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After being diagnosed about a month ago, I've been reading a lot about H to educate myself.

To start, the news was pretty shocking to me since I'm pretty sure I've never experienced an outbreak. The only thing that even remotely made me wonder was a itchy "rash" (if the word rash even describes it) around my anal area. But even then, it was more like what you experience when you use the bathroom a lot and wipe, causing irritation.

With that said, I wanted to get some opinions and see what other people have experience in my attempt to control any potential outbreak.

I started taking the anti-viral pill every day, and plan to continue to do that, regardless if I have an outbreak or not. I also take lysine every day, since I've read that helps as well.

One thing I've wondered is if I need to stop taking my ADHD medication. As we know, stress/anxiety causes outbreaks and my ADHD medication does increase my anxiety. Has anyone had an issue with that causing more outbreaks?

I've tried to pay attention to the "tingling" sensation people talk about before an outbreak. Here is where my paranoia comes into play. I get an upset stomach more often than not, especially with taking my ADHD medication, eating a lot of fiber and my daily caffeine intake. With that said, I use the bathroom a decent amount. How am I supposed to know the difference between an outbreak (since that is apparently the area I get them) and irritation from wiping? I'll notice not so much tingling, but an itchy feeling. I also workout/play sports A LOT and sweat A LOT, then stay in those clothes for a couple hours. I have noticed breakouts (pimple-like) in the crease where my legs meet my butt. How am I supposed to know whether or not that is an H outbreak or just a breakout from sweat? I don't want to drive myself crazy thinking every red bump that appears is H.

I think my biggest concern is stress/anxiety. I mean, do you have to completely eliminate that from you life to avoid outbreaks? And it makes me wonder how MUCH stress or anxiety is going to cause an outbreak.

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It's so feet for everyone. I get the irritation from wiping as well but it doesn't tingle. I out coconut oil on it . I put coconut oil down there , buttox and legs daily to moisturizer and suppress H. Also helps with yeast infections. I didn't get OB when I was on anti virals. I went natural now instead of anti virals but always have them on hand. I am stressful / anxious person as well. I recently started vitamin b complex to help body deal with stress and fatigue

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