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Im 19, I don't know how this happened but it did. I have not got my results back but I am 110% positive i have herpes. There are bumps lesions and open wounds everywhere, and i show all symptoms. At first I was very suicidal on the fact that I could be HSV2 positive but my mom calmed me down.she told me, it is what it is, and that I can still manage to have a normal life despite this. Im very scared as of right now. Im over the fact that it is herpes but i am in terrible pain. I can't sit i can't lay down i can't stand, walk or move. I had to sleep sitting up last night. I am scared to go pee as it burns tremendously. The doctor could not give me medicine until the culture comes back from the lab so Im hoping i can get an antiviral in my by tomorrow. I read that garlic helps so I've been taking garlic pills. Is there anything i need to know. Is there anything i can do/take to ease the pain. I tried pouring water on me when i pee but that did not help. Im just scared, i don't have a support group in person. Im in college and am embarrassed to tell anyone. Only my mom knows and she's across the country because I'm an out of state student. please help ! I'm desperate

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I'm just copying this from a comment I made on another girls post that was decently experiencing her primary outbreak. Hope this helps.. 

 

 

Your primary outbreak sounds as horrendous mine about a month ago. I'm really sorry and I litterally feel your pain. FYI, My sores were internal and also around the opening of my vag. So here's a few tips I can pass along....

1. I read online to use Vaseline over the sores so that it creates a barrier between sores and urine. This helped. Also, angle/hover over the toilet to try to get the pee to stay away from your blisters. I had a day when I only peed once and serously considered going to the hospital for a cathider..I had retained so much water from the water I'd been drinking but everytime I went to pee my body almost remembered the excruciating pain and wouldn't allow it. Peeing in the tub (ew) helped most days but not the worst one. Oh, during my primary outbreak I also had a UTI. AND my period. (FFFML right??!) 

2. DRUG YOURSELF UP. Ibuprofen!! All day. Helped with swelling and some pain. 

3. ICE THAT SH!T! I read this in forums multiple times but wish I would have listened earlier. I had a few soft ice packs in the freezer to get me through the days/nights. I used the hard ice packs at night because they last longer. Wrap in a light cloth so it's not so harsh on your skin. This will help reduce pain and swelling.

4. Also, after my first OB had settled down and was healing, I was INSANELY itchy. And had lots of tingles still. SHOOTING nerve pain down left leg all day. Mostly at night just before would go to sleep which was annoying as f*ck because HELLO I HAVEN'T SLEPT IN OVER A WEEK!!! About an hour before bed I would take an antihistamine (allergy pill) and found this helped. Also, before I crawled into bed whether I needed it or not I grabbed an ice pack and had it ready to go. The first 3 nights I always ended up having to get up to get one anyways right as I was falling asleep. I keep hand sanitizer on my bedside in case I scratched or touched myself down low as I am scarred to accidentally transfer this anywhere else. Sleep with no underwear on. Less irritating. Use a clean cloth for ice packs everyday. 

I noticed my valtrex stared working 2-3days in. Unfortunately I waited longer than I should have to go to hospital and by the time I was there I was already at the worst point of OB

Hope this helps and hope you feel better and know that there is a light at the end of this shitty f!cking herpes OBtunnel. Xo

 

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Hi atheo, very sorry to read of your experience. WildernessWoman has some great advice, especially for stuff that you likely have on hand like ibuprofen and ice. I would also personally recommend aloe cream if you can get your hands on it, though this would be for external use only.

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Im 17 and I was diagnosed almost a year ago and my first OB to this day was by far the worst. Minor ones pop up here and there now, but nothing compared to the first. These small ones are easier to deal with now, I mostly use tea tree oil when one comes. The main thing I had to change was the stress I had and my diet, although sometimes I give in and splurge on the things I’m not supposed to eat. ;) Anyways I was very suicidal at first too, I never wanted to face the world or get out of bed. All I wanted to do was sleep. As the days continue to pass I learn to love myself a little more, and teach myself that the world we live in today clearly has the wrong view on herpes, it’s basically a skin rash that will go away. 

Im always here if you want to talk,  I try to be online as much as possible but being in my last month of high school I’m busy but I’ll reply I promise!! 

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dynaclear rapid at walmart ..  takes out the symptoms and pain ..  fast way to knock it down .  it can stop out breaks and eat symptoms  in few hours .. like under 30 bucks . put a dab on the spot . let soak in .  if it odnt go away get better . wait a day or two for safety . if you treat more than once it works less . so hold of for a day or two try again .  unless no out break and its in the skin casing trouble . put some on and see in few hours  . the try again to find the spot if ya miss.  fastest best way to kill the symptoms .  new infection so id do it to kick it down .  keep it in more control ..  keep it out of the system or spreading .  it cam go crazy but get better . like the flu ..  eat real foods . cut sugars and bread out  . make your cakes . eat veggies fruit  and more white eat ..  flavor with salt pepper herbs .  don't be feeding it with soda and junk and food additives ..   

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