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  1. @5522119900 hi! I’m so sorry you’re going through all of this. I was recently diagnosed with genital HSV-1. I live a pretty holistic lifestyle and try to avoid pharmaceuticals as much as I can, so I’ve done a lot of research on natural supplements that can be taken for suppression and treatment options instead of the typical prescribed antivirals. In my search, I’ve found Lysine, Olive Leaf Extract (pills or liquid to use topically on sores,) and Gigartina red marine algae. I have found scientific papers backing up the use of these things for treating HSV! I see that you started taking lysine already, maybe on of the other things might be worth a try too! I’m currently taking the red marine algae and lysine daily, and I ordered both types of the Olive leaf to keep on hand in case I need it. I hope this helps! Good luck! ❤️
  2. I just found out last week that I have GHSV1, that was acquired 13 years ago. I now have a toddler that I’m worried for. I’m looking for information on if anyone has ever passed this on to their children or others non sexually. I’m not talking about from birth, but more like daily activities. Ive read a ton of things that say that you cannot catch it from a toilet set, laundry, etc. but is that information actually correct? Cause my brain says there’s always a chance. 😭😬 If there is anyone that has children and has success stories that can ease my mind, I would greatly appreciate hearing them. Also, I would like to read more about how often GHSV1 sheds, how easily it’s transmitted, etc. Thank you!
  3. @Flowerteacher55 I’m sorry to hear that he came to that realization, but I’m glad that he told you before you had too much time and energy invested! It sounds like you’re a lovely girl, just from the little that we’ve talked. I know there is a perfect guy for you! Keep being yourself, and spreading all that joy and peace! ❤️❤️❤️
  4. @Flowerteacher55 Thank you for your positivity. I have my good moments and bad moments. I’m still waiting on my swab result, and it is making me crazy. The OB I have is finally starting to heal, and when I started feeling this other pain, my brain went there immediately. And then all of these compulsions I’m doing to keep everyone safe...ugh!! I don’t want to, because I really would like to continue to do everything holistically, but if I have another one, I’m getting an rx for an antiviral.
  5. Oh man. This is only my 2nd outbreak ever. (13 years apart) I’m on day 11, and it is in the exact same spot as it was 13 years ago. I just had a little bit of pain in the same spot on the opposite side of my body, and I’m freaking myself out. I’m about ready to give up after dealing with this, I don’t want it to start all over again. 😭
  6. @SouthpawDid you find your natural doctor specifically for this reason? Or was it someone that you were already seeing? I’ve researched this, as I try to live a very holistic lifestyle, and I’ve scared myself by thinking of how I will bring up the topic of if they can help me with herpes. Like do I ask when I’m making the appointment? Lol
  7. Can HSV alternate to the other side of the body? If an outbreak is on the right side, could I get on the left in the future? Or will they always be on the right?
  8. Thank you so much for all of your help. ❤️ You’ve been a ray of hope for me the last few days! 🌞✨
  9. Oh wow, well that’s great news. I love dark chocolate too! Like I said before, this is only the 2nd time this has happened in 13 years. I don’t know what brought it on, but I’m going to try to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Remember how I said I was waiting on blood test results? Well....I used “let’s get checked” and I knew that my package made it back to where it was supposed to, but it was still saying “expected in lab” online. So I called, and apparently they put the wrong return shipping envolope in my box. My sample went to NY, and it was supposed to go to California. Therefore, it is not able to be used!!! 😔😳Just my luck. I’m going to do the swab test now, and I’m just hoping that it hasn’t been too many days to detect it.
  10. I’m sorry to hear about your struggles with OCD too. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. It is not enjoyable whatsoever. I’ve had a few breakdowns over my OCD the last year, too. 2020 was not nice to me, and so far not this year either. It makes a lot of sense that OCD is produced by anxiety. That’s exactly how mine came to be. I did talk therapy for a while, but felt I wasn’t getting anything out of it. So I called someone that specializes in ERP, and plan on starting treatment with her soon. In the meantime, she gave me some tools to work on by myself. I’m reading lots of books, listening to OCD podcasts, listening to music. I’m doing a workbook on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy now, to prepare myself for starting the ERP. Im wanting so badly to retrain my brain into a new way of thinking. I’m working on accepting the anxiousness, and riding it out. I was doing so well with it before this week. But honestly, because of what happened 13 years ago, and the fact that this has always been in my brain as a possibility, having herpes has become almost a phobia. I’ve dreaded this, and now it’s happened and I have freaked myself out about it so bad. 💔 Talk about some irony with me with possible HSV and doing exposure response therapy...this is it! I have recently seen a few things about tapping, and it looked very interesting! I’ll definitely watch that video and look more into it. Thanks for the recommendation of the lysine cream, I’ll keep it in mind. Funny thing is...and very thankfully....I haven’t had very much pain or itching from the site. I’m thinking that since I’m keeping it covered with the dressing, it is cutting down on pain from clothing, etc. I’ve been applying colloidal silver to it topically, and I’ve been taking a ton of lysine pills, vitamin c, zinc, and fire cider, drinking hydrogen water. Eating very consciously. I was eating a lot of garlic cloves and taking elderberry syrup the first few days, but I then saw that those things contain a lot of arginine. So I cut that out. Do you have any recommendations for low arginine foods that you enjoy?
  11. And I also want to add, that when this popped up on Monday, I about had a mental breakdown. 😭 I’ve been working very hard on myself, my OCD, anxiety, and spirituality lately. I feel like this is such a setback for me. I feel like it’s the worst thing possible to happen as far as my treatment for OCD goes. Because I’m having to do all of these rituals. It took me about an hour to just change my tegaderm and take a quick shower last night.💔 I know it doesn’t seem like it, but I’m trying to stay positive. I’ve been praying a ton, trying to focus on how beautiful my baby is, how blessed I am to have a husband that loves me, supports me, and doesn’t judge me. But I’m a stay at home mom, so being alone right now just isn’t helping my mental state! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Thank you for reading about my pity party.
  12. Thank you so much for understanding. I am really struggling over here. I’m also still breastfeeding, so I’m trying to make sure that nothing gets passed to my breasts, etc. that could harm my baby. It’s just so much to worry about. 😔 I really appreciate all of your kind words and encouragement. I’ll keep reading what you said, until it really sinks in and I start believing it. ❤️😅 And I REALLY appreciate the prayers, more than anything! 🙏🏻❤️ I agree with what your said about the Dr. visit 13 years ago. Totally not okay. I was young, naive and scared. I know better now...which is a major component of why I try to avoid going to see doctors. 🙃 I live a pretty holistic lifestyle, so I’m treating it with natural supplements.
  13. So long story short, I have health anxiety, and now pandemic induced contamination OCD. So I worry about passing illness to other people, as well as getting sick myself. I am on day 6 of an outbreak of something right now. Not sure what, but it’s definitely viral. I’ve had something similar one time before, 13 years ago. And this is the first time it’s come back since then. It’s next to my vagina, kind of on the very lower part of my butt cheek. When I went to the doctor originally, she said that it was “something viral” and didn’t want to swab it because it would be painful. So she gave an rx for acyclovir, and that was it. All these years I’ve been wondering if I have herpes, and have never been brave enough to find out. But I always hoped that it was just shingles. So when this one popped up on Monday, I decided to have the blood test done, and I’m waiting for the results. I didn’t want to go have it swabbed because I’m trying to avoid the doctor’s office if I can. Anyway, so back to my concerns. I am SO worried about contaminating my toddler! I have it covered with tegaderm (clear, breathable dressing) and I’m changing it everyday, and as it gets liquid under it. What if liquid escapes, gets on my clothing, and then gets on him? What if I spread it to my legs or something while I’m showering? I’m wearing gloves every time I go potty, disinfecting everything in the bathroom, even though he doesn’t go in that one, because I’m scared something will get on me the next time I go in there, that potentially get passed to him. I’m exhausted, I’m mentally drained. I’m depressed. I’m living in absolute fear of the thought of passing it to my child. And I am OVER THIS. Are my fears relevant? Am I doing all of this for nothing? Thanks for reading, and thanks for hopefully not judging me and my concerns/steps that I’m taking to keep my baby safe.
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