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2 months -my experience plus question on OB


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Hi there!

I'm 23, and I was diagnosed with Genital Herpes on November 1st. When I first found out I was utterly devastated -I wanted to die and was trying to find someone to blame my disease on. I was very depressed for about a month and felt nothing but regret.

Two months later, I have actually learned how to cope with it, found a lot of support groups and realized that you can lead a perfectly normal life even with Herpes. As a matter of fact, I think of this as an opportunity to change the unhealthy lifestyle I had been leading and to take better care of my body, and to learn to accept myself as who I am. I feel very motivated knowing that I am not alone in this and that there are people who can support you and share their experiences.

I have a question however regarding OB's. I'm experiencing my third OB in 2 months, and it is actually quite tolerable. I know every person's immune system is different and their reaction to the virus will vary; however, what has your experience been like? Do the OB's become less painful and frequent during time? I would really appreciate it if you shared your experiences with me!! ;)

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Hello Mer and welcome.

I have had gshv2 since March of this year. The first 3-4 months were kind of rough but things settled down since then. I am currently having an OB for the first time since June. I only think I got an OB due to having a cold and my immune system being taxed.

I pretty much eat and drink what I want and have had little or no problems. Good luck to you.

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      Hi @Throwaway765 and welcome. There is absolutely no concern over this being related to herpes. Something must be concerning you as to the possibility of herpes… what is it? 
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