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postivelove30

Hey...when the heck do you know when your first OB is over? or when ur not contagious? I'm into week 3 and everything LOOKS good but i still get itchy and achy and tired....

also - do you think since i currently have my period and i dont think another OB happened, that maybe thats NOT one of my triggers? I sure hope not.

I am on suppressive.

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JBnATL

This site recomments you wait 7 days

since your last symptom before having sex.

If you are not dating anyone and your outbreaks aren't bad you may consider not taking meds. that will allow your body to take care of it without the crutch of meds.

Good luck!

JB

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AF Vet

Positive... I found in my first year with this (I've had it 3+ now) that yes, my periods were a trigger. Basically, if you break it down, when you go on your period your body changes hormonally... which means chemically.... to a certain extent. Because of this, the virus, which is new to your body, can find it easier to pop out... since your body is new to fighting this.

After the 1st year or so my body started to settle down and started to get this under control. Stress is still a big trigger for me, but my period isn't anymore.

~J

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postivelove30

Thanks...I'm still really confused...I guess what I'm experiencing is normal...I've almost had this a month now, and im all healed up and looking really good....SLIGHTEST bit of red if you look REALLY close - but all in all, its ll healed up. But like today, in jeans after walking all day, really uncomfortable. Just kinda felt like chaffing or a slight burn. And my one gland is still a little swollen.

3 weeks into this mess I got my period, AFTER my sores had all healed, and it doesnt seem like this period was a trigger (and it was a bad cramps bleeding month) so I'm PRAYING that means it WONT be a trigger in the future. I am on suppressive meds and birth control....

I just hope it starts to feel 100% soon....I have a feeling its not going to come back. Maybe I'm just trying to be positive, but I'm really healthy. And I eat really well. And Ive NEVER EVER before this had any issues "down there". So I just feel like I'm going to will it away.

QUESTION THO: If I think I'm having another OB - do I just start taking the acyclovir 3 times a day for 5 days instead of the 2 a day suppressive? Do I not even bother asking my Dr.?

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postivelove30

JBnATL:

since my last symptom before sex? the last time i had sex was before i had this stupid thing. So that doesnt make any sense to me....

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