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Getting my doctor’s opinion on this

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Today I went for my follow up appointment since the diagnosis day. It’s strange that they don’t tell you much about this disease. I had to pull the info out of her by my many questions. Before asking them I basically was told this is a common std and that I probably carried the virus around for many years not knowing. The reason I had an outbreak now is because my immunity must have been down. She thought it would be a good idea to have all the std tests done and I agreed. But that was pretty much what she offered. I had to ask about what I should expect and what to do. So basically she doesn’t think I’ll have frequent outbreaks and only recommends I take the medication when I feel the prodromal symptoms. She told me to use condoms with future encounters and basically that’s all I needed to do besides stay healthy. I told her I heard I am always contagious but she said that is true but not likely. She said to just avoid sex when having prodromal symptoms and outbreaks and use a condom. I asked about taking Lysine and she said sure can’t hurt any. I asked if I should disclose to future boyfriends if we are intimate and she said that would be the responsible thing to do. I just feel like I would still be clueless if I had not the research myself. I feel like this is an area that everyone could use a little education on.

-Thanks for letting me vent.


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