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Genital Herpes Remedies

Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by That Guy (Raleigh, NC) on 05/03/2009
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I read that the virus has to have a warm and moist environment to REPLICATE, or go extremely active. I soak my fingers in HP initially to dry out the infected area and the COOL (not warm) sensation eases the itch. I then soak a cotton ball in HP and place it on the infected area and keep it in place with a fabric band aid b/c they don't loose adhesion when wet. I then resoak that whole finger (2 soaks and a cotton ball so far) while it's wrapped and remove the band aid about an hour later. This also removes any tiny blisters that tried to form during the first few hours of prodrone. (I believe the prodrone sensation is the actual SKIN seperating from it's lower layers trying to form a blister, which becomes itchy) MAKES SENSE TO ME. After any dead skin is peeled away from the bandage I keep it dry with HP as uaual until it's said and done. Within ONE day I am able to rid myself of any and most all discomfort AND by the next day I'm WELL on my way into the healing stage. NO BLISTERS, NO DISCOMFORT, INFECTED SKIN REMOVED, NO ITCH, JUST HEALING. IDK how or why it works other than it DRIES the area which is GREAT FOR YOU vs. BAD FOR VIRUS...AND it REMOVES the infected top layer of skin even if any blisters are barely visible, the skin is peeled away, and recleaned/redried with HP until it just naturally heals on it's own. For me it takes about half or less of a day to rid myself of discomfort and maybe two days to get it feeling back to normal and WELL into the healing stages. My first outbreak with the VIRUS lasted almost two weeks..and it wasn't pretty. With DRYING and REMOVAL and CLEANLINESS I am able to shorten two weeks into a mere day or two and the discomfort is gone is half a day. GOOD LUCK!! BTW I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT CAUSED MY OUTBREAK b/c IT DID IT TO ME BEFORE. NEVER... EVER... EVER... EVER.... EVER, TAKE ANY BARBITUATES BECAUSE IT PLACES THE NERVOUS SYSTEM INTO A SLEEP STATE AND YOU GUESSED IT. THAT'S WHERE THE VIRUS LIES DORMANT ;) IF SOMEONE PAYS ME I'll KEEP My outbreaks are so minmimal I would get paid to go through one again just to prove that my process works for me. It doesn't cure anything but it goes from onset to AGHHHHH in a mere day as I said before if not two. Give it a shot if you have the same problem and I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK b/c this has to be one of the most UNFAIR VIRUS' ever to plaque humans. REMEMBER....KEEP IT DRY and COOL!! AGHHHHH is the KEY.

Posted by D (Pines, NJ) on 04/13/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Seriously, try 20% cream Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball and lightly press it on the area. Apply everyday until it's completely gone. I'm on Valtrex and Zovirax but hydrogen peroxide has done more for me and my symptoms are gone (for now I expect). This is my 1st outbreak so we'll see. I still need to convince my bf that he's got it. He has no symptoms and doesn't believe that he gave it to me, but he had tender lymph nodes on both sides. My doctor confirmed that this is a primary breakout for me.

My bf has been in Iraq for the past 6 mos. and he was here 3 weeks ago for leave. Two weeks after he left I developed symptoms. During a routine exam my doc saw a tiny pinhead sized bump (looked like a goosebump) and asked me if I had oral sex with anyone in the past few weeks. He did a swab of the area and five days later told me it wasn't the cold sore variety but genital herpes. This f---- sucks because I didn't get anything from my bf before. He probably got it in Iraq. lol WTF

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Posted by Joe (Albuquerque, NM) on 09/05/2008
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Soaking in a bath up to your wast with a cup of peroxide has helped in stopping genital herpes outbreaks for me, when you feel the onset of an outbreak.

Posted by Joanne (Taos, New Mexico) on 07/19/2008
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I suffered greatly from genital herpes on a regular basis until I tried hydrogen peroxide. I was in the painful blister stage when I first tried it, and applied H2O2 with a cotton ball to the area, almost "scubbing" the blisters down because they were so painful and the area was so itchy. Miracle of miracles--it relieved the pain and itch almost immediately, and the next day the problem was reduced by 95%.

Now if I have an outbreak I usually ignore it until it gets uncomfortable, then apply the H202. It seems to be most effective when blisters have formed or are at least beginning, but I have also found I could prevent it from reaching that point by applying earlier.

Knowing that it is easy to fix once it gets worse, I usally can't be bothered to get out the hydrogen peroxide until it gets annoying. I don't pass on the chocolate or other foods that cause breakouts either anymore. I hope you will try it and that it will be a miracle for you as it has been for me.

Replied by Tim

Warning: Hey guys hold your horses- you MUST tell people what strength of HP you are using for different treatments. As you know HP comes typically from 3% to 60% and these stronger ones can cause serious damage if used undiluted. So before you use HP Google about the dilution of it. Usually 3% is safe for most uses except you don't want to let it get into your eyes. 6% can be use for some treatments. Also you never want to digest any drug store brands, because they have other chemicals in them. If you for some reason try eating or drinking it; use food grade HP, which is 30 or 60 %, so you must dilute it a lot. So do be careful. And don't ask me where to get the food grade, because I don't know. Google it.

Replied by Benni
San Diego, California

Just a thought for everyone using hydrogen peroxide (3% liquid) on HSV2 outbreaks.

The acne cream, benzoyl peroxide, is sold at most pharmacies. It is a thick cream and is sold in 5% and 10% concentrations. Maybe it would be easier to use for this purpose.

It will bleach your clothes and probably hair though... So wear white undies and be prepared to go orange or blonde! Who cares if it penetrates better though, right?

Posted by Joe (Los Angeles, USA) on 01/04/2008
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For genital herpies. You can get a thin needle and burn it with a match to sterilize it. You have to pucture the bubbles of herpies with one hand and have a tissue in the other hand to soke up the juice. You will also pore Hydrogen Peroxide over the open cuts so oxigen gets in there. You only use the needle method if your herpies has bubbled out. If you have open sores you just need to pore peroxide on it. This is not a cure but it help the healing fast.

Posted by Angel9 (Los Angeles) on 12/04/2006
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All I want to know is... has anyone ever gone back to a doctor and test negative for HSV2 after being tested positive for HSV2? This and only this means you have been cured. You are not cured just by preventing outbreaks. You are just really good at dodging an attack. My GOAL!!! I have just had a positive blood test for HSV2. My plan is not to stop outbreaks but to stop the virus itself. Meaning the next time I get tested it will be negative. I don't know how long this will take but based on the knowledge I have gained about what type of virus this is, where it hides dormant in your body, and the many different theories people have on "CURING" herpes 1 & especially 2, it seems that the best way to start is with 35% Food Grade Peroxide. And obviously proper diet and immune system boosting vitamin regimen while only drinking DISTILLED WATER. Like I stated earlier I want to get rid of the virus not just the outbreaks. So far I have been reading miles and miles of claims of cures and all these claims are just stopping outbreaks not the virus. That is not enough for me. I have read only 1 and I mean only 1 person saying they have been tested negative after being tested positive. And he was using Oxygen Therapy with 35% food grade peroxide in Spain. Testing negative means, You can't pass what you don't have.

Replied by Dee
Detroit, MI

I am curious if you were able to test negative, if so, would you mind sharing what you did? thanks

Replied by Manns57
Phoenix, Az

Please send me more info on this!!!

Thank you, Dee

Replied by Womanundefeated
Southern, Fla

Angel9: This is exactly how I feel! I would like to hear about someone with a negative test result as well. I haven't tried the hydrogen peroxide, but I am now thinking about adding to my daily regimen. Need to do research first! I have been on my journey to "Being Cured" for about 1 year now.

Since then, I've worked with two holistic docs who recommended everything from Aloe Vera intake to garlic pills, parsley, and Coloidal Silver. I am now working with a wonderful holistic doc that says the key to complete and PERMANANT healing is to get your body as alkaline as posible by eating only alkaline foods and drinking mostly alkaline water, no sodas, no milk or dairy, and no sugar or sweeteners! Ie: Dairy and sugars feed the bacteria in your body. I have basicly become a raw foodist, eating mostly green vegetables and drinking only coconut and almond milk within the past 3 mnths. I have also been drinking water from the young coconut and eating the meat, which I hear is great for breaking down the virus! The goal is to make your body so alkaline that the bacteria or virus can NO LONGER live in your body! It evacuates! This is my goal, and I see that people seem to want a quick fix, but the best way takes time, knowlege, and self-discipline. So far, I've had a couple outbreaks, not lasting more than 3 days, but as my body purges the herpes out, the goal is to have a final eruption-like result from the herbal tea cleanses I drink every month combined with a colon cleanse each month. I have never felt better or looked better, so the next time I visit the doc, I hope to have a NEGATIVE test result! Hope everyone is cleaning their bodies out naturally, NOT covering up the problem. Happy Cleansing! :)

Replied by Determined
Atlanta, Ga

Hey guys! If you are looking for a cure for GH, put colloidal silver in the search engine (earth clinic) and read the post(s)... There have been a few people that have actually tested negative after taking colloidal silver for a few months. I've purchased a bottle and I can really tell its working! I have faith that it will work. Oh, I also take bio-defender (monolaurin & olive leaf combo), which is a really good product. There are a few other things that I take as well (all herbal, of course)! I would suggest that you find what works for you, do your research and be consistent! There's no way that any Medical doctor can actually make me believe that this is incurable... It just doesn't make sense if you REALLY think about it!!! :)

Replied by Gloria

I would like more information on the daily use and for how long should I drink this peroxide will it have any negative effect on my organs?

Replied by Confusedaboutherpes
Philadelphia, Pa

I'm totally confused. I tested positive for H 2 years ago in June 2014. I didn't change a thing. A year later, I retested; surprisingly, I was negative. I was certain that the test was wrong, so I tested again & that test came back negative. I test every 4 months & my tests come back negative; however, I get mild itching. I still tell others that I have HSV-2 bc I thought once you are positive, you'll ALWAYS have it.

Replied by Naturalmama
Seattle, Wa

Womanundefeated from Southern Florida - Thank you for this insight. I really align with what you were saying about being alkaline to make it an inhospitable environment. I am curious how your treatment turned out?

Hydrogen Peroxide, ACV, Colloidal Silver

Posted by Louisa (Austin, Texas) on 09/19/2009
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So, here I am, a 45 year old woman who has just had my first herpes outbreak (OB). I was humiliated and in denial for about an hour when I came across this website and found hope and inspiration here. Based on hundreds of letters of good advice, this is the protocol I used to alleviate all the symptoms of the OB within 5 days. (Day 1)The first night I packed organic ACV soaked cotton balls in the folds of my privates. This stung initially, but I just waited it out. I slept this way for over 8 hours. When I woke, the affected spots were bright white. (Days 2-3) I started dabbing 3% hydrogen peroxide (HP) cotton balls liberally to affected area multiple times during the day, as well as "packing" the area with HP cotton balls at night. The "tickling" sensation lasted only three days and each day was significantly less than the day before. (Days 4-5) I continued using HP at least twice daily for a total of 5 days. On the 5th day following the initial symptom OB I saw my Nurse Practitioner and she was unable to even find evidence of the outbreak and said that I had done "a good job at drying it out." (Oh, I also drank about 3 Tbsp. ACV daily, and large doses of homemade colloidal silver 5/ppm, maybe 2 cups over 5 days.)

Good Luck, you're not alone.

Replied by Genna
Austin, Tx

Here's how I make homemade Colloidal Silver:

2 Silver wires. (.999 PURE silver: call Thunderbird Supply @ 505-884-7770 You will need 12" of 14 AWG. Cut in half.) I bend the wires over a wooden spoon so there is a one inch gap from the bottom of wire to base of a clear drinking glass. I attach a jumper (alligator to alligator jumper available at Radio Shack) to one silver wire, attach a second jumper to the other silver wire. I pour 8 ounces (1 cup) of warm distilled water into glass. I snap four 9-volt batteries together, exposing one leftover negative terminal and one leftover positive terminal. I attach one alligator to each terminal (the other ends are already attached to the silver wires.) I insure that the silver wires are about an inch apart all the way to the bottom. I set timer for 25 minutes. I pour resulting colloid into an amber or cobalt blue bottle for storage.

**Do not microwave distilled water to warm it. Heat it on the stove. The warm water (anything less that boiling) will cause a higher PPM "parts per million" colloid. The ideal voltage is between 27-36 VDC. After 15 minutes you can visually see the reaction occurring in the water by shining a flashlight through the glass, it will look like a mist between the two silver wires. Skky Vodka is a perfect bottle (with a plastic twist lid) for storing colloidal silver. This solution normally makes a 5ppm colloid when made at room temperature. Clean silver wires gently with green nylon scratch pad, my silver wires have lasted over 10 years. You cannot shock yourself doing this.

Replied by Kathy
Dubois, Pa

Thanks for the great information, Genna!

Replied by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, USA
120 posts

THANK YOU!!!!! This sounds like I can do it, I am not very mechanical, but I will be trying, thank you again Genna

Replied by Christine
Shoreline, Wa

You say that I need 12" of 14 AWG. What is 14 AWG?

Replied by Genna
Austin, Tx

Christine, 14 AWG just means 14 guage wire. (I should have just said that!) Good luck, it is really easy to make colloidal silver. I have not had a cold or flu in over 10 years and I credit that to the silver. I put it in my husbands coffee and in my dog's water bowl too.

Replied by Careful
Madrid, Spain

Hi, you want to be careful with homemade colloidal silver, and some commercial brand as well, as some people turned gray for using it. Google it and you will see.

Hypericum Mysorense

Posted by Ali (Atlanta, Georgia ) on 07/13/2016
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Hello all,

I have used this site for all kinds of aliments. I found something that worked so well I felt I owed to all the other sufferers out there to post. I have tried many things for herpes on this site, some with a little success. I have spent thousands trying different options. I got this about five years go, however it didn't manifest until around two years ago. It progressively got worse. I went from an outbreak every few mos to every month almost. I was at my wits end but I never lost hope. I knew God would have an answer. I had tried everything except for a few very expensive options. I would check the web periodically to see if something new had popped up. I found a few blogs recommending Hypericum mysorense (2pills a day) and nosodes (5 drops 3x a day)I had nothing to loose. I started using them both two months ago and all symptoms vanished almost immediately. I still had small amounts of sugar and alcohol and I was still good. This has been my miracle. Ali

Posted by Jacksoncured (Los Angeles, Califonia) on 07/19/2015
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I caught herpes about 14 years and went crazy trying to find a cure. I tried olive leaf, prunella vulgaris, Ozone, Red MArine Algae, DMSO, Hydrogen peroxide, Acyclovir and a whole lot more.

Ultimately I read this scientific paper called Anti-viral plants of the nilgiri hills that said that Hypericum Mysorense completely suppressed the herpes virus and went crazy trying to find it. To cut a long story short I found an online supplier and took the herb as recommended for 6 months straight 2 pills a day and 4 if I felt any symptoms coming on.

I HAVE NOT HAD ONE SINGLE OUTBREAK IN over 5 years now and this truly is the best natural treatment for herpes if not a cure we have been looking for. You will see that it stops herpes in its tracks the minute you take it and also stops all future outbreaks if you take it long enough. Thank you for the great website because nature really does cure.

Replied by Ken
Atlante, Ga

Where do I find hypericum and what type of pills did you take with it .what web site

Replied by Alan

hi can you tell me the website you got the Hypericum Mysorense from?

Replied by Ali
Atlanta, Ga

I used this also along with bio 88 another product on the site. I had the same amazing results.

Replied by Peaches
Nashville, Tennessee

Hello did the stuff cure you from herpes for good ....

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Can you give us an update if hypericum has kept you both breakout free? Did you or Ali ever get tested? I have so many questions. My life is controlled by this horrendous disease. I just ordered hypericum from Biogetica. Can you tell me exactly what (else) you took? Were you on a certain diet? I would pay good money to speak with either of you guys. I've been trying for 4 years to get rid of this stupid disease. I am so desperate. Thank you for your reply!

Iodine, Glycerin

Posted by Susan (Brooklyn, New York) on 06/20/2012
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I use a 8 to 1 mixture of Gylcerin and Iodine Tincture (colored) to treat my genital herpes. I find it works very very well. I dont really know how the combination work so effectively. I know that both ingredients have good anitbacterial, anitfungal, and germicidal properties. I cant find much about the mixture online. Maybe someone should do a study..

Replied by Benni
San Diego, California
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Yes for iodine.

I eat a diet high in lysine but was under a lot of stress recently and had a breakout that lasted for, and continued to get worse, for two months. After feeling like there'd be no end in sight, I decided to spread some of my Lugol's (5%) iodine on my lower back (where the virus lives) and also around my genitals, after cleaning the area first with hydrogen peroxide.

The situation was much improved the next morning, so I repeated the procedure.

May not be a cure all but Acyclovir (two rounds) hadn't helped at all and this did. I'd say if you have Lugol's, try it as part of your arsenol, but I wasn't cured overnight, just much relieved and starting to see signs of remission.

Also, I previously got some relief from the "acetone applied to lesions with a q-tip" idea (not cured or completely cleared up though) and am considering/ researching the BHT path for a more permanent cure. I haven't had a lot of luck with lysine supplementation in the past, but I am a meat and dairy eater who used to take additional lysine regulalry and didn't get long lasting breakouts like this recent one, so I will be ordering more of that too.

Also, I'd stopped my two-per-day multi-vitamin for a few months when this happened, and had planned to stop taking it altogether, opting for better, whole food based nutrition with additional vitamin C supplementation instead, but now I'm rethinking that. It's a very good quality multi that is expensive ($18 per month) and contains high quality, well researched vitamins and minerals. Wish I could mention the name but I never had breakouts that lasted more than a few days while taking it.

As for the glycerine, I'm not sure if that does anything. I've used it without any noticeable difference.

Iodine, Prunella Vulgaris, Grape Seed and Neem Extracts

Posted by Joe (singapore, singapore) on 09/26/2007
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PRUNELLA VULGARIS is easyly availible in the chinese medical shop. its dry dark brown or black in color.those who don't know where to get it from.

Replied by Robby

Joe, What is the Chinese name for Prunella Vulgaris?

Posted by joe (singapore) on 09/25/2007
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yesterday my penis was so very swollen. i use a combination of iodine to stop the itch and Prunella Vulgaris is a herb which is availible anywhere in the world. its very cheap in singapore only $1/ for 100 grams. i boil it and drink it every 4 hours and also apply it on my penis. 1 day later the swell is gone the itch almost gone and the boils gone no break-up of painfull wounds. i also took 2 pills of grape seed extract and neem extract. i belieive that the iodine and Prunella Vulgaris is the most effective to fight the herpes viurs. ipdine will burn about 2 minutes so apply a little by little on small areas. this will work a wonder.wish you best. i am trying other herps and keep you posted.


Posted by Anonymous (Houston, TX) on 01/03/2007
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Ivy-Dry (dual acting spray purchased from Walgreen Drug Store 6 FL OZ bottle for about $8.00) This product relieves itching, oozing, and weeping associated with minor skin irritations from poison ivy, oak, and sumac. It also cured Herpes outbreaks.

Herpes outbreaks have lesions or small blisters. I have found that if I use Ivy-Dry on these lesions they will dry up and start to heal within 24 hours. Remember that this product is an external skin protectant that relieves the itching, oozing and weeping associated with minor skin irritations and rashes. After the healing process begins I see some dry dead skin begin to peel from the affected area of treatment. I would not recommend to over use this product as it will dry out your skin.(Normally two applications will clear up my out break. I spray the affected area once at night and once again in the morning. I also used this product after intercourse to prevent outbreaks ) Before using any product read the label first !

I have also started taking one capsule of red marine algae daily and I am outbreak free!


Posted by Max (New Jersey) on 12/05/2013
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I used to have outbreaks faithful every month. Especially around my period & worse with higher amounts of STRESS, & CAFFEINE. Honest to goodness, this works...!

Whenever I feel an outbreak coming on, I buy Kale at the supermarket, rinse it, and eat a leaf (raw). Twice a day for 2 days makes it virtually non-existant. If I've already broken out, I eat a leaf or two and in about an hour, maybe two- I've forgotten they were there; No itching or pain from lesions. The next 2 days, lesions are shrinking and almost dried out- day 3 DONE and on with LIFE!

I now eat Kale at least once a month, especially around "breakout time" and I don't "break out". I do also watch how much caffeine I take in and have just about eliminated most nuts out of my diet. If I go overboard on Arganine's, I load up on more Kale.

Hope this helps.

Kevin Trudeau's Protocol

Posted by Alyssa (West Chester, PA) on 09/29/2014

I have a question for everyone.

Did anyone pick up the book: Natural Cures, "they" don't want you to know about by Kevin Trudeau?

I ask because I picked up his book many years ago because I had heard that he was going to publish the "cure" to herpes. I read the book and never did his cure. Today I was went back to his book for his cure, because I figure what the hell am I waiting for, I've been living with this this for 20 years.

So my question is not only did anyone read this book but has anyone tried his regime for the cure:

Cleanse (From his chapter 6)
Larrea, red marine algae, lysine, hydrogen peroxide and DMSO.
(He states this as the "cure")

From what I know of this disease, it lives in our spinal cord. Stress will make the outbreaks occur more often and make the outbreaks worse. Rubbing the area, breaking the blisters open, spreads the blisters, (like poison ivy). But Oxygen kills it. Hence why he states hydrogen peroxide to use.

I have taken Valtrex and the outbreaks last 5 days, less when using hydrogen peroxide at the same time. (I pour the hydrogen peroxide into the lid and hold the lid over and against the blister for a least a minute, if not longer so that it is sitting in the liquid. I then pour the cap full over the blister and let air dry. It stops the pain.

I do not believe taking a bath in hydrogen peroxide and water is going to help you because you have watered it down. And I don't believe that hydrogen peroxide would be a good thing to get a lot of inside of the genital cavity for a woman, I would think that could cause a yeast infection. (But these are my opinions).

My breakouts have gotten less often, I believe because I try very hard not to get stressed even using prescription drugs to help, like Ativan, when necessary. I think they have also become less often because I have had this disease for a long time. I did use the generic form of Valtrex and it did not work and caused the outbreak to last for weeks so please if you are having troubles with the generic form ask for the name brand, it does cost more but it is worth every penny.

In the mean time, has anyone used the regime described from the book?

Replied by Anonymous

Somewhat, till I found out flounder cures. Flounder loaded with lysine. Cook plain unseasoned, take vitamins, real green coconut water, herbs... Best to get supervised while on regimen. The man who got cured did it while being supervised by iridologist. His weight, blood counts were constantly monitored, organ. She was also a medical Dr.30days regimen with no food. Too much lysine destroys liver.. So one size does not fit all. Read also "onion family" cures on EC. Must change diet..

Replied by Lyn
Ny, US

Hi everyone,
Like some of you, I've overused and abused lysine. I used it excessively for yrs in the form of flounder.... One of the best and effective ways to get lysine. It worked!! My recent liver test showed abnormality. I have refrained and will redo test in few months. I was not shocked when doc told me cause I knew of side effects. I have known of someone who got cured but later died due to excessive lysine in body. His kidneys and liver was basically eaten. Flounder was like a God to me. Now, I can't use it and is praying for a miracle. The flounder regimen on EC was posted by me.. BE CAREFUL!!!!!!