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had a row of itching bumps on my arm... 3 pimple looking things that itched like crazy/burned  a bit....then on the same side of my body lower back above buttocks a larger burny rash that left a decent scar.  I feared the worst as I had all the symptoms of hsv2.....took antivirals and whatever I had cleared up (or maybe it was just timing).  

I'm not alone with those who test negative but still have that tingling/burning etc. symptoms.  No one has been clearly diagnosed too.  Is it possible this is all shingles related?/


1) won't appear on a test


2) same symptoms as HSV2 


3) prodome (sp) very similar....


Should I put HSV 2 behind me and just believe it was shingles or what else has similar symptoms.  Just odd we all get this after a suspect sexual partner and it does not seem to subside. (clearly can't be mental for all of us).

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I just went through a spell with my gp. I know I have gHSV, never typed so I assume 2. I started getting Sacral OB's and didn't tell my new dr I have gHSV because I wanted to get typed and see my viral load. Won't do that as part of testing unless I pay so not important to me after 36yrs. He declared I had shingles because I had chicken pox and it will show that so no point. No matter what I said to him, I had shingles

This is why I use a Naturopathic Dr. Much more open minded and he is treating the symptoms of HSV not shingles! In fact, he is treating my whole body to remove symptoms of anything!

Only time will tell for you. Keep in mind Shingles is contagious too and as you can see drs have no idea as they are happy with their diagnosis that works across the board for everyone. Your 10 minutes are up, next!

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