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Hi, I've just joined because I'm feeling really down. I've had genital herpes for over six years and usually have two or three outbreaks a year. Six months ago I got my Mirena IUD removed because my partner and I are trying to have a baby. I've had at least four outbreaks since then – basically every month for the last four months. I can't go on permanent antiviral meds in case I get pregnant (my doctor says there's a risk it could hurt the baby). But it's hard to get pregnant since of course I can't have sex during an outbreak. I'm wondering if the hormonal changes have caused this – I didn't used to get periods at all with Mirena, but now my cycle is pretty regular. Basically, I'm just feeling really sorry for myself. I'm so sick of the pain and I can't believe I have to put up with this for the rest of my life! Has anyone else had an increase in outbreaks after going off birth control? Has it settled down over time?

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Most likely.  Many women get obs with their period.  Try st johns wort if not on any other meds that contradict it.  Are you sure antivurals effect baby.  I know women who go on meds when they are pregnant.   I would review that info. Google says its not harmful.  

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Thanks for the response. It sounds like the official medical line is there's no proof of bad effects on baby, but not enough data, so it's possible. I guess my doctor didn't want to take that risk, but she said it was up to me. Maybe I should consider it. St John's Wort is a no-no in pregnancy too, unfortunately!

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You might try B12. Peppermint is in the same family of natural nervenes as St John's wort but much more mild. Also red raspberry leaf tea with fresh ginger and honey is very good for toning your uterus. I'm not sure if it'll help calm down whatever's going on with your hormones trying to find their new normal after the IUD removal. But it might be worth a try. It definitely helps me with all my monthly symptoms. Colostrum can be helpful in healing and immune system building. And a good refrigerated vaginal health probiotic helped me last year when I started having more frequent outbreaks after years of very infrequent ones. Sending you wishes of good luck.

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Once you are pregnant red raspberry leaf tea and peppermint are thought to possibly bring on contractions. But before should be fine. 

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