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  1. Too much alcohol, chocolate and nuts (all the good stuff!)
  2. Mooeuk


    @GlitterGlimmer Funnily enough I have been taking a complete vitamin B supplement for a couple of months too (along with Lysine, vitamin D, vitamin C and zinc) I didn't even realise that could help, wonder of that has calmed it all down too then. Yes me too, every single day there was 'the feeling' and therefore a constant reminder. So glad that we don't have that every day now. If you find anything else helpful with this or breakouts let me know. Take care.
  3. Mooeuk


    Mine has all but gone, I started Amitryptyline on Dec 24th. It took a good two months to work but it really has. Don't get me wrong, I can feel a twinge every now and again but it's nowhere near the constant pain and worse the constant reminder I have Herpes it once was. I believe there are several antidepressant medications like this that they also use to treat nerve pain at low doses. I am on 10mg a night and have had no side effects from it. Hope that helps and really hope the nerve pain subsides for you soon. I know how horrible it is.
  4. Mooeuk


    Hi everyone, I'm trying really hard to not get any more outbreaks of this crap! I'm taking Lysine supplements and avoiding nuts, chocolate, seeds, coconut and wheat. I've upped Lysine rich foods like yoghurt, potatoes, cheese etc. Does anyone know of any other foods that have helped when increasing consumption or others to avoid? Thanks
  5. I was diagnosed 7 months ago and have had a really rough time in dealong with this. Met a lovely guy 3 months ago and we're texting and seeing each other occasionally. Things were going really well and progressing so I disclosed last month just before I went on holiday for 3 weeks (thought perfect time to do so.) Anyway he said he still wanted to see me so I saw him again just before I left. We then went out last night, first time I'd seen him since being back. Had a great night and ended up at mine. We were in bed and 'things happening' when he suddenly brought it up and asked if he would catch it and he didn't want to have sex. I was so upset. I totally understand his decision but I'm just so deflated by this. After what I thought had been a successful disclosure I feel worse than ever about my situation. I'm back to crying all the time and feeling like no one will ever want to be with me. I'm really struggling.
  6. I have just had this happen to me. Was diagnosed 7 months ago and been really struggling with it. Met a lovely guy in December and we really hit it off. I disclosed to him last month just before going away for 3 weeks and told him to the the time to think about it etc etc. We went out last night and everything was great, he stayed at mine and 'initiated stuff' when I grabbed a condom for him he said no he couldn't go through with it. I was devastated and feel so rejected and upset especially given the way it happened. I have friends with it who are dating but haven't been honest which I think is awful but this has left me thinking that I can undersrand why people don't disclose because this sucks.
  7. Yes!! I've had swollen lymph nodes since my diagnosis and have had a swollen one on my left thigh for a few weeks now but no outbreak. I think this is because my body is fighting an outbreak that hasn't materialised. I really would myself up about this and got worried sick because everything you read and are told by doctors is that this only happens during initial outbreak. I had an awful second outbreak before I knew about foods that can be triggers and low and behold I'd eaten a lot of nuts and chocolate and too much alcohol before it. I now take a Lysine supplement daily and eat Lysine rich foods (cheese, yoghurt, fish, chicken, potatoes) and limit others and NEVER eat chocolate or nuts and this seems to have worked for me.
  8. Mooeuk

    My Story

    Panda 91, I was diagnosed back in August, was dating a guy who also told me he was 'clean' now I'm not with him. I had an AWFUL second outbreak that lasted over 2 weeks just after Christmas. I'm so depressed about it all. I'm kind of seeing a new guy who us lovely and I've told him and he''s fine about it but we've not had sex yet. I just don't really see the point in pursuing it though. I feel like an absolute gross mess. I'm so annoyed that this has had such an huge negative impact on my life.
  9. Yes finish the course even if you do now feel OK. I had weeks of this, so i know exactly how you feel. I went to specialists the lot but it eventually just stopped so don't get disheartened. I bought some urine dip sticks off Amazon as my symptoms didn't always mean I had an actual infection and I was sick of going to doctors! That might be worth considering then at least you don't have to take antibiotics unnecessarily. I also took d-mannose which seed to help (I don't know if it acted like a placebo or actually worked!) Let me know how you're getting on
  10. I never thought of them as outbreaks as I didn't have any spots so I think it is just an initial reaction from your body to the virus. I'm hoping min has gone away now but it won't he until I have sex again (no plans for that for a while!) that I'll really know I guess. I did find that a 'bladder friendly' diet helped and funnily enough a lot of what I was eating is recommended for Herpes too. I cut out sugar and ate whole foods. I ate a lot of potatoes, cheese and yoghurt and didn't drink alcohol hardly and cut out caffeine. I'm sure these symptoms will pass just as mine did.
  11. I would get these checked just for your piece of mind but they really do just look like regular spots to me. I did exactly the same thing last week, I am so paranoid that every spot or bump I have is herpes.
  12. I had never suffered with uti's either by the way.
  13. 2 weeks before my first outbreak I had a terrible UTI. After my outbreak it was constant UTI symtoms for months but only ever twice was there an actual infection. I believe there is definitely a link between the two. I have not had sex for 2 months now and no uti's but I'm dreading being sexual active again incase they come back. Have you tried a low dose daily antibiotic? Might be worth considering.
  14. I have what the think is nerve pain, it's like a constant 'niggling' feeling in/around my anus that's been going on for about 9 weeks now. I started 10mg Amitriptyline 3 weeks ago and have upped to 20g last week but still pain. Anyone used it successfully and if so at what dose? Thanks
  15. I was dignosed 6 months ago following an outbreak. My is around my anus. After first outbreak I had constant UTI symptoms for about 8 weeks. I have now had a rectal pain for around 9 weeks and have just had an awful outbreak which lasted over a fortnight. I am now constantly 'tingling' around my vagina. I'm at the end of my tether with all this and getting rather depressed.I'm wondering if Aciclovir is doing more harm than good? Been on it for 2 weeks now.
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