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  1. How are you feeling? I know it's hard to post and not receive replies. Looks like it has been a few days since your post.
  2. I am wondering if anyone here contracted herpes after someone disclosed to them and they chose to take the risk? Are you still with the person who gave it to you? Do you have any regrets about your decision?
  3. The FDA has issued a warning about it. It is essentially drinking bleach. The church group who sells it markets it to be a "cure all". If there was a "cure all" product that worked for cancer, diabetes, autism, HSV, ect... wouldnt we know about it? That would save so much time and money spent on scientific research. If you look at the basics of how each of these illnesses work in the body, they all work different. So why would one product cure all of them? Cancer is when body cells divide and grow, forming tumors which damage body tissue. It spreads through the body by the lymph system. With diabetes, a person's pancreas either doesnt function enough (type 2) or at all (type 1). Our pancreas makes insulin, which is needed for the body to use blood as nutrients. Insulin for type 1 and oral meds for type 2 help the body use the sugar in the blood as nutrients. When blood sugar is too high, the body cant use all of the sugar so it leads to health problems such as blindness, kidney disease, slower healing times which can lead to loss of limbs or other health issues. Autism is one of many developmental disabilities. It is diagnosed by signs/behaviors, because the physical cause of it inside the body is unknown. HSV is a virus. It's a virus, which none of the other three I mentioned are. So it acts differently inside the body. It activates during times of stress. None of the other three do. It lives in the nervous system, which none of the other do except maybe autism but that's still unknown. It can be tested for, but not by the same tests as cancer (biopsy) or diabetes (blood sugar tests, A1C labs). It is contagious, which none of the other are. The others might be gentic/hereditary, but HSV definitely isnt. Sorry if that was too long... I dont think it's a good idea to try. I do think it can hurt you and I do think you have something to lose. If anyone on here has tried it, there is probably a post about it. If it worked, everyone would be doing it.
  4. If you've never had a breakout I'm guessing you dont know if its oral or genital? Just that you have HSV1? It's so common and it is the same as cold sores. Most adults carry hsv1 and usually they get the virus as kids. Canker sores are different and I'm not sure if there is any kind of connection to smoking weed. I dont think Dr's prescribe suppressive meds for hsv1 (unless you have very frequent breakouts), but it doesnt hurt to have as needed meds on hand for outbreaks such as Valtrex. Talk to your Dr. The only OTC med approved by the FDA to shorten the length of cold sores is Abreva. If you have small white bumps it could be the start of a cold sore. Starting Abreva as soon as possible should help shorten the duration of your cold sore.
  5. If you are having sex with the person, I think you should disclose. Be honest. You havent tested positive, but you're testing. Do you know if you were even exposed?
  6. There seems to be some confusion here about the words expose and contract. In the wording you said you were going to use, you used the word exposed instead of contracted. You've already exposed him when you had sex. You were exposed to the virus and you also contracted it.
  7. I have oral hsv1. I get a cold sore every couple of years. I started getting them 10 years ago and Ive only had four. 3 times seemed to be related to stress and lack of sleep, and the other time too much sun. Getting a valtrex rx has saved me from more outbreaks, I think. I take the pills when I feel a tingle. I always keep Abreva around too.
  8. I kind of thought from your first post that you did already expose him?
  9. Have you seen or talked to him since? It looks like no one responded to your post. There is a lot of information in this site about disclosing. Read through the forums to get an idea of how to do it. As far as I know, I dont have herpes. I joined the site after I had a guy disclose to me. I'm still seeing him and I'm still on this site. I dont think I've contracted the virus, but I've learned so much here I feel I understand the risks. You'll meet someone who is accepting. It's so important though to be honest and tell them. I appreciated his honesty with me so much and saw how hard disclosure was, I cant imagine him not being honest with other issues moving forward. I feel disclosing shows a lot about a person and if anyone rejects you at that point let them go.
  10. James did you get your results?
  11. So you know if its HSV 1 or 2. Have you tried Abreva? I'm not sure if it works on HSV 2, but it can help with HSV1.
  12. Antifragile. I know this is an old post, but were you on antivirals? Or just condoms?
  13. How are you feeling Healingjourney? Not everyone first outbreak is the same, so yours might not be as bad as your friends was.
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