Thank you for replying! Sorry to hear you suffer the same, this is actually the first OB in almost a year - I was getting OB's on a really regular basis for the first few years! But I will definitely go on suppressants if I continue.
I was just so shocked at the severity of the prodromes this time, normally I know what it is but it was just like sciatica without being able to recreate the pain with movement.
I just wanted to say hello. This is my first time here. I so need a support group. Anyone to talk to. I am a much older person..(will be 63 November 4th) woman. Just got news yesterday, October 24 2026 that I have the type 2 herpes. I am totally devastated, as this rides on the heels of so many major life changes for me in the past six months, some concerning a man that I am in love with and want to spend the rest of my life with. I have not told him yet, but feel I will lose him completely. I have done nothing but cry since yesterday. Can't eat or sleep. I really feel like I can't take this. I have a firm belief in God but feel so angry, hurt, and don't even know that I can believe in anything anymore. I can't go to friends or family. I just don't feel it's any of their business. My doctor is great. I'm going to ask her today for antidepressents. I'm sorry this letter is so long, but I'm going crazy! I am going to read the stories here and I know that will help. I really know intellectually that herpes is really not a life-threatening thing...I am an 18 year breast cancer survivor! But if I lose this man that I love so dearly...over this..well, it just all sucks!! Our relationship is a whole other story. Have a great day everyone. Thanks for being here.
It is a dark void people get into. the phsycological side of the diagnosis is the worst for alot it isolates you,also again there are people clearly suffering horrible pain from it that doctors ignore and disbelive, its clear as day hsv causes alot more harm than the medical boards understand. You see it day in day out on here, so many new infections. hsv is something the world can rid and people need to start backing up every attempt to remove it from society. your story was a great read on youre tumbler, you pushed that step forward at trying something new to help people! This forum has helped alot of people and will continue to do so
I have genital herpes that's cool I've had it for about 5ish years I'm over it only get about 1 ob a year not bad but Saturday morning I wake up and have a rash on the bottom of my foot it hurts looks like a bunch a blisters never seen anything like it.. what could it be... oh yeah it's fucking herpes... on the bottom of my foot. I thought herpes on my vagina was bad but herpes on the bottom of my foot is beyond bad I'm limping around because I can't put any pressure on my foot! Well played herpes well played ..
Yes I get the same thing and it's miserable. ;(. I used to only get localized prodromes. Now they go down into my legs and feet too. I think things change over time.
If you're having flare ups often you might want to consider suppressive therapy.