I learned I have HSV-2 about a year and a half ago. An ex came back into my life and upon realizing I did want to explore things with him again, I told him. He was shocked but assured me it didn’t change his feelings for me at all. I was still committed to working on my self-esteem and my confidence for me but it was nice to have someone who wanted to be with me regardless. I did a ton of research regarding diet and oils that help with breakouts and was feeling better about my diagnosis. From November to June I didn’t have any outbreaks. It being summer, I know I haven’t been the best when it comes to diet and drinking. I also found out that the ex I’ve been seeing was having sex with someone else, which he didn’t tell me about. When I confronted him about it, he told me that my diagnosis actually made him uncertain about a future with me and children. As much as I know I shouldn’t care about what one man thinks about me, especially one who lies and doesn’t know my worth, I’m incredibly hurt and angry.
I’m worried that anyone I tell in the future won’t be able to accept me fully. I’ve had 3 outbreaks in the past 3 months and I do think it’s caused me to be depressed. I’ve read that after a year outbreaks aren’t as frequent so I’m quite disappointed. I’m struggling to see how I can live a life where I’m not worrying about herpes.
Topic: First outbreak, severe, work
Hello, so I started out by getting a HUGE tear near my clit. Then 4 days later I got the worst fever, the worst cough, the, you guessed it, worst headache. Then my blistered appeared… everywhere. They started on the top of my vagina and now they are all over my butt and everything. I can barely walk. My job needs me to come back serving but I can’t find a way to stay out of bed or the bathtub. I take about 3 sitz baths a day with just water. I am on 1 gram of the meds for it, I started them a few days ago. They are no help other than putting me to sleep. Has anyone else had to take off work for their first outbreak? Is it normal to have a fever for 5 days? I almost went to hospital. I am at college and have no family here with me. Please help.
Topic: Normal symptoms?
this is a question I’ve always wanted to ask but i feel ashamed when i talk about my hsv2, is it normal to feel totally run down during an outbreak, i always feel so tired and just feel generally blurgh, its so nice to not feel alone anymore xx
Topic: Motherhood with HSV2
Need advise – I was diagnosed with both HSV1&2 during the delivery of my second baby. I had an outbreak and was told it doesn’t look like herpes by a doctor so we went ahead with a vaginal delivery. Being from a small town the swab took a long time to get results that it was HSV2 so the day after my son was born we got called back to the hospital and had to start my sweet little man on an IV drip of antivirals while we awaited his swab results to see if he got it during delivery. Watching them hold him down screaming while they tried to get the IV in was a nightmare come true. He was less then 24 hours old and it took 8 tries before they got it. I felt nothing but shame and responsibility for the 10 days of what little guy had to go through with blown IVs and family member visits. Not telling everyone what was going on and being alone in the hospital 90% of the day while my husband was taking care of our daughter. Finally the results came back that he was in the clear and we could go home.
I have had one outbreak since and it came up on my lip just recently. Therefore I’m not able to shower my family in kisses like I normally do. The shame has all come flooding back and the worry that I’ve spread it to my sweet children. My daughter is 3 and doesn’t understand why mommy can’t kiss her and through a fit every time she bumps into something and needs it kissed. Or at bedtimes and when I leave the house. It breaks my heart and I don’t know how to cope.
I’m also so scared on spreading it. Being new to this what should I be doing to prevent more outbreaks and keep my family safe. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.
Topic: Extended outbreak
I’m wondering if any of you have ever had an extended outbreak? As in constant prodromal symptoms and/or physical symptoms like bumps? I’ve had gHSV-1 for almost 2 years now and since May I’ve been experiencing an outbreak (although there’s been a few days where I’ve been ok). I take valtrex, lysine, and vitamin C supplements but so far no help.
Topic: Ffs another outbreak!!!!!
So I was diagnosed with genital herpes when I was 17.
I had only been sleeping with my 1st ever boyfriend and 1st ever sexual partner since the age of 16.
I am now 22 and yet again suffering from another outbreak.
It’s sore, painful and ugly.
I get upset every time I have an outbreak and honestly feel like I’m cursed.
I get anxiety every time I look at my vulva/vagina because of the sores.
I feel like I can’t cope whenever I get an outbreak and I worry it’s just getting worse.
Topic: Summer Activities
This is the second time I am going through a outbreak, my first one was last year in September and I was miserable. This one is not bad, i’d just rather not be dealing with it, but it is what it is. My question is, have you noticed anything different with your sores or blisters while out at a pool or lake?
Thanks in Advance
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