Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  

Looking for support.

Recommended Posts


Hey guys basically had my first outbreak last week , had been really run down and unwell then developed sores down below.Went to my local GUM clinic and the dr basically said to me that I had a case of genital herpes and took swabs to check 100%.He gave me some aciclovir tablets to take and since taking them the sores have started to heal.However the guy i was seeing has been sleeping around so my Dr said this could of been in my system for ages and not neccesarrily from him.I feel so angry and dirty.I havent told anyone and i have noone to share this with until i found this forum.Has anyone got any tips for me or anything regarding relationships,diet and coping with it?

thankyou :wavey:x

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
package deal

welcome to the board. first the feeling your having of feeling dirty is normal reaction but not correct. You are not dirty. you are the same person you were before this happen to you. as far as diet stay away from junk food and eat healthy diet. also remmeber this is your first outbreak which usually is the worsest and you may not ever have another ob again.

here is some info that might help you

great info must read for every newly diagnosed

i found this on another sight and I am cross posting it here. It great info. Handbook and video too this is great for all newly diagnosed

this is a free online resource for you and your partner if you haven't read it already. Terri Warren keeps it up to date with the latest information. it has all the basic info on genital herpes you need.

If you don't mind paying money, she also wrote a book this year "the good news about the bad news". It really goes into the psychological side of having herpes more than the free handbook does. There is also a free patient counseling video on her site too if your provider didn't already give you the valtrex herpes packet with the dvd in it -

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey there beautyjunkie! Welcome! I hope you find this place as helpful as I have. I have done ooodles of research using this site. I have had all of my questions answered and everyone is incredibly helpful. No matter what questions you have, someone here is sure to have an answer or have a link to lead you to the answer. I just found out in Nov. and I am still having a hard time. But, i read something on here today... it is just a viral skin condition. and a cold is a virus and the flu is a virus too. Reading that made it seem not so horrible. So, i felt better. I am glad you are here. You are not alone. :)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts
  • Posts

    • Elly86
      @WilsoInAus thanks for the clarification. I am currently taking into account all possibilities that i might encounter, since my fiance is positive HSV-1. I am preparing myself for the future, if I however eventually get infected from him. Im on the brink . We will have an appointment with a Doctor on friday, to justify more about this and I am so anxious of knowing what the Dr will say. I am scare it might effect my decision of marrying him. How I wish this virus could be kill, how I wish life hasn't be this cruel to us. The day for us to tie the knot is just around the corner, everything had been prepared and we are tested with this news. Im showing my support to him right now but deep down, Im sooo scared. It's truly an adventure
    • WilsoInAus
      Note that it’s not an infection as we know it the eye, these are caused by bacteria. Sometimes though the virus will attack the cornea and cause issues. It is estimated about 1 in 50,000 people per year will suffer some vision impairment from HSV-1. However these people are almost always not treated with antivirals where success appears to be over 90% for preventing permanent damage.
    • Elly86
      Hi..Ive been browsing around the web, and find out that HSV1 might caused eye infection and ultimately blindness..how common is this? Anyone experiencing this before?
    • Elly86
      Hi @patpat I encountered same situation like yours. I really want to know what is your next step. Did you finally get married? How is your life now? Any advice?  I know this is an old thread but this is related to me. Would be so much relieve to be able to talk to someone in the same shoe. Hope you still buzzing around honeycomb
    • metamorphosis333
      BHT has helped me soooo much! When I first got infected my outbreaks were constant .. one would heal up and there comes another ... it was terrible . I was so fuxking depressed and miserable. I cut out the “trigger foods” took vitamin c and lysine .. drank apple cider vinegar .. nothing worked until BHT!!! Now that I take BHT i rarely have Outbreaks. If I do it’s because I sometimes forget and skip taking it .. or I eat some trigger food + forget the Bht .. but even then my outbreaks are SOOOO a mild compared to before . I’ve had outbreaks that have disappeared in a day . Sometimes I up my dosage on BHT when I do have a mild outbreak , and apply topically. It really has been such a blessing to find out about BHT 

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.