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I’m sorry this is gonna be long, I’ll try not to ramble. On feb 12 I had my first ohsv1 outbreak. I’ve been in a suuuuuper stressful situation since October (which is almost over). Starting at Christmas I was having regular panic attacks that led to (what I presume to be) hives all over my neck, that lasted about 6 weeks. No marks just angry, red, itchy skin all over my neck, cleared up with hydrocortisone cream finally. Then I got that horrible flu that was going around, tested positive for influenza b, took 17 days to feel normal again. So clearly my immune system is shot at this point plus I’m eating like crap and not working out bc I was in a bad place emotionally.

Now to the good stuff. I had what I thought was a pimple near, but not on, the corner of my mouth. Naturally, I picked it to hell and back trying to pop it. Doesn’t pop, eventually scabs a bit annnnnd I picked at the scab. Big. Big mistake. With in an hour I felt like barfing and just totally off, with in 5 hours lymph nodes I didn’t even know existed before then in my face and directly under chin swole up so hard my whole face looked distorted. Then then burning and the blistering. A cluster about the size of a dime spreads from my lip outward. Owwwwwww. Omg.  Everything I put on it made it worse...

Eventually it scabs, scabs come off and now I have a red indentation left behind, definitely going to scar. One month since initial outbreak and I still feel electrical shocks in my upper lip near the site of the sore and some buzzing in my face and in the back of my skull. This sucks. It’s worse at night and keeps me up at night. Does this get better!? 

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Thank you! I’m not too surprised or upset at the infection itself, But the electrical zaps feel like ants marching across my face which makes me suspect the virus is still active to some degree and maybe contagious still? And hoping I can combat this scar as well. That’s life though....being human is bizarre 

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I hated the feeling of it marching across my face.  It drove me nuts.  But it goes away.

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