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  1. Laughsalot81

    H Buddies, unite!

    Recently Diagnosed - less than 60 days in. Would love an H buddy - Louisville, Ky
  2. Hang in there - I absolutely know the way you feel right now. This does not define you unless you let it. You are still the same, wonderful person you were before. I still run and bike and actually look forward to it! When I am experiencing discomfort down there I adjust my clothing and take some pain reliever but I press as I normally would. I love my coffee and wine and still consume it! I will admit that this diagnoses has forced me to really look at the way I live but I have found that moderation is the key to just about everything. The tingly, itchy, burning feeling will go away although the length of time will differ from person to person. My whole first OB lasted 3 weeks tops and it was fairly mild. If there is a silver lining I will say that I am now more aware of my body and I value it more than I did before.
  3. Laughsalot81

    What I (21F) have learned post-diagnosis

    YASSSSS! Thank you for that insight - you are 100% on point!
  4. Thanks kaytea3! I really am determined to live my life in the same manner as I did before but I would be amiss if I didn't admit that I am scared to death to date again. I know that this is a blessing - and how I react to it and define it is up to me. What has your experience been like since your diagnoses?
  5. I am so grateful I found this site earlier rather than later. All the information and stories have given me hope that my life will return to normal. I hate looking at my life in the to context of before H vs. after H.
  6. I still feel the tingling - to be honest it kinda of tickles (weird, I know). Some days I don't feel anything and other days it is super annoying.
  7. I am post first OB and overall it was fairly mild. The blisters completely healed about three days ago but I am still experiencing a slight bit of urinary retention. However, I still feel *off* down there, I'm not experiencing the itching/burning feeling but I am generally sore. Has anyone else experienced this? I know the virus reacts differently with everyone but I can't tell if I'm losing my mind or if I am really experiencing these symptoms?
  8. Hello Veterans, I am currently 7 days post first symptoms and 3 days post diagnoses. Questions that I have: 1. What natural treatments to you use to help prevent future OB? 2. Do I really have to give up coffee (it’s my crutch and I may be more irritated with this than the fact that I have HSV!)? 3. Anything that you use to help get through your OB – quality of life during the OB time? 4. I’m an avid runner – any tips here? I refuse to let this diagnose take over my life – I am still the same person I was preHSV and I know the more knowledge I have on my side the better this journey will be. Thanks much!
  9. Hello Everyone, I am in need a forum to vent (you’re the lucky victims) and have I several questions that I want to ask. I am currently 7 days post first symptoms and 3 days post diagnoses. When I first noticed my symptoms I thought I was coming down with the mother of all yeast infections and treated it as such; however these symptoms were followed up by the classic flu like symptoms (I had the worse headache I have ever had) and then three small, yet very annoying blisters. When I received my diagnoses I was admittedly in denial because I didn’t think I fit the classic stereotype of who get this – clearly, like mainstream America, I was hugely misinformed. To say I was devastated is an understatement and it was through my runny nose and tears that I found this forum and realized that there is life after HSV. As I read through all the different initial OB stories I realized that my case was fairly mild and that gives me hope for any future OB I may be blessed with (pun intended here). I hope that this forum will offer me the support and guidance to help me get through some of the unknowns. The situation with my giver could be better (he is in denial as well) and I am not yet to the point that I can share this information with my family or trusted friends. Since one of the items that helped me out were reading the symptoms/timelines that others had I am going to share mine: Horrific headache (thought it was a migraine as nothing would quell it), an intense (but localized) burning in the genital region, fever followed by three small blisters (this was over a 5 day timeframe). I have been on Valtrex (1000mg twice a day) for three days. I noticed a slight improvement with my OB on the second day and a significant improvement to the way I felt on the third day (but this may be more of a reflection of my mental state). Questions that I have: 1. What natural treatments to you use to help prevent future OB? 2. Do I really have to give up coffee (it’s my crutch and I may be more irritated with this than the fact that I have HSV!)? 3. Anything that you use to help get through your OB – quality of life during the OB time? 4. I’m an avid runner – any tips here? I refuse to let this diagnose take over my life – I am still the same person I was preHSV and I know the more knowledge I have on my side the better this journey will be. Thanks much!
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