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ghsv1 recurring outbreaks & flu/cold symptoms

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Hey, recently diagnosed with ghsv1 (m). First outbreak was super mild, mainly the 3 days of general flu/cold symptoms that got me down.

I seem to be having a second outbreak (2 months after OB). Penis seems to be healing up quicker this time, but have had similar 2 day flu/cold symptoms. Two questions:

1.) Has anyone else here had more than one ghsv1 outbreak? I heard it's supposed to be less likely to happen, mine happened two months after ob.

2.) Does anyone else here get the general unwell/cold/flu symptoms again when on a recurring outbreak (e.g. the second or third outbreak)?

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I am female and I’m not sure which strain I have, but I have a feeling it is 1. I’ve only had one outbreak that was visible, but I have constant symptoms. I had that cold/ flu for like a month straight .... twice. It’s miserable. I had a lot of phlegm in my throat and Mucinex did help. I think when you take the cold medicine, your body isn’t straining to fight a cold AND herpes, so it can better fight the herpes.


This may sound trite, but I read somewhere to eat fresh pineapple, and that is the only thing that has made those symptoms subside for the past week. If you Google “best supplements for herpes “ you’ll find a lot that work for other people but I haven’t had much luck with them. Changing my diet and everything has been best for me, even though I’m basically still sucks. Give up coffee, fake sugar, nuts, chocolate, carbs

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