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  1. I get nerve tingling at the base of the spine and frequently have tingling around my labia and anal area. My ass cheeks get nerves firing and itch all the time. I occasionally get leg pain really bad where it hurts to walk but that has subsided quite a bit since my initial outbreak and taking anti-virals. I also get the constipation. Seems my BMs have never been the same. You're symptoms sound far worse. Have they tested for neurological issues - like MS? I hope you find some answers!
  2. Sweet!!! I was hoping it would work out for you. So happy!!!!
  3. YES!!! I love this too. Enjoy your "dinner and dance" this weekend!
  4. @NJRunnerMom I actually met him on a dating sight pre-HSV+. I was a little nervous but the words just flew out of my mouth LOL. We got this. It definitely puts wrench in things but I am slowly realizing I am so much more. Remember you do not need to disclose unless you are ready. Going out for drinks and/or dinner is great. I'm not saying I'm going to date this guy but his response at least earned another date LOL. Feel free to message me if you ever need to chat!
  5. I have only been positive since the beginning of February. I had NO interest in dating. I went out a handful of times with this guy last year. I told him I didn't think it was working out and that was that. I know the problem is I was super interested in my gift giver. Still would be with him if it were up to me but he has moved on. Anway fast forward to after my positive PCR swab- the guy has been texting me asking for another date/chance. I finally agreed cause hey who doesn't want great conversation. We had a great time but then I pulled back and told him I can't get serious right now and blurted out I have HSV2 (I hate the word herpes). He's like and your point is what? He did not care. He's like I have friends with it. Its really no big deal. I was actually surprised even though I shouldn't be. He is a great guy but I'm unfortunately finding my defense mechanisms going up. Point is I got a disclosure out of the way and was accepted. That made me feel like a person and I almost started crying.
  6. Hugs to you both! I've actually been in a decent place lately. I'm not as pissed off at the entire situation and am starting to deal with it. I found out my aunt too has HSV2 so its been nice having someone who knows what I'm going thru. Its a learning process. Learning to love ourselves even with our "gift".
  7. I am sorry you are having a hard time. My initial outbreak was awful. Had several in the span of a few weeks. Some days just wearing pants was a challenge. I felt like the cream did not help me. I found warm baking soda baths were more soothing and helped with the insane itchiness. Cool packs also provided some comfort. I also started taking Lysine 2x a day. Its an amino acid supplement. Someone else told me about it and research has shown it tends to help heal breakouts faster. Not sure if they were healing on their own or if Lysine helped but hey no harm. Benedryl helped some with itching. Make sure you wash your hands frequency and especially after touching an infected area. Don't scratch at sores. I actually had to wear gloves at night because I found myself scratching in my sleep. Which probably didn't help. I am not sure if you can spread to your face. I believe HSV 1 is more susceptible to that whereas HSV2 generally is more genital related. However I am still new to this and still learning. I still panic everytime I get bump on my face even though its a hive or pimple. I hope you get relief soon. Hugs!
  8. I tested positive for HSV2 on Feb. 6th. My initial outbreak was awful and lasted about 4-5 weeks. I have been pretty good until this afternoon. I think I am getting what I think is prodrome symptoms - Itchy/tingling in the spinal area right by the butt crack, and tingling on the butt cheeks. I am also really tired (although I did not get a ton of sleep last night so not sure if it is related to that). I have no sores that I can see. Do these sound like prodrome symptons? Should I double up on the Valtrex for a few days to be safe? I currently take 500mg once a day. I have been under quite a bit of stress the last few days. I am so hoping this isn't indicative of an outbreak coming. I don't know if I can handle another one this soon. Thoughts? Suggestions? TIA!
  9. Did they do swabs to test? I have never had discharge but doesn't mean you can't. The discharge sounds more yeast infection like. It seems everyone has vastly different experiences. Are you taking any anti viral meds to help with breakouts? I too was always careful and was married for a long time. Got divorced and had sex with a long time friend who has also married for a ling time. Problem was he is asymptomatic and had no idea his ex gave it to him. She was not monogamous. Sad to say it seems to happen a lot. I hope you get relief soon. Hugs!
  10. I am newly diagnosed- Feb 2021- but I can sympathize with a horrible onset outbreak. Pain, itching, constipation, not wanting to wear bottoms because the rubbing was just too excruciating. It lasted like 4 weeks. Most of my physical symptoms have cleared but emotionally its been rough. I have not had another OB yet but its always in my head that I will. Anyway my symptoms seemed to subside when I added Lysine to my regimen. It is an essential amino acid that has been shown to help outbeaks in people with herpes. I heard about it on another forum and researched it before taking it. I take 1,000mg 2x/day. I know everyone has different experiences but I think it has helped me. I still take Valtrex (500mg 1x day). Hang in there. We all got a raw deal but this group has some pretty good information and experiences. It has helped me some. Hugs!
  11. It took me like 4 weeks to feel better. I would have ok days but then would have another outbreak. Sucked! I had achy body but also leg pain. Itchiness was terrible. And you can't scratch because you don't want to spread it. I tired sleeping with gloves on. Awful. Good news is physical symptoms do subside!
  12. @Sarah317 I'm sorry you hit a LOW. I can totally relate to that. I would sometimes hope I would have a stroke or brain bleed in my sleep. Yeah terrible I know. I would never commit suicide but some days and nights are especially hard to get through especially when the girls are at their dad's - which is 50% of the time. I hope switching your medication timing helps. My bad thoughts just took time. I'm starting to adjust to my new normal.
  13. That is a good question. I was on 1,000 2x day for first two weeks and was seriously depressed. I figured it was diagnosis and other things. Which it probably was. I still take 500 a day sometimes twice a day for a few days if I feel like I may get another outbreak however I haven't had another one. Think I'm paranoid though and not used to reading my body's reactions yet. This is such a tricky virus to navigate in early stages I think. Everyone responds so differently!
  14. @NJRunnerMom and @Sarah317 Us beautiful ladies got to stay together LOL We were given a raw deal. If anyone ever wants to chat hit me up. BTW - I've been to NJ. The state that never wants you to leave 🙂 Long story.
  15. Mine was the same - HSV2 positive on the PCR swabs but negative on the blood. That is how I am 100% certain when it happened and who infected me. It was hard to tell him (we were FWB and have been friends since like 1st grade). At first he was like it can't be me. I don't have any symptoms. I'm like well you are the only person I have been with for awhile and since I have no antibodies it is recent. He tested and has the antibodies. We believe he contracted it from his spiteful ex. She had numerous affairs during their marriage. Unfortunately he and are are still friends but not FWB as he decided to have a more serious relationship with someone else who I guess does not mind his HSV status. Are you going to take anti-viral meds? My doctor wants me to stay on them at least a year to minimize break-outs and so my body has time to build up anti-bodies. She said normally she would re-test blood in 6 months but since PCR swabs are way more accurate it isn't necessary.
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