June 3rd I may of been exposed to Herpes.
Performed oral and vaginal sex with a one night stand. A few days later, "felt off" and got tested on the 7th (negative for all stds, but not tested for herpes)
Took a round of Doxycycline the following week around the 14th for a few days as I was feeling extremely Hot and urinating frequently. It seemed to help for an instant, however still feeling off.
Tested again n the 28th - Negative for all stds including HSV igg however positive for HSV igm with an index of 1.14 (Positive being anything greater than 1.1) *approximately 26 days after suspected exposure
Dr. prescribed Valacyclovir 2x day. Started taking medication July 2nd.
Pain and discomfort in the penis continuing. With sensations in the pelvic area and kidneys.
Tested again on July 20th - Negative for all stds and HSV igg/igm.
Tested again August 6th - Negative for all stds and HSV igg/igm.
I have been taking valacyclovir since July 2nd 2x daily.
I have felt just not right since the possible exposure date (or shortly after).
My penis has gone through feelings of tingling sensations, heat, pain but not to touch, pain in my pelvis. Things seemed to of started with a burning sensation in the inner thigh.
I feel as I am having shooting sensation in my legs and occasionally have an itchy/tingle around where my pubic hair is from time to time. Hell, today and maybe yesterday I've noticed tingling in my scalp.
I tried again today to not take the valacyclovir and lasted until about 11:30 am after waking up around 8 am. My lips and the skin around my face starts to burn and the tingling around the pubic hair area of my genitals increase in its sensations. It's almost as a sleeping demon is waking up when I don't take the meds. When I take it, it takes about a day or so for things to get back in control.
My penis/genitals have also not smelled the same since. It seems my scent has changed.
Today is day 68 - is this how it's going to be forever?
I am worried I have this all over my face as the burning is in the corners of my mouth and down my chin, as well as my nose.
I have not shown any sores however I do feel my penis and scrotum has felt hot and sometimes red, typically on the head of the penis at the urethra. Multiple dr's say it looks normal to them.
I am so lost and feel like I am falling apart physically, mentally and emotionally. I guess I just wait until week 12 (in a few more weeks) to maybe test positive... but then what?
I’m a woman with HSV-2 in my vaginal area. I’ve never had symptoms orally & was diagnosed from swabs from my vaginal area.
i gave the woman I’ve been dating for the past 3 weeks oral sex a few days ago, and had “the talk” with her after. She was ok and said we could figure out how to protect her from getting it. Now she’s having cold symptoms that are getting progressively worse, similar to what I had when I had my first outbreak. I’m very afraid now that I may have HSV2 orally & I just didn’t know I had it & gave it to her.
What should I do?? She’s going to feel like I lied to them. 😩
All I have been doing is research over the past three weeks and I still don’t even know where to begin this post because it’s still so shocking. This post might be long but I hope someone will read it and help me. I feel like the doctors don’t really truly know about this topic in depth and I have no one to learn from and I’m so so scared.
My first outbreak was 10 months ago. I had just had sex with a new person and started my period. The doctor said it was BV and a yeast infection. I knew that it couldn’t just be that. My labia was terribly swollen and cut up that it was so painful to go to the bathroom. Got better but then was cut up again about 2 weeks later and I think after antibiotics really had a yeast infection too. About 3 weeks ago I felt really itchy one day and the next day I had a cut on my inner labia and started my period that same day. After closely inspecting it I realized that maybe it could be a blister. I got the doctor to swab it and they confirmed it was hsv2. From the time the doc saw it my labia did get a little more raw but def not as bad as what happened 10 months ago. Of course at that point my stress levels are high and I went back to the doctor a week later to get tested for everything else to make sure I was ok. So of course high stress again. Once my initial cut was healed I shaved and ended up with what I think was another outbreak but this time next to my outer labia. I went back and forth if it was from shaving but I feel like there were two spots and they had itched and were painful. Those spots are not fully healed but no longer hurt. This morning and for most of the day I felt a sunburn type feeling on my right butt. When I’m looking at it now I swear that I can see these small bump patches that might look like little blisters ... I don’t think they look like regular little butt bumps. They are so small and it’s hard to see but it does feel tender. So this makes it seem like the 3rd little outbreak within 3 weeks. I have always had very dry sensitive skin and I have been very super aware of every little thing since this diagnosis. I’m supposed to start my period next week and I’m terrified that with it will come a 4th little outbreak. This is not as painful as that first outbreak but it’s more upsetting cause it feels like it’s lasting longer.
1. Does any of what I’m describing sound normal. Can you get it in 3 different spots within 3 weeks like this? Why does it keep restarting and it didn’t last time. Is it ever going to end!?
2. How can I figure out what this is going to be like for me if every single circumstance has had different symptoms.
3. I thought it was mostly supposed to be in the same place so why does this seem like 3 different places? Also, the spot on my butt if it’s hsv2 is this just a place where it can show up or did I spread it there?
4. If this is a spot on my butt does this mean that I can shed there? I’m so terrified of spreading this to my family. The spot on my butt is in a place that could be potentially touched by someone as it’s on the top and wouldn’t maybe be covered by s bathing suit. If I’m holding my niece on my hips and her legs happen to rub against that part of my butt and I’m shedding could I pass it to her.
5. I went 10 months between these outbreaks and I’m hoping that I won’t have to deal with this often but I’m not understanding why all of the sudden for 3 weeks I’m having something new pop up each week. I’m so scared that this is going to be my new normal. I just want to feel like me again and comfortable in my own skin and for the last three weeks all I’ve felt is uncomfortable in my skin.
I’d appreciate any help that someone who has been through this can help. I feel hopeless
I’ve been taking everyday
b. Vitamin c
c. Vitamin d
have periodically used coconut oil, lavender, rosemary, and have taken lysine a handful of times.
I tested positive for HSV 1 & 2 yesterday. In these short 24 hours my emotion's have been on a roller coaster. Sometimes I feel like I am normal and I can get over this mentally but then sometimes I break down and cry and feel so nasty about myself and the decisions I've made in life. Anyways I'm not writing on here to throw myself a pitty party but instead to find out what you guys prefer. Do you take medicine if so do you take it daily or just when you have outbreaks? Do you do the natural way and if so what are your recipes? What do you think are the pros and cons to either. I just really don't want to take a pill everyday to remind me of my choices. Any feedback is appreciated.
So I have been getting pimples on my penis, 2 are chronic and do not move and react like a black head when squeezed, thin wormy thread of pus. Once in a while I will get a larger one midway up my shaft that can be more like a deep pimple under the skin that can pop. Happens about 3-4x a year. This does not hurt or crust over. The other day when cleaning my penis I noticed a rough patch under my forskin and found this small open wound. It alarmed me so I went to urgent care. After saying what I said above the practitioner said “that’s herpes” before seeing my penis. I later went to the VA urgent care for a second opinion and she said it’s not. I have been married 10 years with a break 3 years ago. Here are two angles of the same dot, do any of you have any thoughts on my experience? Syphilus test came back negative.