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Ssn0932

Hi everyone. I am a 31 year old female with genital herpes type 1. When I say I'm at the end of my rope it's an understatement. For years I went without outbreaks and all of a sudden starting in august of last year I'm having constant outbreaks- alamot daily. I am on lysine and valtrex suppressive therapy. Any ladies find anything that works? Hormones, supplements? Anything. Also the virus has migrated to my anus and rectum. I'm not sure how much longer I can live with these daily symptoms. Please help me

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Bluevibes

I'm 34 and also Ghsv1 ..seem to have nonstop OB also..I know how you feel..can't take it anymore :/

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Bluevibes

Been taking Lysine but also don't seem to keep up with it ..also take Aclycofir as needed ...didn't want to really rely on meds ..just bought a Wellness Formula from Whole foods going to give it a try to see if it works heard from other people that it helps so much

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Bluevibes

Been taking Lysine but also don't seem to keep up with it ..also take Aclycofir as needed ...didn't want to really rely on meds ..just bought a Wellness Formula from Whole foods going to give it a try to see if it works heard from other people that it helps so much

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Bluevibes

Been taking Lysine but also don't seem to keep up with it ..also take Aclycofir as needed ...didn't want to really rely on meds ..just bought a Wellness Formula from Whole foods going to give it a try to see if it works heard from other people that it helps so much

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Bluevibes

Omg oops sorry ..too bad I can't delete ..

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Bluevibes

On going ..for years I believe ..I actually just found out I had type 1 ..always went to the Dr got tested and always went for discharge problems and other things and was never told it was this till now..I'm so disappointed..I've always had anxiety and slight depression and my periods have always been off so I'm thinking that has a lot to do with it ..

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WilsoInAus

Ssn, how intially were you diagnosed with genital herpes and how was the type confirmed?

This would be highly unusual to experience symptoms daily whilst taking antiviral. It is more suggestive that something else is at play. What does a daily outbreak consist of?

Bluevibes, remember it is still more likely that you do not have genital HSV-1, try and get a few swabs in order to attempt to identify the genital infection. After a few swabs if negative it will be time to conclude that you have HSV-1 orally.

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Ssn0932

No I never got a positive swab but that's because it is hard for me to get right to the doctor when lesions are wet. I have classic blisters on anus and nerve tingling - discharge pain- burning. The diagnosis was visual.

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Ssn0932

But to add I still get oral outbreaks on suppressive therapy just not as severe so my thought is the same down south- virus is still replicating but not as severely as it would.

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WilsoInAus

Whoa, you have oral HSV-1? Is there a chance this is from childhood? This could readily mean the down below issues are something else, for quite a few good reasons.

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Ssn0932

Not sure I understand what you mean. I've had oral hsv1 since I was a child. The problems genitally developed about 7 years ago.

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sassyT

Also look at other things in your life that has changed. Outbreaks are linked to diet changes, lack of sleep and stress. Keep all of this in a better balance and hopefully your outbreaks will calm down some.

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WilsoInAus

Ssn with oral HSV-1 since childhood it is highly unlikely you have genital HSV-1 as well.

Your genital symptoms are almost certainly something other than herpes!!

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Billy the Cat
Hi everyone. I am a 31 year old female with genital herpes type 1. When I say I'm at the end of my rope it's an understatement. For years I went without outbreaks and all of a sudden starting in august of last year I'm having constant outbreaks- alamot daily. I am on lysine and valtrex suppressive therapy. Any ladies find anything that works? Hormones, supplements? Anything. Also the virus has migrated to my anus and rectum. I'm not sure how much longer I can live with these daily symptoms. Please help me

Come on, girl friend, go to your doctor in your case, a gynecologist. Suppressive therapy of daily medication usually does it. I have been through so e rough times in the past. It can remain dormant for long periods as it is with me know. I scared myself when I touched an active spot then yes, picked my nose (yack yack) and I soon found my face inflamed. Well fortunately, it diminished and I no long have any outbreaks. The moral is, don't touch an active infected area and touch another part of your body. You can reinfect yourself over and over again. No doctor ever told me this. Learned the hard way. As time passes, the symptoms usually diminish. Not always.

Hang in there. If you don't have a partner, get a cat, lol. But only if you make a life commitment to it. If I find a partner one day, great. In the meantime, my cats are calling. Bye.

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Bluevibes
Come on, girl friend, go to your doctor in your case, a gynecologist. Suppressive therapy of daily medication usually does it. I have been through so e rough times in the past. It can remain dormant for long periods as it is with me know. I scared myself when I touched an active spot then yes, picked my nose (yack yack) and I soon found my face inflamed. Well fortunately, it diminished and I no long have any outbreaks. The moral is, don't touch an active infected area and touch another part of your body. You can reinfect yourself over and over again. No doctor ever told me this. Learned the hard way. As time passes, the symptoms usually diminish. Not always.

Hang in there. If you don't have a partner, get a cat, lol. But only if you make a life commitment to it. If I find a partner one day, great. In the meantime, my cats are calling. Bye.

Omg lol my cat is definitely my partner ..gotta love Cats..

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Ssn0932

Blue vibes anything change for you? Mine are still constant almost daily!

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Guy12

Ssn originally when you were diagnosed how did HSV present down south?  Is it always the same area. What symptoms do you have/get?

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