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  1. So I’ve recently started using CBD oil & have seen unbelievable results in my sleep, joint paint, stress, & even managing another chronic illness. I have always been largely skeptical of this topic, but the benefits are undeniable & it’s now a part of my daily regimen.  

    I’ve been reading up on some studies & am wondering if any one has noticed an affect on their HSV? I’ve read that topically it can help reduce a break out, & also reduce shedding due to its ability to reduce stress, as well as inflammation. (Of course, this is all from very early studies)

    If this is something that others have seen a decrease of outbreaks from, or a quicker heal time, I’d love to hear. 

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  2. 8 hours ago, hannahandherpes said:

    I was diagnosed with HSV-1 genitally about 3 years ago. I feel you on wanting to be smooth down there. 

    I don’t wax but I do shave! Once you become better at identifying a breakout vs. say razor burn you’ll feel less panic. I suggest making note of how you feel and what’s going on down there if you think a break out might be coming on. Understanding your prodrome symptoms is so important! (Is there tingling, itching, etc.?) For me, my lymph nodes always swell up 1-2 days prior to actually feeling an outbreak. 

    I don’t want to speak for everyone, but at least for me, shaving doesn’t trigger any breakouts. Don’t forget that HSV “wakes up” when your immune system is attacked not necessarily because you get a cut or a scratch some place on your body. 

    This is helpful, thank you! 

  3. I am a GHSV1 lady, taking daily anti-vitals with only 1 outbreak under her belt (that pun is kind of too literal).👩‍🎤 

    Shaving is hard guys. I’ve pretty much always had razor burn & I still cut myself accidentally all the time. I am no longer obsessed with being 100% hair free. However, I’m still dating around (at least trying to ...We’ll see) & yeah I prefer being smooth over rocking a Bush. Girl power though. 


    When I shave right now, I get paranoid that every spot is a new outbreak. How do you tell the difference between a normal vaginal bump, & a viral bump?!  

    Also, has anyone been successful opting for laser hair removal / waxing / etc? I’ve seen some posts on this forum where an outbreak may follow shaving & waxing... can hair removal turmoil lead to a breakout? Any horror stories? 

    I’ve never tried anything but shaving because I can be cheap/lazy...maybe scared of pain-  but if it will lessen how often I shave & therefore lessen my mild panic attacks, then I will martyr my tulip & re-budget.



  4. I was diagnosed with GHSV1 a couple months ago & have decided to take the daily antiviral. From living with type 1 diabetes for most of my life, I’ve experienced how autoimmune diseases consistently create a chain reaction of medical issues. I assume that I largely have my disadvantaged immune system to thank for contracting this new virus.

    But, not here to complain! I’m wondering if anyone here has HSV + a similar disease? Have you made connections to outbreaks with other illnesses? Do your outbreaks take longer to heal? 


    For example, high blood sugars can cause frequent yeast infections that cannot be fought with natural remedies. Any insight will be helpful, thank you!

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