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  1. I would also follow up in 6 months with another blood test since I have heard that false negatives can occur. The virus sometimes takes a few months to show in blood tests, especially if you dont have symptoms.
  2. I was freaked out about about passing it to other parts of my body as well. I quickly learned through research that hsv1 is more likely to be spread to the eyes/mouth and other places. It is highly disputed that hsv2 can be transferred other than the genitals. Believe me, I took showers as if my lady parts were a Bio hazard for months. You cant live like that and i have since stopped taking such extreme cautions. I hope you are faring well and your worries have ceased. Its really not as scary as it seems. I think that since H has such a stigma the only info out there is about extreme ca
  3. Awww! Im sorry. Im going on 10 months being diagnosed and it wasnt until a month ago that I had noticeable lymph swelling. Of course it was right where the elastic of my underwear laid, so I was constantly reminded of the swelling. I think I also may have had one in my neck as well. I did notice more frequent swelling and shooting pains after I slacked on exercising and taking my one-a-day vitamin. I also noticed it was only on one side, the same side as where my occurrences pop up. After a 2 days of taking acyclovir the swelling went down and I actually realized that I was worn down, tired
  4. @Mariah I agree with Elle on the whole parent thing. If you are close to you parents, tell them. My mother is my best friend and I tell her everything. She was the first person I called even before my current partner. When I told her about my diagnosis she told me she has it too! (Not hsv2 like me, but hsv1 genitally) There are some parents out there that are absolutely heartless and judgemental even of their kids, but the thing about most parents is they are still very proud of you no matter what. I know you feel ashamed, but shame is an extremely self destructive feeling. Girl, you hav
  5. Thank you for being so honest. I too had a lack of respect for my body and let others disrespect me as a sexual object, and I found a false sense of empowerment while doing so. I also had the revelation of "Im tired of putting and getting nothing in return" and while I was holding out on having sex with a guy that I really liked I had my first episode that sent me to the clinic with questions. Luckily I was able to avoid putting others at risk. I am a confident, sexual person and now, instead of experiencing multiple sexual encounters, I really look forward to finding "the one" and exploring t
  6. Life sentence of unhappiness! I thought about it that way at first and I sometimes still do. You must understand that with herpes, the only enemy is yourself. You've come to the right place. Herpes is like any other virus, except society doesn't accept it as something to pity or a reason to feel remorse because the sigma is "you brought it upon yourself". You need to stop where you are and take a deep breath. Things happen and they aren't always desirable or repairable. Next, be thankful. You don't have cancer. You don't have a death sentence. Its just a few lesions that pop up every fe
  7. I wouldn't mind someone to talk to, sounds like a great idea. No gender preference. I am a 24 year old female in West Central Florida. It would be great to have someone to vent to, or to help out. Someone around the same age. I've been handling things well, but I haven't had to disclose to any one since I'm fresh out of a relationship. Eventually that time would come and I'd personally like to have someone there to talk to who has been in the same situation, male or female.
  8. I suggest you definitely get a scraping. I was diagnosed with Herpes Zoster, Shingles, and it turned out to be HSV2. The most accurate way of diagnosis is a scrape test from what I've read online. It sometimes takes 3 to 4 months for antibodies to show in blood tests.
  9. One of the main reasons I went in to get the HSV test was because I had oral lesions for the first time in my life coupled with a small area on my genitals. When I received the call stating the positive test result for HSV2 genitally, the nurse did tell me its quite possible that HSV2 is causing my oral outbreaks as well. I've noticed I only get oral outbreaks a week before I have a genital outbreak. I've read on blogs the HSV2 can infect the eyes and cuticles. I've seen pictures of newborns, birthed vaginally during an outbreak, with lesions in the eyes and all over the body -- even on th
  10. Yes! It leaves pretty bad scars. Almost like a burn. It occurs about an inchaway from my butt crack and its been in the exact same spot all three times. It leaves a pretty gnarly scar every time, which Im a little embarassed about. Im sure an OB on the genitals wouldnt scar, different type of skin there. Im just wondering if scar creams would even make a difference. I was origionally misdiagnosed with shingles because my OBs occur in the same spot shingles occurs. Ugh. Thanks a lot, Ill be fine. I think we all get used to it eventually, right?
  11. Just when I start getting a long with my life and my stress levels are going down, I wake up this morning with the beginnings of another outbreak on my left butt cheek. Amazing. This is not a sob story, this is a full blown rant. Herpes is quite litterally a pain in my ass. Although I am thankful that I dont have the problems that some women do like unbearable sores inside and outside of the vagina, I am absolutely pissed that H is scarring me. Like, really, scarring me. This may be a bit shallow, but I have a nice rump. I do squats, lunges, bridges, anything that will tone what I feel is so
  12. Yes, but can you find an article that states l-lysine causes: Changes in vision; dizziness; drowsiness; nausea; sensitivity to sunlight, severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); aggressive behavior; agitation; blood in the urine; confusion; dark urine; decreased consciousness; decreased urination; fatigue; fever; hallucinations; lower back pain; pain or redness at the injection site; painful urination; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; stomach pain; tremors; unusual bleeding o
  13. Hi man in progress! I just wanted to send a reply because I feel for you. It seems bad luck comes in "threes" but I have known all too often that it comes in multiples of that. I'm sorry you're in a rough spot but you should focus on not being hard on yourself, it only increases the stress. As a pharmacy technician I have learned that it isn't always the active ingredient in medications that people are allergic to. You could be allergic to the fillers or dyes that the drug manufacturer uses. I would suggest finding a new doctor, because she is obviously not giving you the attention that
  14. You're so very welcome! This is the place to come if you need an outlet or if you're feeling particularly down - we all have our moments of strengths and weakness. Don't be afraid to private message me if you feel the need to. We're all here to support. I know how you feel about being treated "differently." My best friend has a 16-month old who is an absolute joy. I haven't told my friend that I have it, even though I confide in her with everything. She is a nurse, so I know she would never judge me or treat me differently and she knows as much as I do about the virus and I'm sure she wou
  15. This is absolutely beautiful, Faith. You have so much courage and strength that I wish I could harness it and take a daily dose of it myself. Your story is an example of how resilient we (women in general) can be in such abusive situations and that we should always keep fighting and press on. I don't mean to offend, but you admitting to two other chronic illnesses has made me grateful that I only have HSV2. It must be hard, but I like to think that we aren't given more than what we can handle. We are ALL afraid of telling any one. My two best friends have no idea and these are girls I've
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