I think she prescribed the Acyclovir for so long b/c I've been having almost non-stop cold sores since last fall.
I called her today and she prescribed Denavir, and I started just taking 200 mg of the Acyclovir last night (if I don't see any adverse side effects, I might increase the dose). I'll look for the L-lysine when I go to pick up the Denavir.
Hmm, I've never heard of using ice on cold sores. I'll have to fill up my ice tray! Honestly, the dry skin accompanying the cold sores is even worse than the actual redness from it. I'm using Neosporin lip treatment for it, which helps a little but I have to use it every few hours.
Thanks for the advice everyone!