Sorry if that has already been posted MODS - I am new, please let me know and I will delete. So I was diagnosed last Summer, around May - June. Since then I have been frequently getting outbreaks almost every other menstruation cycle. Does this lessen with time? I heard within the first year or so you'll have about 4 - 6 outbreaks in a year, but my outbreaks seem more frequent than that. I always take vitamins and try to boost my immune system and get good sleep along with taking my meds to help suppress it, but I just feel really let down. Also, my outbreaks usually last about 6 days or so... At least visible 'scaring' does that mean I'm still 'infectious'? My symptoms won't be raised but they will be on the skin, they won't tingle and itch. I have a tonnn of questions, but if anyone has any idea as to how to help this it'd be appreciated. Also the best kind of medication/suppressors that have helped would be great too. I think I'm using Aclyvair? I'm not sure honestly.. I heard it doesn't work after 48 - 72 hours of having an outbreak :/ Why the Hell is everything so expensive? These pharmaceutical companies are really gouging, I'm a college student who can't afford .08 oz of "Magical drops" for $80...Sorry for the side rant, a little sensitive to that.