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First off I'm VERY VERY healthy and never get sick. I know everyone says that but for me its true.

Last Wednesday I kissed and gave oral sex to a new partner for the first time. And after we had finished I had a mild stomach ache. No big deal right? The next morning I woke up with a BAD stomach ache sore throat and a fever. By that afternoon I had uncontrollable chills and shivering with an even worse fever(103.7). My sore throat was getting worse and all my lymph node in my neck were swelling up so bad it just hurt to touch my neck. And about that evening I started to notice my lips where tingling and starting to burn. Didnt think much of that cuz I was in such bad shape in other areas of my body. No rash, no spots, no buring, no nothing on my penis. The next day, day 3, I woke up and noticed that their were a small cluster of what looked like little bitty blisters starting to form on my lower lip. 6 of them to be exact. They were getting puffy and painful. Also I noticed I had developed serveral sores on the inside of my mouth, what looked like kanker sores...? I also had 3 on my tongue as well. All this while my fever is off the charts and my sore throat and lymph nodes swollen so bad it was hard to swallow with out having severe pain.

So.......on Saturday I went to the Dr. and he thinks I have strep. They test me and it comes up NEGETIVE FOR STREP. I told him my concerns about it possibly being herpes and he blew that off real quick with out really investagating or asking a lot of questions. He gave me some Biaxin and sent me home. Saturday sucked because it was so bad it was rediculous. Chills, uncotrollable shiving, sweating, fever of 104, BAD sore throat, and the sores on my lips and in my mouth kept me from eating anything. Even ice cream hurt. :( Sunday was the same way. Now here I am Monday, day 6, with with very very little improvement. Only good sign is it looks like the blisteres on my mouth are SLOWLY starting to heal. But they still burn and itch. And the sores in my mouth are getting a little better but not much. I havent eating solid food for 4 days now. And I've lost weight from being sick and unable to eat. Just been trying to drink a lot of fuilds. It just hurts to much to eat or try and chew. My teeth and gums are just killing me. I've rinsed with mouthwash a few times to try and clean my mouth but even that hurts a little.

Anyways, long story short, is this oral herpes? or is this something like Mono? Or some other kinda illness you think? I've had Mono before like 8 years ago. But I heard the chances of getting it again are rare. Still to this day no signs of gential herpes.... No rash, no sores, nothing down there.

your thougths?...comments?

I've been looking for some GOOD pictures online of HV1 but cant find many. Most pictures I've found are of a "worst case" scenario.

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That Doc should lose his liscence! Get back and demand a test.

I'm sorry to say but it sounds like a classic 1st outbreak - I hope I'm wrong - if your Doc won't see you - go to planned parenthood - or at least another Doc immediately so you can have the sores swabbed. I'm not sure about the tongue sores... I hope it's not H but its something -

Please keep us posted

Good luck.

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Im am still unsure if I have herpes, but i had the same deal with burning, tingling lips, sores on the inside of my cheeks and i had 1 on the tip of my tongue. I hope to hear how it goes.

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"I'm not sure about the tongue sores"

So are you saying Herpes DOESNT affect your tongue?

I have what look like 3 little canker sores on my tongue. one its on top, one on the bottom and one on the side. So I wouldnt quite call that a "cluster" of them on my tongue.

But is it possible to get herpes on your tongue like that?

Day 8- I feel a little better now as far as the flu symptons go. Just still a little ache and get fatiuged real easy. But the fever is under control and my lymph nodes have gone back to normal. I've been taking that Biaxin the Dr. gave me last Sat, so I dont know how that has affected how I feel now...which is better. Still NO signs of sores or a rash, etc.. on my penis or anywhere down there.

My sores on my lip have "crusted" over and are showing signs of slow healing.

QUESTION: 1. How will Zovirax help my lip now?..or in the future?

2. How will Valtrex help me NOW, and in the future IF this is Herpes?

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It is not common to get Herpes sores inside your mouth - but I suppose possible - I'm thinking that whatever is causing your cankers or the sores is lowering your immune system and the HSV is showing up - for that matter - maybe all of it is some other rash of some sort - please get to another doc because we can't know what you have.

The meds from what I've learned - at least the Valtrex reduce replication of the virus, therefore healing is faster and you might avoid outbreaks altogether. So taken everyday you "control" the virus building, and taking it when you have an outbreak stops the replication and therefore healing can begin faster.

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  • 1 year later...

same thing abab

I've been having similar symptoms of you and abab.

A few days after making out with a girl, i too developed alot of tingling on the side of my lips, but no blisters have shown yet (3 1/2 weeks later).

I talked to a doctor, and he seems to still believe that if you have no blisters, then you don't have herpes.

Abab, I too notice I have a canker-like sore on the inside of both of my cheeks, which doesn't hurt or anything. My doctor tells me that those are sabetueous (spelling) gland --- or something like that.

When I first began being paranoid about herpes (after tingling, etc.), almost immediately, my whole mouth just began getting dry, and my lips were extremely chapped the next night. It was really wierd too, because usually when I get chapped lips it takes long to heal, but once I put some chapstick on this time, the chapped lips were gone the next day.

I'm also getting tingling/stinging/etc. symptoms below the belt, but I'll leave that for a different post. :?

Let me know how this works out for any of you guys!!!

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