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Danishgirl

10 weeks with no relief

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Danishgirl

Hi

I've recently been diagnosed with hsv2. I have had constant symptoms for 10 weeks now. The skin on my vagina feels raw, burning and uncomfortable. I have no visible blisters, sores or redness. But I feel swollen and it hurts when my clothes are brushing up against my skin. And also when I walk or run. I have changed my diet, avoiding nuts, chocolate, oats, gelatins and alcohol. I tried Aciovir, but it didn't change anything. I also tried peppermint oil and coconut oil, which might have helped a little with the burning, but not much. My symptoms have not improved at all during the last 10 weeks.  Has anyone else experienced something similar? Can I expect any relief soon?

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GlitterDx

Maybe you are washing more frequently than usual? Pick up some mild soap like vagisil soap ...

overwashing can also cause yeast. And then herpes gets going and it's all a big circle jerk.

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Greenteacoffee

I'm on week 4 with everything you're experiencing. Are you taking any antivirals now? I never had any blisters, but these never ending "prodromal symptoms" are really affecting my world. It's hard to have fun or be myself when I'm constantly aware of my vagina. I am on my second round of antivirals. Valtrex 500mg twice a day for 7 days. I also take lysine 3 times a day and red marine algae 2 times a day. I tried tea tree oil even without sores and it maybe helped. I feel like I should go back in once I'm done with this 2nd 7 day course of meds just to see if maybe it has advanced into a yeast infection. They say that can happen. I feel like that's my next course of action. Fingers crossed this isn't something that sticks around for months on end for us both.

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Danishgirl

I know exactly how you feel @Greenteacoffee. I haven't been able to be the happy version of myself, as I am constantly reminded that something is wrong. I tried Valtrex for a couple of weeks, but it didn't make any difference, so I stopped again. I will try Lysine now. Actually I took some yeast medication, and my swelling went down a lot. Maybe it can help you too. Also hoping that this will subside soon for both of us.

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