Valtrex Dosage and Die Off

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by miwacar, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. miwacar

    miwacar New Member

    I started on Valtrex a little over a week ago. I began at 500mg (for 1 week) and have now doubled it to 1000mg/day. I am wondering what dosages people have found effective? I would also like to hear about any symptoms people suffer from while on Valtrex.

    I have heard about the naseau, something I haven't experienced thus far. I have felt a little rundown and just a little off. It may be something else, but wanted to see what others are experiencing.

  2. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    i cannot remember whether i experienced die off or not from valtrex (brain fog) but i did with valcyte.

    dr. lerner, who pioneered antiviral treatment for CFS, prescribed 4 grams of valtrex per day for me, but this depends on the person's size i think.

    most doctors do not prescribe this much but dr. lerner treats aggressively.

    best of luck