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Autoimmune diseases + herpes

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I was diagnosed with GHSV1 a couple months ago & have decided to take the daily antiviral. From living with type 1 diabetes for most of my life, I’ve experienced how autoimmune diseases consistently create a chain reaction of medical issues. I assume that I largely have my disadvantaged immune system to thank for contracting this new virus.

But, not here to complain! I’m wondering if anyone here has HSV + a similar disease? Have you made connections to outbreaks with other illnesses? Do your outbreaks take longer to heal? 

 

For example, high blood sugars can cause frequent yeast infections that cannot be fought with natural remedies. Any insight will be helpful, thank you!

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Hi! I am also a Type 1 Diabetic. It is really a frustrating illness, as it is causal of other health problems, which is something that I hate. I wouldn't blame Diabetes on this though -- even someone with a perfect immune system will most likely get herpes if they are directly in contact with it. I am a Type 1 Diabetic and also have Herpes genital Type 1 and I've had two outbreaks over the course of three years... the first one was awful, and the second one, although mentally scarring, did not last too long. Also, I have a yeast infection right now, haha.

 

Recommendations:

Take Olive Leaf Extract and red marine algae supplements. They both help blood sugar and help fight herpes. Olive leaf extract also helps with your blood sugar... and yeast infections! I also take a monolaurin supplement.

 

Private message me if you ever want to talk abut any of this.

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On 9/18/2018 at 1:57 PM, Dandelion333 said:

I was diagnosed with GHSV1 a couple months ago & have decided to take the daily antiviral. From living with type 1 diabetes for most of my life, I’ve experienced how autoimmune diseases consistently create a chain reaction of medical issues. I assume that I largely have my disadvantaged immune system to thank for contracting this new virus.

But, not here to complain! I’m wondering if anyone here has HSV + a similar disease? Have you made connections to outbreaks with other illnesses? Do your outbreaks take longer to heal? 

 

For example, high blood sugars can cause frequent yeast infections that cannot be fought with natural remedies. Any insight will be helpful, thank you!

Hi, I know this is an old post but just want to ask  since you mentioned autoimmune disease.I know someone who has autoimmune and contracted herpes as well. My question is, did your body react differently to herpes? How was your OB? A friend of mine who has it, got really sick...worse than flu like symptoms that we thought she won’t make it. Thanks

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I had near constant outbreaks for a year. After a ton of research I decided I had to have some other immune system issue. I found a doctor that ran an extensive blood panel and he found Lyme and ebv. From what I’ve read and experienced people with a compromised immune system have more frequent outbreaks. I havent found a doctor yet that knows what to do in this situation to help. 

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On 2/7/2019 at 12:37 AM, Devastated2018 said:

I had near constant outbreaks for a year. After a ton of research I decided I had to have some other immune system issue. I found a doctor that ran an extensive blood panel and he found Lyme and ebv. From what I’ve read and experienced people with a compromised immune system have more frequent outbreaks. I havent found a doctor yet that knows what to do in this situation to help. 

wow! how are your outbreaks now? Yes, a compromised immune system makes it worse. 

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I have MS (had it since I was 17) and got this in July. It's listed as a common side effect of my medication as it works by further surpressing the immune system. 

My first OB was severe. I kept a pack of tablets on hand just in case, but didnt have a further OB until Christmas (i was really stressed at work). This was minor in comparison. I now take supression just so that I can stop worrying about the possibility of an OB.. as I found the fear of it worse than the reality. 

 

My nurses said that supression tends to used a lot more in immunocompromised patients as were more vulnerable to outbreaks 

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