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I’m getting over my second outbreak in a month of just finding out my diagnosis.... today u woke up depressed.... just really said I can’t eiebe this is my life. I hate that I woke up this morning.... I feel so contagious I’m scared to b around people. I am scared if I kiss my kids I’ll pass it on to them I don’t know what to do 

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Hey Jenn,

Fellow mama here and I totally get what you mean. I feel the same way with my kid. I was diagnosed a little over a month ago. My first OB was very mild and I haven't had another one yet. I am thankful for that. Every day I wake up and check, every time I go to the bathroom I check, every shower, etc. I am washing my clothes separately and bleaching my towels after every single use. I am taking a ton of immune boosting supplements and doing ozone therapy (autohemotherapy). I am a germaphobe so this diagnosis has been VERY hard for me. Just know you can't give it to your kids. My doctor told me unless I sexually molest my son I cannot give it to him. I still have my anxiety-ridden "what if" moments. My doctor also said there are SO many people that have it. They really think the number is more like 3 out of 5 nowadays because so many people have it and don't even know it. You wouldn't get it by having a daily interaction with them, would you? No. So try not to worry. Another woman wrote to me when I said the same thing and told me her friend has it and refuses to live her life in fear because of it. Message me anytime. I'm here for you. I understand this completely. I'm working on it myself.

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Hi @Jenn88,

This is a very common worry, but one that can be overcome more and more by replacing your worst case scenario worries with knowledge. Have you read this article yet? https://herpeslife.com/how-can-you-get-herpes/ 

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Note: This is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis.
I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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