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Hello all,

Yesterday I found out I have genital herpes. I have sores that hurt/sting so bad. It's hard to walk and especially hard to pee and shower. I've cried several times from the pain. It hurts physically and emotionally. I got it from my boyfriend. He's a faithful and extremely supportive guy. He just gets cold soars once in a blue moon and we didn't know I could get infected by him. I was given Acyclovir by my doctor and started taking 3 a day. I hope it heals my sores as soon as a possible. I'm a college student and it's unbearable walking so I'm not able to go to any of my classes. This is my first outbreak and I was told they're normally the worst. I hope this is true b/c I don't know how I'm gonna deal with the pain all my life. For those who've taken Acyclovir, how long did it take for the sores/blisters to heal?

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Hi redbear,

The first outbreak is definitely the worst, or at least that was true for me. I was also on Acyclovir and if memory serves correctly, it took at least a week or close to two, though clear up I'm guessing varies for everyone. I am new to this site like you are, and so sorry to hear you are also going through an outbreak. :( It will not always be this bad. In four years I have had about four outbreaks. It's important to try and minimize stress in your life, which is what I'm attempting to do now by staying in tonight.

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Stay Strong redbear! Downunderblues is right, the first outbreak is the worst. But acylovir works wonders. I was prescribed it during my outbreak.

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      Yeah whoops, I didn't see you wrote HSV-1 until later haha. I definitely see your point. 
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      Hey @Runride and welcome to the website, I hope there is some thoughts to assist in your thinking. Wow, where do live? Sounds a bit like 'Deliverance' country or something out of a David Lynch movie. I'm very sorry about that. I have three options for your consideration. They are not in order of any particular preference. 1. Ignore it. Go about your life as per normal. You are the actor on your own stage and the other players will do what they do. Do as you wish to do with your life and other people will buy into that, or they're not welcome on your journey. Herpes plays the role it always has for you. You inform partners in advance of sex. 2. Take a stand to be open about your status. Requires a bit more bravery to put yourself out there for little short term reward certainly. "Yes I have herpes like most of us do orally or genitally. What do you feel the issues surrounding this are? What ought to be different in our lives and the way we live them as a result?" 3. Move to a new environment to give yourself a better chance of living life under option 1 or even option 2 above.
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      For sure, why bother if it’s pointless and costly but I get what you mean.  
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      I said I considered it but not that I was going to sue- I have no idea what my options are here.  
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      I’m definitely not saying you need to file a lawsuit, you’ll read on here most people don’t have success. I’ve mentioned it because hes not responding to you so maybe that will wake him up.

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