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i got a question i have all the symptoms described but i have night sweats my doctor told me that was common not to worry can anybody relate to this please it has me really scared because the only thing you can find on internet are not good things about this

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Welcome to the club (unfortunately), we have 250,000 new members everyday in the U.S. alone! I didn’t get sick when I was first blessed with this disease, no fever or night sweats. Everyone is different and your body will deal with the infection in its own way. If I really had to think about it and be honest, everything about the disease is not bad, at least not for everyone. It made me more aware of my body and what it needs to stay healthy, I’m fit and I exercise and eat right. It makes you look at sex differently, more responsibly I guess. It made me turn into a Monk, turning down sex became the norm for me, that just may have saved my life, you never know. It still sucks though, I was just trying to be positive!

Good luck and come back to talk about it,


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I get night sweats too

I was diagnosed in June of 2005. My outbreaks are now fewer & fewer, but I still get a fever, lower-back pain, and night sweats--- but it seems to be lessening over time. I actually barely get bumps or sores now; for me it feels like the flu--- but with awful back & leg pain. On the night that my fever breaks I wake up DRENCHED in sweat.

Since you're newly diagnosed, I'll let you know what I wish I'd been told at the beginning:

1. avoid caffeine - it's an alkaline and diaretic (which means it will speed the flow of liquid from your body, dehydrating you - Herpes loves a dehydrated body!) I've even noticed that when I go on a road trip and drink an energy drink or two I can almost count on having an outbreak.

2. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER! once again, herpes loves dehydration.

3. Avoid foods high in argenine - Argenine is the amino acid that HSV needs to replicate itself within your cells. Taking in high levels of Argenine can trigger an outbreak. Many nuts & oats fall into this category (even coconut!)--google it and you should be able to find a list.

4. Take Lysine supplements & eat foods high in Lysine - Lysine is the amino acid that bullies argenine out of cells, making it much more difficult for the virus to replicate itself. When i want to eat coconut or other high-argenine foods I take a couple extra Lysine pills and don't worry about it. It also helps to start a diet high in Lysine - most dairy falls into this category, including yogurt & cheese.

5. Find a healthy way to relieve stress - I use the gym. When i go back East to visit my folks I almost ALWAYS get an outbreak. Airports really stress me out & so do my parents - now I take extra lysine & antivirals before my flights and I'm able to avoid the outbreaks.

6. Come here often for support - I personally have all-time lows before an outbreak (used to even feel suicidal about it). Coming here to vent, ask for help and learn more has saved my life on more than one occasion.

7. Paying attention to what I eat has made the biggest difference for me, I highly reccomend it!

It's not the end of the world, and you are far from alone. Hugs & best wishes to you.

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Wait a minute...did you say Argenine?!?!

..OH SHIT!! That explains A LOT! Ya' see..I was dating this girl about 2 years ago; one day her top lip just swells up like a balloon. When it goes down..she has this type of slight open sore on the inside of her mouth "from what she says" she went to the doctor and was told that it's not herpes. Ok, soon after that "I" get the same thing..it comes and it goes, I think nothing of it more than it's some type of "infection" that we passed from one to another...ok, here comes the coincidence..I later start taking energy pills to enhance my work out that contain Argenine..maybe 5 to 7 days later my lip starts to get that "trembling tickleing" feeling and blows up like one of Fat Albert's fat lip friends (don't worry, I'm black so I can say that)..for a while I couldn't figure it out until I traced it back to when I was taking the energy pills...coincidence or fact..you tell me.

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GymMonster; is this statistic correct or are there too many zeros in it!!!

we have 250,000 new members everyday in the U.S. alone!

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about those night sweats...

So, does having night sweats correlate at all to an upcoming ob or are the night sweats just a symptom of the virus itself being present in your body?

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Hey a little nervous,

I notice that when I do a real high protein/low carb diet, THAT seems to help my outbreaks as well. I even eat nuts (almonds and seeds) and I still would never have an outbreak.

BUT...I notice when I eat too much carbs, especially OATS...this exaceberates the virus within and I have horrific outbreaks. Since I had my baby, I have been BAD about the carbs, tryin to get back into the swing of things and do the high protein/low carbs again (plus, I just FEEL better when I do!) But I think for me personally, this helps. If you are into working out this type of diet would be really good for you.

And definitely take the lysine, along with a daily dose of C and a b complex. Bcomplex is WONDERFUL for your central nervous system. (where herpes likes to hide!!)

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Great info!!

I just drank an Emergen C and took a B complex and a Vit C. I've just found out this week and was feeling fine, until Wednesday...bump, bump, bump. I have a couple very small bumps in the same area as before. My doc told me that it usually comes back in the exact same spot. My friend says this too, even though she has never been diagnosed.

Anyway, about this spreading business..of course I am down there all day today continually trying to decipher the exact message it is giving me. Is it one bump, two, three, open, closed?? Alot of the pics I have looked at all look different. I've decoded three bumps, all pink with one that has a whitish dot and another that looks like it may have broke open a bit. It was more painful when I peed on Wed-Fri. Feeling better today.

I got the Rx for Valtrex but thought it was too late to fill it and start now. It seems like I am on the upswing. Do I take it anyway? I am confused because i am reading about all these long periods of outbreaks, and the one I had last month, my second, was only one bump and not more than a few days. Do they change in duration and spread from touching them? I am trying to use the round end of a pen to pinpoint how many bumps I have. I'm losing my mind....am i making it worse?

Please help.

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