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Well my bf gave me the gift that keeps on giving for Christmas! Lucky me eh? Um he has a cold sore and it resulted in me getting genital herpes. I have had them since saturday and they hurt so bad. I finally found a position to pee in that doesnt hurt but I am terrified to do a number 2 so I haven't passed a bowel movement since saturday which sucks.

I got a prescription for Valtrex from the doctor so I have to take 4 pills a day for 10 days. I have read and been told that the first outbreak is always the worst. Is this true? because I honestly couldn't take another one of these. It is so painful. I would much rather give birth to a 20pound baby then to have these.

Are there any helpful hints you guys could give me to ease the pain and just dealing with this? I have been laying down with an icepack between my legs and that helps for a bit. And how do you deal with this and your social life?... I have had to tell so many people that I have the flu so they will stop calling or stopping by. It sucks so much and I'm just so confused I just don't know what to do. Do I really have to change my diet? I know starchy foods aren't good, but I love pasta so much.

I love to run and I do it every morning but the past few days it hurts to even walk so I feel like a gross slug right now. I get my test results back around new years to see if it even is herpes and what type it is. I know it is hepes though. I would assume it's type 1 since it came from a cold sore, but i hate this so much.

Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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Don't really get any pain with mine, but I was advised to take a bath with salt in to ease the pain if that became a problem. It might sound gross but you could also wee in the bath if it really is that bad (not sure about a number 2 though!).

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I was just diagnosed about three weeks ago and my ob was pretty painful. When I urinated it hurt and as for a bowel movement, I would almost cry when it was time to go to the restroom. However, it has gotten better on its own (I am very, very, very glad). Mostly, I had very bad pain in my lower back, hips, and legs. That pain has gone away also. The only thing that I feel now is some slight irritation in the genital area from time to time. I feel the ob is going away and I am glad. I also feel that when I start really altering my diet, exercising more, and relieving stress, I will feel much better. I think it is more of a mental let down and it is affecting me physically.

I suggest that you eat foods that help your bowels stay soft (oatmeal, apples/apple juice, raisins, etc.) When you use the restroom, it will still be uncomfortable, however, you won't have to strain and cause even more pain. Hopefully, it will start to go away, mine did. Take care!

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oh ya i know that pain. but hey if u have to go> just go. the worst part isnt going its trying to wipe.

and honey its not all his fault> coldsores are visible> and u obviously look him in the face since hes ur bf and u did not see it> and let him go down on u- so i say its like 50/50 u should have never let him do that w/ a outbreak.

and yes. the first one is always the worst> and dont worry ull make it through it.

tips... really the best one is just to sleep / and sleep allllll day.

i also found that peeing, while in a bath helped awhole lot, but u have to managed tog et urself there, and in, and conformed enough and thats a bitch as well but the burning sensation when u do pee is sooooo much more less it was well worth it.

alot of people will recomend drying it out> like with a fan or something.

u dont have to change ur diet unless it give u ob's so dont worry about that.

sorry to tell u but the pain will probably get worse b4 it goes away if u can still walk ur lucky. i was able to walk for 2 weeks before i couldnt even sit up in bed and then that lasted another 2 weeks.

and u dont have to tell anyone that u dont want to.

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