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I had my first breakout back in January 2018 & was diagnosed with GHSV-1 through a swab test (& negative for GHSV-2). My boyfriend gave it to me from a cold sore on his lip & I've never had a cold sore on my mouth before so I suppose that is why

However it's worrying because from what I've read everyone seems to have only 1 breakout (which is their initial) with GHSV-1, but I've had at least 5 breakouts this year since my first.
During the past month I've had 3 separate breakouts & I've a feeling they're stemming from a poor diet & stress but I'd just want to know if these factors are big triggers?
I've noticed that they do tend to happen after rough sex, but is that a trigger as well?
I don't get colds often so I don't know if it's a matter of my immune system
Is this normal? I'm so worried
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Hi! Good evening. I have Type 1 on lips only also, and yes, if you do not eat well, sleep good or you stress a lot is a big trigger for cold sores. Take lysine as supplement for in force your immune system, and maybe you should consider a suppresion treatment. I was like you and I have taken Valacyclovir for little more than a month now and even when I know I have a bad immune system because my life routine, I have not and outbreak since then. Do not stress more than the necessary with this because it will be worse, just treat it 😉

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