Acyclovir and Valtrex should both be okay. Rather than antibiotics, they're antivirals, meaning they don't affect the beneficial bacteria in our colons and give us diarrhea and all the bad things we get with that.
Remicade does tend to suppress your immune system, so it makes sense that it would allow that herpes virus to erupt more often. Hope the antivirals help. I think your doctor may be more persuaded to prescribe an antiviral because you're on Remi.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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