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Recently Infected and going NUTS

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NOT ONE SOUL knows I have HSV, not even the POS who infected me. Just you.


Broke up with my bf June '17. Infected Oct '17 via date rape by a "close friend" (famous athlete, considering lawsuit). Had a horrific month-long OB. Never formally diagnosed. Was able to find Valtrex. Read EVERY Blog, bought every vitamin, tried every home remedy. After initial OB, I felt normal for a few weeks.


Dec-Feb, frequent prodrome, easily cured with 500mg val. Symptoms worsened & became resistant to antivirals. The entire month of march & much of April was unbearable.


Mid April did elimination diet (arginine, coffee, fake sugar etc). I FELT AMAZING. For 3 weeks. then BAM. I had severe herpes flu and constant tingling AGAIN the ENTIRE month of may into June - same diet. No extra stress, I sleep well, I take EVERY suggested supplement. WORST month of my life.


June 6, 2018: Symptoms RAGING. I read to eat fresh pineapple. Bought a damn pineapple. The shit WORKS. 90+% symptom free eating it daily, WOOHOO!!


Anyway, TONIGHT: I haven't dated/had sex since infection. I felt so NORMAL the past week that I finally agreed to link up with my exBF for a date. It felt sooooo good! im not ready to disclose so didn't plan to have sex anyway, but I had a few sips of ONE FCKNG DRINK and TINGLING!!!! I WANTED TO BURST INTO TEARS RIGHT THERE. I don't know how ppl live with this virus!


I came home, ate a shitload of pineapple, & logged on here to finally tell my story. I guess I just really need moral support, as I've literally no-one else to talk to. Hopefully SOMEONE cared enough to read my long winded ass post!



side notes:

* Female, 32

** Until now, I thought I had NO OB since infection. Now I think I may have a CONSTANT but visibly VERY minor OB. Maybe just Fordyce spots but who knows.

*** Diet soda or ANYTHING with fake sugar is serious trigger for me. giving it up helped dramatically. if applicable, try it.

**** As I type this, the tingles are long gone. Pineapple is my savior.

***** I RARELY take medication, want to build antibodies. Only when the prodrome drives me nuts. I estimate 20-25 1000mg valtrex taken since infection (usually taken in half). never tried it constantly, maybe 4/5 consecutive days but when there was 0 relief, gave it up so as not to deplete my stash.

****** If you're going to suggest a vitamin or supplement be my guest, but chances are, I've been taking it for months already

*******Not sure If I have HSV1 or 2 until I finally get tested officially (NOT MENTALLY READY), but there was oral and genital sex, and I realized after infection that I've def seen that POS with a cold sore on his lips before. HOPING it's 1. knowing him, its both. FML

********IF anyone cares, I will discuss why I haven't told my infector yet and possible lawsuit. just ask


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