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I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes... my boyfriend had an outbreak the same time i did. It was definitely my first outbreak... I don't have antibodies. We thought he was totally healed and I performed oral sex on him. this was last week. this week i started taking suppressive therapy....

my lips feel funny... almost numbish in the corners. and the tingling spreads to the surrounding area.

It could all be in my head. i could be imagining it.... but what if I get HSV-2 on my mouth? I have a small red bump right on the lip line in the center of my bottom lip... not really where i was feeling tingly.

Anyone know how long after this incident I would develop a cold sore?

I know it's uncommon for genital herpes to move to the mouth, but i'm freaking out... I just don't know how cold sores work on the mouth.. i've never had one.

What do i do if I do have HSV-2 on the mouth?

Does anyone else have this?

Is it as contagious as oral HSV-1?

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I don't think you're imagining it at all. I had the same symptoms in my latest OB. Your lips felt the same as mine did. I thought I was dreaming it too! Couldn't figure out how it got there and I still don't know what I did wrong to make it travel there from down under, so to speak.

I never developed a cold sore, only throat sores inside, nothing on my lips that I noticed or maybe there were too small to be seen easily? I dunno.

I can't really answer you're questions about H1 as I don't have anything but H2 and it's only been two months for me. I'm no expert. In my opinion though, its more contagious, but since mine seems stronger than the average H2 strain, I can't prove that very well. Perhaps my perception is tainted by the typical stigma that goes with genital herpes, per se, not sure there.

Good luck finding your answers here. There is lots of information on this site. Take your time and read as much as you can. Try the link here...


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