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Hi. I remarried in 2013. Was diagnosed with HSV2 in 2014. Had a horrible outbreak, sores, aching, temperature etc. Devastated to find out - & no idea where from. Far more likely ( in my opinion) to have got it from my ex husband, or the relationship before my second marriage. ( I'm 51 now) I was raped aged 18, and as it can lie dormant, could even be from that far back. I've had about 8 outbreaks since, none as severe but annoying..and usually being tired & run down triggers it. Hard to manage as we foster 2 boys. I also have 4 grown up children , and my husband & I have 7 grandchildren between us so life is busy! 

I'm also peri menopausal so in having to deal with all those symptoms too plus the start of prolapses. My daughters and one sister knows about the Herpes ( & hubby of course) but I largely keep it private. So glad to find this forum. In closed Facebook groups you can still see who belongs and I'd rather my friends didn't know. 

Interested to hear if anyone has a similar life to me and how you manage. I take acylovir when I get an outbreak but not all the time. Sex also triggers it, which is a shame as it makes me hold back. I find coconut oil a saviour , I'd have no intimacy otherwise. 

Thanks for reading. 

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Provides lubrication which prevents damage to the skin which is caused by friction. If I'm too dry I seem to get scratches or small tears which trigger an outbreak

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