Famvir dosage for shingles

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I am Hiv+ I take Famvir 3 times a day for the past 3yrs. My shingles are coming back.HELP!!! Is there something else I can take ? or increase dosage? the last time I had these for 9 mos, got dependant on OxyContin for Pain. ( Got myself off it) I can't go through this again- I give up.
I did some research and found out about the immunization, zostavax, for shingles. My question - 1) The handbook said zostavax is for people over age 60. Do you know of any issues of me getting the shot? 2) The handbook indicated shingles rarely recures and when it does recure it is even less often to happen again. This last case really scared me because it was on my face and the the literature indicated if it get into the eyes it can cause blindness.
The recommended dosage from Terri Warren for famir is 1000mg orally twice a day for one day for recurrent outbreaks and for suppression would be 250mg twice a day every day. Usually the first outbreaks are the worst. You might want to have a blood test just to confirm.
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Have anyone tried Gene-Eden natural antiviral supplement for EBV? How effective is this for EBV? Also please suggest alternative antiviral for EBV?
E) The dosing regimen of Famvir I followed was the one recommended on the Famvir website for people with AIDS. I don't think I have AIDS, but chose that regimen because it was the highest dosage recommended for herpes for more than "one-day" use. The only greater dosage for multi-day use -- 500 mg 3x daily for one week -- was recommeded only for shingles.
Treatment has been antivirals, predominantly Famvir (famcyclovir). One member of our family has had extreme stress, followed by shingles, followed by rapid onset and progression of ALS. While suspected of some involvement, VZV has not been established. For those wishing more information, a short but comprehensive review article on VZV has been published: ANCR Vol. 2 No. 2 May/June 2002, p. 7+.
I was taking famvir and it works better then valtrex for me. The only lip thing I get is my lip will split so I worry I will get a sore, but it never gets past the tingle / pain stage and goes away a day later.
Will Lysine help with shingles? I used it for Meniere's disease as is helps with drying up the water in my ears. However, I did get dry mouth at night? Anyone else have that problem?
here i go....so for the last 6 months i have had itchy eyelids...my eye doctor told me it was due to mild allergies and prescribed eye drops which didnt help in the least so i turned to over the counter allergy medicine which hasn't helped either (so i dont think it's allergies) and in the last 3 weeks not only are my eyelids itchy but when i wake up in the morning my upper eye lids are bright red and swelled up so bad that its embarassing!!!!
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