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  1. So I have just been diagnosed with herpes in March of this year. After a very painful & itchy primary outbreak I honestly thought after months of not suffering from another, I was one of the lucky few who wouldn’t suffer another..... well fast forward to today. I just woke up and I am feeling particularly itching, go down to inspect & I find two large bumps.... signs of another OB!? How do people combat the itchy-ness & dryness naturally? I am also worried about when these will turn into lesions. As I have a very active job... but maybe I just have two large lumps. Idk I’m still trying to figure this out. what have been your recurring outbreak symptoms, remedies & overall experience?
  2. @Emd44Thank you! You are smart-Why would they say get monstat if BV is cause by completely different bacteria & needs different medication. I am going to pick up some probiotics today...I think now that I have left it untreated for so long it has turned into pelvic inflammatory disease after researching 😕 please update me after your doctors appointment. I will now need to search for one.
  3. I get Brazilian regularly & haven’t noticed that it triggers outbreaks for me!
  4. Does anyone suffer from ovarian pain because of herpes? I’m starting to worry I have something else going on. I keep getting aches on both sides of my lower abdomen & I feel full. If I squeeze my thighs together it’s uncomfortable & feels like I’m squeezing my ovaries together but I have no sores or signs of an outbreak. I was diagnosed with BV at the same time as H, could that have something to do with it? I wasn’t treated for BV- they just gave me anti-vitals. I really don’t have the resources to go to the gynecologist for a full exam to know exactly what is going on so I figured I would see if anyone had a similar experience. Thanks!
  5. I have been in Australia & only got one break out here- been here 6 months! Got plenty of sun too with no problems even Sand in my bottoms- still no breakouts or irritation.
  6. Sorry a little late to the party but I just found out I had g hsv-2 exactly a month ago today. I am 23 girl & currently traveling the world. I was of course devastated by the news at first, as we all are. After the initial shock though & constant research I did I started to feel better. I stopped going through the scenarios I. My head of how I could have prevented this from happening because I realized I can’t change the past but I can take charge of how I cope with it in the future & now. How I have been looking at it as of late- 1.) this disease is a mild skin rash that most people are uneducated about- doctors are right when they say it is mild disease. It isn’t cancer- you are not loosing any of your true health! You get sores that heal in week and they go away like a scratch, yes they come back and they are annoying but again not life threatening. You can still have sex!!! & lots of it! Know the risk and the numbers. I will leave a website link here for the transmission rates which are low when you take charge! 8-10% chance of giving it to a partner annually WITHOUT medication or condoms. That percentage gets cut in half if you just antivirals. Read more here: https://herpeslife.com/rates-of-herpes-transmission/ 2.) YOU ARE COMPLETELY STILL YOU! Your worth does not dwindle because someone was not truthful to you. No one (other than sexual partners of course) has to know you have this if you don’t want them to, your personality, confidence, & allure is not gone! You are still loved and are still completely lovable. 3.) Disclosures are scary but it doesn’t have to be. Take control & don’t pity yourself when telling people. Lead the conversation in a confident way & let them ask questions. I generally go along the line of “ I have a disease that causes me to get sores on my vagina. It’s called herpes. It is contagious & I want to protect you from this because I was not given the choice. I have a 4% chance of giving it to you when I’m on medication. If we use condoms it brings it down to 1%. I listen to my body & when I get an outbreak we will just have to get creative because that mean no sex - I want to keep you safe.” It has brought me closer with my partner because they know I care enough about them to protect them. It’s vulnerability & raw & really a chance for your relationship with someone to grow & connect. WE ARE NOT HERPES! We are still the strong independent women & men we always were!
  7. @Tk2019 @hope27 Thank you for replying! I guess I will wait 6 months & get an Igg blood test. Is that more accurate? Does it measure the antibodies in my blood?
  8. Hello! 23 year old female from Midwest America- traveling Australia at the moment for a few years. Just got diagnosed last week. Handling it well- just trying to decipher who to trust with my secret (including whether to tell my mother). I was devastated by the news at first. Love to have someone to talk to as mentor. Really looking for someone who has not let this hinder them as a role model to help me navigate the next few months. Willing to be the support for someone to talk to as well! Been educating myself day in and out on the subject. Thanks for this forum 🙏
  9. Or just anyone’s experience with it
  10. Has anyone been tested multiple times & gotten different results?? I was recently swab tested on an healing sore but I had been going through a lot. I was putting my vagina through a lot- swimming, wet undergarments, tight clothes, constant travel. Was scratching at it & irritating it with body soaps. It tested positive for Bacterial Vaginois & hsv 2. Could it have been a possible false positive because of the BV & harsh conditions I put my body through? I’m traveling for 2 years & am thinking I should wait to get tested again when I am back in America. Also... can your hsv- partners still going down on you without protection? I’m trying to understand the risk of it...
  11. @Confusedsinglemom https://justherpes.com/dating/herpes-transmission-rates-how-not-to-give-partner-herpes/ here is where I found the info! Hope this helps you!
  12. Let it be know that you only have a 10% overall chance of spreading hsv 2 to a women- with medication it brings it down to 5% & with a condom 2.5%. For women to men it is even lower
  13. Hello! Newly diagnosed. So I have G HSV 2 & am wondering what are the numbers for me transferring it to my partner if they perform oral on me without a barrier. Obviously would never with any symptoms present- but I want to know if anyone’s partner participate in the act still (preferrable women receiving & without barriers) & if they have gotten it orally? & are you on suppressive therapy?
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