Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mr. Cold Sore

Mr. Cold Sore, you had better take note. I know how to kill you. In fact, I know how to stop you from even erupting on my lip. In fact, when I feel you start to tingle, I can zap you away with a little pill.

The weapon? L-Lysine. My powerful little pills.

Mr. Cold Sore, you have been the bane of my existence for 28 years, and your show is over. Mrs. Lysine is in charge now, and she's going to pound your face in any time you show up. Just try. Try and show up, and we'll see if you survive. Soon enough, you'll stop trying all together and you'll go bother someone else.

For the rest of you: I don't think L-Lysine works for evryone; it probably depends upon the severity of your cold sores. But, it's worth a shot, right? When I feel Mr. Cold Sore coming to town, I take 3-4 Lysines. Later that day, I take a few more, and a couple more before I go to bed. Then, I take a couple every morning for the next 4-5 days. For me, it has worked wonders and the cold sore has never even shown up (and if I start taking the pills too late, the sore just stops growing and goes away faster than normal).

If you're not into taking-pills-to-fix-every-ailment (like I am), then just don't do it. I won't be offended.


The Jessee Journal said...

technically you're not "taking pills" to fix your ailment. You're simply dosing up on a nutritional supplement known to stop cold sores -- just like someone dosing up on Zinc in the wintertime to prevent the common cold. :)Unlike "taking pills" you are simply giving your body more of what it needs to fight off an infection.

Christine said...

Hmm... I am very interested in this. Worth a try!

Troy and Mandy said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog...I've been a real slacker at checking up on everyone elses. But Megan is getting cuter by the how time flies. I'm glad to see you are all doing well.