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I suspect I might have caught herpes from a GF in May. About two weeks after our first encounter I had the worst 3 day flu ever. No appetite, felt like vomiting round the clock (though never did), jaundiced, coated tongue, what felt like a swolen liver, and persistent sweats. Honestly I suspected hepatitis but have came up neg twice on B and C since. Ditto for HIV (last hep and HIV tests done this month). We used a condom, which bodes well against most STDs, but that doesn't rule out herpes. Sadly she flew the coop before I could ask about any of this :oops:

I had a type specific blood test in August that came up neg, which is promising. I'm going to get tested again next week on the chance that I hadn't built sufficient antibodies.

While some of my experience is "classic H" (initial flu-like symptoms), I've never had any classic outbreak symptoms. No sores, pimples, crusty lesions or any of that. I do know that H can manifest itself in myriad ways ranging from zero symptoms to the stuff of nightmares.

So what HAVE I experienced? Initially I had what felt like irritated pubic hair (folliculitis?), which made me suspect crabs. Since then, I've had two episodes of tingling and "awareness" on my upper left thigh, which I first experienced in August. I have never had a bonafide sore. The closest to any sort of lesion I've had is a slightly irritated spot, smaller than a dime. It looks like a majorly weak case of eczema - slightly dry, no broken skin. It's very hard to see, almost to the point that I think it's my immagination.

What's maddening to me is I've had nothing concrete - symptoms, lab tests or otherwise. I can't tell if my fears are legit or in my head!

There's plenty of info on this site about how nasty herpes can manifest itself. I absolutely sympathize with those of you and wish you the best. However, I'd like to hear from those who have mild symptoms. What was your initial OB like, and those since?


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I think my first OB was pretty bad.The OB's I get now are much more mild though.

Sometimes you don't have any symptoms at all and sometimes you have alot.The best thing to do is wait for the new test and see what the doc says.

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