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hi I have HSV2 although I have had outbreaks on and off for about 25 years I have only just started to get really bad nerve pain. I have had two outbreaks in 3 months the second one I am still suffering with, really bad nerve pain in my vulval area, my buttocks and down the back of my leg. even wearing trousers is agony sometimes. The blisters have gone and healed over a week ago but I still feel tired achy and of course the nerve pain. I cannot figure out what is different this time. In the past I have had minimal nerve pain the odd blister and that's it. It usually clears within a week or two. I am 60 years old I'm feeling really down about this, luckily my boyfriend of 8 years is very understanding. I would be grateful if anyone could give me any advice on how to deal with this I have been on 400 milligrams acyclovir for 2 weeks but no real improvement. I have a long drive on the weekend as my daughter is getting married I am dreading it because of the pain and fatigue. I am really scared that I am not going to get better or ever be able to have sex again. Is post OB nerve pain usual? Can't recall it in the past.

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Sounds like your immune system has been compromised in some way and the virus is managing to gain a stronger hold... OR ... is it possible that you may have gotten oral HSV1 from him (does he have the Oral HSV/cold sore virus) ... while it's VERY rare for someone with HSV2 to then get HSV1 down there, it's not totally unheard of. In which case you may want to get it swabbed just to ensure you are not dealing with a new "primary" infection.

 

That said, 400mg of acyclovir is a really low dose ... did you go to an OBGYN for this or a GP? If it was the latter, get to the GYN ASAP and get the dose increased, at least long enough for you to get thorough the wedding.

 

Also, try some of the things in the links below ... my experience (having it 35 yrs) is that if you attack it on the outside as well as the inside you can usually gain control a lot faster. One thing to add to the stuff below... given your age and the fact that this is coming through after 25 yrs with it, I'd get a total blood work run up to see if you are deficient in some area (vitamins/hormones/etc) ... I'm guessing something has changed in your body that has weakened the immune system ... for the immediate moment, get on L Lysine and a broad spectrum B Vitamin supplement ... Vit D may be in order as well but the bloodwork will tell you that.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Treatments/medications

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/6024/dealing-with-outbreaks#latest includes links below

http://supporttruthanddialog.com/easy-simple-self-help-tips-for-relief-from-herpes-outbreaks/

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-forum/discussion/4810/bactine-for-oral-and-even-genital-herpes

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-treatment/

http://herpeslife.com/herpes-medication/

 

Links to some of the items suggested in the links

http://amzn.to/1CHUzZE Link to Alum

http://tinyurl.com/Aloecream

http://amzn.to/1F10r3V Fractionated Coconut Oil

http://bit.ly/zincsoap Zinc Soap with coconut oil

http://bit.ly/Zinccream

http://tinyurl.com/bactine

http://tinyurl.com/Oragelsgldose

http://tinyurl.com/DMSO4HSV

 

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thanks for your reply I meant to say that was 400 milligrams 3 times a day. I did have it swabbed it was hsv2 it is the first time I've been officially diagnosed however I have had attacks within the last 30 years. so it isn't a primary. however I have been under a lot of stress for the past 3 months with gastritis and had to have an endoscopy which was very worrying and have just recently got over a milder ob of HSV2 x

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