So I got herpes 2 last year. I was shocked that I got it because I didn’t know that it was so common. I feel like I developed more anxiety than usual. I also have symptoms of Bi polar disorder but I don’t know for sure if I’m bi polar. I do take anti psychotics and benzodiazepines though to help my depression and anxiety. After I got herpes for 6 months I feel like I’m just overly anxious. I used to be able to control some anxiety and I liked going out to run errands but now I am afraid to go out because I’m so nervous almost all the time. I am now the most awkward and nervous person in the room usually. It is making me so shy to be around people because people pick up on my anxiety easily. I don’t know if hsv2 interacts with my brain or not to make me more anxious. I talked to some doctors and asked them if hsv2 makes you more anxious, but they said it doesn’t. I don’t know if it’s physical or psychological that I’m just making myself nervous because I’m so negative sometimes. Have you all ever felt more anxious around people after getting the diagnosis? And does it trigger anxiety physically or is it mostly psychological? I just want to not be so anxious anymore and accept that I might have herpes for life and still live a fulfilled life. Thanks.