Taking acyclovir daily for recurrent HSV-2 flares
I was diagnosed with HSV-2 almost 20 years ago. I was having a flare every now and then and was prescribed acyclovir 400 mg 3 times daily for 5 days. For the past couple of years, I have had about 11-12 flares per year. I am aware that stress is my trigger. My doctor is now saying that I should take acyclovir every day from here on out. I feel uncertain about this. I have tried to remain calm and stress-free; however, the virus seems to be getting worse and not better. I've already had 2 flares this year and it's only 13 days in. Just wondering if there are others who take acyclovir on a daily basis and if there are any issues with doing so.