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Question to those with GHSV-1 - 1st year ob

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AnnieCamp

I'm almost at my 1 yr anniversary and I was wondering how many obs in the first year those with GHSV-1 had?

I had my initial and then nothing for months and months and another in Sept and another in Nov...

I was initially told I'd only have 1 or 2 so I'm just curious.

Thanks :)

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totalregret

I think everyone is different. I had heard of people who have one and never have another. And, people who seem to have them back to back. But, I have heard that after the first year people with GHSV 1 tend to have less. I'm coming up on that year and hope that is the case! The nerve pain seems to be never ending for me.

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Wishing Well

Hey, this weekend is my one year anniversary. Yahoo. We'll technically I think last week was when I actually caught it.

I have GHSV-1 and I dont think i've had another outbreak. If so its so mild I haven't noticed. Maybe little leisons or something from time to time but nothing painful. If I am due something like the first time round I might just cut it off!

What sort of symtpons to you get when you have an 'outbreak'??

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AnnieCamp

Called my doctor today - basically I've had 2 outbreaks since that are super minor. I think "oh I feel itchy" and then I look and there's some redness and I can't tell if its an OB or not. No pain, no tingling really, just a small blister if anything. For the second one it was so small I can't really tell what's up but I took the 2 pills for 3 days and I avoid sex with my bf who is HSV 1+2 negative.

Ironically, I was tested with herpes select blood test and my results were negative for HSV-1 and HSV-2 so my doctor is really confused and telling me I should come in the next time I think I have an ob, not to take medicine or do suppressive therapy so they can re-do all my tests.

I was initially diagnosed via swab test - my bloodwork had come back negative but the swab culture came back positive for GHSV-1. The only thing my doctor/nurse is saying doesn't fit is that I've had 3 obs with GHSV-1 which is strange since they feel like it usually doesn't reoccur like that. Now they're wondering if I have HSV-2 which has me freaked out even though it's the same shit really, and logically makes no sense as I have a ex who had HSV-1 and told me so after I had my outbreak (got the virus from him), and a positive culture for HSV-1.

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totalregret

there are many people on here that have lots of outbreaks with ghsv 1, especially w/in the first year. you are still building antibodies, which is why it doesn't show up on blood. i think swab tests are 100% accurate so I don't think you have anything to worry about. Remember, everyone is different, I have GHSV 1 and have constant nerve pain, which most people don't.

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AnnieCamp

Thanks for the reply - today has been super confusing. I'm wondering now if this is even an OB. My doctor was saying that my viral count was so low, if I was a GHSV-1 sufferer with frequent outbreaks it's strange that it'd be so low. Additionally my blood test was taken 8/9 months after my initial so she was saying the likelihood of it not being positive for HSV-1 was strange to her. The next time I'm thinking I'm having an ob I've been instructed to not take meds and just come in so they can re-swab me. How fun! lol.

I'm trying not to stress about it though. The more I think about herpes the worse it is :)

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mg518

Ive had ghsv 1 for about 9 months now and I dont think I have had another ob. I am the same as you--I feel itchy and I'll look and it might be red or nothing, I can't tell if it's an ob or not. I haven't had any blisters.

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LivingLife77

Umm

IF you count thigh burning, butt burning and bad nerve pain as an outbreak--I would say probably 12+ my first year.

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