We all go through storms in life. Some more difficult than others, I have been through quite a few them including H.
During these storms don't focus on the darkness but focus on the light guiding our path. While painful I believe we come out better at the end. And yes I am overwhelmed by the power of the light. not the darkness.
I think an initial breakdown is normal to an extent I think most of us go through a mini version. I know I did, but I'm a curious person by nature I like to investigate and research things that I know little about. I became slightly obsessed with HSV 2 and spent hours a day on my phone researching then clearing my browser history for added security lol. But I quickly learned how common it is and what it really is and that helped me accept it and begin to move forward. I suggest you do as much research as possible on this virus to ease your mind and help you better understand it.
The IGG number of 6.6 itself is meaningless in terms of trying to decipher if an infection is recent or old. It just means that you have HSV antibodies, which suggests that you contracted the virus at least 12 weeks ago or longer. It generally takes 12 weeks or longer to develop IGG antibodies after initial infection.
If you had a positive IGM and a positive IGG, that would indicate a recent infection, ie less than 12 weeks ago. However, IGM tests are not considered a reliable measure these days.
it depends on your body, everyone is different. If I get an outbreak, two tablets on one day is enough to give it a zap and it starts retreating. Other people need to take for a few days. Generally speaking, for episodal, 3 days should be long enough, but again it depends on how well your body takes to the Valtrex. Luckily mine responds very rapidly to valtrex
Bf and I are seroconcordant so not worried about spread/suppressive therapy for his protection.....was just curious for outbreak management how others take their antivirals. I don't want another outbreak as bad as the first one.
But @Seeker1960 your real issue is that you are being smite. Carefully consider the following.
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.
This is why you are a seeker, a searcher for the way out of the valley of darkness. You know the way, forgiveness is in the journey that shall lift the plague and pestilence, bless you and good luck!
We have all been where you are so please understand that you will be ok it does take time. You'll get plenty of support and information from this site but first of all what type do you have exactly and how are you diagnosed. What I would suggest to you is do some research and learn as much as you can about the virus because I really will help and it will help you to understand what you need to do going forward in terms of being able to live a normal life because many people have this and it shouldn't stop me from doing anything that you have always wanted to do.