First of all, wow. What a wonderful community of people here on honeycomb and across the web. I experienced my first outbreak of HSV 1- genital last week and I am so grateful of all the helpful tips and tricks and stories I have read. It truly helped me get through what has been the most painful week of my life: physically and emotionally.
I got married in May 2018 to the man of my dreams after 4 very happy years of growth and love together. Literally days after we returned from our honeymoon I thought I had some severe chaffing from walking around and sweating. I was so tired, my vagina was inflamed, and soon after days of ignoring the issue/assuming it would go away, I had ulcers form all over my genital area. And I mean ALL over!
Peeing felt like passing razor blades, I couldn’t clean myself properly, I was afraid to eat or drink, I could barely move and most of all the pain was unbelievable. Before I went to the Gynocologist and got visual diagnosis of herpes I thought it was anything, but that. I have been in a steady relationship for 4 years and I was certain there was no way this virus would sit dormant in me for that long. However, the Doctor took a look and told me it looked a lot like herpes.
Through my sobbing and shock, I could barely pull myself together. I actually spoke to an on site therapist for about an hour about my fears of my new husband finding me disgusting and viewing me as a burden he was stuck with. I was terrified to tell him.
However, when I shared the news I was met with unconditional love, understanding and concern. This negative situation actually brought us closer as newly weds. He has been a great support system for me.
Now, the outbreak has cleared up, but I am experiecing some nerve and “phantom pains” down there. There’s a numbing pain in my butt and left leg that is incredibly irritating. Has anyone else experienced this?
On another note, I am curious to hear stories of over coming the lack of sexiness and lack of libido after finding out you have herpes? How do you get back the confidence and urge to have sex again?
Thanks for your time!
I am just so tired of being constantly anxious. I had a vaginal birth with no transmission and my child is now almost two but every time I even see the smallest spot (wether bug bite or allergic reaction etc.) on their skin I go into full intense and shaking panic mode.
I just don’t know how to calm down and it’s doing nothing for my stress levels and eating habits. Almost every month I have complete breakdowns in fear of transmission.
But logically, there’s no chance my child could contract it. I’m always covered, washing hands throughly after washroom use, no skin to skin contact with my effected areas ever and only one outbreak this year.
Any advice or words of support would be awfully nice right now.
Hey everyone! Im from malaysia. Im not sure if i am infected with Hsv 2. But im getting this weird itchiness all over my bodyBy Triple-L
Hey everyone. Im 25 and from malaysia. Been itching for few days now. The last time i itched like this was a month and half ago. I was told if you have Hsv 2 you would have gotten sore or lesion around genital area. My case, i don't see any lesions or sores around my genital. I've been itching randomly all over my body and been getting like tingling sensation. Is this herpes? How would i know if its herpes? Im scared to death to get checked. Living with my family.. Honestly i dont know what to do
There’s an open sore at the bottom of my butt almost where it meets the crack, and one on my groin. Since they’re in high sweat areas i’m not sure if herpes or some type of bacteria infection such as jock itch?? I did shave the gentinal area about a week and a half ago. Please share opinions
In the study, published in the medical journal Nature, researchers were able to show an inhibitor could be developed to break down the herpes virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma. Scientists say the research could help in the development of antiviral drugs for both herpes and the Epstein-Barr virus which researchers believe have almost identical structure, a UCLA Health release said. The Epstein-Barr virus is estimated to be present in over 90 percent of the adult population