Wanting info on the zinc gluconate....
Please post the information on the zinc gluconate. I have recently tried the Indian Herb, which is very high in zinc, directly applied to the sites. The jury is still out on this. One more treatment tried. I think I could write a book on failed herpes remedies.
I agree with you wholeheartedly in the feeling of being possessed by herpes and it having an intelligence. It seems like I can go for a while without having an outbreak, but when I notice myself thinking about it more or talking or posting about it, I will get an outbreak. I don't know if my body senses an upcoming outbreak at a cellular level and I start going back to the drawing board, or the actual thinking about it is what triggers it, or both.
I found a site recently that stated that about 30% plus or minus of women and 17% of men have the meningitis type symptoms with the outbreaks. I happen to be one of those women. I can hardly think straight, I sometimes see things out of the corner of my eyes, I get into more fights with my husband because I feel I am being attacked and I usually do not fend very well for myself at these times. I can tell that my husband gets exasperated with the way my mind is not working when I am having an outbreak. It is so DAMNED frustrating.
I am also concerned that Resiquimod had so many hopeful trials, then all of a sudden the testing on it just stopped completely, That seems really strange to me.
I am still taking my fish oil and have noticed a lessening of the symptoms, but they still make me feel awful and less of a person. I happen to be one of those people whose moods is highly affected by my physical state. I wish I weren't, but after 48 years of living this way and trying to change unsuccessfully, I have learned to accept this quality and try to use it to my advantage.
I did break down and get a prescription of Valtrex from my new wholistic MD until he can get some test results back and figure out why I have had 4 outbreaks in 4 weeks. But I can already tell after three doses that I probably will not be able to take it. I am having terrible dizzy feelings, the same that I had with Zovirax.
It seems amazing to me that will all the medical advances that the medical/drug profession is not able to come up with a cure, if they are even working on one. And I have my suspicions about how and why this virus came to be so widespread and why so many people are carriers without the symptoms.
Thank you for your spirit in fighting this demon and for your informative post.