I am looking for some personal stories on everyone first outbreak experience please! I am in more pain than I ever thought possible. Please share timeline of your days and each step as you healed!! I’m on day 4 and today has been the worst. I keep getting more and more and swelling more and more. I cry in pain and want to scream every time I use the bathroom. Please help me. I’m taking Tylenol, llysine, valacyclovir. I’ve tried ice, lidocaine, dermaplast, and Vaseline.
i just got over my first outbreak and found the best way to use the bathroom was to fill a bowl with warm salty water and then sit in the shower, pour it on yourself at the same time you urinate! flushing it out straight away really minimised the pain
My first outbreak was tough too. I think from start to finish it lasted like 2 weeks. but mine start out feeling like a uti. so i didn’t realize what it was til it started to get bad and i got to the doctors. It burned sooo bad when i urinated. worse than any UTI i ever had. I limited my water intake so i wouldn’t pee so much. But what I ended up doing was concentrating my urine making it burn worse. So if you’re having that problem, drink lots of water. lots and lots. that way what’s coming out is mostly water.
Any updates on how long it lasted? I’m having my first outbreak. Started an at home regimen of vitamins and natural antivirals while waiting to see a doctor, I’m at the end of day three with doctor prescribed anti vitals. End of day 8 from my first “pimple” and it’s as swollen as ever, if not more so than it was 2-3 days ago. I’m sleeping everyday for hours, I’m terrified of where I got it. Either from my current partner of six years unknowingly because he’s never had it before or my ex of ten years ago which has me worried that my son has it in his system now. Sorry it’s long. It just seems to be getting worse, not better.