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As I mentioned in my previous posts I have no idea where I got this but I'm not sure if this was my first outbreak or not. I had recurring vaginal "yeast" infections for years and years with never any help from a doctor. This is the first time I've ever had any blisters there, or at least any that I really noticed. I do not however have a fever at all. The doctor said the outbreak looked kind of in-between and couldn't say if it was a primary outbreak or not.

I got my first blister a week ago today and I have about 20 of them that I can see with a mirror. I was getting more and more and since I took the famvir that he gave me on thursday I haven't sprouted any new ones, but I'm waiting for these rotten things to heal. Also yesterday and today I have been getting some leg cramps. Is that a symptom of this or is it because I haven't been working out like I usually do??

I was wondering what everyone else's first outbreaks were like because I don't have a fever....does everyone get a fever the first time?? This may have gotten worse if the Dr hadn't given me anything because it was getting SO SO painful before I took the meds. Hopefully they will work for me. I am also finally giving up my diet pepsi habit. I was drinking a ton of extra pop the week of my OB because I was planning on weaning myself off of it and wanted one last splurge....

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Mine first OB was like h^%@$^. I had never been exposed to HSV1 or 2 before. Mine started with a fever of 102 and major fatigue, and then I started to ache in my lower back, buttocks and upper legs. After that I noticed things weren't right with my girly parts... a little discharge... then it started to hurt to pee, and then my lymph nodes were swollen (at my groin but also on my neck and under my arms). Finally I started to realize there were deep bumps - once they really started to show up I was covered. I did get Valtrex but since I didn't show any signs genitally at first I prolly got started on it a little late, and it took a little over 3 weeks for all the bumps to heal up. During the first 2 weeks I was sick as a dog and even lost even lost 5 lbs (and I'm not overweight at all).

However, some people don't get a big outbreak like mine... so it's hard to say whether something is a primary outbreak... if you get tested asap and don't have detectable antibodies it usually means your exposure is recent. Even the earliest tests typically won't show up for 3 weeks, and that is the extreme end ...for most people it can take months...

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Thanks for the info. I'm feeling much better today and it's been one week since the first blister appeared. The doc gave me famvir two days ago and I'm not sure if that's what has helped or not. I had one gaping lesion near my rectum that the dr said looked like it might be infected. That was the worst part of all of this because going potty hurt BOTH ways!!! I have been cleaning that sore (more like a cut) with peroxide and neosporin and it made it much better really quickly. I also found that if I take a wet piece of TP and hold it over the other sores it makes peeing much more tolerable.

I'm trying to look at this as a blessing in disguise because I've been "meaning" to eat healthier and take better care of myself....now I have to. And after being raised on junk food and drinking pop after pop every day I'm going to be able to set a better example for my daughter!!!

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