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since i was diagnosed with genital hsv1 six weeks ago, i have been convinced every single day that i'm suffering from a recurrence... this just doesn't seem right! i can't have had constant outbreaks for six weeks! i asked my doctor how i would know if i had a recurrence and he said 'you'll just know'. well, thanks for the insight there. glad you had those six years of medical training.

currently i'm jumping to conclusions every time i have an itch or feel swollen glands or have any discomfort at all, and every single time it happens, i JUST KNOW. could anyone give me some more detailed info, apart from 'tingling' (what the hell does that mean anyway?), slight itching and discomfort? they're all terribly vague descriptions.


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i remember the same thing in my first month or so. your body is under siege and is trying to win the battle against the virus right now. there may be no clear breaks between occurrences for a while. for me, once my antibody level got up to a certain point, my outbreaks diminished to nothing for years, despite starting out as you describe (i have hsv-1 too, genitally). my best advice is to not touch since it's probably somewhat active and may be transmittable to other places. also try not to stress although i know that's hard. stress is hsv's BEST FRIEND. it gets better with time. take care.

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I have hsv-2, I had constant out breaks every month from April of 2003 to about one month ago. These out breaks were the result of i having to take high doeses of Prednisone and a cancer drug called cytoxin both these drugs lower your immune system and the fact that I lost my wife to cancer last June of 2003 didn't help the stress level either. Begining in January of 2004 I started taking valtrex 2000 mgs to start for one week then the dose is lowered to taking 1000 mgs a day for suppresant therapy, finally I have not had any more out breaks :). I had been taking acycolvor?, don't know how to spell it?.. any way that helped at first but as time past it stopped working. I know its very hard to put one's mind at ease with hvaing herpes of either one,but I have learned to keep my stress level down as far as I can and have noticed a great inprovement over all with things, the out breaks I had , I'd get a few blisters for a few days,then they'ed go away, only to reappear about two weeks later. Some people don't belive me when I tell them I had out breaks for eight months, till after they understand what meds I take.

Right before(usally one to two days) I got blisters, I had tingling sensations around my penis head and shaft area, and pain during urniation, kinda like a bladder infection pain when voiding. :roll:

If and when I have another out break I'm going to try choraphor treatment cause I've heard great results about this,If my doctor told me oh you'll know when you have an out break , I'd be finding a different one, one that can tell you what to look for. Hope this helps Good Luck Patrick

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Opps I forgot to add some thing, to my last post, when you have an out break and it is ozzing or weeping try not to touch it and then touch a different part of your body with out first washing your hands well with soap and water. these two things kills the virus. if you don't wash then you can transmit it to where ever you touch, Common sense goes a long way. Patrick

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