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justme53

2nd outbreak already after being outbreak-free for only 2 weeks?!?!?!

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justme53

I was diagnosed with HSV2 exactly 3 weeks ago today. I was put on Acyclovir and took 10 days worth, when the infection actually healed up within only 5 days. I have continued to take vitamins and supplements. My diet has gotten a little off track, but other than that I've been doing pretty good. Last night I started having a tiny itch just inside the hairline "down there" at the front part of my labia. I think I did scratch it once through my underwear during my sleep, and this morning that spot was sore and red and a little swollen. There were a couple tiny small red lumps, but they don't look like the sores I had last time. I thought maybe they were just from scratching...??? It's sore down there, but not excrutiating like during my first outbreak (yet anyway... *knock on wood*). I called Planned Parenthood and they said to go ahead and start taking the Acyclovir again.....

Is it really possible to have another outbreak just 2 weeks after getting rid of the 1st one??????????? Ugh..... I really hope that's not what it is, but it sure doesn't feel right. :(

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Melben20

is it gone yet?

Though mine was only minor red like sores, there were about 3 small ones on one side. But i had swelling of the area between the anal and vaginal hole and extreme itching/pain at first. The itching hasnt stopped and its been almost a month, plus the swelling has come and gone daily the last month as well. What im realizing though (Since my primary was hit back to back with a secondary minus the sores, just swelling and itching) is that there are a multitude of symptoms people seem to have. Mine didnt look as bad as i thought it would but it hurt like nothing ive ever experienced and the pain went all the up butt and front crack. I think im responding badly to the acyclovir. Ive been feeling really strange, like im exhausted but really ancy and agitated, like something is wrong but nothing really is. Its making me feel just weird, out of touch with reality almost and full of anxiety over it.

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justme53

I'm sorry to hear you're having such a bad time with it. I believe this was my 2nd outbreak, although (thankfully) it only brought up 1 small sore this time and seems to be healing already just after two days. I think I caught it early this time and since I started the acyclovir right way, it seems to be helping. I almost wonder if it just never healed all the way the first time (3 weeks ago) b/c the sore is in an area that was still tender even after all the other sores went away. But, hopefully this will be the last of it. I've just started trying the Oil of Oregano thing... so we'll see if that helps keep the outbreaks away. I'm also getting acupuncture in addition to taking all the vitamins.

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