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My first outbreak

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Newbieag

(Sorry for the long venting)
 I wanted to share my experience with my first outbreak hopefully to help anyone else who is currently going through hell like I am right now. After signs got progressively worse I have been waddling around my apartment for the past week, swollen lymph-nodes. I have extreme pain with urination. I found that kneeling in a hot bath eases my pain. I also had very extreme flu like symptoms including being very fatigue and body aches. I have also been struggling with a migraine for the past 3-4 days (not sure if this is directly correlated with herpes). On top of everything walking has to be the most uncomfortable thing I have to deal with (it took me 3 days to take out my trash because I couldn't muster the strength to walk normal to the trash bin).  


I have been prescribed acyclovir since my visit to the doctor and seems to be helping slowly but surely. I had a small victory with lidocaine ointment. I was so relived to be at ease for a while it made me cry. Getting through this first outbreak is definitely been one of the worst experiences of my life. You never know how much you appreciate something until it's difficult to do (like walking). The worst part is trying to play everything off around my friends who are unaware of my condition. My sores are slowly drying up and I found that organic coconut oil works for me (I also make ice cudes out of coconut oil and a few drops of tea tree oil it's very soothing)

If anyone else has any topical treatments or tips that ease pain or discomfort please please share 

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CherryBlossom36

I feel your agony and pain.  I'm finally feeling back to normal after getting my first outbreak starting on May 28. I was tired of the raw throbbing pain (especially when I had to urinate - oh god!) so I decided to start rinsing myself with water mix with some tea tree oil everytime I used the restroom and in the shower. I wish I would have done this right at the start of the outbreak, but anyway, within a day I was feeling soo much better! Tea tree oil is the way to go. It's going to be a daily ritual for me now. I hope things work out for you. I'm still in shock too.

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22 hours ago, Newbieag said:

(Sorry for the long venting)
 I wanted to share my experience with my first outbreak hopefully to help anyone else who is currently going through hell like I am right now. After signs got progressively worse I have been waddling around my apartment for the past week, swollen lymph-nodes. I have extreme pain with urination. I found that kneeling in a hot bath eases my pain. I also had very extreme flu like symptoms including being very fatigue and body aches. I have also been struggling with a migraine for the past 3-4 days (not sure if this is directly correlated with herpes). On top of everything walking has to be the most uncomfortable thing I have to deal with (it took me 3 days to take out my trash because I couldn't muster the strength to walk normal to the trash bin).  


I have been prescribed acyclovir since my visit to the doctor and seems to be helping slowly but surely. I had a small victory with lidocaine ointment. I was so relived to be at ease for a while it made me cry. Getting through this first outbreak is definitely been one of the worst experiences of my life. You never know how much you appreciate something until it's difficult to do (like walking). The worst part is trying to play everything off around my friends who are unaware of my condition. My sores are slowly drying up and I found that organic coconut oil works for me (I also make ice cudes out of coconut oil and a few drops of tea tree oil it's very soothing)

If anyone else has any topical treatments or tips that ease pain or discomfort please please share 

I'm getting through my first outbreakas well... coconut oil has worked for me but making them into ice cubes is genius I'm going to try that!... I've had the same experience you had walking peeing anything hurt I had to ask my family members to come walk my dogs because the thought of walking that much scared me. I can handle the sores but man the flu symptoms are killer my whole body aching and tired vomitting and tummy issues. I'm just trying to say your not alone and thank you for sharing 

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stace

hi ladies , 

as a girl who has over come the horrible first outbreak i thought id share my experience .. 

it was probably the worst 2 weeks of my life.. i couldnt walk.. sit .. pee without being in an enormous amount of pain .. i found comfort in bathing sores in warm salt water then drying the sores with a hair dryer .. peeing in the shower ( i know very lady like!) but i was at my wits end .. i had zero energy as i couldnt bring myself to eat .. jogging bottoms were a god send and where possible i wouldnt wear underwear as this seemed to aggravate the sores ..once the first outbreak is over and done with you will not believe how you got through it and believe me the next outbreak is nothing like the first .. 

sending love x

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Newbieag
On 6/7/2017 at 0:16 AM, CherryBlossom36 said:

I feel your agony and pain.  I'm finally feeling back to normal after getting my first outbreak starting on May 28. I was tired of the raw throbbing pain (especially when I had to urinate - oh god!) so I decided to start rinsing myself with water mix with some tea tree oil everytime I used the restroom and in the shower. I wish I would have done this right at the start of the outbreak, but anyway, within a day I was feeling soo much better! Tea tree oil is the way to go. It's going to be a daily ritual for me now. I hope things work out for you. I'm still in shock too.

Thanks! I'm finally getting some relief but I'm going to try that mixture. 

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On 6/8/2017 at 10:35 AM, stace said:

hi ladies , 

as a girl who has over come the horrible first outbreak i thought id share my experience .. 

it was probably the worst 2 weeks of my life.. i couldnt walk.. sit .. pee without being in an enormous amount of pain .. i found comfort in bathing sores in warm salt water then drying the sores with a hair dryer .. peeing in the shower ( i know very lady like!) but i was at my wits end .. i had zero energy as i couldnt bring myself to eat .. jogging bottoms were a god send and where possible i wouldnt wear underwear as this seemed to aggravate the sores ..once the first outbreak is over and done with you will not believe how you got through it and believe me the next outbreak is nothing like the first .. 

sending love x

Thanks so much for sharing! I keep hearing your first outbreak is the worst but I cannot wait to be officially done with my first outbreak!

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4 hours ago, Newbieag said:

Thanks so much for sharing! I keep hearing your first outbreak is the worst but I cannot wait to be officially done with my first outbreak!

Ditto!!

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7 hours ago, Newbieag said:

Thanks so much for sharing! I keep hearing your first outbreak is the worst but I cannot wait to be officially done with my first outbreak!

you're welcome :) hope it passes soon! x

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Lisajd

It sounds like all the remedies that you are using is pretty much what most people use.  I have also seen someone say dermoplast spray is helpful and if you get it is down the track try aloe vera gel but soaking in Epsom salt bath is also good.  Instead of paying in a warm bath you can spray water bottle whilst you are peeing.  A first severe outbreak is common for a lot of people and it just means that your body has difficulty suppressing the virus so going forward it's important to make sure that you look after your health and well-being to prevent future outbreaks because the first 6 to 12 months is a time when you get the most especially if you have hsv2.  Hope you all start to feel better I really feel for you and I'm very grateful that I never had a bad outbreak although it did hurt too wee

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