I have been having serious back pain since a little bit after I was diagnosed. I read that it is a symptom of hsv 2. I just wanted to confirm that because not everything you read on the Internet is true but also because if it's not a symptom then I probably need to get it checked out by a chiropractor. Also what are other symptoms.
I personally am going thru thus right now. Each day I fight and pray off suicidal thoughts. I'm just tired. Tired of having constant burning sensations although I take meds each day. Tired of worrying about transmitting to my kids or other loved ones. I no longer takes baths, inky showers and I still bleach the tub and toilet after each use. I feel like a leper. Im Tired of rejecting guys, due to my "secret". I've given up and accepted that I will never be married and will be alone, because I can never disclose this. All I want is my peace of mind and health back. This virus truly isolates people. No one to talk to, due to embarrassment or rejection. Somedays I feel its not worth the fight anymore.
@new person. No, I haven't taken anti-vitals. But let me also say that without constant lab testing, etc, no one knows why one person is infected while another isn't. Could be that we are safe. Or lucky. Or perhaps his immune properties are unique. Really it's so hard to say. Most importantly he accepts me as well as the risk as he absolutely believes I will eventually transmit it to him and he is okay with that.
Boy, I can tell you have a lot of compassion for people. It's okay. Thankfully, you aren't the only person who will be reading about my situation and who knows, there may be someone else out there with the same kind of symptoms that can relate. That's the only reason I got on here was to see if other people might be experiencing what I am. It really sounds like you are the fake one if you have this condition and you have no compassion for someone else who does.
I won't be responding to anything else you have to say because you're a jerk. It is evident and sad.
I thought joining this forum was going to help me and then I get insulted. It really hurts that you think this is fake. Why would anyone who didn't have this horrible diagnosis want to come on a forum for herpes and make up a fake profile?
I don't know what sciatica feels like. I only know what I've read it feels like and also the orthopedic doctor suggested that is what it was and also I have a brother who suffers with it and I have asked him his symptoms. I know it's not sciatica but I was trying to figure out what it is. So I was trying to describe kind of what it feels like.
I was so excited to see that someone was responding to what I said and then my heart gets broken when I read that you think I am faking.
I hope there are other people who read this that can shed some light on what I have said and can relate and maybe help me..
Oh my goodness, this is my first day on this site and I am reading about nerve pain and I am so glad that someone is talking about it. I have been suffering with nerve pain from my buttocks down to the bottom of my foot for a few years now. My whole left leg aches constantly and my left butt cheek hurts all the time, especially when I am lying down or sitting. It is kind of like sciatica. I was diagnosed with HSV-1 and HSV-2 a few years ago. I have done a lot of research on this and have found tons of people who are suffering from the same condition. It is mostly the left side. Doctors just won't listen to people and believe that the herpes virus is causing this. The feeling you get before an outbreak never goes away in my case, even though there is no outbreak happening. I am on Valycyclovir once a day to try to help the pain and keep the outbreaks from occurring. It helps me not to get an outbreak but only helps the pain a little. Sometimes the pain is so bad, I just sit and cry. I have been to orthopedic doctors and have had an MRI of my back and there is nothing wrong with my back so that is not what is causing it. It's so hard because my family keeps asking me what could be wrong with my leg to make it hurt so much and I can't tell them I have HSV. It's too embarrassing. Only a few people in my immediate family know about it but no one can understand the pain I am in. At the present time, I am trying a special diet to see if that might help and if it does, I will let everyone know. I hope it helps. I don't wish this on anyone. Since I am new to this, who is Halford? I would like to know more about his research. Thanks everyone.