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smithconfused

My period makes me think about h all the time

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smithconfused

TMI...I am currently on my period and all I can think about is this stupid little virus. I am itching, tingling and in constant pain. Darn it, I am hoping it is not a damn OB waiting occur. I AM REALLY SICK OF THIS SHYT AND WISH I WAS NEVER CURSED WITH IT!!!!!!!! GOSH.

I just recently been diagnosed and I am wondering if other ladies experience the same symptoms during their period. Does this mean I will have an outbreak every month?????????

I am really not happy this morning. O Lord please help me. It seems like the Valtrex is not helping. What should I do???? Any suggestions.

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Butterfly of the Moment

Hey there, I've had two outbreaks since catching the virus and both were at the same time as my period. I've read other posts on here about your period bringing on an outbreak. Double the fun.

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justmyself

I am expecting my first period since first finding out about H and am not looking forward to it! Its bad enough that I get HORRIBLE, almost unbearable cramps for 1-2 days, and at least 1 day of very heavy bleeding! I even got on the birth control where you only get your period 4 times a year to avoid going through that agony every month! Now it may possibly cause an outbreak? Seriously? As if it wasn't bad enough before H! It sucks being a woman!

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smithconfused

I really need to get a handle on this illness. I found out last month that I had HSV2 after getting over my period. So, does this mean I will have an outbreak every month of my damn life. I CANT HANDLE THIS. I am on Valtrex and I dont know if it is even working. I just want to scream. I am having OB after OB. So freakin unfair.

Besides I am in school and had two exams this week. Talk about stress. I need to get a handle on this ASAP!!!! It is controlling my life.

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Now18

I've never had a full on second outbreak, but I had tingling/itching in the area where my primary OB occurred, twice. Both times were that time of the month . I am wondering if this is "asymptomatic" shedding, as I am getting the prodrome but no signs of an OB.

Most people's bodies get better at fighting the virus over time, so it's possible this will stop happening. Think of ways you can make your immune system stronger. Do you work out? Take vitamin C?

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smithconfused

Now 18, i do take vitc and a mulitvitamin. I do work out but not as much lately. School has been kind of rough with tests. But, yes I need to get a routine going. I am so hating this. I dont know which stage I am in the grieving process...maybe it is denial. I still cant believe I have this and it is still difficult to accept it. I need to accept it and move on. I know this could happen to anyone, and that someone is me. Why would someone knowingly infect someone with such a thing. I hating life right about now. I have all this aches and pains and nerve pains. GOSHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Almost certainly that is not herpes. There are a number of diseases that can cause your symptoms, not all of them infectious. If you haven't done so already, go see a doctor as soon as you can.
    • friendlyboy
      Seems likely that you had an asymptomatic infection and now you are having very mild recurrences. Asymptomatic infection is by far the most common case, in particular for HSV1 positive people. It could be a genital reinfection with HSV1, unlikely, or most likely a new HSV2 infection, there is no way to tell without a blood test. It's been long enough for an IGG test but don't bother testing for HSV1, you can already assume you are positive and have been for most of your life. I don't know about how it is where you live, but where I live I don't need to ask any doctor to get tested, I can just go into a clinical lab and order the test for €40. If your test returns negative for HSV2, don't worry about putting her at any risk regarding HSV1, she will have the same risk from anyone else. Acyclovir cream won't do any good, you should stop it (it increases the risk of getting an acyclovir resistant strain). Otherwise, your recurrences are so mild and far apart that it isn't worth it to do any treatment for now, so don't be scared about your health, chances are it'll get better with time. AND ALWAYS WEAR A CONDOM
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    • RHP10003
      I have been working out regularly after being diagnosed in may with ghsv1.  First 3 weeks were awful but haven’t had any OB, symptoms at all since.  I also haven’t been eating as healthy as I should be.  Feel like I never had it. Hope it stays this way.  I think working out helps.  Just my view so far. 
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