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I just found out this afternoon that I have HSV-1 genital Herpes. I have had no open sores of any kind, just a couple of itchy bumps. I thought I was having an allergic reaction, now I find out I have a virus that I will continually deal with for the rest of my life. I would love some information from someone that has been dealing with this for awhile. I feel lost and overwhelmed....

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Well hsv1 is the oral version of the herpes virus its more active in the oral parts of your body in most cases if your healthy drug free and do your best to keep your immune system strong you shouldn't have any problems its rare if you do. Don't be so shocked alot of people get it or have it its a very common disease.

If you have any other questions or need help feel free to post we are all your friends here. "hugs"

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Thank you Starphyse

Thank you so much for replying...I have been checking this forum almost non-stop it feels like for any replys. I went out this morning and bought a bunch of vitamins (Zinc, Astragalus, Lysine for outbreaks, Bioflavonoids) these are all things I have been reading about. I am also on Valtrex once a day. I was wondering if you have ever tried any of these things? Do they help?

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I use antiviral suppressive meds and vitamin supplements. I find that they help me incredibly. I have lots of energy, few ob's and it increased my mental clarity.

When you are first diagnosed it is scary. You probably have lots of questions and just as many fears about the future. There is no reason you can't continue to live a normal life. There is also no reason to believe that every day is going to include a painful ob. Most people have 3-4 a year. Many have less than that or don't even know that they have it.

There are things that are known to trigger ob's but they don't have the same effect with each person. For me there are a few foods I avoid and I've found that certain kinds of stress can trigger them. A healthy lifestyle that includes a good diet, exercize and drinking lots of fresh clean water will go a long way towards building a strong immune system. That alone will help keep ob's away not to mention improving your overall health and extending the length and quality of your life.

If I was to recommend some vitamins I'd make sure that you include Vitamin C with Bioflavanoids, Co-enzyme B Complex and Calcium/Magnesium w/vit. D. I also take olive leaf, lysine and siberian ginseng.

Check out the site for Dynamiclear. I've used their product with good results and they have a vitamin supplement that is an all in one.


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Thank you so much for replying...I have been checking this forum almost non-stop it feels like for any replys. I went out this morning and bought a bunch of vitamins (Zinc, Astragalus, Lysine for outbreaks, Bioflavonoids) these are all things I have been reading about. I am also on Valtrex once a day. I was wondering if you have ever tried any of these things? Do they help?

Your welcome "hugs" keep us in touch with how things go.

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