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  • #43197
    Zee
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    I am a 47 year old who has had HSV2 for 29 years. I usually had outbreaks at my tailbone area where the nerve is and rarely had them on the vaginal area. In the last 2 years my husband has left me, I am in school full time, working part time, trying to pay all the bills and perimenopausal with depression and hormone swings. My sleep has been difficult and I have been super stressed. For whatever reason, I the virus moved directly onto the clitoris area and has not gone away for 5 weeks now. I have tried acyclovir/famcyclovir, red marine algae, L-lysine, topical zinc sulfate cream, and NOTHING has relieved it. I can’t sit comfortably, every night I try to leave my vaginal area open to air and pray it will stop causing searing nerve pain to the clitoris. I am afraid now that I will never be able to have a partner, or even masturbate because I can’t get the virus to leave the clitoris area. So sad and frustrated. Does anyone know if any topical treatments exist that work?

    #43014
    runin4life
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    Hi Everyone,
    I received the terrifying news last week that I have both HSV-1 and HSV-2. I went to my OBGYN because I’ve been having recurring outbreaks of bacterial vaginosis, but I also developed 2 sores on my labia around the same time. My boyfriend and I really thought the sores were friction blisters because we weren’t having vaginal sex due to the BV and using other measures to fulfill our sex drives (if you follow me). So I figured I’d ask my doctor about this during my exam. She took a quick look and told me it was herpes (OMG!!! Complete SHOCK!!!). She didn’t do a swab test because there were no supplies due to COVID testing. I asked about treatment and she brushed me off saying it wasn’t necessary because I have a boyfriend (ridiculous advice). After leaving the appointment I learned there was a blood test and requested I get this done to have some sort of confirmation…which came back positive for HSV-1 and HSV-2. My concern is that my symptoms were not at all consistent with a normal outbreak. I only had 2 sores, they never blistered- just turned into small “lesions”, and I never had any scabbing when they were healing. They just went away. So is there a chance my test was a false positive? I’ve read a lot about this being a possibility. PS- My boyfriend is so freaked out we’re likely breaking up because of this nightmare. I don’t know what to do!!!

    Thanks for your advice…

    #42912
    graceforever
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    Hello hun, I know that feeling, when you start having suicidal thought. I too went through worst times and all I can say now is thank God for the doctor who helped me with his treatment, for over six months now, I haven’t experienced any pains or outbreaks. You should mail me on gracejohnforever@gmail.com so I can tell you how to reach the doctor so you too can be free from the horrible pains, symptoms and outbreaks.

    #42821

    In reply to: Is this normal?

    theresa
    Participant

    Hello dearie, what you are going through is completely normal. There are people who also went through worse pains than you are going through because we all have different bodies so it is completely normal. I will advise you go back to you Dr or you use a completely different kind of medicine like I did which really worked for me. The everyday suppressant I was taking was having no effect at all that I had to seek treatment elsewhere and for some months now, I can happily tell you I have had no symptoms whatsoever. If you want to try the medication I used, you should contact the Dr through http://www.drsegunherbalhome.com

    #42820
    theresa
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    Hello @caherbert, I completely understand what you are going through as I also went through similar outbreak, only that mine was worst. Valtrex and lysine couldn’t help me anymore and I felt that ibwqs just going to die since nothing was working. I even had to stop work cos staying in the water was the only relief I could get. I came across a lady’s post here where she talked about a Dr, to cut the story short, I contacted him and I can tell you for many months now, I haven’t experience any outbreaks or symptoms whatsoever. There are some good treatment out here that we don’t know about, not the ones am seeing people spamming here with. If you want to reach the Dr, you can do that through http://www.drsegunherbalhome.com

    #42570
    VCRJ
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    Hi,
    I’d like to tell you my story. I am a man. I don’t know how I ended up in this forum. I was just trying to understand what happened a 14 months ago and I ended up here.
    I was dating this girl. She is beautiful, intelligent, smart, cute (I still think the same about her). After two months being together, being happy, and having sex, she disclosed to me that she has HSV-2. I didn’t know how to react. My instinct was to call my psychologist. I asked her to leave my apartment.
    I was in shock. I suffer depression with a GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). It really fucked me up. I felt so betrayed. It still hurts to remember when she said “even if you get a positive result, you can’t know if you got it from me”. The next days, I had panic attacks. I went to get tested (8 days after last exposure) and I got a negative test. However, I had to get tested again three months later. It was negative again. In 14 months, I have been tested four times, all negative. The four times I also got tested for HIV as well. In my mind, I was like “if she lied about it, she maybe has lied about other things”. I could not believe in doctors. I needed a lot of psychological therapy and several visits to the psychiatrist to be able to sleep and manage anxiety (which became OCD). It really affected me psychologically. Even though I got all the information about the low rate transmission from a woman to a man, that she already had it for several years and was really wise about her symptoms, I could not believe that I did not have the virus. A lot of people catch it in a hook-up, and we were having unprotected sex almost every day. Now I understand the days she avoided sex with me.
    All the time, I loved her. Before the disclosure, we were already talking about doing a trip during the summer and maybe living together after it if things went well. It was soul-destroying to end the relationship, to talk to her and understand that she has her own moral in relationships about when to disclose. Even though she said she liked me, loved me, and wanted to be together, I could not believe her. The trust was destroyed. I considered going back together for three-four months. In fact, I thought I could be able to overcome it and go back together, but I couldn’t. Even though I had therapy, I just realized I would not be able to trust her in simple things. In my mind, I just think any guy she disclosed it before having sex is better than me. I understand it’s hard to disclose and be exposed to rejection (I don’t think she was evil at all. She made a huge mistake), but I just feel I was not respected. I can just tell you that if she had told me before having sex, I would be with her, cause I really liked her since the beginning. I am okay with the decision. I miss her, but the trust is already damaged.
    I knew nothing about herpes before being with her. Just that is is an STD that requires treatment and causes breakouts. I am not American and we don’t even have the stigma you have in this culture. Having herpes is not a big deal, but not disclosing is a big deal. It is important to ask for consent.
    My only advice is to always disclose. I understand it is hard, but there is plenty of people that would accept you by the simple fact that “they really like you” and will take the risk.

    #42515
    millions34
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    #42442

    In reply to: New to this

    trinatasha256
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    #42435
    Nat&
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    I was given some tablets and numbing gel yesterday which does not work at all it is more painful to put it on that the actual passing urine which it is intended to help me with.
    But in general anything hurts, I keep getting a kind of shooting pain around the sores and it really makes me jump sometimes, the whole area is getting quite hard and the odd bits (sorry for the gross information..) especially where the first sores appeared and slightly crisping over, I assume this is a good thing but the pain is still unbareable, I would have imagined that once they started to heal the pain would slowly fade out, I understand I’m still very very early into the treatment and I know a lot of advice is to have a salt bath but Unfortunately I only have a shower cubicle and do not have access to a bath.
    Any advice?

    #42416

    In reply to: Help!

    av88
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    Hey, hope you are doing well. I can only say sorry but, if you want to save your relation it is better to take action now, I know its not been easy for you to go through with this alone, sometimes we feel like just given up but I know you won’t tap out yet coz you are a warrior, I have met people with the same problems but they are ok now thanks to this powerful treatment https://bit.ly/33apvHk, I really think you should give a try.

    #42379
    Jodie
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    Hi. I just joined today. I got my HSV2 diagnosis on Friday. I found out my ex-live in bf of nearly 4 years was sleeping with me & someone else who has Herpes. He knowingly stopped using a condom with her all the while still having sex with me over a period of 7 months. She had no idea about me nor I her till I found out recently he got engaged to her. This is a devastating blow. I am looking for guidance & support. Has anyone taken Lysine supplements or any herbal treatments to combat outbreaks? My nurse advised me my doctor does not prescribe antiviral meds unless I get an outbreak. I think back & I might have had an outbreak last year but I am not 100% sure. I have been plagued with yeast infections my whole life & some symptoms are similar. Any help is greatly appreciated. If anyone needs to talk or email I would be happy to be in touch.

    #42101
    littlebit7876
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    My ex and I broke up months ago oh, and I did not find out until I was diagnosed and my first outbreak did he knew well before we broke up he was positive. He never told me. I started my first round of treatment 4 days ago yet I am still having new ulcers. They have doubled since last night. I am terrified and do not know what to do! Please help. I started taking 3000mg l-lysine a b12 complex and zinc. I also am taking 800mg Acyloviar 5* a day.

    #42004
    tracygreen
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    Hello hun, why not use a better treatment. I was diagnosed 2017 and had the worst outbreaks anyone can think of. I even at a time was having suicidal thoughts. I just couldn’t bear it not even minding my family until later when a friend noticed how depressed and withdrawn I was and I had to confide in her. Am so glad I did cos she actually told me about a herbal Dr and said I should give him a trial. I actually did that and that was one of the best decisions I have made in this life cos for over two years now, I haven’t experienced any outbreaks, sores or pains. I am actually glad I found this forum some months back and I believe we should be able to help each others the best way we can. I really don’t talk about the Dr but realised its not a nice thing to keep mute, so I have mentioned him on some occasions here before. Here is a link to reach him should anyone wants to do that. https://eldersegunjohn.wixsite.com/dreldersegunherbalho

    JD
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    I’ve been looking for a community I can ask questions and find support and clarity from for the last couple of days. I was diagnosed with this condition approximately 10 days ago and confirmed via blood test 4 days ago. No other symptoms accompanied it as Google claims. Within this time, I’ve had 2 outbreaks.

    I’m 31, sexually active since I was 27, and only had 5 partners up to this point in my life. I got a hormonal IUD placed in about 6 months ago, and had my first ‘unprotected’ sex for a month since that time. (By unprotected, I mean no condom). I did not have sex for the last 5 months because my partner is in the medical frontlines of COVID. With the IUD in, I experienced three skin condition issues since that time–HSV2 was the most recent. I am Mediterranean and of course, appreciate that diet the most, I exercise 4 times a week, don’t drink or smoke or do leisurely drugs–I like to think that I maintain a good and balanced lifestyle.

    I maintain good relations with my 4 previous partners and current one obviously and I ALWAYS practiced safe sex up until after the IUD was placed in. When I asked them to be tested with my reason, their reaction was…shocked to say the least. All 5 were negative. The tests were repeated: same result. How is it possible that I have it then? I can’t argue with the results of a PCR test or the obvious outbreaks.

    I asked my PCP, GYN and dermatologist if the IUD could have something to do with this. Especially since along with my diagnosis, I also got BV and a yeast infection. I was prescribed antivirals that gave me chest tightness, stabbing chest pain and abdominal pain, headaches, toothache, nausea, insomnia and loss of appetite. Three days into the 5 day regiment, I stopped and was rushed to urgent care.

    To note, I quickly had accepted the fact that I have an incurable disease, but I still refuse to accept the fact that all three docs tell me that there is only one treatment option available and that the ‘benefits outweigh the costs’. More importantly, I refuse to accept the tonality of the responses: it’s a ‘you have it, so learn to live with it’ approach. This is a skin condition, yes; there is a societal stigma associated around it, yes; it’s also not discussed and there’s little to no support from the medical community, yes; …but who are you to tell me that ‘that’s life’ and expect me to swallow mechanical, repetitive, nonchalant reactions to something that is not only affecting MILLIONS of people?

    My current partner is clearly more medically minded than myself and mature enough to accept what this condition is and wants to find ways to work around the outbreaks. But how do I work around those when I seem to have them every week? I’m almost convinced that the IUD could be a stimulant of this condition. I wish there was a medical practitioner out there that is willing to look into all factors…not just one. In reading up on the herpes condition in general, it appears the whole population has a string of herpes in their system. What if it reactivates in other ways depending on environmental factors? Why does it have to be JUST sexually transmitted?

    Thoughts? Experiences? I’d love to hear about other with a similar situation.

    JD

    #41753

    In reply to: Newly diagnosed

    hannah
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    Hello! I am 22 and was diagnosed with genital herpes HSV-2 back in March. I had an aggressive first outbreak and was put on treatment several days before my lab results were confirmed, so I had come to terms of what it probably was before I got my diagnosis. I had done a ton of research during those few days and learned so much about herpes! The important thing to understand right off the bat is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE! and you are no different because of your diagnosis. you are not dirty or damaged, but a human being that contracted an incredibly common virus! Herpes is a very livable condition, I personally am using daily suppressive antivirals to prevent future outbreaks and preventing spreading it to my partners. I haven’t had any issues since my first outbreak! I confided in several friends and my family members, and they have been so supportive! Talking about it helps a lot and helps squash the stigma surrounding herpes! If you ever want someone to talk to, please message me and we can get into contact ❤️

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