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Hi there~I have had genital herpes for 10 years~my ex husband wasn't honest with me and I got it that way. I recently had two outbreaks within two weeks of one another~and I usually go every two or three months otherwise. I went to planned parenthood to have a talk with the nurse practitioner and she said it wasn't normal for me to be having breakouts that often after ten years~(Oh by the way I am a extremely high stress person)and I just wondered what would be considered normal after ten years. She had me take a HIV test~cause she thought since I am still breaking out that often I could have HIV~I am in perfect health otherwise besides this~I haven't even had a cold in two years. So if anyone could please tell me what is considered a normal amount of breakouts?

Thankyou~

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Normal? Is there a normal rate? I'm not sure - life it too full of changes - I was going 3 months or so between, now, multiple things causing me stress - I also hat two obs withing a month. Both during pms.

Our bodies change every 7 years - my sisters obs increased during pms and she went on anti depressants (mild) to eliviate the pressure of pms stress and she has been fine.

Everyone is different and constantly changing. You may need to add lysine, vitamins, something to boost your system.

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it seems as i read along that because of menstration women tend to see the outbreaks of type 2 more often than men? Is this accurate to say? Also, how severe are the outbreaks as time passes, are they livable and get better, or is it absolutely horrible year after year. Just interested in learning more about it and how the body handles it.

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Hi

I have lived with GH for 2 decades. There was no help for us then....but I am soaking all of this help up now. And I offer advice in return. The first couple years my outbreaks were frequent and awful (monthly) with several sores. However, I knew nothing about diet, stress, etc. Being young and stupid were my actual problems then.

Nutrition, sleep, water, supplements, and stress reduction are my ticket now. I have now been able to go for months (and even years at a time) without outbreaks. Always there is associations with stress, being run down, and not eating properly.

Plus I had to learn to forgive the man who gave it to me so irresponsibly. That, I think, was my toughest lesson.

Good luck with your journey back to wholeness.

Sue

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supplements

Cain

L-Lysine as soon as I feel tingling / pain. I've relied on that for 10 years now. Vitamin C in megadoses. Those are the two constants for me. I'm still testing out zinc, Vit E, Vit B complex, and bee pollen.

I'm more sure of the notion that it is not WHAT I'M EATING, but more of WHAT I'M NOT EATING when an outbreak occurs. Although I am now more suspicious of chocolate and levels of acid (soda, etc.)

I want to explore the area of pH so I'm currently testing my saliva levels to discover any patterns.

And I am also susecptible to outbreaks from physical / mechanical stress (when I sit for too long) such as long workshops or long airline flights.

Thanks for your reply

Have a nice day.

Sue

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