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I feel like I'm going a little crazy and I have no one to talk to so this might be a little long. My apologies in advance...

So, I went to the urgent care on Oct 4th because I had a deep vaginal tear and two tiny blisters, one on each side. The Doc swabbed them and sent me for blood and urine tests. About 4 hours later the blister the Dr had popped erupted into an agonizingly painful colony of blisters. For the record, I have an incredibly high pain tolerance. Seriously, for me, even labor and child birth without meds was no big thing. Anyway, over the next two days I became feverish with a sore throat, my asthma started acting up, and more places began to hurt with searing hot pain: my entire left leg, my lower back, my arms, my neck, even my heart rate spiked as if I'd been out for a run. Fitbit was logging my HR in the high 90's instead of my usual low 70's. The worst by far though, my entire vulva felt like it'd been hit with a sledge hammer. I was miserable.

On Oct 6th the blood and urine tests came back negative for STI's but I begged the urgent care for an antiviral anyway because I was pretty sure (after countless hours of Googling and crying) that this was HSV. I had hoped that clearing up the blisters would stop the pain. Started a 7day course of Acyclovir that night. The next day, the swab test came back negative for HSV so they had me return to the urgent care.

The RN who saw me that night had the worst bedside manner EVER. She looked at my little oozing blister farm of fun (while quickly backing away from me) and told me that it was probably "just shingles" because HSV "doesn't clump like that." I argued because I've had shingles and this was definitely different. The woman then said that "it really didn't matter anyway" because I was on Acyclovir so it'd clear up either way. I was dumbstruck. I'd been crying and in utter despair for days thinking my life may as well be over because no one will ever love me again. But, it didn't matter?! Reluctantly, after much debate, the RN agreed to do a new swab test. Unfortunately, she wielded said swab like a scalpel; literally digging it in till I screamed and nearly passed out. Then she left without a word. How's that for making me feel like even more of a leprous monster? Ugh.

Over the next few days the blisters slowly dried and started to shrink, revealing deep-seated purpleish blue bruises. The pain also lessened ... until the Acyclovir ran out that is. I took the last dose on Oct 13th, the same day the new swab test came back positive for HSV2. I was unsurprised when the urgent care Dr called, and perhaps a little emotionally numbed by that point. On the evening of Oct 15th, the pain began to return and the healing progress of the blister farm seemed to have halted. The pain and general malaise continued to build by the day.

Fast forward to last night, Oct 18th: I started having random bursts of sharp needle stabby sensations ALL OVER my body - hand, head, foot, knee, buttock, finger, earlobe, etc. This went on for about 2 hours. Then, the sledge-hammer-to-the-vagina feeling returned with full force accompanied by a fancy new sensation - hot lava pooling in my left hip and piriformis muscle! I lay awake all night certain that I'd have a brand new shiny colony of blisters come morning. I didn't. There hasn't been much change to the blister zone since Oct 15. And as I sit here now, typing this dramatic and overly long post, my entire body feels like it is literally vibrating with alternating needley stabs and claw-my-skin-off bursts of itchiness.

I'm left wondering: When will the pain stop?  Is it this painful for anyone else? Will I ever be able to masturbate again? How much hand washing is enough? Is it safe to touch my face? Will I ever feel comfortable taking a bath again? Will shaving or waxing cause an outbreak? Will I ever be able to go to the Korean Day Spa again?!

My inquires to the Great Gods of Google have been many, though, not always fruitful. And so it goes.

 

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On 10/20/2016 at 3:35 AM, Srsly.Ovr.It said:

I feel like I'm going a little crazy and I have no one to talk to so this might be a little long. My apologies in advance...

So, I went to the urgent care on Oct 4th because I had a deep vaginal tear and two tiny blisters, one on each side. The Doc swabbed them and sent me for blood and urine tests. About 4 hours later the blister the Dr had popped erupted into an agonizingly painful colony of blisters. For the record, I have an incredibly high pain tolerance. Seriously, for me, even labor and child birth without meds was no big thing. Anyway, over the next two days I became feverish with a sore throat, my asthma started acting up, and more places began to hurt with searing hot pain: my entire left leg, my lower back, my arms, my neck, even my heart rate spiked as if I'd been out for a run. Fitbit was logging my HR in the high 90's instead of my usual low 70's. The worst by far though, my entire vulva felt like it'd been hit with a sledge hammer. I was miserable.

On Oct 6th the blood and urine tests came back negative for STI's but I begged the urgent care for an antiviral anyway because I was pretty sure (after countless hours of Googling and crying) that this was HSV. I had hoped that clearing up the blisters would stop the pain. Started a 7day course of Acyclovir that night. The next day, the swab test came back negative for HSV so they had me return to the urgent care.

The RN who saw me that night had the worst bedside manner EVER. She looked at my little oozing blister farm of fun (while quickly backing away from me) and told me that it was probably "just shingles" because HSV "doesn't clump like that." I argued because I've had shingles and this was definitely different. The woman then said that "it really didn't matter anyway" because I was on Acyclovir so it'd clear up either way. I was dumbstruck. I'd been crying and in utter despair for days thinking my life may as well be over because no one will ever love me again. But, it didn't matter?! Reluctantly, after much debate, the RN agreed to do a new swab test. Unfortunately, she wielded said swab like a scalpel; literally digging it in till I screamed and nearly passed out. Then she left without a word. How's that for making me feel like even more of a leprous monster? Ugh.

Over the next few days the blisters slowly dried and started to shrink, revealing deep-seated purpleish blue bruises. The pain also lessened ... until the Acyclovir ran out that is. I took the last dose on Oct 13th, the same day the new swab test came back positive for HSV2. I was unsurprised when the urgent care Dr called, and perhaps a little emotionally numbed by that point. On the evening of Oct 15th, the pain began to return and the healing progress of the blister farm seemed to have halted. The pain and general malaise continued to build by the day.

Fast forward to last night, Oct 18th: I started having random bursts of sharp needle stabby sensations ALL OVER my body - hand, head, foot, knee, buttock, finger, earlobe, etc. This went on for about 2 hours. Then, the sledge-hammer-to-the-vagina feeling returned with full force accompanied by a fancy new sensation - hot lava pooling in my left hip and piriformis muscle! I lay awake all night certain that I'd have a brand new shiny colony of blisters come morning. I didn't. There hasn't been much change to the blister zone since Oct 15. And as I sit here now, typing this dramatic and overly long post, my entire body feels like it is literally vibrating with alternating needley stabs and claw-my-skin-off bursts of itchiness.

I'm left wondering: When will the pain stop?  Is it this painful for anyone else? Will I ever be able to masturbate again? How much hand washing is enough? Is it safe to touch my face? Will I ever feel comfortable taking a bath again? Will shaving or waxing cause an outbreak? Will I ever be able to go to the Korean Day Spa again?!

My inquires to the Great Gods of Google have been many, though, not always fruitful. And so it goes.

 

It appears you never had any form if HSV in your body therefore you suffer unique outbreak 

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Sugges you do some research so you understand risks and precautions. It would be wise to refrain from masturbating and day spas with blisters.  Otherwise there is no reason not to. Your outbreak will take longer to heal without anti virals. Keep the sores dry.  

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