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BirthControlPill Vs. Herpes (A ?? For A Doc Maybe)


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My problem is exactly this...

I found out I had gential herpes and got on birth control at the same time. So for about a year I was having continuos out breaks until I realized that I wasn't having a problem during the inactivate week of my birth control pak. Well, I skipped the next month and had no problems with out breaks. Decided I would take the pill again the next month and had out breaks thoughout that month. So the next month again, I stopped taking OrthoNova (birth control pill) and again had no problems with out breaks. Since realizing this I have quit taking the pill all together. And have had no problems with outbreaks. I recently went to my doctor and explained what I had experienced and he basically told me that the pill had nothing to do with the herpes and that it was by sheer chance that the months I was taking the pill that I didn't have out breaks. He said and I quote, "You were probably just healthy at those times..." I know I'm not crazy and that the pill was having some sort of effect on my body. Has this ever been heard of before?

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I have not had outbreaks since going off the pill. And I have learned that doctors will NEVER tell you if they do not know something. Clearly, your doctor has no clue. Trust your gut.

The pill is a drug and drugs effect your entire system. Since herpes is triggered by a weakend immune, it makes sense that you were being effected by being on the pill. I am not a doctor, but I think sometimes when your body is clearly stating the facts, it's silly to need an MD to verify it.

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I think it does - hormones play on your immunities. It's common to get OBs when you have your period or PMS. I was on the patch for a long time - went off of it and got an OB because of hormonal shifts (as far as I'm concerned) I was on the patch to help control the hormones in the first place - so I'm back on now. My issue - why be on the pill if you should always use condoms???.... I'm on so I won't be such an emotional bitch! :D:D:D

Good luck.

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I'm on so I won't be such an emotional bitch! :D:D:D

Good luck.


I'm sorry... totally off topic.... But..

Lasmom, why everything comes out from your mouth (your typing actually) makes me laugh....?? LOL... :D:lol:

I'm glad it's weekdays now again ( means you are here).

You are such an uplifting and heartwarming person... in verrry unique way!!! :D


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Yes, unique I am..... hormonal bitch I'm working on..... :D

Thanks babe! We really need to have a convention.....we all could laugh for hours.

Imagine if everyone who had HSV lit a candle at their front door, how much brighter the world would be....

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Imagine if everyone who had HSV lit a candle at their front door' date=' how much brighter the world would be....[/quote']


Never thought of that...

But that would be so true.....!!!!!!!!!! :D


P.S. I know, we're gonna laugh for hours.. especially me. Once I start laughing, there is no way that I can stop...!! I know, YOU can make me laugh to death!!! :lol:

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