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  • #44173
    Annie
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    I’m on outbreak 2, which has been worse than #1. No open sores (yet, haha) but lots of burning. The only thing I’ve found that helps is an ice pack, every 3 hours or so — but it’s not like one can do that at work!

    My first outbreak was about 2 weeks before I felt normal, and about 3 before it looked normal.

    Good luck! Kiss your hubby – that kind of love always makes things feel better 🙂

    #44165

    In reply to: more advice please

    jaybae1107
    Participant

    I am very new to this but I read that stress can cause an outbreak. Are you stressed out at all? If so try a coloring book those really help and for me I love color by numbers they are satisfying and half the work of having to figure out colors. LOL

    #44163
    kaylaw2868
    Participant

    I think I mentioned before I’m on valacyclovir daily.
    I’m not able to go off of it.
    I’m lost as to what supplements I can add along with my pill.
    I’ve had 2 outbreaks within 2 weeks.

    Side note I tried a Monistat cream for itching and it does help.

    #44160
    herlife21
    Participant

    I contracted herpes 2 from someone who didn’t disclose it 2.5 years ago. I’ve had monthly outbreaks which recently turned to non stop. Going back to dating scene with herpes is very stressful. I had mixed reactions. One guy said he wouldn’t risk his life and his kids life and treated me like I had leprosy. I had another guy who said he admired my honesty and still wanted to get to know me but there was no attraction on my end so we just remained friends. A couple more guys admitted they had herpes after I brought it up but “didn’t know it was contagious” yeah right…
    Lastly, this guy I recently met turned out to be a carrier too but had no idea until he got tested after I told him I had it. He never had an outbreak in his life. Bottom line is I never met a person who volunteered to bring it up first. But we women are so stupid to tell our business to strangers. My outbreaks are non stop and out of control so for me it’s either not go on dates at all and stay home all alone depressed or disclose it to selected people after a few dates. But hun if you don’t have outbreaks don’t feel obligated to tell anyone unless you’re 100% positive they’re clean. How would you know? Next time you meet someone say let’s get tested before getting intimate and you’ll be surprised how many will come back positive. You can always say you had no idea when yours come back positive.
    I’m 44 btw, and wish I knew what I know now when I was your age. Good luck!

    #44159
    herlife21
    Participant

    I have herpes outbreaks non stop and all my doctor had to say is to increase medication dose. That’s all they’re good for – just hand over another prescription. So my hope is in alternative medicine. I overheard Manuka honey has healing properties and gave it a try. OMG it works to soothe pain associated with painful herpes blisters and speeds up healing process. I applied it directly onto blisters a few times a day and it completely took pain away (the ugly blisters will still remain but dry up quick). Manuka honey is pretty expensive but its worth it. I bought a small jar on Amazon.
    It turns out dr. Kelly wrote about it in her blog. See below:

    “DON’T try to use Grade A honey from a grocery story. Why? It has been linked to increased herpes symptoms
    -You must use Manuka honey from New Zealand. It is actually considered a medical device.
    -Honey works by drawing out liquid from a wound and killing off local microorganisms. It also contains an enzyme that releases hydrogen peroxide when it comes in contact with a wound.”

    #44158
    herlife21
    Participant

    This is very helpful info! Thank you so much. I know for sure I have vit D insufficiency but didn’t realize it may have a connection to my no-stop outbreaks. I’ve tried different supplements too, so far not much difference but not giving up.

    lm020696
    Participant

    Hi guys,

    I just found out 3 days ago I have the herpes simplex. Ive never had an outbreak until now. Im in a 6 year monogamist relationship, got a 2 year old son, mortgage built a life with my partner. But I’m starting to question did I catch this before we got together? Did he cheat on me and pass me an STD? I have no idea how to feel. I cant stop crying because the unknown and the fact I now have this for life. Im struggling to pick myself back up from this.

    #44150
    MtnMama
    Participant

    I thought that was strange too. I did ask if in the rare event it wasn’t HSV related if taking a course of Valtrex would be harmful and she said it wouldn’t be.

    I am about 98% sure this is indeed a first outbreak.

    #44144
    BeLove
    Participant

    It is interesting how so many different experiences are manifested with people prior and during outbreaks. I didn’t have flu symptoms at all.

    #44140
    rong529
    Participant

    hi, I had my Vit D level checked and it was normal but very low. Now on 4000IU daily and my outbreaks have stopped. D is essential for healing , stress and immune support. I also take doTerra essential oil OnGuard caps 1x day for immune support and probiotics for gut health. AZO otc works great for urinary pain. Lysine too.
    Good luck!

    #44139
    rong529
    Participant

    I am back on daily suppressive therapy after 6 mos. of nonstop outbreaks Oct.-Feb. But during that time they didn’t work. The reason why is my Vit. D level was very low and it helps with immune system, healing etc. I take 4000IU D now along with doTerra essential oil OnGuard 1 cap daily which helps immune support. I also take Lysine, AZO otc for urinary pain if needed and probiotics for gut health. Good luck!

    #44137

    In reply to: Advice on hsv2 and BV

    rong529
    Participant

    Hi, I understand what you are going through so much! Here are the things that have worked for me: First, I got my Vit. D level checked. It was low normal. So I take 4000IU daily along with doTerra essential oil OnGuard caps 1x daily. I have been outbreak free for 5 weeks now, after 6 mos. of nonstop outbreaks that antivirals could not stop! Also, had UTI, BV and yeast infec. all at the same time- it’s a bummer! Antibiotics, Flagyl and otc Azo really helped. AZO block uti pain and it helped with the outbreak pain too. It’s all the same nerve system down there. Also, back to daily antivirals and so far so good. Good Luck! PS: Covid stress is real! Never experienced this b4. So hoping we return to normal soon.

    #44135
    rong529
    Participant

    Hi, Yes I had post herpetic neuralgia for 6-12 mos. after a severe outbreak a few years ago. I was told to stay out of hot tubs, hot showers and pools, as it flares up the nerves. That pain eventually went away. Wearing a pad helped if I wore pants to avoid irritating the nerves. Good luck!

    #44134

    In reply to: Herpes and Covid 19

    rong529
    Participant

    Since Covid and all the stress, I had nonstop outbreaks for 6 mos! Then found out my Vit D level was low and once increased I have been outbreak free for 5 weeks! I do think the vaccine lowers your immune system temporarily while it is making antibodies. I did have outbreak after it. So that is quite possible. I got back on daily Valtrex. So far so good. Good luck!

    #44133

    In reply to: Migraines

    rong529
    Participant

    I have HSV 2 and lifelong history of migraines (prior to HSV2) I’m not sure if they are related however, they both involve nerve inflammation. So a Neurologist may be helpful. I take Imitrex for migraines and that usually works. I think when I’m stressed I can get outbreaks at the same time. Have you had your Vit. D level checked? Mine was low and I haven’t had outbreaks for 5 weeks since starting 4000IU daily of D. I live in northern climate. Good luck!

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