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Not that I want any but, I find it kind of strange that I've only had one (for sure) outbreak in June of 2015, when I was diagnosed, and nothing since.

I have done the math and I finally figured out who gave it to me (he finally admitted it too) So that means I was infected in December of 2013.

Which means that in almost 2 years of having it, I've only had one very mild outbreak, and what's really surprising is that I've  been under a TREMENDOUS amount of stress lately. I thought for sure the stress would bring it out of me but so far...nothing.

I stopped taking antivirals about 2 months ago too. I almost want to live in la la land and pretend it doesn't exist (don't worry-I won't do that) but I almost find it hard to believe I have hsv 2 sometimes.


Why do you guys think I'm not having outbreaks? Does that mean my immune system is really strong? I don't know what to make of all this?

I'm thankful but confused.

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It's interesting...I've also been through extremely stressful times when I expected to have an OB but it never happened. I had a few at random times in the first 2 years after infection and then not a trace of the disease for 5 years.

I think it's just a very misunderstood and unpredictable virus. I would surmise that yes, your immune system is doing a good job controlling it. There are some who carry it for decades and never show a symptom. Actually, the majority of infected people are asymptomatic, so you are probably closer to that end of the spectrum. You're more normal than the rest of us who do have symptoms.

Do you have any other symptoms? Like prodrome, tingling, itching, etc?

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Thank you for your response elnino.

I don't think I get any other symptoms.Once in a very great while, I will feel a very minor itch in my butt (Sorry for the TMI  but that was where my initial outbreak was) but when I feel that way, I take a shower and put some coconut oil on,  and then it goes away.

I hate that alot of you have a much harder time with the virus.I'm sorry to all of you who do.

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Every stressful point in my life since getting this virus i have had an outbreak. By stress i dont just mean small stress, i mean like emotional breakups, people dying etc. General life stress doesnt cause anything in me.

I am jealous that most people are asymptomatic, but then it makes me feel better because i KNOW i have it, whereas asymptomatic sufferers may be in denial, and during sex may not know they are passing something on which could ruin someone elses life.

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Stress is No. 1 tricker for my OB.  First OB was bad, valtrex fixed it and I started taking Lysine after the 1st OB finished then suppressive meds for a year after. Now I only take meds when needed. I think different people react to the virus differently. I heard that someone has the virus for a long time without knowing it because they don't have OB


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the H fairies have smiled on you! I have very mild obs each month around my period. Itching, very small white bumps, and that's it. But I do have them. I'm thinking of taking antivirals this summer to avoid it all. I have time to think about it.

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So it was a year and a half since you acquired it until you had your first ob?  Herpes is a weird one.  Glad you're not having any more ob.  Do you think it's just your immune system or have you taken any steps to improve your immune system?

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