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  1. Does anybody have any suggestions on how you deal with pain at work or when you are out? I have hsv2 I am in the beginning of a break out this one is bad. I can’t really afford to call in so if anybody has any tips I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks.
  2. My neurologist ran a test at our last appointment that was admittedly painful, but later resulted in relief. I believe the same effect can be achieved using a TENS unit. "TENS stands for (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). which are predominately used for nerve related pain conditions (acute and chronic conditions). TENS machines works by sending stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along the nerve strands. The stimulating pulses help prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. Tens units also help stimulate your body to produce higher levels of its own natural painkillers, called "Endorphins"." https://www.tensunits.com/ He only tested my feet so I can't speak for its efficacy elsewhere, but my feet have honestly felt much better. Many men on this site suffer from genital pain that is not localized to the urethra. If it is urethral I suggest trying pyridium pills. They turn your urine orange, but they work. If you live in the states you can buy AZO products OTC. They offer a different but equally as effective product that will not stain your briefs. Back to TENS- has anyone tried it? Perhaps at a pain management clinic? I don't believe the at-home units will be as strong as the professional devices and they all offer settings. I'm considering investing in one. Also, I don't know what it's like to have a scrotum, but if you can handle 10 minutes of discomfort from the machine- it might give you days of relief.
  3. SureWhyNot

    Castor Oil Pack

    I want to mention a treatment I do for myself that constantly surprises me in how it works. Castor oil. This could just be my chemistry but if there is anything here that will help others it is a cheap remedy. I just went through a bout where I felt poisoned from food I ate and of course the stress on the body wanted to create my usual sacral OB. This is where the hsv shows itself in me now that I have Histamine Intolerance issues. I use a piece of flannel fabric folded over itself a few times. I put a tablespoon or so of Castor Oil on the flannel then apply to my belly button area. Add a heating pad, not too hot, and stretch out for an hour. It has the most amazing healing properties for me and I hope others here in need. After many hours of extreme sickness I remembered to do this and am here to tell you about it. The extreme stomach pain stopped within a short time, the sacral OB did not materialize and the prodrome stopped. Yeah! I found this in a quick search but there is so much info available. It moves the inflammation which is the cause of a great deal of pain but it has other benefits. You are probably aware that castor oil is regarded by some as a remedy for constipation remedy. But you may not be aware of its reported use as an antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal, or that it has been used topically to treat a variety of skin conditions, reduce pain, and stimulate your immune system.
  4. myhealerisgod23

    Remedies to help the pain?

    Hello. I was recently diagnosed with Herpes, and I have some questions about controlling the pain, and some questions about future outbreaks. My first outbreak was horrible. Sorry for the TMI, but I had hideous pain while urinating for days, I could not sit because of the sores, and my groin lymph nodes felt like golfballs. It took me about a month to fully recover. ( After the sores healed, I had lots of itching and discomfort.) I am now having my second outbreak, and thankfully, it is MUCH better. However, I am wondering if I could get some helpful tips and tricks on how to soothe the pain. I am experiencing painful sores that hurt when I walk ( I am a woman, and lets just say the sores are in areas that tend to rub together when walking, exercising etc.) however, I am feeling the most discomfort in my lymph nodes. So here are my questions so I can prepare for future outbreaks: 1.) What are some remedies that you have found helpful with healing the sores? 2.) What are some remedies that you have found to help with swollen, painful lymph nodes? 3.) In case I have outbreaks that make urinating painful, what helps with the pain? 4.) Will the outbreaks continue to be as painful, or will they gradually become less obnoxious over time? 5.) When I asked my doctor how to make the painful urinating tolerable, she recommended I spread and cover certain areas to relive the pain. Has anyone tried this, and is it effective? ( I'm not a big fan of getting urine on my hand, but if it works, it works!) Please do not be afraid to go into detail. I am asking for any and every type of advice possible. I appreciate the help, and I am hoping that these responses will not only help me, but others who read with managing their pain.
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