Just got my blood test results... The doctor said that I did just contract the virus but did not have the antibody levels to give to me. My OB has scabbed over by now but I've broken out in a rash on my feet, hands, and elbows after finishing the antiviral prescription. Any idea if this is related to contracting the virus?
I agree with what everyone said before.
First of all, I'd like to say that I'm proud of you for sharing that info with him and giving him the time to think things over - but it definitely seems like he missed out on a wonderful person.
Little things like reminding yourself that this diagnosis doesn't define you, or that numerous people are infected and may not know what herpes really is, and just that everything will be okay,.. Does help, it takes time. If anything, it's teaching me and other people with herpes that the guys/girls that do fall for us value us as a person, and not just the things we can do in the bedroom. If you ever need to talk, message me
Most likely you will feel normal again, but it depends on what you mean by normal. Most people get occasional symptoms and occasional outbreaks.
Although, TONS of people have fairly consistent nerve pain to varying degrees. So there is a very good chance you will indeed never feel normal.
ANd I am sorry to say your vagina indeed will never look the same
At least it's not so obvious like it might be for a male. I am not pristine and perfect like I once was, but no one has ever noticed. Most peoples junk is kinda weird anyway, a little HPV scarring and disfiguration is not really noticeable by anyone. Not even doctors! So don't worry too much about it.