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  1. Thank you so much for your response .. I think I have been holding onto the idea that this is lichen and am kinda in denial about it being the herpes causing these symptoms but I just need to accept it. I think I just worry why I am having constant symptoms . When I say constant I mean I maybe get one week of relief a month . It's insane.. I have talked to too specialists in the topic like Terri Warren and she says it's not likely what is causing my symptoms but I think she is wrong ..
  2. I have had this every day for 5 years including swelling and redness and raw spots in my vulva. Gyno diagnosed lichen but I have no white patches and steroids don't work.. my life is hell.
  3. What was the outbreak you had like ? If you went ten years without issues this will probably be a temporary thing , has anything changed in your diet /stress etc ?
  4. But most people test positive for hsv 1
  5. Hey, if you had a type specific IgG test that says you have hsv that means you do usually . Regardless of having lichen schlerosis or not . You can have both
  6. So I posted on here a while back about how confused I was about having a hsv 1 + blood test and negative hsv2 . I have had constant problems daily on my labia for over ten years , getting worse in the past 5. I have seen countless doctors and just accepted that it must be herpes and my body must have something wrong with it where it can't fight it . I had every test under the moon and tried everything . Living with a raw vagina for 10 years does a number on your mental health and relationship . Yesterday I went to discuss getting my tubes tied with a new gyno and mentioned this to her , she said she would take a quick look . She immediately said it looks like lichen schlerosis and half my inner labias are gone (which I somehow didn't notice until later looking that day and being astonished) . I don't have the typical white coloring of lichen as I am still early in the progression luckily . But I wanted to put this out there as an option to look into for the people that had responded to my original post . I used the steroid cream she gave me last night and my vagina hasn't felt this good for a decade. If you have cuts , itching , irritation, redness , pain during sex , and raw patches this could be your problem, if you have white areas of thin skin down there this is even more likely but as I said this doesn't have to be the case ! . It can also cause blisters so at this point I'm not even sure if I have genital herpes or not . I thought I would post this so that it might help one or two people . Also ask your doctor about low estrogen if you have this issue.
  7. Are you able to do the letsgetchecked online blood test? They ship a box to you, you fill a vial and send it back , it's very discreet , do you have ups delivery around where you live? That's how I got my results since I live in Canada and it's super hard to get a bloodtest here , you could maybe even ask them to label it as a hormone test or something if you call
  8. Most likely , yes . You probably have type 1 , which is generally mild in most people
  9. Yes I have heard twice a day instead of once can help , try that for sure !
  10. Yes the nurse will talk to you and help you out with info , no problem , hope you get a negative !
  11. Yes ! I just used it and they were great . When you get the kit though , make sure you prick your finger like right at the tip , it can be hard to get enough blood out , I found just letting the blood drip and not massaging the finger was better . I had my results within 2 or 3 weeks of ordering the kit I think . I had to call to get the exact numbers of my results , ask to speak to the head nurse she is the best I can't remember her name.
  12. Not a problem at all! It definitely plays tricks with your mind . Go to the top right corner drop down menu and go to the little envelope , I messaged you
  13. 1. Technically I think you could cause herpes Whitlow , although I think it is probably pretty rare. Sorry I don't know exact statistics , but assuming the virus much prefers mucus membranes . You could make sure the hands don't have any cuts or abrasions , use a barrier method if you really want. You wouldn't spread the virus to their genitals through the hand though obviously , unless they quickly rubbed your juices onto themselves , although that would also probably be pretty rare. 2. From my research hsv2 much prefers the genitals and it would be hard to transmit orally , although it does happen and is possible .. I think the risk is low , again a barrier method if you are really worried. 3. Haven't used a female condom sorry , but assuming it would be krinkly haha. I'm sure it's not that bad. I think going on daily suppressive therapy along with consistent condom use should lower the chances of transmission to about 2-4 % per year or lower . I would recommend asking these questions on Westover heights to Terri Warren . Then you can show your partner an expert's opinion on these topics. Also get your partner a blood test if you haven't already to make sure she doesn't already have it .. I'm sure you already did this .
  14. I've been married for 8 years and just got ghsv1 from my husband going down on me , this is not something to be ashamed of or feel dirty for . Most of the people that make fun of herpes have it themselves and are completely uneducated. Keep your chin up , you have lots to live for ♥️
  15. Hey ! We have all been through this and please trust me when I say it does pass and you will regain your confidence and realise you didn't do anything to deserve this . We are all human , and we all have sex . This doesn't make you tainted or dirty. My friend said to me the other day she has decided to refuse to feel ashamed of her body doing things she didn't give it permission to do . I thought that was pretty smart , and have tried to think the same way . Are you male or female ? There are so many people out there who this won't be an issue for , don't worry . People poke fun at herpes , but that's only because they are projecting it away from themselves , or they are uneducated on the topic. When you meet someone you really click with ,they will be willing to educate themselves on the subject which will make it less scary , and there is a possibility they will have it too . This is not the end of the world . At the beginning , when I was also going through the mourning /depressed phase , what really helped was watching videos of people who had the worst lives ever.. haha. As terrible as it sounds , when you watch a documentary on someone born with no eyes , one arm , and a giant tumor protruding from their head , and they are super positive and living life to the fullest .. it helps put things into perspective. Picture yourself on your death bed , looking back on life when you are 90 , wishing you didn't let things like this get in the way . Obviously you need some time to be sad , and that's okay , but don't forget there are SO many people dealing with this , you are not alone . Feel free to pm me of you need to talk ♥️
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