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  1. Hi, New to this site. Was diagnosed hsv2 8 months ago, and have been on suppressive therapy for about 2 months, which is working brilliant so far, after constant OBs for months, so am lucky in that respect. I’m confused though about passing on virus while the ST is working. Does this mean I am not replicating and therefore, not able to pass on? I understand about asymptomatic etc, but as I displayed symptoms on OBs, does this mean I’m dormant? Or is this just wishful thinking? i havent told a soul about my diagnosis, and have stopped living completely! But my doc said if ST is working for me and I use condoms, the chance of passing on is so low I don’t even need to disclose? Advice welcome, thanks.
  2. I'm really desperated, I've been visiting three different doctors and they didn't help me at all. Here is my story. I'm a 30 years old male in good physical and medical condition. Healthy and sporty lifestyle. - April 2018 : One-month holiday trip, including a lot of protected and unprotected sex with stranger girls. - May 2018 : Back home. I'm noticing redness on the glans and the foreskin of my penis, a few spots under the corona, and my glans looking wrinkled, very dry, and the foreskin looking like "sticky" when retracting the foreskin. I've been thinking about a fungal balanitis, so I've been applying Econazole, without any amelioration. Decided to get tested for HIV, IST, and HSV 1/2. Everything came negative, except HSV1 IgG Positive (IgM 0.70) - so pretty much an old infection. Showed my glans to Generalist Practician who said it looks normal, advises to avoid any chemical, soap, or whatever. I feel pretty much tired all the time, coffee won't help - but I don't feel pain. Tiredness could be related to pollen allergy - I've been tested with a very high IgE. - June 2018 : Things didn't improve. Exactly the same. Very intense redness after sex, that last up to a week. Decided to go to a dermatologist - even if I showed photos where the redness and the spots are really noticeable, she says she doesn't know, but it doesn't look like herpes to her. She told me to do nothing, avoid chemical and treatments, things should come back in order as nothing has been diagnosed by blood test. - November 2018 : After another rash/redness episode, went to an urologist. He said my glans and foreskin look normal. The reaction of these 3 doctors to my problem is absolutely incredible. My penis looks completely sick, I told them it has never been like this, and they say it look normal - I don't understand anything. I tried Fusidic Acid cream (antibiotic) without success. Then, I tried antifugal cream again, no result. Foreskin still stick when retracting. I'm beggining thinking about a rare genital HSV1, which outbreaks could be caused by rough sex. Here are some pictures of how my penis was looking at that time. - December 2018 : Had another blood test. HSV1 still positive, HSV2 still negative, HSV1/2 IgM now in gray zone. - January 2019 : Since a few days I have the most impressive outbreak I've never had. My glans and foreskin are now covered with red spots. I still don't feel pain - at most a little itchy - but my eyes are blood shot/pink. I don't really feel tired. Yesterday I ran to the pharmacy to buy Valaciclovir - I'm taking 500mg in the morning, 500mg in the evening. It's been now 8 months I'm dealing with that, and I still don't know what I'm fighting against. As you can guess, it's very hard for me, psychologically. I'm avoiding having sex and when I do, of course I use protection. Since this last outbreak that really looks terrible, I wouldn't even dare have sex. I'm ashamed, feeling guilty, and it seems like doctors won't help me. My only hope is this forum. What is your opinion ? Do you think it looks like an HSV1 outbreak ? If not, what could it be ? Thanks in advance.
  3. Hey, I’m a 28 year old black female and I just was diagnosed with HSV type 2! The bad part about is that the doctor can’t give me a timetable for when he thinks I could have contracted it!! I am a survivor of sexual assault twice, once when I was six and again at the age of 21!! It hurts even worse now because I don’t even know where to start!! I feel like I’m being punished for something I did in my past life or something!! How am I supposed to date or just tell my next partner what I have and risk them leaving me, talking about me, or even harming me because of what I could expose them to!! I really haven’t had a big breakout or anything yet, so can someone please just tell me what I should expect in the near future!! Will I be ok because right now depression is winning!! They have me on 500mg of Valtrex daily for suppression and it works really well!!
  4. hello kung meron mang pinoy dito please comment kayo.
  5. When I was first diagnosed with herpes in December... I read this forum a lot. It just seemed that people were coping with the virus instead of trying to stop it. I want to cure this virus, not cope with it... and I may have finally stopped it. 5 months ago: Here is my original post of what I was taking to stop the virus - Back then... my virus was off the hinges. I had it really bad. I was breaking out on thighs, on my penis, on my hips, buttocks, lower back, lower abs... it was that bad. I was itching vigorously, skin peeling, blisters everywhere. It wouldn't stop. I totally forgot if I added this to the list, but I also started taking MMS. Every time I did ozone or MMS or Ozone... my breakouts would increase dramatically. 3 months ago: Then... a few months ago... something amazing happened. It all stopped. In a couple of days, all my scabs healed, all my blisters went away and the scarring began healing as well. I was so happy that I rushed to the clinic and got an std test. It still came back positive for herpes... but I scored a 2.2. After looking at that score, I dropped all the things I was taking. I just went strictly on a vitamin c diet, I would take ascorbyl vitamin c and lyposheric vitamin c. I also started taking zinc daily and would use 30% food grade hydrogen peroxide while I was showering. I was deep into the vitamin c... I can't tell you how many grams of vitamin c I was doing... but I remember having to go to the store every 3 days to get more. I did this for a few months. At this time as well, I was up to 8 ozone therapy sessions. Oh... and I was taking pau d arco and beta glucan as well. So... during this period... vitamin c, pau d arco, beta glucan, zinc, ozone therapy and hydrogen peroxide Today: About a month and a half ago... I dropped everything. I haven't been doing anything to stop the virus. I even stopped doing ozone therapy. Although, I scheduled an appointment for next month for maintanance. However... I've been doing evening I can to get a breakout. A while ago... when I used to eat chocolate, it caused a breakout. Not anymore. When I used to rub hand sanitizer on the affected areas, I used to get a breakout. Not anymore. When I used to drink a lot of alcohol, I used to get a breakout. Not anymore. When I used to rub certain creams in the area, I used to get a breakout. Not anymore. I have been outbreak free for a while now. After I do my next ozone therapy session, in going to get tested again and see what's happening. Even though it seems the virus is gone, I'm still worried about passing the virus through shedding. The only thing I noticed is that I itch from time to time. However... I don't know if it's from the virus or just general itching. I've always been itchy though. Unrelated to the virus... sometimes my head itches, my face itches, my shoulder itches, my leg itches, my butt itches... but it's just regular itching. We all get itchy sometimes. Sometimes I do get itchy down there... but only if I'm really thinking about it... so sometimes I wonder if it's just me being inside my head... you know? I know you will all read this and tell me that I'm not cured or that herpes lessens over time and that nothing I did actually helped and that time healed some of this... but I like to think that the effort I put into stopping the virus got me to where I'm at today. The only real thing I do now is go to the gym and drink tons of water. I've been going to the gym way before I got herpes. I go everyday and I use the sauna everyday too... ok... I'm done. Lol
  6. Looks like there is now a site that's in English selling Amenalief (amenamevir) for the rock bottom price of about $95.43 USD a day. ($668 shipped for 14 x 200mg pills at 400mg/ daily dose). Amenalief is one of the helicase primase-inhibitor class of drugs that has been around for the better part of a couple decades, but has just recently made it to market in Japan. Pritelivir is also a member of this drug class. For those that have less than stellar results from current antivirals, helicase primase-inhibitors are likely to offer a relatively impressive improvement in quality of life assuming you can afford the ongoign cost of using them suppressively (needless to say they are NOT a cure). As a side note, the FDA blocked further testing of Pritelivir back in 2013, so in case you're wondering why you cannot buy this class of drugs as a consumer at your local pharmacy for a more reasonable price using your prescription drug plan, you owe a large thanks to the FDA for your being forced to weight your physical and emotional HSV-related damages against the cost of this treatment. If anyone out there is independently wealthy, willing to order an antiviral drug from a Japanese company, and would be so kind as to report back with their experiences taking Amenalief suppressively, I'm sure many of your fellow sufferers would be extremely thankful! https://www.mimaki-family-japan.com/item/detail?item_prefix=TF&item_code=705711&item_branch=001
  7. silentsuffering

    Newly diagnosed & heartbroken

    Hi, I’m new here just like my diagnosis with herpes. I got it off someone who I’ve known for 10 years... we always had something between us but it was always bad timing and we were just children. Everything was amazing until I found out. I know it was him who’d given it to me as I had been tested before we had sex. Telling him was also the hardest thing I had to face apart from knowing I have to live with this condition. My doctor believes he’s asymptomatic which means I’m the lucky one who’s caught this and has to feel these sores. And fuck sakes this is so painful. I’m just looking for some support.. I have no one I can talk to... this is really psychologically messing with me
  8. I´m adding to pics : one from wednesday Dec 5th and today Monday Dec 10th. Went to consultation and doctor gave me a prescription right away : with local aciclovir and valtrax . I haven´t get my blood lab or swab test yet. I´m still confused the way internet explain how herpes symptomps are, and all of these does not applied to me. this appear a day after having sex with my boydriend and that night we didnt even practice oral sex. 2 days before I shave with an old razor and the hair still short. I know it could be herpes and I´m accepting it but there´s many pics and symptoms out there on the pages that make me feel confused. Thanks for reading
  9. Shaved with old clippers 3 weeks ago not sure if this is infected hair follicles or a herpes ob it only becomes irrated some after masturbation plz help I’m a male btw
  10. Teacup27

    Not sure if it’s herpes...?

    Hi guys, I joined late 2014 when I had an outbreak of what was diagnosed clinically as herpes but tests came back negative. I had a horrendous fever for two week with huge painful ulcerated craters in my vagina. The first doctor told me I had syphilis! Then I went to a sexual health clinic where she said it was incredibly bad herpes. The whole thing was awful and nothing relieved the symptoms until the ulcers cleared up completely which took around a month. As I said the tests came back negative. Now four years later, almost exactly to the day weirdly enough I’ve noticed a white head looking lump (like a pea) inside my labia. This is how it appeared before but there were more of them and then they turned into huge craters. Basically I just want to know is a four year gap between outbreaks typical and do the symptoms sound like herpes? I tried to keep it brief so it wasn’t too boring to read ha! thanks guys
  11. 48 hours ago I noticed an odd pattern of red, slightly raised marks on my inner thigh next to my testicles. (The smaller red bumps above it are from shaving and usually happen appear for a couple days then diminish) Went to walk-in clinic this morning and the doctor was confident this is not herpes but more likely a skin infection like folliculitis or acne (I have issues with acne). I asked for a swab and the doctor told me that it was not necessary and prescribed an antibacterial & steroid cream to apply twice daily. I also asked for a HSV blood test and the doctor said the test wouldn't tell me which type of HSV it was if I had it. She said if I had cold sores before, it would come back positive and be misleading for this infection (I informed her I never had a cold sore before). They haven't changed in progression over the 48 hours. Just seem to get a little less red at times. I will see my family doctor when she is back from vacation but hoping for second opinion here. Thoughts? CLOSEUP 1 CLOSEUP 2 THIGH 1 THIGH 2
  12. I haven't check out all of this site; however I cannot see how reducing stigma over herpes infection should involve denial. It states on their website people shouldn't be scared for rare circumstances but fails to admit that this virus can be transmitted via objects in some circumstances. https://herpes.org.uk/towels-not-problem/ PLEASE IF YOU HAVE A LESS THAN USUAL EXPERIENCE LET THESE PEOPLE KNOW THEY DO NOT REPRESENT YOU. MOST PROFESSIONALS DOESN'T MEAN ALL.
  13. anom1990

    Well… here I am.

    Hi everyone. I’m still trying to process this but I am a gay male in my late 20’s that was recently diagnosed with HSV-2 in October 2018. I haven’t been sexually active since 2015 and have only engaged in sexual activity with four people in my life. I’m feeling a lot of emotions because of this; sad, angry, confused, violated, ect. Thoughts like who would’ve thought someone like little ole me, compared to all of the VERY promiscuous people in the world, would end up with Genital Herpes ESPECIALLY when I’ve been abstinent and just focusing on myself for years. That was a gunshot to my soul. It’s crazy that I’ve ALWAYS done regular STD testing, thinking I was negative for everything only to find out that Herpes was never included in my testing because I never knew you had to literally ask for that until this year. The CDC and medical industry is so fucked up and wrong for that. I’ve always used protection, except with my first boyfriend but that was back in 2009-2010 and a condom broke with a sexual encounter I had back in 2011 and I remember immediately putting a new one on him. Unfortunately, all of the men I’ve dealt with sexually are questionable. Half of me wants to know who gave this to me but the other half is like what’s the point. I only have access to contact three of them (I don’t know where the other guy is) but I haven’t spoken to two of them in years, one of them in a whole decade and it would be pretty awkward for me years later to write them a message about herpes. My first boyfriend and I are cordial but he’s still immature so it would be very awkward with him. Anyways, as I’ve been thinking and backtracking my life, I would think I caught this back in 2011 because I remember my anus itching so badly but I thought it was just my hair growing back because I do recall shaving before having sex so I guess that was my first outbreak. Other times I would just get a minor itch in and on my buttocks but I never would’ve thought herpes. I’ve never got outbreaks on my penile area. This is all still confusing and baffling to me. I’m still sad and feeling like my future love life was taken from me. I feel like part of my confidence was taken from me. I don’t even feel comfortable flirting and finding people attractive right now. I’m just releasing my thoughts about my situation but I do have questions. My results also came back saying I had extremely low Vitamin D deficiency; does HSV-2 have something to do with that? Is there a test I could take to tell me exactly when I contracted this virus? This question may be TMI but I masturbate and I notice that a lot of sperm doesn’t cum out sometimes, does HSV-2 have something to do with that?
  14. It's been three months since possible exposure. Last night a shooting pain inside my vagina woke me up. I feel the constant urge to urinate and have thigh and butt pain on and off. Today I kept having pain in one spot inside my labia and now it's all red and I see a tiny red spot. It doesnt hurt to touch but there is red and pain along the inside of my vagina. I go to the doctors tomorrow to get retested. I feel like no doctor wants to help me and don't really listen. It's so scary and frustrating.
  15. _josafeen_

    Brooklyn support

    Wondering if anyone in Brooklyn is interested in chatting? Meeting up? Or just share info about OB management, lifestyle tips, support groups etc. I'm brand new to this & looking for some connections to help me (& others like me) not feel so alone.
  16. Hey guys, so I’m new here but I understand guys are much different than girls and can have typically more mild appearances even if it is their first out break. I was just hoping that some of the guys that tested positive and know for a fact they are could describe their out break appearance, especially if it was mild and or the only one they have had, hsv1 or 2.I would very much appreciate it, thank you.
  17. Hi everyone, First off - Apologies for the long post! This site and all the followers are very helpful so thank you all for the support. Random internet and google searches are scary endeavors and do not provide much help....so thanks again. To my story: Day 0: I hardly remember this and was heavily intoxicated (didn’t remember for a week later), but ultimately had unprotected sex with a CSW. I have never done this before and pretty ashamed of myself and have no clue how it even happened. It is what it is... Day 2: Fast forward two days and I formed a single, but large blister on my upper lip. Basically, poster board material for an oral herpes-1 example. At this point, I still did not even remember my actions and I do not recall ever having an oral blister in the past so I thought I might have gotten it from smoking or drinking after someone, but freaked out nonetheless. Also, lymph nodes were swollen for 2 days tops. Day 5: Realized some red spots on penis head. No blisters and looked more like a red blotchy rash. Never formed blisters or sores but became very sensitive with my whole penis head irritated (just like chafed skin, no fluid or sores or scabing but glands on right and left side were the most sensitive and looked like very very minor papules). No fever, headaches or any other signs. Very minor discomfort while urinating but I might have psyched myself out. Resembles balantis from what I have seen on the internet. Day 10: Symptoms on penis subsided but still kind of sensitive. I was really freaked out at this point and got tested on this day. Full STD test including HIV RNA PCR and HSV igg test. Everything was negative except for the HSV-1 igg. My reading was extremely high @ 42.9. The testing liaison said that I must’ve been exposed before and had antibodies already present since this reading could not be this high only 10 days after 1st exposure. I have never had cold sores for what I can remember, but it seems like it could’ve been dormant since childhood. Is this true? Day 15-20: I did not think much about the HSV-1 since they said I already was exposed and didn’t have any noticeable signs on my genitals until i was washing with soap in the shower and felt a burn on my groin crease. The burning was pretty high up near the top / start of the crease from the thigh. After further inspection, I had reddish/purple/slightly-whitish streaks down both of my groin creases meeting under my scrotum and to my butt. Some lesions and dry skin breaking at the top where the soap touched. Never saw any blisters or scabing. It does not itch or burn unless I rub or mess with it. I have had random tingling down the outside of my balls for the last few weeks. No other neuro-pain to my knowledge Day 38: Now I am very freaked out and the streaks have not subsided. I have had scattered pimples, and fordyce spots (I have always had fordyce spots so this wasn’t concerning). The pimples are almost entirely on hair pores and have not clustered or blistered or scabbed. Look like whiteheads for the most part. I have been messing around with them recently so some have turned red on the outside. Also, my genitals have looked really shiny (lol) and scrotum looks like it has a blotchy rash. I have convinced myself that this is Herpes and will confirm with additional testing this week, but wanted to get the forums thoughts beforehand since all these test have a band of confidence and reliability. I am not sure the swab will be useful given this long of a timeline. Pictures are linked below. Anyone have any thoughts? Best case scenario: this is a big fungal infection outbreak and I need steroids and cream ASAP. Worst case HSV-1 or HSV-2. I guess this could be HPV but that is a road I will cross once I address the herpes possibility. https://imgur.com/a/4Nm2kIV Thanks All!
  18. Hey, I have been effective by herpes simplex virus for 21 days. And l still have the pain and lesion. I went to the doctor 2 weeks ago, she said that ”is getting better, there is no lesion in the area. ” and l had sex with my boyfriend while using a condom. After that l got the pain and lesions again. Last night l checked and l didn't see any lesions and didn't feel any pain and we thought it's gone. We had sex and now l have the pain again. My question is when l get rid of this pain and lesions? Is it bad to have sex before lesions still in there even l barely see them? Also, my period started today. Do you think it will get worse?
  19. Hey friends- Been a couple of months since my first OB and pretty sure I had a minor second one already but hey it's been a stressful time lately. I'd like to consider dating again but aiming for H dating to begin with until I feel more comfortable. I'm curious what transmission risks are between ghsv1 and ghsv2 ( I have type 1) : - am I still at risk of contracting type 2 (genitally) even if it's a limited chance due to prior infection of type 1? - has anyone on here been with a partner who has herpes but the other strain? Thanks guys
  20. Hi everyone, First off - Apologies for the long post! New to the forum and think I might’ve posted this in the wrong spot at first. This site and all the followers are very helpful so thank you all for the support. Random internet and google searches are scary endeavors and do not provide much help....so thanks again. To my story: Day 0: I hardly remember this and was heavily intoxicated (didn’t remember for a week later), but ultimately had unprotected sex with a CSW. I have never done this before and pretty ashamed of myself and have no clue how it even happened. It is what it is... Day 2: Fast forward two days and I formed a single, but large blister on my upper lip. Basically, poster board material for an oral herpes-1 example. At this point, I still did not even remember my actions and I do not recall ever having an oral blister in the past so I thought I might have gotten it from smoking or drinking after someone, but freaked out nonetheless. Also, lymph nodes were swollen for 2 days tops. Day 5: Realized some red spots on penis head. No blisters and looked more like a red blotchy rash. Never formed blisters or sores but became very sensitive with my whole penis head irritated (just like chafed skin, no fluid or sores or scabing but glands on right and left side were the most sensitive and looked like very very minor papules). No fever, headaches or any other signs. Very minor discomfort while urinating but I might have psyched myself out. Resembles balantis from what I have seen on the internet. Day 10: Symptoms on penis subsided but still kind of sensitive. I was really freaked out at this point and got tested on this day. Full STD test including HIV RNA PCR and HSV igg test. Everything was negative except for the HSV-1 igg. My reading was extremely high @ 42.9. The testing liaison said that I must’ve been exposed before and had antibodies already present since this reading could not be this high only 10 days after 1st exposure. I have never had cold sores for what I can remember, but it seems like it could’ve been dormant since childhood. Is this true? Day 15-20: I did not think much about the HSV-1 since they said I already was exposed and didn’t have any noticeable signs on my genitals until i was washing with soap in the shower and felt a burn on my groin crease. The burning was pretty high up near the top / start of the crease from the thigh. After further inspection, I had reddish/purple/slightly-whitish streaks down both of my groin creases meeting under my scrotum and to my butt. Some lesions and dry skin breaking at the top where the soap touched. Never saw any blisters or scabing. It does not itch or burn unless I rub or mess with it. I have had random tingling down the outside of my balls for the last few weeks. No other neuro-pain to my knowledge Day 38: Now I am very freaked out and the streaks have not subsided. I have had scattered pimples, and fordyce spots (I have always had fordyce spots so this wasn’t concerning). The pimples are almost entirely on hair pores and have not clustered or blistered or scabbed. Look like whiteheads for the most part. I have been messing around with them recently so some have turned red on the outside. Also, my genitals have looked really shiny (lol) and scrotum looks like it has a blotchy rash. I have convinced myself that this is Herpes and will confirm with additional testing this week, but wanted to get the forums thoughts beforehand since all these test have a band of confidence and reliability. I am not sure the swab will be useful given this long of a timeline. Pictures are linked below. Anyone have any thoughts? Best case scenario: this is a big fungal infection outbreak and I need steroids and cream ASAP. Worst case HSV-1 or HSV-2. I guess this could be HPV but that is a road I will cross once I address the herpes possibility. https://imgur.com/a/4Nm2kIV Thanks All!
  21. Hello. I had a mildly risky encounter. The girl had a bf for 1 year so that's a good sign. After they broke up we slept together a few times. Always using a condom. But on aug 26 we did not use a condom for sex. A week later I was moving into a new house and I legit wore the same underwear for like a week and also didn't wear underwear and wore tight jeans. About a month later I developed a rash. It was painless. Hardly itched. No blisters or ulcers. Like red rash and partially inflamed skin. This rash all occurred under my foreskin. (I am uncircumcised). And then it went away a day or so after showering. But before it went away it was getting redder and redder. Another month later a less severe rash returned in the same area. I got std tested and all came back negative. The doctor did not do a herpes test, because there was no ulcers. And he did not do a herpes blood test because I have oral herpes when younger so it would show positive. But he looked at my penis rash and said it's just irritation or something. And gave me some cordrison (or whatever 1%) cream. This is is the third time that this rash has appeared in the span of 5ish months. It's never painful itchy or whatever. Gove me me your thoughts please. Symptoms experiences smegma more more than usual. Sometimes dry skin peels off (very little) no itch, no burn, http://imgur.com/a/GmeJxcp
  22. Hi guys I am worried if I got herpes. I have gone to the doctor and they have all said I am fine, I recently had Oral sex from a girl I met. I had it done two times. The first time I was fine and the next time, I felt pain in my urine. Uti tests and stds tests expect for Herpes was done and I was good. The pain went away but I have these red sores and I am confused if they are anything? The doctor said they are normal but I just want some feedback. Thank you guys please comment. My pictures are there https://ibb.co/mV8jbp https://ibb.co/jqnubp https://ibb.co/fGze99 https://ibb.co/dP6gNU https://ibb.co/m9Sz99 https://ibb.co/jcfK99 https://ibb.co/nbg4bp https://ibb.co/kxv82U https://ibb.co/enKCU9
  23. I just got diagnosed with genital herpes (idk which type) this August-september ish. I’ve been on Valacyclovir for almost 2 months now, but i still experience itching, & weird discharge, which i think may be caused by an outbreak. Any suggestions on what i can do?
  24. Hello world! I had my first HSV2 outbreak 8 years ago. The first one is the worst -- the actual outbreak hurts like hell. The outbreak itself was very tiny and localized in a small genital area. However It came with side effects I didn't expect like an acute and intense tingling sensation in my lower back, buttocks, and spread down to my feet/toes. Fast forward years. I rarely get actual outbreaks if ever. But I do experience that intense nerve pain I remember that comes before an outbreak manifests as a skin lesion. So now the outbreaks don't happen, but the prodrome pre-tingles happen often. Except now those piercing sharp tingles aren't just perceptible in the aforementioned areas. I feel it all over my body intermittently - neck, shoulders, arm, yes leg and lower back, foot, etc.. To emphasize, I never experienced any chronic pain remotely similar to "herpes tingles" pre- first HSV 2 outbreak. Several Questions: Does this pain sound familiar to you? Has it migrated outside of where it was when you first had an outbreak? When I bring this up to multiple doctors, I'm baffled that they have no idea what I'm talking about. Or don't see the connection between the nerve(?) /lymph node (?) pain / neuralgia/ paresthesia and HSV. Every time I see a "Lyrica" commercial for fibromyalgia I think to myself, "well this is fucking it. this is what I'm feeling/experiencing in my body." Is there a link between fibromyalgia and herpes? I wonder how many patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia have either HSV 1/ HSV 2/ shingles/ varicella-zoster viruses or something related? It seems to me there is a there there. But I also feel I'm being gas lit by the world and that in general researchers / HCPs are too "embarrassed" to even commit to research around the "not talked about" symptoms of HSV; or even HSV in general. How can herpes be so "common" and yet not a single medical professional is conversant in the totality of the disease or specializing in it? >_< Not related, but where can I purchase acyclovir cream? That stuff is like contraband in the USA lol. ugh this country sucks in this arena.
  25. Has anyone had a better experience with Valcyclrovir rather than Acyclovir?? Have been wondering which seems to suppress the virus more effectively and have been thinking about switching to Valcyclrovir as I’ve read that it combats the virus better since it had a better bioavailability? Which seems to work for y’all??
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