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Newbie with H... + a question for girls!

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Hi everyone :) *heart*


First of all, English is not my mothertongue but I will try my best.


I've just been told I'm infected by genital herpes! I'm having quite a hard time dealing with this, crying a lot and stuff like that! :( I've been infected by my actual boyfriend.


I have questions about meds I'm suppose to take Valtrex ... do you have a lot of side effects with these pills? And, most important question for girls... do these meds can cancel out the hormonal contraception? I'm on the Nuvaring.


Thanks everyone if you have a little time to answer my question :) I'm so glad I've found this website to share and discuss with people just like me!

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Hello and Welcome :)


First - BREATHE and know you will be ok - I've had it for over 35 yrs and my life is just fine, I've had 2 beautiful girls, and 99% of my life is unaffected by it now. The first few months may be challenging but after awhile it should settle down.


Side effects... I never had any ... some have headaches and tiredness and I just learned some get yeast infections (new news to me!). Others may chime in with their experiences ... but most don't have any problems with it.


Birth control - shouldn't be an issue... but talk to your OBGYN/GUM/"lady doctor" to be sure.... I don't know anything about Nuvaring ...but I have never heard of any issues with any kind of birth contol and anti-virals...




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