Hi Embe, Welcome to Healing Well
I'm not too sure how herpes affects Lupus patients however I know that Valtrex can be taken by a Lupus patient. Valtrex is the drug most commonly prescribed for shingles (a form of herpes) which due to immunosuppressants, Lupies have a higher risk of getting. I have taken Valtrex due to shingles and had no problems with it. From what I have heard though, you can still trasmit the herpes simplex virus even though there is no visible outbreak but the risk is much less than with an outbreak. I think most of all, just keep an eye for any infections and if anything if you do contract the virus, the Valtrex will do more help than harm. I would definitely bring this up as a topic with your doc at your next appt.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin 2mg/day (tapering to PRN), Miralax 17g, Supplements