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  1. Hi! Wow it feels like a lifetime ago since I started this thread. Well...my now ex boyfriend is long gone after cheating on me and dumping me over facetime, (I sure know how to pick them!) And my OBs are surprisingly good...I was on surpressive therapy and when I became single I decided to stop taking them and just let my body do its thing and I haven't had an OB in months! Life is good, back in the beginning I was so scared all the time, scared of my own body and the hate I felt towards it, but now I'm happy and healthy and I'm not as scared anymore, and I think this had a positive impact on getting my OBs under control 😊 How are things with you?
  2. Hiya 😊 Thank you for sharing your experience with me, it's always comforting to know people can relate to what's going on but at the same time I'm sorry you're recently diagnosed too. I feel the same, now I'm on my third outbreak I worry I'm going to constantly wait for another and another, catch 22 as I think stress may be a trigger for me. If you think stress may be a trigger for you as well then as hard as it will be maybe we should try and not wait or expect another outbreak as it may bring one on. Its difficult being so newly diagnosed isn't it, trying to understand what's you feel like as well as signs from your own body!
  3. Thank you so much for such a quick and comforting reply! 😊 The irritating thing for me is my partner is in the army, so sometimes we have to go 3 or more weeks without seeing each other so I dont know If my worrying I'm going to have an outbreak is causing them, luckily he's only had an initial one. I'm so sorry to hear of your experience of being cheated on, it's an awful thing to go through 😔 I was thinking about asking for that treatment as well, I'll give them a call tomorrow and see what the doctor thinks. Have you found that after 5 years you get minimal outbreaks? Thank you for your kind words, I'm keeping my fingers crossed it gets easier!
  4. During my first outbreak, I found going for a wee excruciating! My doctor told me to sit backwards on the toilet so it looks like your straddling it, this way the wee won't touch the ulcers, worked like a charm! Although it felt a bit odd to begin with! 😂
  5. Hi everyone. I’ve recently been diagnosed with HSV-2 and it’s been a hard time. I’m very thankful I’ve come across this forum which from what I’ve read so far is full of lovely and non-judgemental people who offer some excellent advice! I’m wondering if anyone can relate to my worries/experience? A bit of background, my boyfriend and I have been together since December last year, as far as we were concerned we were both STI and STD free, I had regular tests at my local GUM clinic and all bloods and swabs were continuously clear. They did however, only test for Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV. Neither of us had ever experienced symptoms of HSV. About a month and a half ago, we both had our first outbreak. Personally, I’ve never been through anything like it. I had flu symptoms, cold sweats, aches and pains. Down below I was in agony, couldn’t even lay down without being in pain. Unusual discharge which had a heavy flow. I went to the doctors thinking I had flu and maybe a bacterial infection, after being sent to the GUM clinic it was confirmed I had HSV-2, along with a bacterial infection. I got my anti-viral medication and antibiotics and after a couple weeks I was back to my old self. I then came down with a cold, and another outbreak where I got more anti-viral medication, I was so upset and ran-down I think this aided in the second outbreak occurring. Fast forwarding to the past few days, I noticed and odd swollen section on my outer left labia, I put this down to an ingrown hair as this is quite common for me, however I’ve shaved today and noticed 3 little red spots which look like lesions, and I’m just so upset that in not even 2 months I’m on my third outbreak. Weirdly though, I didn’t feel this one coming on – there was no tingling or itching, I just came across it when I felt a slight soreness when wiping after a wee. Please can somebody give me some reassuring news that they’ve been through something similar and it’s got better? Also, does anybody have any advice on being intimate with your partner with this kind of outbreak where the ulcers aren’t internal or around my vagina? I’ve done a whole load of research and understand that during an outbreak you are highly contagious, but is it that bad if both you and your partner are HSV-2+? Anyway? Thank you in advance for any help or advice!
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