So I was diagnosed with ghsv-1 about a month ago. I have been having problems with the lymph nodes in my neck. My outbreak on my genitals have cleared up so I am unsure why my lymph nodes are still in pain. Can I also have oral hsv-1? What should I do?
By Real $lim Katie
Hi there friends My name is Katie and I have been brutally embarrassed and bullied by the cold sores I get since kindergarten. I used to get them every time the seasons changed like clockwork and they would continue to affect me into my adulthood, restricting me from wanting to go to school/work/out with friends/etc.
To help empower me, I made this video parodying "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande to embody embracing your true amazingness despite your cold sore. It includes the tips that I have learned over my 23 years to zap the sore before they get worse and my roommate/bestie designed and created all the clothes featured in it. Check it-
MY COLD SORE TIPS--
have helped shorten the life of my cold sore WHAT HELPS YOU???
#REALSLIMSORECHALLENGE : post the video & say your OWN tips to SHORTEN THE LIFE OF PESKY ASS COLD SORES.
Also, get out of your house and live your life!!! 1/2 people have cold sores, why do they make us feel so bad about ourselves?
DESTIGMATIZE THE SORE!
Love you all
I've recently been diagnosed with herpes. At first, it was a sore, then spread to multiple sores that hurt severely when I'd pee. I haven't been eating much. It has been a week and the sores don't hurt as bad, but the pain from my lower back hurts all the way down to my toes. It is severe nerve pain and my skin feels flu like. It is constant. This is my first outbreak. Has anybody else experienced this. The pain is so excruciating I want to throw up.
I found this interesting post on Terri Warren's site of hsv1 transmission with an existing and established hsv1 infection.
Anyone know this expert Deborah Gold and whats you take on it. Terri Warren's response is at the bottom.
In July of 2016, I asked you the following question and you replied as follows:
ME: If my partner is Oral HSV-1 +, can I give him Genital HSV-1 + through vaginal sex?
YOU: I have seen this only once in 33 years – very very unusual
I am now with Kaiser and asked them the same question and received this reply:
I am one of the Infectious Diseases physicians. My fellowship training was in herpes family viruses.
Individuals who have preexisting antibody to HSV 1 can acquire HSV 1 genital infection. That is common. Having preexisting HSV 1 antibody does not protect from acquisition of genital HSV 1 infection.
Deborah Gold MD, FIDSA
Chief, Infectious Diseases
Your version is backed up on all of the other research that I have done, but I’m now confused since this doctor is an “expert”. IF my partner has had a cold sore, I assume he is HSV1+ and therefore unlikely to get HSV1 Genital from me. I am HSV1G +. I have been telling partners that this is fact.
WHAT DO I TELL A PARTNER ABOUT THEIR RISK HAVING SEX WITH ME IF THEY HAVE HAD A COLD SORE IN THEIR LIFETIME?
Terri Warren Response:
Her report has not been my experience. As I mentioned, it is possible but I have see it or heard of it only rarely. I can’t provide you with certainty about this I can only provide you with the general opinion on this topic among herpes experts. One thing you might consider is asking her for her research citation on this topic?
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.