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I know the toll the not knowing, atypical symptoms, doctor ignorance and symptoms can take on a person. It has been a living hell for me for months. Today I went to a shrink so I can hopefully take my life back. I haven't felt this good in a long time. I'm going to try to medicate my anxiety for a bit and she also referred me to a sole practitioner which is almost impossible to find anymore. I'm hoping I like him and he will see me through this to either good health or diagnosis and management. I am so sick of doctors who don't listen to symptoms, see redness but tell you that's not how herpes presents as there are no blisters and refuse to swab. I'm sick of hearing "you have negative tests at 6 months so you can't have it" while my ass burns and tingles. I'm sick of hearing "it's no big deal if you do have it" when in fact it is a very big deal. I want a doctor to listen and test and treat me with the compassion and dignity I deserve. I hope I like this guy. I need him to hear me and see what I see and feel. I pray I don't have herpes but I believe I do and need to know one way or the other. I need my life back, or some semblence of it. So....please, if you need help in furthering your treatment or accepting your diagnosis, consider a shrink. I never really gave them much credence but they are a valuable resource. Oh, she also gave me a script for Acyclovir, which I have been constantly refused by three other docs, so I can at least see if it helps.

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If 3 doctors and a test at 6 months all say you don't have herpes, you probably don't have herpes.

There are many things that can cause similar symptoms. Here is a link to the article on this site that tells more:


Good luck, I hope you can find out what you really have.


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I hope that is the end result but until I know for sure, I can't jeopardize anyone elses health and well being. I have symptoms of something and if docs can't tell me what it is, how can they tell me what it isn't. Thanks for the input. It gives me comfort. At least I feel I'm making progress for the first time in months.

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