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Old 09-28-2017, 11:43 AM   #11
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I've taken Lysine off and on for years and now involved in a shingles discussion on another group and I've never had shingles, don't get the shingles vaccine, had chicken pox as a kid, and herpes in my 30's and worked with Lysine and I'm back taking it again. Sure can help the issue of the nerve damage issues.
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:35 AM   #12
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I suffered from outbreaks of cold sores since childhood. The familiar throbbingi would give me warning.....for some time I took an over the counter gel (can't recall the name). While at work one day, a co-worked mentioned his aunt worked in an area of supplements and mentioned L-lysine. Also mentioned I should take for preventative of coldsores and to take as soon as this feeling starts. It really help in most instances stop the coldsore from coming on. I took 500 to 1000 mg tablets. Still have a bottle in my cabinet.

Eventually got a prescription for Denavir which worked very well and would apply as soon as the throbbing started which usually stopped the coldsore from coming up. Since that worked so well, I eventually stopped using the Llysine. For the past few years, my outbreaks have lessened. I still carry a small tube of Denavir with me for just in case purposes.

I get a flu shot but always decline getting the one for Shingles. I fear that I will activate the virus and don't want to take the chance this will start a series of problems or even cause the Shingles.

I deal with Peripheral Neuropathy and take pain meds; but never really considered the L-Lysine as a supplement. Now am wondering if I should start taking the Lysine on a daily basis.

Would appreciate any suggestions.



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Old 10-03-2017, 12:55 PM   #13
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I think it is really up to you.

The vaccine as I recall is only effective in about 50% of patients anyway.

I think you would need at least 1000mg of Lysine (maybe more).
I would use it 500mg in the morning and 500mg at night.(divided doses)

There are really no serious issues with it and it is pretty safe.

I had a herpes panel done, back when (over 20 yrs ago) when I had shingles when I was still working. My doctor was surprised that my herpes I was very very low. The lowest she ever had seen.
But my shingles titres were very high.

I use NOW or Puritan's for my lysine. Last few years I've had fewer warnings of an outbreak. I keep a low easy lifestyle after retirement, which helps.
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:25 PM   #14
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Gerry, I feel good about taking 500mg Lysine first thing in AM with my supps and meds on empty stomach. I DON'T GET the Shingles VACCINE. No Vaccines for me.

Years ago when I found how effective Pycnogenol was for me and my mom was still living and she had a long life of cold sores, I had her taking Pycnogenol for a good year and no more colds or cold sores for this lady. She died at 91. I've talked about Pycnogenol and Grape Seed Ex so much here. I'm headed into 23 yrs of taking the antioxidants. No colds or cold sores or flu issues here....C
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