However over past year (starting last summer) and now this summer too, I've also had outbreaks twice a month or at least once a month! Aaaaargh! I too generally eat well and exercise frequently by riding my mountain bike. This exercise has made me much stronger and I could ride for three hours non-stop last summer, in 105'F and above temperatures! It gets very hot here in summer although not real humid, like some places. I often don't get enough sleep though because I'm always doing something, reading, exercising, hobbies, surfing the net, watching tv etc. However, I've been this way for years, getting six to seven hours sleep per night except on weekends and days off I get eight to ten hours usually.
I shower with not too hot water, change my clothes, wear bike shorts when biking, but still have more outbreaks than I've ever had. I've had Herpes since 1986. I have much more stress now due to the responsibility of raising my family...but that is not a recent life change either.
About a month ago I finally went to see my family physician...I hate to go...so embarrassing and a hassle. He put me on one year of suppressive therapy with 400mg Acyclovir twice daily, but I don't want to have to keep taking pills. Anybody have suggestions?