Topic: Vegan help
I hadn’t linked the 2 that since going vegan iv had more outbreaks, iv realised its the lower lysine levels in foods, can I take a daily supplement? Looking into it it recommends you only take it for 1 year so many advice you take it when you have symptomsbut wanted to know if anyone else uses it daily x
Hello everyone 🙂
I have been diagnosed around 4 months ago and what I realised is that my periods are a real trigger for me.
Each month, around 5 days before my period I get an outbreak.
They still haven’t cleared up- the same ones keep disappearing and coming back and it has been 2 weeks now, which has really felt like a long time.During these 2 weeks I have been really anxious and stressed out, and ate a lot of sugar. Maybe that’s the reason why the symptoms are taking a long time to go away.
I was wondering, is 2 weeks a normal duration for an OB? How long does an OB usually last for? What can I do to shorten the duration? I know when I will be getting my OB’s since I track my period days- so maybe I can be a step ahead of the OBs with your suggestions!
Thank you and stay safe!! 🙂
Topic: Feeling lost.
I was diagnosed this week with HSV-2 and of course I feel shame, embarrassment and lost. It all started with an itch and then a sore on my my vagina, who knew it would be herpes…
I’m on day 4 of my anti-viral medication and I’m just wondering if any of you have had similar symptoms?? I’m still cringing when I pee due to the sores. My lower back has hurt for days, I have tingling in my legs and just feel weak in my body. I’m also very itchy down there with the feeling of a UTI coming on. Please tell me this is normal and if I have to finish the course of my 7 day antibiotic to feel human again.
I honestly can’t believe this is happening to me, I feel so alone in this.
Thank you to anyone who responds!
Topic: Questions and concerns
Hi, I was just diagnosed with Hsv1 today. I have so many questions. My husband who we are separated has given it to me. He hasn’t got his results back but feel like he’s in denial, or he’s like this is common a lot of people have it. And is acting like it’s okay. Which I’m having a hard time processing this. So he’s not showing symptoms in his gential or mouth area. But I have only slept with him the entire time of our marriage and during separation. I know for a fact he’s had sex with another girl during our separation. But he’s putting blame on me and now he’s being distant. If we both have hsv1 could he eventually get it in his gential area of we do end up working things out? Do we need to tell people we have hav1 if we don’t stay together? He’s making this seem like it’s not a big deal. Can we pass it back and forth of we do have sex again?im just so confused and lost!
I moved across country from indiana to start a new life after a very toxic on and off 4 year toxic relationship and just a rough home life and upbringing in general. I’ve been out here in AZ for a couple months now. I ended up meeting a guy out here that I click with so well. He made the transition better, we spent alot of time together the past few weeks. We had such good chemistry that sex ended up happening. My at the time which was my 1st breakout about a week and a half ago, (I didn’t know, I thought I was rubbed raw from all the sex we had and the condom) but i thought it was just irritation at first but it didnt get better and started blistering. I got very scared and went and got tested. The test results seemed to take forever. It was a blood test. Got the phone call yesterday confirming I tested positive for both form of herpes. I been researching herpes alot the past week since the blisters appeared and in a way came to terms with it before I even got the phone call. Just because I knew. I dont think the new guy gave it to me. I read that blood test detect it 12-16 weeks after exposure so I have had it for at least that long. I just never had any symptoms until now. I’m blaming myself alot because I exposed him to it and I didnt even know. I got really depressed after the blisters formed because gut feeling, I already knew. So I started to push him away. He noticed and I have mental health issues, and I tried to vent about the stuff going on without saying what it was exactly. I explained that in a nutshell that i had alot going on that I couldnt really talk to anyone about and then asked if he seen a future w me and he said he cared about my feelings but it was still too soon in our whatever we had going on to tell if he would want to be in a relationship which I appreciated his honesty. But then he just kinda stopped talking to me. So when I got the phone call yesterday, I wanted to tell him in person or send him a very detailed text but I realized that he was already falling back from me and I didnt even break the news yet. If my mental health itself was sending him running w his tail between his legs then my herpes diagnosis definitely would set him off so I took the chicken way out and sent an anonymous STD text generator, online. I just feel so guilty for unknowingly exposing it to him and I just all around hurt because I know its because I’m still processing all the emotions of a very new diagnosis, I feel like this is a dealbreaker and I will never find anyone. For clarification, I’m 25 years old. Any advice or support or words of encouragement would help.
Topic: My 1st Outbreak
To start off, I’m 23 and a mother of a 3 year old son and a 1 year old daughter. I was just diagnosed with some type of HSV on Friday, May 15th. Here is my story so bear with me.
The father of my children and I broke up in November of 2019. Heartbroken, I had a couple more one night stands than I am honestly proud of. Each person I was cautious enough to use condoms and honestly I really do not think any of them gave me this. In December, the father of my children and I began to hook up occasionally then in January, I ended up having unprotected sex with an old high school boyfriend one drunk night who I was aware had a very extensive sexual history but I thought I could trust him. Now that I think back knowing what I know now, I believe an “ingrown hair” right in the center of my pubic area might have been my first indication because it popped up within 48 hours and was in such a spot that even at the time I was confused. The father of my children and I thankfully worked past our differences and got back together in February. Around the middle of April, I began to feel what I would describe as growing pains at random and dull headaches. First my wrists would hurt then my ankle then as time progressed the pain was in my hips often. And it was about a week prior to the onset of the outbreak, I stopped eating as much and as often and almost right at the same time, I began urinating more frequently so much so I was telling my boyfriend I thought I was pregnant again. I didn’t think anything of any of it! On Wednesday, May 6th I began to feel a tingly feeling in my vaginal area. The feeling was honestly really pleasant and I thought I was just extremely horny so my boyfriend and I were for lack of better words humping like rabbits. (Yea… I know what youre thinking) It lasted for two days. Then on Friday, my left labia had an incredible itch. It wasn’t until itching all day that I took a hand mirror down there to see what I thought was a patch of ingrown hairs. No bigger than a dime. I plucked hairs out and squeezed at the area as if it was. I wasn’t in any kind of incredible pain but I took notice that a few lymph nodes on the same side were swollen and tender. I have had folliculitis in the genital area before that I thought was herpes so I just thought I managed to do it again because I had just nicked myself with a dull and dirty razor the night prior to the lesion. I called my local Planned Parenthood for an appointment the following Tuesday. In the mean time, I kept a monistat cream on the area and it made it better almost over night so I felt like it had to have been a yeast infection induced folliculitis again. I attended my appointment and the female doctor took a swab of the area. Within just 4 days, the area had already scabbed over and was healing. I still had no other symptoms and even the dr said based on the timeline of my lesion and this being the first report of this kind of thing, she highly doubted it was a first outbreak. With the spot almost being gone and no longer itching, I thought there was no way it was herpes. The next 2 days were agony, stressing out about the results and coming up with logical explanations for it all. I was the most irritable I have ever been. I cried constantly and took my frustrations out on my poor babies and my boyfriend. I could not help it and it would just make me cry all over again for how bad I felt. Thursday night, it hit me like a ton of bricks. The area increased in an icy hot burning and the itching grew! The spot was growing. My whole right leg did that growing pain sensation again from my hip all the way to my ankle and I couldnt walk. I still all this time had not been eating and thought each day that I was nauseous from my inability to eat anything. I broke down because in that moment, everything that I had been feeling made sense. The lesion made sense. There was no way I would feel this way and get a clean bill of health. My boyfriend regardless was sympathetic and understanding of it all.
It was about 1:30 on Friday, that I got the call confirming all of my worst fears but considering the night before, part of me just knew it was coming. The woman on the phone was very sympathetic and listened to me cry while she went over what this meant and what I can do about it. I asked which type I had and she told me she wasn’t sure because it was typed in the lab but because of it affecting my genitals it was probably type 2.
I felt obligated to inform the men from my three months of being single. They were all extremely cool about it and assured me they would get with their doctors just to look into the possibility but they were all pretty sure they were clean. ALL BUT ONE. The high school boyfriend. I actually had to disclose the information to his mother because he refused to answer my phone calls after me crying about the possibility to him days prior. He told his mom he had no desire to speak to me and there’s no way he has it. I think he’s trying to save face with his girlfriend. I in no way want to point the finger directly at him because my boyfriend also was single at the time and could have contracted it and given it to me within the same time frame. I mean that would explain why he is so calm and understanding about it and why he became angry with me only when he learned I had told my parents and sister about what I was going through. But regardless, I will never know the truth about where it came from. And even if I did, it does not change the fact that this is my truth now.
I feel like I failed myself for not protecting my body good enough. I feel disgusted. I have struggled with self harm and suicidal thoughts since I was 16, it wasnt until I was saved in church early December that all those thoughts and tendencies went away. After the diagnosis, those thoughts welcomed themselves back in as night rolled around and I got my very first herpes bump next to my urethra. If the father of my children and I break up again who would honestly want a single mom with two kids and herpes… I wanted one more baby if I ever am lucky enough to get married but I don’t feel like I could not live with myself if my baby contracted it during birth so I feel like one more baby is out the window and it breaks my heart.
Now, I need to get in and have my blood tested so I can for sure know which type I have. My boyfriend plans on getting his blood tested with me because he also is convinced it is not because of him but if you refer back to my little snippet about the onset of my outbreak, I feel there’s no way he’ll be negative now since we had sex multiple times while I was apparently contagious…
Topic: Double whammy
Hi all, I’m 26 years old. I was diagnosed HSV2 positive 5 years ago and recently was told my blood panel was positive for both HSV 1 and 2. I’ve only ever had Genital symptoms. Only 2 outbreaks in the last 5 years. I’ve been on suppressive valtrex for most of this time. I recently started dating someone and just told him of my condition. He did not take it well. I’m looking for positive stories of others who did not transmit their HSV to their long term partners, Things they’ve done to prevent it, natural ways to also help prevent in addition to meds, and if it’s possible to have a long term relationship/marriage without infecting the partner.
I was recently diagnosed with hsv-1. I had what looked like a tiny little skin tag. I didn’t have any itching, burning, discharge nor pain, just a very distinct odor that I’ve never suffered from before. Went to the dr they did bloodwork, urine, and a Pap smear. Only came back positive for hsv1. I was in shock, disappointed, disgusted and ashamed of myself. It’s been a month and one night I began having this very bad pain in my right hip. I was also experiencing this penny/fishy odor. Two days later I began my period. I also got two bumps that look like ingrown hairs. I immediately started taking my meds. I’ve already stopped my period, but I still have a bit of that smell. The ingrown looking bumps are starting to go away but I wonder if the smell will ever go away. I feel very self conscious of it. I feel like everyone can smell it. When I go to the restroom sometimes I want to cry. I also inspected my self and saw these tiny little clusters of little bumps on my labia minora. They are not painful nor itchy. They are on each side of my flaps. I guess this is what the outbreak looks. On my groin it’s where I have the two small bumps. It’s all still very recent and I’m still very confused. I’m trying not to stress to much about it, but it’s very hard not to focus on it when I have a constant reminder of it. Still trying to figure this out. Just so confused when every one has different symptoms.
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