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Ever since my initial outbreak, in the end of September, my vagina hasn't felt normal. Even if it's not an outbreak there's always an itch. It comes and goes throughout the day, but it's a daily thing. It's starting to drive me crazy. Just curious if anyone else has/had a similar experience and could give advice? It's ghsv1. Also sex has been uncomfortable too, so it's not as enjoyable anymore. :( hoping things will change. 

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@Cas9 I get pimple like bumps when I have an outbreak, but have had that like 3 times including my first outbreak. It's just itchy and uncomfortable constantly, when there's no bumps. I also have a constant yellowish discharge, too. It's getting very frustrating :( it's everyday

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2 minutes ago, abc12 said:

@Cas9 I get pimple like bumps when I have an outbreak, but have had that like 3 times including my first outbreak. It's just itchy and uncomfortable constantly, when there's no bumps. I also have a constant yellowish discharge, too. It's getting very frustrating :( it's everyday

It could be a separate issue and you're assuming it's herpes because it only
started since you got herpes. Maybe it's some other infection. Have you seen a gynecologist?

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@Cas9 yeah at first they told me it was a yeast infection and then they said it was BV  (both based off of my symptoms) , it wasn't until December when I got tested they knew what it was. They didn't find anything else 

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I kinda got like the same thing. Lotromin helps ease it. But once I got on antivirals I haven't had it come back!

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@mw_1234 I'm taking antivirals currently :( I have been for about a month 

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oh :/ well maybe try using lotromin? What antivirals do you take?

 

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@mw_1234 yeah I'll try it I've tried lysine! And it's the generic kind of valtrex 

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ohhh okay. Well hopefully that helps ease it. Its good stuff :)

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@thatsmycat it's not I don't have anything else but hsv1, I was tested both by a swab and blood tests and nothing else came up 

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It could be that your vaginal flora has been compromised. I had a similar issue a while back and taking a probiotic specifically for vaginal health helped a lot. Hope you feel better soon.

Also switching to an organic cotton no latex pad for my period helped a lot. I was having terrible reactions to the main grocery store brands. 

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I think Valtrex made me itchy. At least it seemed to in my mind to some extent. I was so scared to come off of it, but i have read other accounts of antivirals related to itching. Sometimes i have weird feelings genitally like itching or burning but i always then immediately try to sort out mind over matter.....i hope this helps a bit ;).

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On February 16, 2017 at 8:34 PM, LilyMae said:

It could be that your vaginal flora has been compromised. I had a similar issue a while back and taking a probiotic specifically for vaginal health helped a lot. Hope you feel better soon.

Also switching to an organic cotton no latex pad for my period helped a lot. I was having terrible reactions to the main grocery store brands. 

@LilyMae thank you! 

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On February 16, 2017 at 10:33 PM, Newtothisandscared said:

I think Valtrex made me itchy. At least it seemed to in my mind to some extent. I was so scared to come off of it, but i have read other accounts of antivirals related to itching. Sometimes i have weird feelings genitally like itching or burning but i always then immediately try to sort out mind over matter.....i hope this helps a bit ;).

I'll deff try mind over matter! I'm gonna try to come off them after a little bit

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On 2/13/2017 at 6:16 PM, abc12 said:

Ever since my initial outbreak, in the end of September, my vagina hasn't felt normal. Even if it's not an outbreak there's always an itch. It comes and goes throughout the day, but it's a daily thing. It's starting to drive me crazy. Just curious if anyone else has/had a similar experience and could give advice? It's ghsv1. Also sex has been uncomfortable too, so it's not as enjoyable anymore. :( hoping things will change. 

I have this issue as well. The discharge won't go away. Some days it is heavier than others. Will be following this thread. Have been treated for yeast. It was just a shot in the dark considering my doctor did not find anything other than hsv-2.

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