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
Hi everyone- to warn you there is DV/abuse mention in this so please look after yourself if reading. I was diagnosed yesterday after a pretty horrific week of symptoms. Full flu/fever, cystitis issues and now sores in their plenty. I’ve done a lot of crying and now just waiting to see my current partner to tell them which is nerve racking as I feel he gave it to me but obviously with the nature of the HSV2 there is no evidence of that and I don’t want this to be about blame anyway. For me the harshness lies in he was my first partner after 2 years, the last experience being a sexual assault and a lifetime of on off abuse. Mentally I am not taking on the whole weight of this right now as I know that isn’t healthy. I want to focus on telling him, and then creating a healthy lifestyle to improve my immune system and building support. So, ladies, I am really here for anyone to reach out with wisdom. I will so deeply appreciate it xo
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.
I was diagnosed a few days ago. I was devastated then, but feel numb now. I guess I’m just looking for details so that I can cope now.
Is it possible to have no symptoms for 5 years? Has anyone been given Ciprofloxacin? Does it work well?
Hey guys I’m back again . So it’s weird to me bc I got checked for all STDs bc I had sex with a new partner they asked if I wanted HIV testing I said yes but didn’t know I was getting tested for herpes as well . Two days later I got the call that I was diagnosed with hsv-2 I had no symptoms the doctor said she couldn’t do anything and didn’t offer anti virals how weird is that . It’s about two weeks since the diagnoses and I get very inconsistent symptoms . I’ll get a random tingle maybe an itch . I did have one single bump appear in the upper pubic hair zone like right below my belly button it mimicked an ingrown hair and it was gone within two days . I found a another bump even tinier on opposite side a little lower but still in the pubic area . It went away within a day or two as well . These bumps don’t hurt they don’t itch they are there and they are not . I’d also like to point out that my blood tested positive which means I would’ve had this for a while , back in January I had a procedure done where they checked for ALL stds and I came back negative. I had one partner before the procedure and didn’t have sex for two and half months after the procedure. Since March I had sex with that same partner (who had sex with one person for that period of time thag I didn’t have sex with a condom ) and I had my most recent partner whom I was with for about a two weeks when I got the diagnosis . Should I get retested ? Should I ask for antivirals? A lot of things just aren’t adding up
Topic: Unusual symptoms?
Hello, I honestly am still waiting on my blood work for confirmation but I’m completely freaked out in every way. I started getting mild pelvic pain in June with mild red spots when urinating followed by what I can only describe as possible nerve type pain in my right inner thigh and down my right leg with persistent right lower back pain. I honestly thought appendix issues or uterine issues then in the last three weeks I’ve had mild urinary pain. I finally got a pap and my dr was shocked at how inflamed my
cervix was and I was shocked as well. I do have reactions to condoms and Lubes so I never thought much. After reading up on cervicitis I found out that it’s mostly STI or yeast related. She treated me for yeast a week ago but I only got more pain and now I’m on doxycycline which seems the same , I’m only getting worse. My swabs came back negative for anything so I’m freaking out awaiting my blood tests. I have no typical external symptoms but my research says my leg and back pain and cervicitis are signs of hsv. I thought I was clear as I’ve not been with anyone new in 3 years and after that I got tested specifically for this and my dr told me I was negative. I looked up my old labs from 3 yrs ago only to find out that it was inconclusive at.91 which says I should have been retested and my dr failed to tell me that. So now I’m sitting here freaking out in every way and don’t know what to do as I have other conditions that combined with this can be very bad for me. Does anyone have experience with this or advice?
Topic: Giving a new partner herpes
Hi everyone, I need a bit of advice/support as Iv had a bit of a shitty day….
I was diagnosed with Herpes 8 months into my previous relationship. I split from this partner 4 months ago after 8 years of being together and pretty quickly started seeing someone new. It has taken me 2 months to finally tell him I have herpes and within the last couple of days of me telling him, he has developed symptoms of the virus. I feel so embarrassed, ashamed and to blame as I told him that I know when I’m getting symptoms so that we can try and prevent him catching it, but I have had no symptoms at all so I’m confused as to how he has caught it off me.
I also feel very guilty and that he will resent me for giving it to him, and I don’t want him to feel like he has to stay with me.
All Iv done is get upset about it, and I’m not the type of person to be open with my feelings to someone so I will just bother it up and pretend that it’s ok but really I feel like shit at the moment.
Any help or advice would be very much appreciated Xx
Viewing 15 results - 1 through 15 (of 626 total)
Viewing 15 results - 1 through 15 (of 626 total)