I had my first HSV2 outbreak 8 years ago.
The first one is the worst -- the actual outbreak hurts like hell. The outbreak itself was very tiny and localized in a small genital area. However It came with side effects I didn't expect like an acute and intense tingling sensation in my lower back, buttocks, and spread down to my feet/toes.
Fast forward years.
I rarely get actual outbreaks if ever.
But I do experience that intense nerve pain I remember that comes before an outbreak manifests as a skin lesion.
So now the outbreaks don't happen, but the prodrome pre-tingles happen often. Except now those piercing sharp tingles aren't just perceptible in the aforementioned areas. I feel it all over my body intermittently - neck, shoulders, arm, yes leg and lower back, foot, etc..
To emphasize, I never experienced any chronic pain remotely similar to "herpes tingles" pre- first HSV 2 outbreak.
Does this pain sound familiar to you? Has it migrated outside of where it was when you first had an outbreak? When I bring this up to multiple doctors, I'm baffled that they have no idea what I'm talking about. Or don't see the connection between the nerve(?) /lymph node (?) pain / neuralgia/ paresthesia and HSV. Every time I see a "Lyrica" commercial for fibromyalgia I think to myself, "well this is fucking it. this is what I'm feeling/experiencing in my body." Is there a link between fibromyalgia and herpes? I wonder how many patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia have either HSV 1/ HSV 2/ shingles/ varicella-zoster viruses or something related? It seems to me there is a there there. But I also feel I'm being gas lit by the world and that in general researchers / HCPs are too "embarrassed" to even commit to research around the "not talked about" symptoms of HSV; or even HSV in general. How can herpes be so "common" and yet not a single medical professional is conversant in the totality of the disease or specializing in it? >_< Not related, but where can I purchase acyclovir cream? That stuff is like contraband in the USA lol. ugh this country sucks in this arena.
I just got diagnoed about a month ago, & before i got diagnosed, i would masturbate all the time with no problem. Now when i masturbate, i have trouble getting wet. Is my vaginal dryness caused by the virus?
Since May I have been taking Valtrex. At first it was 500mg once a day then it increased to 1000mg once a day in June after frequent outbreaks persisted. I've had a total of 9 outbreaks since May and was diagnosed with hsv2 in March of this year. The past three weeks I've had severe dizziness, especially when lying down and getting up in the mornings. Today my doctor suggested taking acyclovir 400mg twice a day. Has anyone switched from acyclovir to valtrex and experienced better results/less breakouts?
first of, i’m thankful I found this website. I’ve been diagnosed with genital warts a few months back since April and it hasn’t been pleasant.
As I was doing my treatment for genital warts, immediately as I went home I realised some small bumps which then immediately turned into huge yellow ulcers that really hurts like shit.
Hence I went back to my doctor the next day and she was surprised as well,
1. Is there a chance of contacting genital herpes from oral sex?
2. I do not have any blisters Nor rashes but these sores does hurts and pee-ing is just terrible, it burns so much.
3. How do one survive with being diagosed with herpes?
4. Any chances of soothing the huge sores that i’ve have?
5. I’ve been given some anti-vira medication, any idea how Long does the outbreak takes?
6. Does that means there’ll be no more unprotected sex from now on as I might pass this virus to my partner?
7. Pretty sure I’ve gotten it from this Australian guy, but I haven’t been able to tell him to go for a check up and all.
Please feel free to give me suggestions and ideas on this thread as i’m In a lost now and have completely no idea what’s the next step.
I can’t seem to upload the photos of the sore here, so if anyone could help, please let me know as i’m Desperate to clear the pain.