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i had my first outbreak about 3 weeks ago and the biggining of last week i had my second outbreak the secondoutbreak was 3 times worse than the first and has been unbareable to cope with. i just have a few questions to ask about herpes, can herpes be created between to people if thoose people havent slept with anyone else?

how do you sleep properly withouttakeing a bath at 1 in the moning?

can i work with this illnes? i get alot of itching pain and muscle twitches, i have a poor imune system will having herpes effect it any worse?

i feel as tho ive done rong and am being punished with this infection, i am very depressd and think no1 takes my pain seriously what should i do?

please help me i am hardly coping on my own x

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Were you officially diagnosed? typically the first outbreak is the worst, not the second.

And yes it is possible for herpes to infect someone who has not slept with anyone else. You can get genital herpes from someone who suffers from cold sores, to you can get it and still be a virgin.

Are you taking meds? Your doctor should have prescribed antiviruals like valtrex or acyclovir.

Unfortunately if you have a bad immune system you may suffer from this because that is key to fighting this virus. If your immune systemm is not strong you should consider taking meds every day.

Come to the Chat Room, there you will meet many nice fellow Herpsters who can offer you their support.

Good luck!


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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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