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Valtrex antiviral in Australia

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by Gavman, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Gavman

    Gavman Senior Member

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    I saw doctor about getting on valtrex, its $35 on NHS script or $100 a month without.
    Nothing else has worked and I developed it after kissing a sick woman..
    The doctor said if you have genital herpes or a culture showing viral load. Neither are shown.
    I'm in Australia, does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Is your doc willing to work with you ie do some other testing etc. Maybe he would read some of dr lerners work on antivirals in cfs/me?

    Get tested for ebv, cmv and hhv6 just to see if u have the viruses then get a lymphocyte sub set test to see if your immune system is activated which is a clue that these viruses are stirring things up, specifically cd8 lymphocytes are commonly elevated in ebv/cmv unsure on hhv6 but possibly. If u have these then i would say your a candidate for antivirals.

    i dont think u will get antivirals covered long term on PBS and you will likely have to pay for full price. I buy my antivirals online which are much cheaper then locally, quality is good and they have helped me . I have also used much lower doses then quoted in antiviral studies so i think dosing is an individual factor. personally i would go with famvir as it has a wider range of action then valtrex.

    cheers!!
     
  3. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    You could maybe consider buying a generic version of Valtrex from abroad? I'm buying the CIPLA brand and for me they are working as well as the real one. I did try one other that didn't work though. Generic valtrex is available through internet pharmacies with no script.
     

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