Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
Otter01

Increased Frequency in the last year

Recommended Posts

Otter01

Hello all,

New to posting here but I thought I'd dive right in with a question.

I've gotten cold sores for about 15 years. In the first 9 years, I had 1 outbreak per year. In the past year, I've had 1 outbreak every other month! I can't think of anything that has changed about my diet or lifestyle, except for I'm a female and have turned 35. Could my hormones be causing this change? Does anyone out there have any insight?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kwoods

I've been having the same problem lately. For me, it happens once a month during or right after my period. I'm going to see my doctor tomorrow. I think it's either hormones or an iron deficiency. I never had this problem when i was on the pill. I'll keep you posted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Otter01

Kwoods,

Thanks for the info. I'd love to hear what your doctor said. I don't think mine is period hormone related, because I'm on the pill (have been for 15 years).

Part of me feels like I shouldn't bother my doctor with this. It's a pain in the ass to have an outbreak (usually on my lip, sometimes in my nostril), but not life threatening or anything...just annoying. I don't know...what was your doctor's thoughts>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
      69,126
    • Total Posts
      463,659
  • Posts

    • Lulupazoola
      Anyone know anything about potential side effects?
    • LovedAnyway
      You obviously can’t read. Why don’t you actually read the article, or the excerpt I posted? Here it is even simpler for you: prostaglandins were shown to enhance the spread of herpes virus in cell culture 26 27 and to inhibit interferon production 27 28 and were implicated in the reactivation of herpetic skin lesions. 
    • viralfrog
      Hormones definitely affect HSV outbreaks according to research. I'm a male but on anti-estrogen medication in constant trouble. Have a look at my thread here: https://honeycomb.click/topic/76903-over-4-years-with-hsv-2-symptoms-keep-getting-worse-with-non-stop-outbreaks-despite-suppressive-therapy-need-help/ 

      First page, 8th post with studies about E2 / Progesterone effects on HSV. 
    • viralfrog
      It's getting pretty terrible now, I don't ever remember the last time I was feeling normal. I'm so sick of this constant flu-like feeling that makes me depressed and very unproductive. I have so many ideas and ambitions for life but I end up just doing the bare minimum due to constantly feeling like shit.  A week ago I tried stopping my anti-estrogen medication if that could have been the cause (it states "infection" in the listed, common side effects). Had my hopes up for a day or two but just got another outbreak this week that makes me want to sleep in bed all day. On top of this, now my breasts hurt because of increased E2 levels. 

      I guess I still have some hopes with new research drugs such as Crispr and Amenalief. I would order Amenalief from Japan immediately, but it costs more than my monthly rent.. I might have to start a business on top of my full time job so I can afford it. Better option than self-pity but extra stress will surely not help with the HSV2 ;) 
    • VladimirM
      Probably the therapy with SADBE helps us to develop a partial immune system on HSV. If you use more SADBE you will develop more immune system on HSV. This is most likely a mechanism of action.
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.