L-Lysine Dosage?

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Just curious if some folks have found any direct correlation and relief in taking L-Lysine. Has there has been a consensus as to what amounts of L-Lysine has been effective in the early stages of shingles (pre, during, and post rash)?

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    I think 2000 mg/day is good but you can check for more info. It might be more than that. Lysine and Vit. C are two of the best things to take for shingles. I read that it helps to kill the virus.

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    I looked into Lysine when I got recurring Shingles. I looked at some of the main reputable medical sites, they seem to suggest that there is no clinical/medical evidence to suggest that Lysine has any benefits in Shingles. However, there seems to be a lot of people who post on sites like this that they find it beneficial. Some of these sites suggest that, as It is used to treat cold sores, and these can be from the same family (Herpes), then it makes sense that there may be some kind of link. It could also be that there is a clinical/medical benefit but the research to prove it just isn't there yet.

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    Yes I had shingles under the skin with no rash and the Dr would not do anything about so I found out about L-Lysine 500 mg 2 a day it worked I still take one a day no more pain

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    So sorry I was unable to respond quickly to the nice comments and good information several of you posted. We have been traveling in our RV since Christmas and have not felt well enough to drive back home to Colorado with these shingles.

    I was able to pick up some good quality Lysine at Whole Foods and I've been taking three to four of the 1000 mg tablets daily. Thankfully most of my symptoms have gone way including the intense pain and rash. But I am still fatigued and experience late afternoon headaches and occasional short bouts of flu-like symptoms. But I am encouraged that I'm on the downhill side of this. My biggest challenge is not to overdo as I keep thinking I'm fully well.

    I'm definitely going to continue to take the L-lysine for a good season because I certainly don't think it has hurt.

    Good luck to all with this crazy, debilitating sickness.

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      I am going to get some today. I am on week 12. still very fatigued, and flu-like symptoms, less the fever on and off, all day. I don't have any pain occasionally tingley where the rash was, but I figure it cant hurt and not much is helping. I start to feel okay got a few days, do too much and bam! feel like crap again.

      hope you get better every day.

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