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Hi everyone, i am in Australia, and I'm new to this site and still pretty new to HSV. I was diagnosed with HSV1 about 2 months ago and am just in the middle of my third ob. I was told by my doctor when it was diagnosed that there was only a 15% chance that i would get a recurrence. I've had two since!! I didn't have any idea until i came to this site that things like foods could trigger an ob. I was told only that stress and being run down would increase the chances. Anyway I've read heaps of your posts and found them very helpful so thank you all very much.

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Thank you! No i haven't, now i know that so many things can trigger an ob i will have to pay close attention and try and work out what triggers it. One thing i have noticed is that i got the initial ob, then the second two have both been exactly one month after the last one. Do you know if there is any connections with cycle/hormone changes or anything like that?

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What is frustrating to me is that doctors seem as if they do not even know about herpes. They say one thing and it is another. I have been informed more by this site than by the doctor. Some doctors look at you like you are dirt and others make it seem like contracting herpes is nothing to worry about. Now, I know that it is not the end of the world, however, it is something to worry about because I felt like crap and the pain has just subsided after about three weeks.

I have not really figured out what triggers my outbreaks. I have read about the different things and foods that can trigger, but I have not pinpointed what causes mine. I can say that when my menstrual cycle comes, I do feel some of the symptoms again. I feel like that is a problem because my menstrual cycle comes every month and I do not want to have an ob every month. The only thing that I can do is try to eat the right foods, exercise frequently, and stay as stress-free as possible. When I think about the ob's, I feel sort of depressed. As long as, I do not feel any pain, I am okay, but once the ob's come, that is what makes me get frustrated. :mad:

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My doctor didn't know anything about it, he just said "its more of an annoyance than anything" then the nurse handed me some printouts (about herpes and aciclovir)

I'm lucky to not have had another OB, so I don't know what my triggers are!

But it does sound like your period cycle to me. Which could be more than a bit of annoyance!

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