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Just found out i have herpes, but not sure on which straint yet.

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my biggest issue right now, is when is the excrutiating pain going to end?! i've been experiencing it for 5 days, and i'm not on aciclovir, and flucloxacillin and also some anesthestic gel to numb the area but it's really not working. I'm losing out on work because i phsyically can't work, i'm in absolute agony. i've tried paracetamol and ibuprofen as well but nothing. i've found it most soothing in the bath but i've found myself waking up in the middle of the night from the pain and it hurts so much to put numbing cream on it.

i only found out i had it today, but i supected it over the weekend so in some way i've already come to terms with it. obviously i wish i didn't have it but i can't dwell on it. i just need to learn how to control it.

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Hello! It seems like you are going through what we call a "primary" outbreak. Which is good news and bad news. Bad news: it sucks. Good news: it gets a helluva lot easier from here. Your next outbreaks will probably be a million times less severe than this one. Your body will build antibodies to the virus, and you will find you can even prevent outbreaks by taking the right medication as you feel one coming on.

Right now it sucks and it will pass. The next outbreak, if you ever even have one!! (cuz lots of people never have a second outbreak!!!!!) will be better.

Stay healthy. Stay active. Love yourself. Let this build you up, not tear you down.

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