I have used Voltern topical gel. It is for nerve pain and by prescription. I dont use nerve pain meds either. Methol gel also works well and can be bought without a perscription.
I tried lidoderm patches with mixed success. You can also try lidocaine spray by prescription. I think Voltern is the best.
Thank you for your input. I never bank on the rarities. Too many odd things have happened to me in the past. I'm going to order the Western Blot at 6 months. Btw, what do you take/do to relieve the symptoms? I cannot take Neurontin for the nerve pain or I'll lose my job. I've taken Acyclovir 3 different occasions and it has helped tremendously. Thanks again
I was just diagnosed with genital HSV 1 that was transmitted orally. I've done research on the difference between genital HSV 1 & 2, but I wanted to hear it from you guys. Are outbreaks less common? Less likely to transmit to another's genitals due to it being HSV 1, but is highly susceptible to pass to another's orally?
I have very similar atypical symptoms. Most here have typical symptoms and those of us with atypical sympton get advice that our symptoms are not HSV related.
The reliance on blood tests alone cannot exclude HSV infection especially if you are having symptoms like yours. The blood test can miss up to 30% of hsv positive people.
I came up postive for HSV1 via Western Blot. You can order a kit directly from the University of Washington. You will need to have the blood drawn and spun.
It may or may not help as no tests are 100% accurate especially it seems with atypical cases but if you test positive you can have confidence in the result. If you test negative and still have symptom HSV cannot be excluded unless other forms of treatment resolve you symptoms.
The Abvic test is coming out soon and may offer a much better diagnostic blood test than what is currently availible.
Keep searching for the cause of your issues until you are confident of what you have found to be true. I am not a Doctor so I will not proclaim that "you dont have herpes". I only will say listen and evaluate for yourself what is going on. If you think you have H after an exposure, then it could be H.
Good luck in your search for answers. Unfortunately for some with the atypical H symptoms the search can go on a lot longer until we get either a positive swab, blood Test or infect a partner.
nerve pain is not typical for herpes. It is far more common for shingles. The number of people who present here with 'nerve pain' is over stated. Tingling and unusual sensations are common, but to be experiencing what you call nerve pain in feet and ankles is not common at all for herpes
i haven't had any fluid blisters. i also have folliculitis and mouth sores. both symptoms of herpes viral infection and definitely not associated with prostate issues. but i greatly appreciate the advice. any suggestions on how to get a western blot when your doctors basically refuse to help..?