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I was tested for herpes about 4 months ago came back negative. Doctor said that the culture might come back negative because it was already scabbing over. And it did come back negative. But than my girlfriend went to planned parent hood and they said hers was indeed herpes. Genital herpes to be exact. I feel so guilty and believe I have anxiety and a lot of stress. Because I have a 7 month old. Thank god the doctor said she was 100 percent healthy. But I still worry because although I have had only one recurrence. And it literally came and went well at least the burning in a matter of a day or 2. I am having muscle fatigue. Meaning when I lift certain things even my cell phone it feels like I'm getting a good burn in my arms from a work out. It scares me. Ever since this has happened to me ive felt guilty and search every little thing that happens to me or my body. I hope that my muscle aches or fatigue is just because of the herpes. And not HIV that is the biggest fear of my life. I did a rapid test 3 weeks post possible exposure came back negative than I did a oraquick test 9 or 10 weeks and it came back negative I hope it was accurate. But in my mind I belive I have it. The only thing that helps kind of believe I don't is because my gf has had one recurrence and no other symptoms besides the usual burning when pee and lesions inside her vagina. But for me it seems I'm the one going crazy about it and making myself feel worse and getting all these symptoms. I hope for my family's sake my arm issue is just anxiety or due to genital herpes. By the way my first outbreak was at the shafts and really burned one day because it broke than I had no issues. Now it's on my inner thigh and I belive is almost gone after the 4th day. This place seems very helpful and might put my mind at ease. I wpull totally love feed back please. Especially if anybody felt aches in they're arms or fatigue in the arms. Thank u. And I'll try to keep my head up.

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Genital herpes is confined to your sacral ganglia nerve system and that goes no where near your arms. So those symptoms are not caused by this virus.

How was your gf diagnosed? Did they give her a swab or blood test? Visual diagnosis is the least accurate. If you had just acquired this virus you can test negative in a blood test since it takes a few months to build up antibodies that the tests look for.

Since it has been four months since your last test, perhaps you can test again to verify that you are indeed a Herpster. Four months is plenty of time for an accurate blood test.

Good luck!


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I tested a few days ago again.. so we will see monday. And I'd if it's just because I haven't been putting lotion on but I noticed my hands and arms have been a little dryer lately idk why that is. Maybe I'm just doing to much thinking every little thing is something really bad. But yeah my arms are still sore a little less but still there. Thanks for the help I will see my primary doctor tomorrow morning.

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