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eitak90

Hi everyone,

I'm new to the site and my official DX of HSV II was on 7/5/17. I'm curious how many of you realized something was wrong down there before you went and got tested. I'm also curious of the symptoms you experienced before your primary OB

For me, I had the: 

  • body aches
  • fatigue 
  • generally all of the flu-like symptoms,

but chalked it up as my period and being tired from working in a hospital. Then I realized I had two spots that were uncomfortable so I went against nurse practitioners orders to "just use monistat" on the spots, and came in to see her anyways. As I waited for the results, I watched these spots turn into sores that looked like cuts. Three nurses, and an ER Dr. all told me "It doesn't look like herpes". Well, the next day after an extremely painful trip to the ER and a bullshit DX of PID, I saw what I was dreading: the little cluster of blisters. 

I'm still having the tingling, which I can't tell if it's prodrome, like more sores are coming (I'm new with no knowledge of this still, so forgive me if that's the wrong term), or if it's just some nerve pain I'll have to live with. 

 

 

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WilsoInAus

Herpes will settle down, it may take a little while but it will.

The first thing is to make sure you do know type. Was you swab PCR or culture?

Might also be a good idea to ask your partner to test, this will confirm the type and source.

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Lisajd

Everyone has different experiences with their first outbreak and some are more severe than others but yours sounds quite typical

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3 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

Herpes will settle down, it may take a little while but it will.

The first thing is to make sure you do know type. Was you swab PCR or culture?

Might also be a good idea to ask your partner to test, this will confirm the type and source.

 I had a culture done of the sore that was most bothering me. When I went in yesterday to actually confirm my results, my doctor confirmed HSV II. 

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3 hours ago, Lisajd said:

Everyone has different experiences with their first outbreak and some are more severe than others but yours sounds quite typical

Although it's been quite painful at times, I still have to consider myself lucky because some of the experiences I've read are far worse than what I've experienced. I hope this is indicative of future OB's not being as bad.

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WilsoInAus

Might be worthwhile asking the question as to whether the immunofluorescence antibody test was applied to the culture. This is the way type is determined, in some cases HSV-2 is just assumed.

This is particularly the case if both oral and vaginal sex was involved in the week leading up to the outbreak.

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39 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

Might be worthwhile asking the question as to whether the immunofluorescence antibody test was applied to the culture. This is the way type is determined, in some cases HSV-2 is just assumed.

This is particularly the case if both oral and vaginal sex was involved in the week leading up to the outbreak.

I will ask when I have a follow-up appointment in two weeks to see if my Valtrex has helped any. 

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