast shakes for breakfast. Just out of curiosity, I typed in "Slim Fast Herpes Outbreak" into Google and came across this discussion, where someone else mentioned they had a Slim Fast diet bar and immediately had an outbreak. I'm assuming the two are somehow related.

From the research I have done, the best herbal treatments for Genital Herpes is L-Lysine and Red Marine Algae. I also spray my groin area with Hydrogen Peroxide each night before I go to bed, and again in the morning when I wake up (about 20 mins or so before taking a shower). My doctor wants me on suppressive therapy (i.e., 500MG Valtrex per day), but I don't like the way it makes me feel, so I only take the Valtrex during outbreaks (2grams initially, and then 500MG twice daily until symptoms are gone) along with putting extra-strength Gold Bond Medicated Powder (Green Bottle) and Zovarax cream on the area during outbreaks, while spraying with hydrogen peroxide twice daily.

I've heard the following is also good for Herpes outbreaks: CoQ10, Echinachea, Pau D'Arco/Taheebo, Omega 3, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Zinc, Garlic, Cat's Claw, Lecithin, Organic Geranium, Lipoic Acid, Lemonbalm/Melissa Leaves, Tea Tree Oil, Multivitamins, and Orange Juice, but I can't verify any of that.

Do *NOT* use petroleum jelly, cortisone creams, or antibiotic ointments as they will make the outbreak worse or last longer.

***AVOID*** eating Gelatin, Chocolate, Carob, Oats, Whole Wheat, White Flour, Soubeans, and Wheat Germ.

Stress is the number one predictor of an outbreak, so get plenty of rest and exercise to minimize outbreaks.

L-Lysine, Zinc, Pau De Arco Tea
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Posted by Veronica (Houston, Texas ) on 05/29/2009

[YEA]  I have used 2500mg of L-Lysine a day, 50mg - 100mg of zinc a day and I haven't had a outbreak since I was told I had it 1 year ago. If I feel a outbreak coming on I drink Pau De Arco Tea and put 20 drops of Pau'De Arco in there. Also if you have an outbreak if you put 3 cap fulls of bleach in some warm water in soak sores will disappear in 2 days.

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Posted by Freddie (Buckeye, AZ, USA) on 02/17/2009

[YEA]  I tried Lecithin. A Bechtel engineer who worked at a laboratory when he was younger told me that they grew the herpes virus. They used Lecithin to control and kill the herpes virus. He saw the herpes breakout on my face one day at work. He told me to take 2500 mg each day for a month. I asked him why he hasn't come forward with this information. He said that the FDA was too powerful to fight.

It worked for me. I haven't had a breakout in 20 years.

As I understand it, hospitals use Lecithin based baby formulas on new born babies born to women with genital herpes.

Lecithin 2500 mg a day for a month

Replied by Ss
Ca, Usa
[YEA]   I tried lecithin because of Freddy's comment. I started lecithin (3600 mg/day) almost 2 months ago and have not had an outbreak since. Prior to that I was getting outbreaks every week or two due to the amount of stress I am under. Stress is still there but herpes thankfully is not. You can buy it any any health food store. It comes in 1200 mg softgels and the recommended dosage is 3 softgels per day. Freddy said to take 2500 mg for a month but it has worked so well for me that I'm afraid to stop taking it because of the weekly breakouts I was having before. Occasionally I do feel a tingle in the spot where I used to break out but the blister never appears and the tingling quickly disappears. I read through all the boards and this is the only remedy I've tried and luckily it worked for me.
Replied by Julie B
Las Vegas, Nevada
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   I purchases lecithin (soy based) for the first time this week because of Freddie's comment above. It happened so, that day I felt that burning, tingling feeling of an outbreak starting to surface, usually I never have much discomfort but when I do it's no stopping it. I decided to take 2 gel capsules 1200mg each, and IT WORKED! To my surprise that darn thing never appeared. My challenge now is to take it daily for a month and see what happens. I'm just concerned about any side effects and if it's safe to take the higher dosage over an extended period of time. I am an otherwise normal, healthy individual and from what I read this supplement is good for other health benefits. I don't want to cause any additional health concerns. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Replied by Niki
Decatur, Ga., Usa
Julie B I'm new to this forum, but I was wondering How r u doing? Is the lecithin still worker? Please let me know.
Replied by Maryland
Los Angeles, Ca
I started this week on Lecithin, 2 capsules of 1200mg each once a day and will let you guys know how I am doing.

Btw, I am not only doing this but I am doing the 3 tablespoons a day of apple cider vinegar and a 1/2 cup a day of water with 1/4 tsp of baking soda and 1/4 tsp of lemon (one of Ted's recipes).

I am also taking vitamins A, C, E, d3, L-Lysine, Zinc AND Magnesium. I am doing everything I can to get rid of it. I had 6 outbreaks in 8 months, and enough is enough.

Replied by Maryland
Los Angeles, Ca, Usa
[NAY]   Update: I did feel a bit of itching down there and rubbed coconut oil on my genital. So far the lecithin hasn't worked in full effect, but I am glad the coconut oil kept the herpes from creating a new outbreak.

I was underweight, so I think my immune system was compromised, and that's why the lecithin hasn't worked yet. I'll keep you guys posted, and hopefully next time I post, I will be reporting no itching or outbreaks!

Replied by Maryland
Los Angeles, Ca, Usa
I increased the lecithin dosage from 2400mg to 4800mg and will try for another month.

I still have itching coming and going, if a lesion appears I use coconut oil and they disappear fast. I think the virus is becoming weak, when lesions appear they are usually tiny or just a bump.

I am also taking 1000mg lysine and vitamins A, E, C, D3, zinc and magnesium.

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa
If the pills aren't getting results, try granulated lecithin. Looks strange, tastes buttery.
Replied by Hopeful
New York
Can you please specify which Lethitin you took to get rid of herpes ( the soy based or egg yolk based one)? Thank you
Replied by Enxy
Karachi, Sindh
Hi there. I wanted to ask that do we have to keep on taking the lecithin tablets forever or just a month like Freddie said? im confused, pls help!! Thanks!!

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Posted by Meg (Grafton, WI) on 01/24/2009

[YEA]  Grow some lemon balm (melissa officianalis) in your garden. It is easy and prolific in a sunny spot. Just before it flowers, cut down about 1/3 of the plant and hang it upside down in a dry, out-of-the-sun place. When it is really dry (crumbles in you hand), crumble the leaves into a bag or dish. Discard the stems (makes good compost.)

Further chop/mince the lemon balm using a food chopper to as small as you can... this should be the consistency of ground spices or as small as you can go. If you can find gelatin capsules, get some and stuff the ground lemon balm into the capsules. You will get 1/2 to 1 teaspoon into a capsule. If you can't find capsules, take a teaspoon in some yogurt - let it soften a bit first.

At the first sign of a herpes outbreak, take one or two capsules 2 or 3 times during the day for a day or two. It will avoid or greatly minimize the outbreak. For an extra boost, take 3 to 4 garlic tablets at the same time. Both lemon balm and garlic seem to stop herpes in its tracks. Lemon balm is most effective. It helps to become attuned to your body so you can detect the subtle signs before they become a problem.

Replied by Harmonious1
Alamogordo, New Mexico
I have been learning from some very informed people that Lemon Balm is much more potent if used fresh, since the volatile oils are scarce compared to other herbs. I take the fresh herb and pulse in blender with vodka. Then I put it in a jar and let it sit in a dark place, shaking it up every day or so. Just as easy and you get all the oils this way.

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Posted by Lisa (Ohio, USA) on 12/21/2009

[YEA]  Treatment for Herpes

I usually take a Lime and cut it in half and squeeze the juice onto the sore then rub the lime in the sore. It is painless and the sore is usually gone the next day. It works for me. I never take or buy the pills.

Lysine, Echinacea, Vitamin C, Peroxide
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Posted by Jayden (San Antonio, United States of America) on 05/02/2007

[YEA]  Alright guys and girls, listen up! I have had an outbreak for going on a year nothing would make it go away. I would cry everyday, So much because I am so young and attractive.. I am also not sexually active at all. I dont know how I got it to be honest but I do. I guess by kissing not sure. I was giving up on life but I decided that I am not going to let this destroy me. I would come up with my own cure. Well Im 90 percent sure I have since my outbreaks have subsided 99 percent, im not gonna lie i still have 4 of those nasty things on my face but they are fading. Keep in mind that I ony started my last expirement 2 weeks ago and they have started to just completely fade after going on year with an outbreak. Heres what you do and please try this and give me feedback and tell me how it works. By the way always remeber to pray to god. He will help you in the process. for those of you who dont believe in him find him! I promise you he will help you!

First: Buy yourself a bottle of lysine. It strenghtens your immune system. Buy the 1000 miligram one and take 3 a day for 2 weeks. (to many pills to take if you take the 500 miligrams one) Its only like 9 bucks.

Second: buy enchinacea i forgot how u spell it. Its like 3 bucks. Just google it. When you buy it take 3(1500mg) your first time at 12 pm. then take 1 pill after that every hour at (500 miligrams).So youll take 1 at 1pm, 1 at 2pm and so forth. Till your last hour of bed time. (always take one before u go to bed!) Do this method for 3 days and you will notice your herpes fading quickly.

third: get a bottle of calaclear lotion. It cost a dollar or 2 at the dollar store. Also buy a bottle of vitamin C at 500 mg and a bottle of peroxide. The peroxide is like 50 cents. Now what you do is take the calaclear lotion and squeeze it all into a cup. Then take 30 vitamin C pills ( thats 15000mg) and crush them in a zip lock bag. Crush them to a powder. Now you take the powdered vitamin c and pour it into the cup of the calaclear lotion and mix it all together and nothing else!, this recipe doesnt cause any redness! THen stir it up and put a foil with a rubberband around the top of the cup so no dust or dirt gets in but air does. then poke holes on top so the calaclear lotion can dry up. It should turn into a clear or yellowish color and act as some what of that candy like fruit roll up in a way.It should feel the way a contact lens feels. Then when it dries up you should be able to tear it to pieces after like 3 days. Now take a piece of it and get a foil and pour peroxide on it. Then take the piece of the CVC (calaclear with vitamin C mix)and put it in the peroxide for 30 seconds ,( now the piece should be the size of your sore. )Now take it out of the peroxide and put it on your sore. It should stick. The peroxide will break through the sores and then after 20 - 30 min the CVC should start melting into the sore. And you will notice redness and the bump and everything start to fade. You should never pop a sore. This method will elimate it. Then just peel off and repeat if necassary. Do this everyday if you want till there all gone. Trust me it works I hate herpes and Im sure you do to. Oh yeah and stay away from heat and stay in cool places. Also sleep in front of a fan facing your face and pray to god everynight before you go to bed you will notice everything will be better love you guys! And try this I didnt do all this typing for nothing lol j/k. But try my method it works. Sorry about the typos im very tired and sleepy well good night and god bless.