I have some good news and bad news. The good news is that I have talked to several doctors about this device and how the virus works and they said the device lowered the "Titer" range into this low level but unfortunately the virus may still be present in the cell. The reason is because the HSV virus' DNA resides in the cell, making it impossible to kill off, so it may just now be in the dormany stage.
They said the device may have pushed the virus into the dormancy stage and killed off whatever virus was left in the blood (WHICH I BELIEVE IS A SUCCESS IN AND OF ITSELF!), or it actually killed it off completely.
Now, if it actually killed off whatever virus was still in my blood then that means that sped up my recover 100 fold since when I started taking Valtrex oral pills the area where I had an outbreak was healing very slowly and I did not feel any different taking the valtrex. Because the pill has to go through the liver and then gets entered into the blood slowly and diluted, it isn't as strong as this lectrojet device.
I remember when I first starting using the lectrojet (both the first time I used it 2 years ago and just recently), I felt sharp spikes on pain in my skin where I had the outbreak and also in other parts of my body such as my thigh and back. That stopped after the 3rd treatment but it did convince me that SOMETHING was happening because the virus lives in nerves and thus the pain was probably caused by the medicine attacking it. I NEVER felt this pain taking the valtrex.
In fact, I never felt anything when I took the valtrex. I don't think it actually helps kill off the virus because it is used more for SUPPRESSING THE VIRUS in your body than actually killing it during an outbreak. The body's own immune system is what eventually pushes it into dormancy and the valtrex is what helps keep it from breaking out again.
They said the only way to know for sure if this device actually killed off the virus is if they do a nerve test for the virus inside one of the ganglia nerves at the base of the spine, and all of them said the same thing---that it is very difficult and expensive to do that test and all of them said that is not a good idea to do.
So if the lectrojet just killed off the virus in my blood and pushed it into dormancy, then that alone is a victory because it may have taken months for my body's own immune system to push it into dormancy.
And to be honest with you , ever since I got this virus, it never seemed to go away. I always had continual outbreaks even while taking valtrex. So I believe that it did work to a certain degree and that alone is worth the price of trying it out.
I guess the only way to know for sure is if over time I get another outbreak then indeed the virus was just pushed into dormancy and that it will always be with me.
Also regarding your point about the costs of treatment for HSV outbreaks, yes you are absolutely right---you will spend thousands of dollars or more if you don't have insurance just for the pills and supplements which enhance your immune system, SO WHY NOT TRY THIS DEVICE? whether or not it works its still cheaper in the long run than taking all those pills. And also how safe is it really to use Valtrex daily for years and years?