So I made it to month four without a visible sign of an outbreak. I had a really bad outbreak in the ending of April and was diagnosed with GHSV1. My initial outbreak took about a month to heal and left scars (a lighter pigmentation from my overall complexion on my genitals). Sadly I have been ridiculously paranoid to the point I have taken two 7 day treatments of Valtrex. More than likely it was probably just yeast infections (I get them way more than I should, even before getting hsv). I also take lysine twice a day and three times a day when I feel like an outbreak is coming on. I’ve been applying tea tree to my genitals everyday since getting diagnosed to dry out any potential outbreaks that are present that I possibly mistake for an ingrown hair. When does the worrying stop? How often have anyone on this forum with GHSV1 get outbreaks? What’s are some good tips and tricks?
23year old Female; Been a year since a swab came back HVS1 positive on my vag!
I’ve never had an STI in my life and Really compared to my friends have only had sex a handful of times.. so why me. *Tear sliding down my face.
6 partners.. 2 of which were after my first outbreak (unprotected one nighters - clearly didn’t learn my lesson)
I didn’t tell them, is that bad of me? They didn’t ask.. and after all it’s just a cold sore nore was I having a flare up at the time I actually forgot I had it for a while!
I have endlessly trolled website after website..most of them contradicting others, I feel like I know more now then any doctor ever could!
On my year anversery of contracting this thing I had a nasty flare up. 5 weeks. To be fair though no where near as painful as my first! Had I of not left it four weeks to get the antivirals I feel like it wouldn’t have been half as bad - this makes me feel a little better knowing it’s not going to be as bad as my first although I do here you can get them in you wee hole *ekkkkkkk
that scares me.
Anyways.. I want to know anything and everything about your experiences!
Triggers - food, sex, exhaustion, periods (or periods/ hormones effect HSV 2 more so)??
I just started a very physical job when I got my first and current reoccurance riding race horses in the saddle for 5 hours+ 6 days a weeks do you think irritation had somthing to do with it? I wasn’t sleeping well either so maybe I was exhausted?
Do you tell your boyfriends
Do you pretend your one of those people who don’t know untill they get a flare up - has that ever worked against you?
Do you just say you get cold sores?
If both has ghsv 1 can we have sex or will it still spread?
I went to a sexual health clinic after the outbreak upset and crying.. I asked if my sex life was over she basically laughed in my face and went don’t be stupid, I wouldn’t even tell them you have it! The question is what if I was to have a flare up.. and with this new job I worried flare ups are going to happen quite often!
After all it is just a cold sore.
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