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  1. OH MY GOSH THAT IS SO EXCITING!!!! πŸ₯³ Congratulations!! You deserve this happiness and so much more!! 😊 Have a wonderful trip!!! Yes, as my mom always says, "Life isn't easy... life isn't perfect... Life is GOOD!" πŸŒ„πŸ˜Š
  2. Awwww thank you @NJRunnerMom!!!! β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸŒΌπŸŒΌπŸ€πŸ€ I hope everything is well with you!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸŒˆπŸŒˆ
  3. Hey Everyone! I hope you all are well πŸ™‚ ! Last night I told an amazing man about my herpes, and he was so kind and accepting. We are really into each other, and what's so funny is we haven't talked in 15 years, since we were childhood friends!! As we've been talking, he kept saying I was his dream girl, and I kept thinking "Yeah... well just wait until I tell you about my herpes." Because he is in the military, I had to tell him over text, so of course I told him I would rather tell him this in person, but I had to tell him before we made an effort to see each other. When
  4. Of course!! Happy to help. πŸŒΌπŸ€πŸŒ„πŸ¦‹. Pass on the kindness and support I whatever way/(s) you can to keep the good vibes flowing!! Sending happiness and peace πŸ€πŸŒΌπŸŒ„β€οΈπŸ¦‹!!
  5. @NJRunnerMom Yes!! You make a great point. Sometimes we miss the red flags of who we shouldn't tell out personal business to. I am such an open book and wear my heart on my sleeve, but I've learned to have circles; outer, medium and inner circles. Like, people have to prove their way in. Everyone starts out in the outer circle (coworkers, friends, random people, etc) and if they show trust and kindness, and no red flags, they can move into the middle circle of friends. Only those we really really trust can go into the inner circle of best pals or romantic partners. Telling so much about
  6. Yes 13 years is so long!! Honestly stress can cause outbreaks-- the stress of the pandemic could have triggered it. What the actual heck. That's so absurd πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‘ I'm sorry for the lack of logistical competence of the test people πŸ˜‚. Good luck with the swab!!! You can do this ❀️❀️❀️ Blessings!!!
  7. Hooray!! We are so happy to hear that. Please remember you are never alone. You have nothing to feel ashamed about. Hold your head high and be your own best friend! πŸŒΌβ˜€οΈ Sending Peace and Happiness!! πŸŒΌπŸŒ„πŸŒˆβ˜€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€
  8. Hi!! First, I am so sorry about this. This is not your fault, and I've had the same thing happen before. This usually is a red flag that the person only wanted one thing (sex!), And honestly it is these situations where our HSV comes in handy, like a truth-identifying magic wand!! Hold your head high when you see him at work. You have NOTHING to be ashamed about, and frankly of he were to tell anyone about it, that may be considered sexual harassment under Title IX, and even if it isn't technically under Title IX, him talking about it would be completely inappropriate and you could
  9. Hi!! Oh my gosh, that's literally the Universe talking to you! That is the ultimate exposure therapy!! I am so happy to hear that you aren't experiencing any intense itching or pain! Yes, diet can really impact outbreaks. In terms of low-arginine foods, I honestly have never considered it!!! I've been vegan for 11 years and perhaps that is helping me to not have outbreaks? I've only had two outbreaks since my original outbreak in 2019, and they were minor. I actually did not have access to the acyclovir during one of them so I just waited it out, lol! If anything, I eat A
  10. Hi!! First, you do NOT need call this a pity party! This a space for you to vent without judgment. You are allowed to have bad days. You are allowed to struggle! Even moms struggle! You aren't weak. You are strong! πŸ‘ It is totally okay. Honestly I had a nervous break down a few weeks ago because the OCD just got too much. I started going to therapy and it really helps. The human brain is literally so complex, but the awesome thing is, we can REWIRE our brains! It takes hard work, but it gets easier. Setbacks are so not fun, but you can persevere!! πŸŒ„πŸŒ» According to my amazing ther
  11. Hi again!! I also wanted to say... I am sorry the doctor 13 years ago didn't test it, and just prescribed you antiviral medication. That is just NOT OK! hopefully when you get the results back from blood work or the swab your mind can relax ❀️. Also, since you are unsure of what the lesion is, here is a quick way to try to ID it while you await the blood results: INGROWN HAIR: dark line (the hair) may be present in the middle. It may be shiny and have a head on it. May be quite large, and usually not in a cluster, but one by itself. May be painful to touch. HERPES SO
  12. Hi!!!! I am so sorry for your stress. I actually joined this site because I also have horrible contamination OCD and various other OCD types. I understand how you feel. It is so scary and horrible; the guilt is unbearable, especially when using shared objects, the bathroom, and laundry. Let me tell you the facts. Remember, OCD lies to us. It fixates on things, and makes us feel the need to release the anxiety and obsessive thoughts by doing a compulsion (excessive cleaning, being one, or fear of touching objects, etc). OCD says you are going to infect others by tou
  13. Hello!! I hope you are well. This is a great question! So, it is possible to have HSV1 and HSV2 at the same time, but I honestly am unsure about have both at the same site on the body. Since you can contract both, there are many ways to help combat possible transmission. Suppressive medication is helpful. You and your partner can talk about suppressive medication. It would make more sense for him to go on it since he has type 2, which is typically more likely to be spread as it results in more frequent outbreaks, and GHSV-2 tends to be more intense in women (if he spread it to
  14. @My thoughts Hi!!! Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. Yes, neonatal and herpes acquired during delivery would have consequential illness. @SimpleILeasha I apologize for the misinformation and hypothesis suggestion of that!! Now that hypothesis can be checked off. Thank you again!!! Sending love and light β€οΈπŸŒ„πŸŒΌβ˜€οΈπŸ€πŸŒˆ
  15. Hey Friends!!! I just had my first OBGYN visit for my first annual exam and PAP exam. It went well! Something that was awkward was talking about my HSV in front of my mom, who accompanied me. When it was just me and the doctor, italked about my HSV, and the doctor said, "Okay and you know you need to disclose it to others?" I said, "yes of course!!" Somehow we started talking about dating, and I mentioned the stigma of herpes. She said there isn't a stigma anymore since AIDS broke out,and that since then everyone sort of forgot about the other STIs. I was sort of shocked that s
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