thanks boondoc (and others) for your answer thus far. i am one of those who posted that the herpes feel like they are going to break out but never do with mms. i am also one who gets them both orally and genitally very often. so as time passes it will be interesting if i get any breakout on the mms. i have not gotten a full breakout yet and i have been on it since january 1st. in the past i've gotten breakouts 2 or 3x a month.
my question to you doc is this--- you said the herpes live dormant in the root of the nerve cell. now are you talking about the nerve cells on or near the site of the outbreaks or the nerve cells in another part of the body (like somehwere in the central nervous system)?
now that i read your posts i do remember that in order for the doctor to initially diagnose me she had to take a culture from an actual sore. so i dont recall there was a blood test either now that i think about it.
my present doctor takes my blood and finds the epstien barr virus titers. is there a similar titer test for the herpes 1 or 2 ??? just curious again.
oh, and do you know of any cases where herpes has crossed the blood brain barrier and how to know that for sure? i and my naturopath are suspect that it has in my case.