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

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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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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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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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    • Gems
      ANd eight hours is on a surface...on a towel who knows. The eight hours was a quote off a thread a long time ago of worst case senerio. Obviously it doesnt survive double touching unless its some weird arse almost immediate thing off a shedding site and this is all WORST case scenerio. HSV shouldnt be treated with stigma...but for everyones well being it should be treated as carefully as poss. It is a highly contagious condition and can be difficult to diagnose and GP's will let you walk away thinking you are clear when you are not if you do not do your due diligence.    

      I knew more about it than the specialists at the hospital I was refereed to. 

    • Gems
      I have seen your advise on a few threads and to be honest while I am over careful at times you are not careful enough. This can absolutely happen and people should be well aware of the fact to prevent it from happening. I supposedly have good immunity on labs too. You just cant tell who will pick it up. It can live on surfaces for up to eight hours and towels that are wet and warm and that make micro abrasions when rubbed on skin are ways that transmission that can occur. You will often find out more by spending many hours reading on threads than your doctors. SO no it doesn't always just involve a cut on the skin. How do you think people get it else where.

      So please DO NOT swear at me as this is a possibility and this person should careful tick all his bases before ruling it out, cos on the rare case it is I wouldnt want his life totally ruined. Cos if it gets everywhere your life kinda is.

      It's called caring.       
    • Gems
      it happened to me i think i should know.; someone caught it off me off a towel. it bloody well happens.
    • WilsoInAus
      This is total BS and scaremongering. Please study further on here and elsewhere to learn a few more facts. 
    • Dutchy
      What about the side effects?

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