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my name is Pom, I'm a 18 year old girl. 

I justed needed to vent my story and let that part of it go! My story begins on the 31st of March I thought I had a pimple down stairs, being me I tried to pop it... nothing. 2 days later (Sunday 2nd of April) I noticed it had spread not drastically but I thought it was kinda weird but left it, then the next day it stung when I went to the bathroom so as soon as I finished work I got home got changed, I told my mum that I have this weird rash looking thing down there and she told me to go to the doctors but it's probably just thrush (as I get it quite often) so I got to the doctors and explained everything. She got me to take bottom half of my clothes off had a look and took a swop, she said "once you put your pants on come sit down and I'll talk to you, she told me "I don't usually tell people till the swop gets back but you have herpes and it's one of the worst I've seen" 

i then broke down in tears, she gave me codine for the pain and anti-viral medication, I starting taking that as needed ritually, but my pain was getting worse day by day, I would buster into tears every time I walked to the bathroom and then scream when I peed. 

(Friday 7th of April) I had to wake up early as I was going to see a friend off at the airport, so as usual I went to the bathroom cried the entire time, then that was it... i had been drinking plenty of water to keep my hrydrated then I had to go again, I sat down in the toilet and nothing and I mean nothing would come out, I was desperate to go. 

Few hours later my mum decided to take me to hospital. The doctors gave me numbing cream and endone and codine to relax my muscles... nothing, I had a nurse come in the toilet with me to do breathing exercises, to try make me go... nothing. I hit 13 hours of not peeing. The "big boss doctor" said that the virus has completely blocked my nerves and they'll have to put a catheter in, I was in tears (once again) begging them to try another way, they said this is the only way. As they were prepping to put the catheter in the doctor took a look to try find the hole.. she said that I was so swollen. They were poking and prodding finally after 10-15 mins they where able to find it.. the pain... 

i still have the catheter in and will have it in for a week and abit, I have the constant urge to pee (so annoying) 

how I got herpes: 

i had unprotected sex with a guy I thought I knew well, but he had failed to mention that he had herpes... yes it's also my fault I should of told him to put one on, but he "forgot" to tell me he had it. 


Thankyou to whom ever has read this whole thing, my god it feels great to get it off my chest either way! 

Much love, keep yourself safe ❤

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Hello Pom!  What a horrible story, I am so sorry to hear of your first experience with herpes, but glad you found this site and were able to relate it here.  There are many here who understand what you have gone through, and are still going through.  It sounds like you are being looked after by your doctor, and so happy to see that your Mum is also in the picture.  There's no-one better to have on-side than your Mum when life gets tough :) !  The antivirals work really well for most people and hopefully will keep any future outbreaks in check if you decide to take them.  The best thing you can do now is to learn as much as you can about herpes and come to understand what the main triggers will be for you.  Stress is a big one so try to avoid it wherever possible.  There are also certain foods which trigger outbreaks in many people, so be aware of your diet.  You will get to know your own body's reactions over time.  Outbreaks (if you don't take the antivirals) are usually much more severe in the first few months, but as your body begins to adjust you will probably find that the herpes becomes more easy to live with.  Personally I don't like to take any medicine for extended periods, but many people take the antivirals on a daily basis and you should discuss this with your doctor to decide if this is best for you.  I hope you are feeling better very soon.  You sound like a pretty tough cookie and I wish you all the best.  Big hug :longhug:

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