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Hi I'm a new user to the forum and I would like to relate my experience. As background I'm a 53 yr old male that was first exposed to genital H. back in college in 1976. I got it from my girl friend. She had a severe outbreak she caught from someone else (that was the end of our relationship). Noticed a one small blister then it went away. Never thought about it again or had any "noticeable outbreaks" was in denial I guess. Had multiple sex partners with no protection. Never any outbreaks or complaints. About 10 years later I got married. Shortly after we got married I had a severe redness (no blisters). I did not know what it was (forgot about the herpes). I thought it was due to a newly married very active sex life. Went to the doctor and was tested and found to have herpes. I was devastated. My wife was tested and was determined to have been exposed but did not contract the virus. She was very understanding. When I was able to have sex we used a condom. I think I took some sort of medication. Some time after no symptoms we stopped using the condom and I did not have an OB for another 7 years or so. In about 1995 vintage I noticed about once a year I would have redness in the same area. Particularly after very active sex. But no blisters just redness and tearing or weeping. I would do nothing but apply a little hydrogen peroxide and it would eventually go away. Then back to the condoms for awhile then stop using them. My wife has never contracted it or had any out break.

In August of this year and thu now I had the most severe outbreak since I go married over 20 years ago. It drove me to the doc and I got valtrex. I had blisters redness, bumps all over the area. I just got choraphor and applied it to the area and while it seemed to work but more blisters started appearing in areas where I applied it. One area does not seem to healing. My wife is very understanding but I?m devastated to have it this bad after all these years. This is the first time I?ve taken a prescription in over 5 years. This choraphor stuff is new to me. Note I take very good vitamin supplements and just started lysine. What?s this about nuts being bad? I eat them frequently?

Any thoughts people?

Regards and thank you

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are you under any stress recently??? It does seem weird that you would get such a vicious outbreak after all these years, then again...herpes is a weird thing. Who knows why all of the suddenly it decides to pop up and say HOWDY!!! what did your doctor say about it?

Try abstaining from the nuts for a while, just to see what happens. Maybe caffeine too.....if you drink anything with caffeine in it.

For me, it is not nuts or caffeine...apparently it is OATS/OATMEAL!!! go figure. I made a delicious, wondeful batch of cookies one day and had a HORRIBLE outbreak almost immediately after.

I , too, am using Choraphor...I like it so far. It seems to heal the lesions quickly.

I would say stick with the vitamins, the meds, and the choraphor as needed, and take out the nuts first...see what happens.

Good luck to you and sorry that you are having a rough time right now! Hopefully the immune system will get things back into order for you soon!

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Thanks for the reply. No I have not been under stress. I have had one of the most relaxing summers in years. I have started supplementing my diet with l-lysine. My question is if you get your l-lysine ratios up with a supplement do the small amounts of l-lysine in peanuts matter.

The outbreak seems to have subsided very rapidly I'm on my last day of valtrex, with a choraphor application followed by hydogen peroxide. Is funny I tired hydrogen peroxide once on my own before I saw this web site and it worked rather well

Thank God I have an understanding wife and I feel for all of these poor people that are single and are in the dating scene. It must be so hard. I moderate on another forum a hobby of mine. This forum really serves a purpose. Thank you for your work


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Isn't that funny...here you are, having a grand summer...a POW....you get a bad outbreak?!?!? Ok sir, back to stressing for you!!! hahahah just kidding!

I take lysine too, as well as a b complex vitamin (good for your central nervous system) and I am also BIG on hydrogen peroxide for cleaning. In the past, when I did a low car, high protein diet, I ate a TON of peanuts and almonds and back then I NEVER had an outbreak!!!! Perhaps I was eating enough protein to counter the nuts...or perhaps nuts are just not my "trigger" for an outbreak. oats apparently are my kryptonite! I didn't know until I made some oatmeal cookies...it was bad! BUT also, I haven't been staying true to the low carb, high protein diet....and methinks THAT has alot to do with the outbreaks as well. I have been back on "carbs" (my "drug" of choice! hahaha) since I was pregnant/had the baby....I find it a bit coincidental that this is about the same time my outbreaks have began to act up.

So perhaps something has changed in your system and diet is the key to help stop or slow down your outbreaks. Try abstaining from the nuts for a while (hard to do, I know...I love them too!) and if that doesn't work, try another food.....process of elimination.....

I too, have a good, understanding partner. He was cool with this from the day I told him and very supportive. I use to love dating, but hate the dating scene in general (so cheesy .... meat market mentalities...yuck!) I am GLAD that I found a good guy and don't have to deal with all that baloney....herpes or no herpes.

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