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.
I am pleased that I finally made the jump to join you all - I am an on and off reader since 2013.
First things first, I need your help: Is this photo oral herpes?
The lesion appears half inside the mouth along the permanently wet part , and half outside on the dryer oral mucosa - recurring always between my top and bottom lip, resting on the bottom one and never along the vermillion border.
In reference to the midline, it has been slightly to the left side approximately 4 times over the last 3 years and at least once slightly favouring the right side. Again, it is always half inside, half outside the oral cavity as described and, as you can tell, really small!
no itch, no pain, no prodrome... ever.
However, the most recent outbreak had some mild to moderate aching overnight for the 1 night.
This is a photo of the first occurence, the membrane layer you see there slid off..