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Hi- I'm new here. I was diagnosed through a blood test about 2 years ago. It's the most confusing, frustrating, sucky disease I've ever dealt with. I've been reading lots of entries from all of you guys and I, also, never really had any symptons. I suspected my husband of cheating and after we separated I told my obgyn to test me for any kind of STD. Hello herpes!!! He was really surprised that I didn't know and when he started describing typical obs I never experienced any of those! He said I must have a really good immune system.

I find comfort in reading about "others" (sounds like I'm talking about Martians or something!) like me but at the same time when I read other peoples strange maladies and symptoms I get really down because then I wonder if the sciatica that my chiropractor has been helping me with is really just the ugly little virus rearing it's ugly head again??? Or the strange pain I have in my buttock occasionally? Now everytime I get alittle blemish or my eye itches or I sneeze or fart (yes, I said fart, we need humor!) I immediately start thinking (GASP!) IT'S THAT STUPID HERPES! WHAT DOES IT NOT AFFECT?? And then I worry that because I'm stressing so about it, that's going to make it worse!!!!

But I do count myself lucky. I'm very thankful I don't have blisters and such.

Whooooo! sorry I got a little long-winded. Felt good to blurt all that out finally! I have two very good friends that know but no one else. Too embarassing and humiliating...

Glad to have some peeps to talk to...


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Hey Muggles57,

I Just wanted to welcome you here! It's a great place to share and learn from each other. I'm sure you'll find a lot of good peeps to talk to! ;)

Take Care,


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Welcome Muggle57,

I wish that I were welcoming you under better circumstances; however, I want you to know that this forum is very helpful and you will learn a lot from a variety of individuals. Each person on this forum has a story to tell and most of the stories are very different. As a result, you will be able to receive information regarding different issues relating to herpes. I wish you the best!


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i agree with support1. if i did not find this site, i am sure i would be out of my mind by now. i have absolutely nobody to talk to about this, have not told anybody at all and i broke it off with the guy i was seeing, who i feel gave this terrible virus to me.

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