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MichelleJ12

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When I was first diagnosed almost 4 years ago, I was told it was a minor skin condition and all I needed to take was a Valtrex and everything would be fine. Nobody told me that this virus would wreck my nerves! I have nerve pain that has been progressive since I was diagnosed with herpes. The sad part is most doctors aren’t aware of this and downplay your symptoms.  There is a community of us out there that are suffering with extreme nerve pain from this virus. I miss my health. I miss having a pain free day. 

Rant over!

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2 hours ago, Ian said:

Just everyone on here suffers from some sort of never pain and the virus lives in a nerve....

But sure you must know best as always.

But that is the point, the virus LIVES forever in the nerve cells. HSV 1/2 does not injure or damage nerves - it has no known mechanism for doing do, indeed HSV 1/2 encourages healthy nerve growth.

There are numerous issues that cause nerve pain for people. In rare circumstances some of these can relate for example to the immune response to HSV 1/2. 

This isn't what I know, this is simply scientific facts from people who have actually studied HSV 1/2.

Do you have a purpose for being on this website, I hope it is helping you and adding to your scientific knowledge. Do you have herpes (HSV 1/2)? What ailments do you have?

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