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clearbluesky

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clearbluesky

Hello all,

Last week my doctor told me she felt I had herpes, after I went in for what seemed like a yeast infection & just irritated skin (razor burn). She sent in labs/blood tests, and I should have the answers this week sometime. She prescribed antivirals, and now I'm just waiting for confirmation of this. Unfortunately, in my gut, I feel that she's right. I'm struggling with of the negative emotions right now. I *know* that this is not my fault, that it's manageable, etc. But feeling that way is easier said than done. A friend pointed me this way, so here I am :)

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package deal

what you are feeling is normal. And welcome to the club. on the sideboard is very good info on herpies.

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MsButterfly

Hi!

The exact same thing happened to me. I shaved down there regularly so I thought I was dealing with razor bumps. I hope everything turns out negative, but the important thing to know is that you WILL be OK! :-) Remember, it could be a lot worse.

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clearbluesky

Oh lordy, just had a not so great conversation with the bf. I've had a hard time with this. He thinks I'm going "a bit nuts" over this, and shouldn't worry about it until I get the confirmation of the doctor, because it "could be something else." I have the blisters. The inflammation. The flu-like symptoms. I can't imagine what else it would be. I feel like I should be realistic, and not hold out all this hope that it could be some crazy disease from the tropics or the like. Sex is the last thing on my mind, and he wants it to be business as usual once the outbreak clears. I just have so much anxiety in that regard that I'm not sure when I'm going to be ready again. He asks me if I'm okay, and then when I express that no, I'm not, we end up having this long discussion about him not being supportive and me being overly dramatic. We're still a new couple, haven't been dating all that long. If he is not going to be in my corner, I don't want him around at all. I just need someone to hold my hand a little bit, and let me be pissed off and upset so that I can move on to being okay.

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fran311

okay so im going through the same thing but i found out literally two hours ago that indeed i have it.....i can not tell you how horrible i feel but when you find out a definitive answer it is good but HORRIBLE at the same time. I dont know how to deal with this.

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