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Where do I even begin. Prior to my first herpes outbreak, I have always been very health anxious and because of this it really makes dealing with Herpes worst. I was diagnosed the beginning of March, with genital HSV-1. I was happy because this was not the type where it was more reoccurring, but still understood that it is genital herpes and it is not certain that I will not have another outbreak. I shaved myself for the first time since my outbreak last week and to add on got my monthly friend. So I am unsure if it was a combination of the monthly friend and the shaving irritation that could have potentially triggered another outbreak. However on 4/19, I felt that tingling sensation down there and I had an itch (like a yeast infection) and I panicked and took the Valtrex just in case. I have finished the Valtrex 2 days ago, and I am still very itchy down there which to be honest I feel like ever since my outbreak I have had some type of itch. I feel as if I am never going to be normal down there cause it has not been 100% since my initial outbreak. Like I said I know HSV-1 is less severe of the types, but is it common that 1 month after my initial outbreak, I feel as if I am getting another one? Because of my health anxiety, it makes me believe that anything out of the ordinary, such as a little itch, is going to be an outbreak. On top of the itch, I do feel myself still getting shooting pains, and I was told that was nerve pain, but does that settle? Also I feel very achy in my legs at times. I am very new to Herpes, and I may be a little uneducated, but my gyno said that my first outbreak could be my only one/may have another years from now. Has anyone else had this issue with HSV-1 genital? Or does it not matter what type you have, an outbreak will happen with whatever triggers it?
So I've recently been diagnosed with HSV-1 . I'm sure that I received it about 6 months ago. I got my first actual lesion about a week ago which led me to get tested. But for about 4 months I've had sciatic pain which I'm now realizing has to be the virus (and not as a result of a spinal problem which I originally thought ) . The pain usually begins in my inner thigh but also travels to the back of my left testicle . It goes other places along the left side of my body(never my right). Any insights or information would be greatly appreciated. I do not have health insurance . I'm 25 and live with my parents , I also work for the post office but have not made a career position yet so no health coverage through work. Just looking for any information to guide me in the right direction . Thank you all, this is my first day as a member of this wonderful site and I'm glad I'm not alone . I hope to elaborate more on my pains as I get responses. Sidenote: I tested for HIV , chlamydia , syphilis, and gonorrhea, all negative as well as HSV 2 . Thank you all for responding in advance 💓