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Has anyone else with constant neuralgia symptoms found something to either eliminate or lessen the symptoms? Are anti-virals typically effective at eliminating these symptoms or are these symptoms completely independent from the virus? Surely the virus isn't always active in my body? I experience these symptoms 24/7 at varying intensity. 

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brookeb300

I have bad neuralgia too no idea what to do about it

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CanadianGuy
43 minutes ago, brookeb300 said:

I have bad neuralgia too no idea what to do about it

Anti depressants have helped me some in the past. Certain ones that are for neuropathic pain in particular. I was just wondering if anti-virals do anything for neuralgia symptoms or dietary changes and supplements?

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brookeb300

No I don’t think the antivirals help with it.

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CanadianGuy
Just now, brookeb300 said:

No I don’t think the antivirals help with it.

I have pain in my urethra, general itching, feeling of rawness, and sometimes my bum area feels like its burning like if you ate a bunch of spicy food. Do you experience something similar?

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brookeb300
1 hour ago, CanadianGuy said:

I have pain in my urethra, general itching, feeling of rawness, and sometimes my bum area feels like its burning like if you ate a bunch of spicy food. Do you experience something similar?

I Judi just have nerve pain that makes it obvious to everyone I have herpes. It sometimes hurts and itches.

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scohan

hi i think someone mentioned l-lysine helped with this..

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tayelle

Hi,

Ive heard people say LDN but I can't get a hold of it. Monolaurin temporarily stops my nerve pain.

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Scooby2112
On 7/23/2018 at 8:38 AM, CanadianGuy said:

I have pain in my urethra, general itching, feeling of rawness, and sometimes my bum area feels like its burning like if you ate a bunch of spicy food. Do you experience something similar?

I have similar symptoms.   And warm / burning sensation on my thighs.  

Did you ever have a typical blister or blood test?

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CanadianGuy
On 7/29/2018 at 4:41 PM, Scooby2112 said:

I have similar symptoms.   And warm / burning sensation on my thighs.  

Did you ever have a typical blister or blood test?

Never had a typical blister but I also have what looks like a rash on the glans of my penis and this area is very sensitive and doesn't really go away. This area also has cracks in the skin and very tiny bumps. It hurts when it rubs in my pants.

 

I had an IGG test at 12 weeks which said I have the common band of hsv but the type specific hadn't shown up yet. It recommended retesting at 18 weeks but I never bothered.

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I have never heard of common band.  Meaning it detected hsv 1 or 2 but couldn't determine which? 

On 8/4/2018 at 6:51 AM, CanadianGuy said:

Never had a typical blister but I also have what looks like a rash on the glans of my penis and this area is very sensitive and doesn't really go away. This area also has cracks in the skin and very tiny bumps. It hurts when it rubs in my pants.

 

I had an IGG test at 12 weeks which said I have the common band of hsv but the type specific hadn't shown up yet. It recommended retesting at 18 weeks but I never bothered.

 

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10 hours ago, Scooby2112 said:

I have never heard of common band.  Meaning it detected hsv 1 or 2 but couldn't determine which? 

 

I believe hsv1 and hsv2 share a common makeup but there are parts that differentiate the two. It was my understanding that they saw the common part of the virus but it was too early to see the part that determines the specific type. Actually, if anyone has a better explaination about this I would love to hear it myself? I feel like hsv blood testing overall is less than perfect, especially compared to hiv testing. I find this extremely frustrating. Perhaps that is why testing isn't typically recommended?

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WilsoInAus
14 minutes ago, CanadianGuy said:

I believe hsv1 and hsv2 share a common makeup but there are parts that differentiate the two. It was my understanding that they saw the common part of the virus but it was too early to see the part that determines the specific type. Actually, if anyone has a better explaination about this I would love to hear it myself? I feel like hsv blood testing overall is less than perfect, especially compared to hiv testing. I find this extremely frustrating. Perhaps that is why testing isn't typically recommended?

HSV-1 and HSV-2 have about 50% similarity in their DNA, which has been mapped.

Your body produces a range of antibodies, some are broad that attach viruses in general moving toward some that address a specific virus. There is an identified IgG antibody that is quite specific to HSV-1 and another for HSV-2. Antigens are cultivated that attract the relevant type 1 or 2 antibody.

Believe it or not, they actually make a test that coats the testing well with both HSV-1 and HSV-2 antigens. Further, believe it or not, in Canada, public health testing uses only this combined test.

It is pretty useless with respect to testing for genital herpes as oral HSV-1 infections are picked up.

However a type specific test for HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be obtained privately. 

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48 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

HSV-1 and HSV-2 have about 50% similarity in their DNA, which has been mapped.

Your body produces a range of antibodies, some are broad that attach viruses in general moving toward some that address a specific virus. There is an identified IgG antibody that is quite specific to HSV-1 and another for HSV-2. Antigens are cultivated that attract the relevant type 1 or 2 antibody.

Believe it or not, they actually make a test that coats the testing well with both HSV-1 and HSV-2 antigens. Further, believe it or not, in Canada, public health testing uses only this combined test.

It is pretty useless with respect to testing for genital herpes as oral HSV-1 infections are picked up.

However a type specific test for HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be obtained privately. 

I am in Canada and had the type specific test. Either way if I tested positive for the common band then you can admit finally that someone does actually have HSV on this forum, no?

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WilsoInAus

Goodness me you don’t read very carefully - you must have missed the ones about 70% of people having herpes - that’s 4 billion people plus with HSV-1.

Would you like some links?

There is no such thing as a common band unless potentially talking about combined testing.

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Just now, WilsoInAus said:

Goodness me you don’t read very carefully - you must have missed the ones about 70% of people having herpes - that’s 4 billion people plus with HSV-1.

Would you like some links?

There is no such thing as a common band unless potentially talking about combined testing.

Yeah because it's purely coincidental that I had an IGG test in november 2016(1 month post infection) that was completely negative for anything HSV and then a follow up test in January 2017 that came back positive for the common HSV band. All the while having extremely painful dick pain including burning, tingling, and a rash. But no brother, that ain't genital herpes is it? GTFO

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WilsoInAus

Most probably it isn’t genital herpes.

Do you have a printout of your tests? What is he common band? Maybe it’s shingles?

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