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  1. Learningtolivewithhsv

    Advice for GHSV-1

    So I made it to month four without a visible sign of an outbreak. I had a really bad outbreak in the ending of April and was diagnosed with GHSV1. My initial outbreak took about a month to heal and left scars (a lighter pigmentation from my overall complexion on my genitals). Sadly I have been ridiculously paranoid to the point I have taken two 7 day treatments of Valtrex. More than likely it was probably just yeast infections (I get them way more than I should, even before getting hsv). I also take lysine twice a day and three times a day when I feel like an outbreak is coming on. I’ve been applying tea tree to my genitals everyday since getting diagnosed to dry out any potential outbreaks that are present that I possibly mistake for an ingrown hair. When does the worrying stop? How often have anyone on this forum with GHSV1 get outbreaks? What’s are some good tips and tricks?
  2. I’m trying to get some answers from people who already have HSV (preferrably type 2) regarding my symptoms, but not a lot of people seem to be commenting. So i’m trying again with a more in depth explanation. PLEASE HELP ME understand. This all started when I visited India from June 20-July 22. I was completely fine and healthy prior to that. In the first few days after arriving I became very sick with bowel movements 5-6 times a day and lethargy and little appetite. I came back and was still suffering from this but my bowel movement I believe started getting better. I decided to have sex for the first time in my life with someone I casually know less than 2 weeks later on August 2 (without my parents knowing because they would highly be against it prior to marriage). The next day after sex I had UTI symptoms and what seemed like a rash at the tip of my penis which was very sensitive and the bottom of my penis felt weird as if it was more exposed now. I found out I really did have a UTI due to a bacteria found in soil and had to take a couple of antibiotics and felt better but then a week after it came back. This time on August 15 (less than 2 weeks after my encounter) they did a STD panel on me which included Chlamydia, Gonorrhoeae, HIV, Syphillis, and only HSV-2. Everything came back negative except HSV-2 with an igg value of 2.0 and my world turned upside down after finding out. I noticed what seemed like lesions a few days AFTER finding out my results but when I went back to the doctor they never swabbed them. I was just prescribed valtrex and zovirax topical and jusr told that it’s nothing serious but referred to a urologist for what the doctor thought was a chronic UTI. The urologist after finding out that I had HSV-2 and examining the rash told me the one thing I didn’t want to hear—post herpetic neuralgia, which only made me feel worse. But it didn’t make sense to me because I’ve had that rash much longer than before the assumed outbreak and according to what I’ve read on the forums here antibodies for HSV should not be present BEFORE my primary outbreak and especially with a igg reading of 2.0 in less than 13 days. The female I was with didn’t know she was positive for HSV-2 even though she was tested several times in the past (maybe not for hsv) but her recent result a few weeks after me showed an igg value of 16.4, but the few people she was in a relationship with before me never have told her they got anything from her. It has been 2 months now almost since the encounter and I still have: -no appetite -nausea with gagging -oral thrush that wont go away and dry mouth -fast heart rate for several weeks -UTI’s -chronic fatigue -itchy area on both sides of my inner thighs (which I was told is fungal infection) -inability to sleep for long periods of time I have not had what I’ve been reading most people go through during their promary outbreak such as swollen lymphs, constipation, headaches, and no lesions that people say are fluid filled andn then ooze and scab over that I’ve been able to notice. Please answer if you can: -Does my IGG value make any sense? I’m going to get retested, but is there a chance its a false positive? They never checked me for HSV-1. -Does most or any of this sound like it’s due to HSV? -Do I possibly have a systemic yeast or bacterial infection? PLEASE HELP ME. Every doctor and specialist I go to keep sending me in circles.
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