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Salome

3 months and still going...

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Salome

It's been a solid 3 months of outbreaks, soon to be 4. Finally tests came back as HSV2+, so I know what I'm dealing with. (Blood tests too, for all STDs, just HSV2+) They're little red spots that come up, and no sooner does one look like it's about to go away when another comes up. I'm so frustrated! I take so many immune boosting supplements like I've read others talking about, I apply topical antiviral oils, and they help clear up the spot that's begun, but nothing seems to stop new ones from starting. (I don't want to take pharmaceuticals - I don't respond well to drugs like that.) I know things will change with time, but this pattern is so different from "2-4 weeks followed by periods of dormancy." I want to laugh. Does/did anyone else have relentless outbreaks that don't respond to treatment? Thanks for reading & maybe writing back.

Also: can anyone tell me if this is all the "primary" outbreak, or is that done with & now I'm just having relentless recurrences? I'm perpetually terrified that I'm going to somehow spread this to other places despite obsessive hand washing & hygiene. If you did auto-inoculate, any ideas on how long would it take to see evidence?

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veryunlucky

Yes! Yes! Yes! You are not alone! I have oral type 2 and at first it went on for 18 weeks! UUUgh!! Now I get a break for a week or so then wham it's back! It really sucks! It is very depressing. Stress does not help. You can private message me if you want to chat more. I hope you feel better soon!

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Salome

Thanks for your response; it's good to know at least I'm not the only one. I feel like I'm doing everything under the sun to be "stress free" and "watch my diet" and blah blah blah. No avail. I'm about to go back to school after a 5 year break, so it'll be great to see what that does to my "stress" levels.

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Bright Side

I've had continious OBs since July...it's miserable! I'm trying to figure out what to do about it I take meds and supplements but nothing makes it go away completely!!! You aren't alone.

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Salome

I'm sorry you have to go through it, too! Have you noticed any changes at all? I'm trying to remember that it will change & do something different after awhile. Just have to give it more time, I guess...

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