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Hi.  Two weeks ago I felt like I had a yeast infection coming on and when I showered I found two "pimples" on my outer labia. I made an appointment, mainly for yeast. The NP looked at the pimples and said "they aren't anything to worry about but we'll test them." She said they even had definitive heads like pimples. I got nervous about testing and she said "I'd be surprised if there was a positive diagnosis."  I took a duiflucan and had some relief from burning. And the places she popped were practically gone. Well, last week I got the call... She said I was positive for HSV2 and there was no detection of yeast. 

Rewind about 2 years... I had 6 months of chronic yeast infections (?) but they never presented like a typical one. No lumpy discharge just burning and tenderness. My Dr (who was a poor excuse for a physician) never actually tested for yeast, just looked and said that's what it was. They even figured out I was diabetic after dealing with what (we thought?) were yeast infections. But now I'm wondering if they weren't and my immune system was compromised due to diabetes and I was having OBs?? 

I am 41. I have not had sex in almost 2 years. I have no idea how long I have had this. I don't know what to look for in an OB because I never knew I was having them.

So, here's my question.. 

I still have the vaginal burning. It's at most a 5/10. I contacted the NP today, she prescribed Acyclovir in case I was having another or continuing the same OB. I told her it was a nuisance, at most. Should I go ahead and take it? Would it hurt anything?

I'm sorry this is so long my mind had been swimming in this for two weeks. I'm kind of devastated. I know I am very fortunate because I understand that some people have terribly painful OBs

I appreciate your taking the time to read this. Any advice is welcome.

 

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