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What are your OB Triggers?

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I hope I've posted this in the appropriate section.

It is pretty clear that there are big similarities and big differences with every individual's outbreaks. This got me thinking, what are your triggers for being more prone to an outbreak? Stress and compromised immune system seem to be the common trigger, but what else? Is there something you have noticed seems to trigger or increase the chance of your outbreaks?

I know for my cold sore, it can be dehydration, and I've noticed in the past every time I tried lip plumping lipsticks I'd get an outbreak! Coincidence? Maybe! Perhaps I'm just wacko but I swear the more I think about an outbreak, the more certain it is that I'll get one! I can't be the only one that has this happen! You know..for instance, you have a big date or a special occasion and you don't intentionally mean to think pessimistically but you worry that you'll get one and sure enough, tadaaa! Right on cue a cold sore appears on photo day, your anniversary, or a job interview. I'm sure this is associated with anxiety as being the culprit. Mind over matter, I guess!

I'm not sure about my genital outbreak(s) yet as I've only had one and I'm not sure how long I've been afflicted with ghsv2.

Your experiences and thoughts are appreciated.

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AF Vet

Stress, aspartame (artifical sweetner), too much chocolate... Stress is a biggie for me right now... SIGH!!

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Stress, peanut butter and chocolate and caffeine.

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tiredness and menstration, both triggers for me (so far!!)

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