Topic: Herpe outbreak?
Hi everyone I’m newly diagnosed with herpes. Im just trying to figure out my triggers and if I’m having a break out or what could possibly be going on down there?? Any advice
Topic: In Denial a Little.
How long does the initial swelling and blisters last before turning into ulcers and moving on to healing? Everything I look up only shows the first 24-48 hours and says the whole phase can take 2-3 weeks.
It’s been 7 days since the first blister showed up. The entire vulva side is quite literally twice the size of the other side and it has spread up my buttocks. As of day seven this is the most pain I’ve been in.
Anything cold increases the pain so that won’t work for the swelling or pain. I’m seriously struggling. The doctor I saw who was an older gentleman falling asleep taking notes was convinced this isn’t my first outbreak because it’s only on the one side but I’m pretty sure I’d remember this kind of excruciating experience in my life. Husband and I are convinced that it’s vulvar shingles but I’m waiting for the swab test results. Advil and Tylenol do nothing for the pain and taking a warm bath makes it barely tolerable mostly because I’m keeping weight off it. How long do I have to suffer like this??
Topic: Tearing/cuts after intimacy?
Since my diagnosis whenever I have sex with my partner I keep getting tears/cuts where the outbreak was. They heal quick but keep happening. Its not immediately on the vaginal opening either its slightly further down. Fully lubricant so its not dur to friction or vaginal dryness. Its as if that skin has become super fragile or thin or something.
Has anyone else experienced this? Is there any way to prevent this or rebuild the strength of the skinin that area? We have tried waiting 2+ weeks before trying again to give it time to heal but always the same result!!!
Topic: Is it an outbreak?
Hi, I was diagnosed with genital herpes 5 or 6 years ago during my first outbreak. I had one small sore fairly far into my vaginal opening. I haven’t ever had another outbreak. I get paranoid every time I ever feel anything uncomfortable in that area, but as far as I know, I have never had an outbreak. Lucky, I know. However, I don’t really know what it feels like and if I would recognize the symptoms. Recently, I felt some discomfort in the area and had a look. At first, I was sure it was an outbreak by the way it looked (one small white-ish looking spot. not really a blister though). But it was gone in less than 2 days. Is that possible? Sometimes I have tears especially after sex, so I’m not sure if it was just that or if it was an outbreak.
Hey so I have had HSV2 for a few years now.. I just wanted to share some of the things I do to help me through it.
I don’t have health insurance so getting prescription meds is too much of a hassle for me for something like this so I had to research ways I can help myself at home since I’ll have this forever right?
I only get about 3 outbreaks a year and they are normally in the same locations. And it is usually when I’m over stressing myself!
So the sooner you notice the outbreak the better because the faster you can treat it to heal it. Let me start by saying I’m nothing close to a doctor just a woman that seemed help on my own. And this works for me may not work for you. My first signs are usually leg pain like in my thigh hip joint on one leg and sometimes a shocking tingly feeling where it wants to pop up at. Sometimes they even pop up without me even realizing until I feel the pain of it which is scary but at least not itchy.
So when it starts I use organic oregano oil mixed with olive oil to dilute it. Use a lot of olive oil and a little oregano oil. Mix and use a q tip to apply to the areas I feel it or I usually get them. Since I normally get them before or after my period, I sometimes just start using the oil immediately around that time and that prevents them from coming at all. But once it does come when I forget to oil because I’m not perfect lol I still apply the oil to it and I also slice a thin piece of fresh garlic and place on top of that on any bumps. I cover that with a small piece of tissue or gauze so that the virus doesn’t spread to other areas. You should use neosporin or aquaphor around the areas you treated so it doesn’t spread to the other parts of your skin as well. The oil and garlic combo will burn for a few minutes especially the first few times but it’s much bearable after you’ve done it a while. This will burn the skin under it causing it to turn into cuts it’s essentially healing the herpes virus under it faster and your skin does get a bit hurt in the process but the relief you’ll feel and the fast results make it so worth it.
Also if you feel you are getting them too often like every month you need to change your diet! Try taking some of the supplements on this site or researching others that are good for herpes and change the way you eat. Not to sound like a sales person or nothing but I do the dr sebi diet or as close as I can to it to help heal and clean out my body if I feel they are coming back to back and it helps get it back on track and I get back to eating normal again. Just try avoiding fake and processed foods altogether and very high amounts of sugar too often.
If you know any other tips please do share with me ! I’ve never tried baking soda but I will definitely give it a try to compare my results. And I hope this helps a few people like it does for me! Best of luck stay positive and remember everyone has problems they don’t speak on and there are many ppl who will live and accept you!
Topic: My boyfriend cheated on me
So I found out for sure I have herpes 1 and 2 yesterday. I am so upset I’m 37 and never had an std or sti in my life. I’m supposed to be in a relationship (been five years now we have been together) and I get herpes cause he cheated on me. I don’t even know how to feel right now. I feel so violated, disgusted, hurt, dirty, and a lot more. I have a forever disease because someone else had sex with someone who had it and brought it home to me and then he proceeded to lie I had an outbreak asked him wtf is this herpes looking shit did you sleep with someone else…. He denied doing anything so I attributed it to something else, then the woman he slept with sent me the video of it!!! That’s when I got tested.
Topic: Tears after intercourse
Since my diagnosis (HSV1 on genitals) I keep getting tears after sexual intercourse. Its not dry, plenty of lubricant, plus the tears are not right on the entrance to the vagina, it is actually a little bit underneath.
Did anyone else experience this and what did they find works? The tears are not an outbreak btw.
Topic: Considering daily meds
Hi all. Sorry if this is long, but I’m just going to put it all out here in my first post! I’m 59 years old and have been living with HSV1 for many years. My husband gave me it to me, probably prior to our marriage in 1995. He did not disclose that he got cold sores on his lips (which were easily hidden by his beard/mustache). By the time I actually saw one on him and we had a discussion about it, I’m sure the damage had already been done. He claimed not to realize it was a big deal, since the outbreaks didn’t really bother HIM that much. I was pretty irritated but was 25 at the time and a busy, newly divorced young mother of 2 and guess I just didn’t dwell on it. Fast forward several years, after we were married, and I started to occasionally get “cold sores” on the end of my nose. In the beginning, it only happened once or twice a year and was easy to live with. But as time has gone by, they started to appear more frequently and with more intensity (on both sides of ends of nose), so several years ago I finally went to a doctor and asked for medication. I’d been taking valcyclovir as-needed a couple-few times a year. The pills make me very sick to my stomach and I feel like I’ve had a pot of coffee but they seem to work really well.
Fast forward again to the last couple-few years, and it’s only gotten worse and more intense. Meanwhile, my husband only rarely gets cold sores on his lips anymore, and they are easily hidden. So not fair. Anyway, during my yearly gyno exam last month, my doctor found signs of active HSV2, and after lab work confirmed with me that I do in fact have that also. My husband has never had symptoms of HSV2. I had noticed a small irritation but thought it was brought on by bad fitting pants/excercise, etc. I have had that same irritated feeling a few times over the last many years but it was never enough to concern me. For some reason it just didn’t dawn on me that it could be HSV2. I was also just starting to get a cold sore on my nose when I saw my doctor. Within a couple of days, I had the worst outbreak I ever have. Many other symptoms with it, etc.
So now my doctor has suggested that I start taking my med daily as a preventative measure. I would be fine with that except that I’m sure I would end up with an ulcer. I have an extremely sensitive stomach and can’t deal with most pills. She mentioned that one concern with having bad outbreaks in the nose is that it can lead to the eyes, brain, etc. I was just in shock. By the time I got home, I had thought of more questions for her, and will be having a follow up appt. tomorrow. Questions like: could my eye problems in the last few years be related? Are other symptoms related? Should I see a specialist? I’ve already searched for a local virologist in my med network and found nothing. Should I have my husband take the same med daily too, so we don’t keep passing this back and forth to each other? What are the side effects of taking the med every day? Is there anything besides pills I can take (like a shot, patch, etc.)? Anyway, thanks for making it this far if you have. I’d love to hear from anyone else that may have found themselves in a similar situation. Hugs to all!