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  1. While everyone is entitled to time to think about these things after being disclosed to, don’t settle for rejection! Honestly there’s so many people out there who will react so much better to being disclosed to, much more understanding and reassuring, I’d move on if I were you!
  2. I know how you feel, like things won’t be the same and like herpes has affected your entire life. But honestly things do get better. It might seem like a huge thing right now but one day in the future it’ll be a small thing in the back of your mind that only inconveniences you when it pops back up occasionally. Stay strong and keep reaching out if you need support. X
  3. Thank you so much, sounds like you’ve dealt with the same things I’m trying to deal with. It’s so frustrating! My GP has told me “I’ll give you aciclovir this time” (as I’m having an OB right now) but won’t in the future unless I see a specialist in the clinic!? Which is totally unfair as I NEED some form of medication?! And what with COVID-19 all appointments are suspended at the clinic anyway. but this gives me hope to keep persisting so thankyou for sharing!!! X
  4. Hi everyone! I’ve been diagnosed with HSV2 “downstairs” for about 2 years. OBs are sadly still fairly frequent and I really want to try suppressive therapy, to help prevent OBs as often. However, in the U.K. my GP won’t help me, and all they’ll say is go and see a sexual health doctor under a different service. I tried to get an appointment, but the doctor I saw told me she couldn’t do anything as I needed a specialist, but trying to get an appointment with a “specialist” to prescribe these is almost impossible. has anyone in the U.K. had any luck getting a hold of this stuff? I really think it will help me but feel stuck. What else can I possibly do??? TIA xx
  5. Don’t feel like “if it wasn’t for me, he would never have herpes and he could be with lots of other partners herpes-free and never have to worry about this”. Herpes is VERY common. Sure, it’s not 100% likely for him to get herpes from someone else (if he hadn’t slept with you), but it would’ve been certainly possible! You haven’t ruined his life. It’s just an unfortunate thing that LOADS of people go through. Don’t beat yourself up about it, it’s not your fault, you didn’t ask for any of this either.
  6. Thank you all so much, the advice and reassurance is so greatly appreciated ❤️
  7. Hi. I’m a 20 year old female going through my 3rd OB. Also think I have genital warts too. Are genital warts as common as the internet says? I feel so so so disgusting and ashamed in myself, I can barely look in the mirror. I know self pity doesn’t help but I feel so awful. It’s my 21st birthday in 2 days and I just want to celebrate like a normal person!!!! Do other people have HSV2 and genital warts too? Please tell me I’m not alone. Also, should I go to the clinic to have a doctor look at these warts? Whilst I’m having an OB? Or should I wait until it starts clearing up to deal with one thing at a time? Advice please, I just feel so lost with no one to talk to.
  8. The glands in my groin are still swollen and I still have cold/flu symptoms, that’s why I assumed it was herpes related. But it’s odd how the lump on my lady bits doesn’t hurt at all. It just feels hard. I guess I better get myself to the doctor! Is this not a normal symptom of herpes then? Because I haven’t had sex in ages so I don’t understand how it could be genital warts?
  9. I’ve just had my second outbreak and have slowly been recovering from it. The main blisters have gone, and so has the itching and soreness. but I’ve noticed a strange lumpy sort of thing on my ‘lady’ lips. It kinda looks like it could be a blister, but it doesn’t hurt at all, no itching or anything. is this my body still getting over the OB? Is it safe to assume this weird growth thing will disappear in a few days? opinions please! Thank you X
  10. Absolutely love this, thank you for sharing it! Gives me so much hope!!
  11. Just wondering if anyone on here has ever had to disclose to their school/college/uni. I’m having my second outbreak and I’ve been completely bed-bound all weekend. I’m in excruciating pain, and literally can’t sit at my desk to do my dissertation research, although I have meetings with my tutor soon. I know I’m going to fall behind if I can’t keep up with work over the coming week, and so I’ve considered meeting with the welfare staff in my department to explain my situation. I know they’ll keep it confidential, but I still don’t know if this is the right thing to do. Will they have heard similar stories before, or will they think I’m just making excuses for being behind on work? I don’t know what to do. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  12. What’s the product called? I’m in the UK. 🙂
  13. Hi everyone... my second ever OB has decided to rear it’s ugly head. I’m going to get some antiviral tablets from the doctor but is there any ointments or creams you can recommend to put on the blisters (genital) as they are SO sore and it hurts to walk!!!! Any help is greatly appreciated! 🙂
  14. Are these orescripted drugs? I have no idea what I antiviral drugs I should be taking to prevent outbreaks and prevent transmitting it to partners? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Xx
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