I was curious if those of you who use herbal treatment have tried St. John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum.) I vaguely remember the herbalist Rosemary Gladstar years ago saying that in conjunction with Burdock root tincture was a good treatment. Especially knowing that St Johns Wort is an antiviral, Burdock I used to treat skin conditions ( though it's slow working) Anyone tried this?
its blooming right now so I'm going to make an oil out of the flowers to try on outbreaks. I did start the tincture yesterday too. I already take Echinacea tincture for my immune system.
Any input on what herbs you have tried would be great!
Take the precautions. You can't find out where he has it unless he had an outbreak. The outbreak reveals the locations.
thus, take every single precaution you can! If you get it, you may end up resenting him... Which will be exhausting and will probably kill the relationship.
i would tell him he can't use spit as lube either. Use dental dams and condoms.
Better safe than sorry, trust me. I got genital hsv 1 from my boyfriend who is asymptomatic (aka never had a cold sore, never had anything on his genitals).
I'm glad to hear you have your results back. It sounds like we are both in the same boat, had it but didn't realize what it was since our OB were not major. That is good for us, though now we both put others at risk as a result. I'd imagine this is why it spreads, it seems so easy to overlook.
As you know, my boyfriend took it well. It took me 2 days of arming myself with info and we talked about it over a glass of wine. I stayed very positive and upbeat about it. i put together a bunch of links to websites before we talked in a text, and after we talked I sent him the text and he took some quiet time on the couch and read them. He was fine with it, very supportive and loving. Then he went to get tested.
The best thing you can do is just keep on living your life. Nothing about you has changed , you're still you!!!
Question- how long does everyone wait to resume sex after an outbreak? Do you wait until the sores have returned to normal skin? Or do you wait until they just scab over and the swelling: itching goes away?
Thanks so much for your support!! I know how easy it was to overlook the bumps, I did it for so long as they were so tiny and I too blamed shaving, rough sex etc. I always thought herpes was like the extreme photos we see in the Internet- and it's not!!
from my experience, the outbreaks have pretty much gone away through the years, my husband that passed away never had any sores or lesions, so if he did have it than he was a dormant carrier.
Good luck to you!
Thank you so much for the warm welcome, Aces. It's nice to hear that you can be in a relationship and not pass it on, out of curiosity, do you take the suppressant? Would it be beneficial to do at this pint for me if he does come back negative and I've had it so long? I didn't know you become less contagious the longer you have it, that makes me feel hopeful that I have not passed it on. We'll see. The sore he had on his prnos went away in less than 20 hours, but who knows. Do swab tests come back fast?
They say that they dont do western bolts i been taking the valtrex they gave me everyday. Tmi but i busted the bump under my arm pit blood & puss started coming out the bump was really hard and my arm had a shooting stabbing pain in one spot then that occurred. 2 weeks ago i tested positive for hsv2 low 1.37 they say it was blood work i went and got tested because i had a blister on my vagina lip im just curious thats the only vaginal outbreak i got if it's genital why did i get it on my arm. Now i have a small blister on my forearm