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Swollen joints and body pain during outbreaks?

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I have had cold sores since I was a little kid.

They have always been pretty bad, I often have not just one, but sometimes 4 at a time, and even once I had 8!!!

Still, even though its been a real source of annoyance, I would often forget all about it until I had another outbreak. I even have had long periods where I wouldn't get any.

My problem now (and for the last few years) is that when I get a cold sore....my whole body seems to go into pain. MY joints are all tender and seem to swell, as well as my throat which definitely does get swollen and sore. This year has been very bad for outbreaks which in itself is very disheartening. I also have psoriasis on my elbows and scalp (yes, God hates me----joke!!)

But overall it really sucks :(

Just wondered if anyone else has this kind of thing going on when they have cold sores.


PS, as far as I know I do not have genital herpes

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