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What are the stages of the typical outbreak?

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espricey

This is my first time posting here!

Anyways, I started experiencing some vaginal discomfort a few weeks after I became sexually active with my current serious boyfriend. It was just itching so I took it as nothing. But by about Tuesday, there was pain and we noticed actual bumps down there by Wednesday night. I went to the doctor Thursday morning and she said what I had was very suggestive of a herpes outbreak. I got put on acyclovir for the next five days, three a day. I've also been taking one Lysine a day. My boyfriend is going to get tested on Monday. He's not sure if he may of had mild symptoms in the past or a cold sore. I most likely got it from him through oral is my guess. That would mean HV 1? I will get my test results by Wednesday. What are the stages of an outbreak? I guess I am at the point where the sores are oozing...it hurts to pee although water there really helps.

Also how many pills a day of Lysine is best? Ive taken only one a day for the last two days. Also been taking pain meds. I heard the first outbreak is the worst.

Thank you for the help!! Sorry for all the questions!

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OB Standard Progression & Lysine Intake

....It was just itching so I took it as nothing. But by about Tuesday, there was pain and we noticed actual bumps down there by Wednesday night....I've also been taking one Lysine a day....I guess I am at the point where the sores are oozing...it hurts to pee although water there really helps....Also how many pills a day of Lysine is best? Ive taken only one a day for the last two days....I heard the first outbreak is the worst....

Hi espricey! :wavey:

Progression of OBs usually:

  1. Itching & tingling or both.
  2. Blisters
  3. Pain
  4. Blisters burst to raw, wet lesions.
  5. Pain
  6. Lesions begin to dry and heal.
  7. Healed skin with or without marking/scarring.

Not sure if I left out something. I rarely have full-fledged OBs anymore. I'm a 25-yr H-vet, and now I'm learning to alter my diet, and I take more supplements.

I've been taking Lysine for 4 mos and believe it helps reduce OBs and shortens the duration of OBs. My online research revealed that I can safely take 3000 mg of Lysine when needed, but 500 mg - 1000 mg per day is standard. I take 2000 mg every day, and increase to 3000 mg when I feel a tingle.

I've bought 500 mg, of which I take 4 daily, 2 in morning/night, or 4 throughout the day. I've also bought 1000mg, which I take 1 morning/night, or 3 throughout the day when I have a tingle.

If I have an OB, I take 3000 mg per day until it is healed.

Please do your own research though. This is the plan that I chose for myself, based on info I gathered from several sites.

Have a nice day.:flowers:

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