LAST EDITED ON Jun-10-12 AT 12:46 PM (CDST)
I was diagnosed with HSV2 6 days ago after being exposed 13 days ago.
After researching I am convinced that IF you don't have outbreaks often that you can make this a minor issue in your life. The key to this being a low occurrance of outbreaks.
I mean - I imagine its a lot easier to deal with and to discuss with a girl that I would be interested in if I can explain that while I do have this - its really not that big of a deal bc I hardly ever have an outbreak and I hardly ever have to deal with this much.
That would go over much better than having to say "yeah, I get an outbreak every other month" or something like that.
With that said my question is this: I am taking anti-virals currently and plan to take them for life as suppressive medication. I am EXTREMELY fit. Working out and lifting weights is something I love to do. This means I do a LOT of eating in order to both build muscle mass and keep muscle mass on me.
Is there any "type" of food that is known to cause more outbreaks in people that should be avoided? Anything I should know diet-wise in order to keep this in check as much as possible?
With that said...I eat typically nearly the same meals everyday:
-Bacon & eggs
-Fish Oil supplement
-Protein shake with water (sometimes w/ milk)
-Baked Beans or White Rice
Obviously I eat a lot of rice and drink a couple protein shakes but these are necessary in order to maintain the bulking phase of my workouts.
Any thoughts/advice on any of this?