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  1. Anneb123 I understand your frustration and am sympathetic of how you are feeling now. I am 24 almost 25 and was diagnosed September of 2018. The first couple weeks were hard for me as well. I didn’t feel like myself, I was distant and shut out the world around me. Luckily, I was not as affected as other were after diagnosis. In fact, I was so un affected that sometimes I didn’t think the tests were right. I can assure you some days will be hard and you will not feel like yourself. I personally was diagnosed in front of my boyfriend at the time and luckily he stayed with me and we hav
  2. I was diagnosed around the same time as you just a few months before. Honestly the first diagnosis was the worst I’ve ever had. Ever since, the only indication I remember that I have it is when someone mentions the word itself or I get a minor itch never anything constant always random. I never got retested after my first initial blood test and my boyfriend of almost a year after I got diagnosed never was tested positive but I know it had to be from him. He still loves me no matter what thank god. However, I never tested again because I never felt I should test again, the medication helped and
  3. I understand you struggle, I have been with my current boyfriend for about a year and a half and have been diagnosed since September of 2018. Fairly new. It wasn’t until after I had a terrible outbreak that put me in the hospital and was first diagnosed when he disclosed that he could have given it to me because he was not very monogamous when “playing the field”. Thankfully, he is still with me because I don’t know how I would deal with it otherwise. I have been feeling like a pariah ever since, I just recently told my family which I never wanted to do but thankfully did because they are very
  4. I would very much enjoy a buddy to talk to. I would like someone more close to my age so I can feel more connected but anyone would be fine! I am 23 years old. I would love to talk to a female to respect my boyfriend who has been so supportive throughout this whole situation. I do not want to do anything that might make it seem like I am disrespecting him, and I do not want to make him think in any way I am cheating! Talking to a guy might do that. I am both HSV 1 & HSV 2 positive. Diagnosed September of this year. I also do not care where they are located in the world I would actually lov
  5. Thank you very much for the kind words of inspiration! I try my best to stay positive but it just gets to me sometimes I suppose.
  6. I guess it’s more of a realization that everyday I feel more and more alone and scared. Scared mostly because I’m scared of how my family and friends will look at me differently and alone because I don’t really have anyone to talk to about it. But I guess I’m more alone than scared. I feel alone because I have no one to talk to because I’m scared people will look at me differently and I feel like that is the double edged sword in the situation. I try to be myself, however I was before I found out, but I’m not really sure who that person was anymore. I cry most nights because I don’t know
  7. Oh that is awful! I think about it all the time, my boyfriend gets really upset because it stresses me out! I found exercise and yoga have helped a lot!!! Not only with mental positivity but also with feeling good physically because I gained a lot of weight after my diagnosis, which was not that long ago I should add. I have only been diagnosed for almost two months so I’m still waiting the next outbreak, I’m hoping it’s not that bad! Trust me me it is an absolute terrible cycle of self doubt and loathing since my diagnosis, but I found with the right state of mind and support beh
  8. It’s very normal to have outbreaks during and after periods. Most outbreaks come from stress on the immune system. My first and only outbreak so far came after I had strep throat for a week and my period followed. It is very good to talk to your OBGYN about what can cause symptoms. I did and it made me feel a whole lot better!! For example, I didn’t think stress could cause an outbreak until I talked to my doctor and researched for hours and hours online and in my medical text books. I am insanely jealous that your outbreak was not what my experience was! Just all around awful, bu
  9. Everyone is different in how their virus appears and reacts with their immune system. Fortunately, the two strands of the HSV virus are very prone to localize to their preferred areas ( HSV 1 preferring the oral cavities including the mouth and lips, while HSV 2 preferring the vaginal, penis, anal and thigh area.) While it is possible to contract each of the virus to the opposing areas, the are localized to the one they prefer. Now, while the virus is localized to their specific areas, they are not particular to staying in one spot, such as the head of the penis. Shedding occurs al
  10. Hello @MissGuided I am so sorry to hear you are having a rough time! We have all been there, just know everyone here is very supportive and willing to be a shoulder to lean on! Seeing as your OB has not prescribed you any form of medication might mean she doesn’t think you have the H. Although everyone’s different with their outbreaks (my first putting me in the hospital, which was no fun), yours may have not been that severe for a prescription to be required (if that was even it at all). The bumps can be from any numerous things (allergies, bumps from shaving leaving open cuts for bacter
  11. For the past hour and a half, I have stared at this blank box just wondering where to start. I’ve repeatedly deleted, retyped, and edited every detail of this post to get the right story out. I am a 23 year old girl still in college and working full time at a trailer store. Nothing exciting really happened in my life. I had started a new relationship almost a year ago (it will be one year October 13th). My puppy just shedded his first coat from summer since he turned 1 in May (he is a husky by the way so it was a lot!). Everything seemed to be perfectly normal and exciting. Until
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