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  1. So the person ended up breaking up with me via text. Not ideal but I would rather not waste my time. Is there any way to delete posts?
  2. It sounds like you have herpes gladiatorum- maybe search that term. Also screw your doctor for not encouraging you to be more informed. https://www.healthline.com/health/herpes-gladiatorum#prevention
  3. Hello All! I started seeing someone recently and we’ve been on a few dates. I let him know on the second date that I had herpes- I’ve never disclosed before (diagnosed in the middle of my last relationship 07/19) and this was obviously a difficult moment, I am proud of myself for getting through it. The next time we met he said he needed to do some more research regarding it bc he’s on some immuno-suppressant medicine - and will be for the rest of his life. I’m glad I wasn’t immediately rejected (a big fear I have) but now we’re in a weird limbo where the impetus is on him to research because it’s related to his medication issue - that I don’t know very much about. Does anyone have specific resources on this? He engages in other activities that suppress the immune system like drinking hard liquor so I’m not sure what his limits are. For context I have HSV-1 and get outbreaks fairly frequently- which I’m working on (bolstering my immune system + avoiding things that suppress it [alcohol, sugar, etc] I take a huge supplement stack daily including: lysine, vitamin c, vitamin d, zinc and acyclovir (500mg / 5x day when I have an outbreak) but am thinking of moving to more intense medication- at a higher dosage- does this help? I have a lot of food sensitivities and when I’m avoiding those foods it’s much easier for me to limit out breaks. If you’re someone who gets a lot of outbreaks I HIGHLY recommend food sensitivity testing. It’s made a huge different in my life but it’s difficult to avoid certain foods all the time (dairy, wheat, soy, etc). I’m also a cyclist commuter and this has obviously caused some discomfort. Does anyone have suggestions along those lines - thinking about getting a moon seat (https://www.moonsaddle.com) has anyone tried this? I’m so grateful for this community and resources. While we face certain shared challenges I’m glad that we’re not alone. 🌸
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