It's interesting...I've also been through extremely stressful times when I expected to have an OB but it never happened. I had a few at random times in the first 2 years after infection and then not a trace of the disease for 5 years.
I think it's just a very misunderstood and unpredictable virus. I would surmise that yes, your immune system is doing a good job controlling it. There are some who carry it for decades and never show a symptom. Actually, the majority of infected people are asymptomatic, so you are probably closer to that end of the spectrum. You're more normal than the rest of us who do have symptoms.
Do you have any other symptoms? Like prodrome, tingling, itching, etc?
Yes! I have disclosed to several guys since acquiring the virus a year ago and none have turned me down or made me feel unwanted. (That was NOT my expectation at all and I am sure eventually I will be rejected for it, but so far so good!) The guy I'm currently dating didn't hesitate AT ALL when I told him; instead, he immediately said he didn't care. And I haven't had to lower my standards; he is very kind and smart and attractive. Actually, I think I'm dating better men now because I look for different qualities. When we have sex, there is no part of me that worries about whether he is worried about contracting the virus. I was really depressed at first too but it can get better. You have so much more to offer someone than just sex, and don't forget it!
Not that I want any but, I find it kind of strange that I've only had one (for sure) outbreak in June of 2015, when I was diagnosed, and nothing since.
I have done the math and I finally figured out who gave it to me (he finally admitted it too) So that means I was infected in December of 2013.
Which means that in almost 2 years of having it, I've only had one very mild outbreak, and what's really surprising is that I've been under a TREMENDOUS amount of stress lately. I thought for sure the stress would bring it out of me but so far...nothing.
I stopped taking antivirals about 2 months ago too. I almost want to live in la la land and pretend it doesn't exist (don't worry-I won't do that) but I almost find it hard to believe I have hsv 2 sometimes.
Why do you guys think I'm not having outbreaks? Does that mean my immune system is really strong? I don't know what to make of all this?
I'm thankful but confused.
I agree with you Sillybrain. I wish it WERE a skin condition. For me it's very rarely a skin condition but almost constantly a nervous system condition. As we have discussed, I've been suffering constant peripheral neuropathy from this virus. The medical community is very misinformed about it.
I've never heard of loss of sensitivity during sex as a symptom, but I'm not surprised at all. Every single day I feel new and uncomfortable sensations in my feet, ankles, shins, knees, thighs, butt, hips, crotch, hands, shoulders, chest, back, and face.
I hope you get better soon.