February 22, 2022 at 9:00 pm #44895
I was recently diagnosed with HSV-1 genitally. I am the worst person to receive this diagnoses as I have also have an anxiety disorder. Excessive worry has been an understatement in the past few days. I am tormented and think of nothing but having herpes. I wake up in the night several times and for a brief moment I think it was just a dream. Nope I still have herpes, I get my 3 kids ready for school and rather than picking out which color shirt they should wear I’m thinking about herpes. Deciding what to feed them for breakfast nope I’m busy thinking about herpes! ECT.. It’s constantly tormenting me ALL day. I feel like I’m on the break of a nervous breakdown, I feel shame, depression and don’t want to tell a soul. How can I ever get past this??February 23, 2022 at 10:18 am #44896GParticipant
I completely understand this, I have had constant genital herpes symptoms for 6 months. I’ve tried medication, diet change, natural remedies I’ve tried everything in the book and my symptoms are so severe nothing seems to work! I haven’t even had a day of relief for 6 months which I am aware is not normal so hopefully you get some relief soon. I unfortunately don’t think I can help much on the mental strain, I think I’ve mentally got worse because my symptoms just are not clearing! All I can hope is one day we get some relief and we don’t have this mental struggle foreverFebruary 23, 2022 at 10:47 pm #44898RaeParticipant
I’m so sorry you are feeling those things but may I add those thoughts and emotions are common and normal when you first find out. I am. 6 nearly 7 months now and I forget I have it. I am reminded when I’m horny and since im not ready to tell people i also choose not to sleep with anyone.
I was on this site every day then weekly then monthly checking in and now I forget about it and think oh crap I better check in.
We are all different but we understand what we are all dealing with mentally and emotionally
I want to say it gets easier but that is not true for everyone but one thing that is true is yournot alone. We are here with you.February 25, 2022 at 11:57 pm #44904
Thank you both for the reply. As the days pass the thoughts are becoming less and less. I’m going to sit down and talk to my doctor and hopefully she can ease my mind a bit more.February 27, 2022 at 4:58 pm #44905RaeParticipant
It really is not the end of the world. Give yourself time to feel all the emotions but don’t sit an unpack with the bad ones.
I’m here if you want to chatMarch 7, 2022 at 11:55 am #44909KittyParticipant
Hi. New to the community. I was diagnosed not even a week ago… I have no words to describe how I Am feeling. I feel numb most of the time. I can’t help and think how someone so careless like my abusive ex would have to leave me to deal with this for the rest of my life. I have no idea how to begin to process anything and can’t wrap my head around anything right now. I feel betrayed by my own body. I feel like I Want to crawl out of it sometimes. The stress and the sadness even caused a bad outbreak to occur and I am not yet on treatment (this will happen soon)
This is really forever…March 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm #44914kmhwildeParticipant
diagnosed 5 days ago.. still trying to understand.. i asked my dr alot of questions, but still confused. i cant figure out how to get to a place to post my own questions.. i got the code and all, just dont know how to do it i guess.. can somone help me with that?April 19, 2022 at 12:22 am #44946pinkturtle62Participant
I was considered newly diagnosed in 2020 during pandemic and I was in a very new and serious relationship at the time. The only upside was that my partner was super supportive during my testing and results and didnt break up with me afterwards. We arent together now, and I did transfer the disease to him. I felt nothing but negativity during the time and still do. I still feel i have been robbed of my old freedoms while trying to date and meet new people but two years later I feel everything has happened for a reason and although coping with this is still hard, I’m glad to say it has gotten easier. Somehow….April 19, 2022 at 10:00 pm #44951
How can people reach out and chat on here Rae?May 2, 2022 at 12:10 pm #44955mnfirehorse66Participant
Hello everyone, just got diagnosed yesterday. I think I have a pretty severe case of genital herpes. It’s shocking as I’m 55 years old and I’ve been married for 18 years, and just got it from my husband. I knew he had oral herpes, no signs of genital. I’m just joining the forum and will be looking for solutions for the unbelievable agonizing pain, and how to heal and how to prevent outbreaks.
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