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So, things have been going well. Had initial outbreak in July... then another at the end of August. But now I'm confused to what's going on. I'm on my period right now and my crotch is on fire and itchy at the 'entrance'... The only thing I can really connect it to is herpes... Is it possible to have an outbreak with no outward symptoms except itching and such??? I have no bumps or cuts that I can visibly see or feel... Any thoughts?? Also... should I always expect this when I have my period??

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catiesmom

I think my period is one of my triggers. When i start it, i just get so worn down. I've known for years that when i'm on my period or just about to start my period i have a higher chance of getting sick... i think it's just that my body can't keep up with all the germs at that particular time. I'm pretty sure my OBs are on course with my period too (about a week after it starts), so i wouldn't be at all surprised if that's your trigger.

I'm new to this, but i'm going to try to boost my immune system when i'm having PMS. Maybe if i can get through that 1-2 weeks of low immunity, i can make it past my period with no OB and no illness. Best of luck to you!

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bluefrog

Since my first ob in april and my second in august (both were on or near my cycle); i have had a sore, uncomfortable feeling when inserting tampons. I attribute it to the H because I have not changed my brand or anything else, soap, etc. It has gotten better since April, so I think once our bodies are adjusted to this and our antibodies are built up, it will be less and less each time. Even my prodome systems are less severe and less frequent since april.

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