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    • Runner278
      Just wanted to provide everyone an update.  I’ve been taking gabapentin for over two weeks now. It seems to be helping, specifically with pain (less severe) and less frequency. I wish I would have done this sooner. I got my Shingrix (first shot) Monday. I know there is a debate over whether or not this has some cross reactivity with HSV 1/2. I’m almost 50 and would need it anyway, so I decided to get it.    I had a red rash near my anus and decided to have it swabbed. While I was there I asked the dr to swab my penis to see if he could pick up any shedding. Both came back negative.    Did another IGG test at 18 weeks, which came back negative.    Next week I have my EMG scheduled and waiting for MRI.  Whatever is happening with my body seems to be nerve related. It is mostly the pudendal nerve and is affecting my butt, anus, penis and legs.  Hopefully I’m coming to the end of my journey. I’ve had a few moments without pain and it’s been awesome. Hopefully I can get my pain resolved and then work with my therapist on how I move forward. I appreciate all of the help, support and feedback. I’m a process guy, so going through this process is really necessary for me to move forward.  I’ll make sure I keep everyone informed as I know many threads like this get abandoned once people get answers. Hopefully this is helpful. 
    • Freefalling87
      What are the results?
    • inner sunlight
      no answers; ok  not even Wilson
    • Graph14
      There has been a study stating that 400mg of Siberian ginseng daily will help reduce outbreak frequency and severity. must be taken for 3 months than a break for 1 month.   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7555486_Use_of_complementary_and_alternative_medicine_for_the_treatment_of_genital_herpes   https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-985/eleuthero    
    • JHenry
      Just curious, could you send some of what has been posted on Reddit?   Some good news would be welcomed.   Thank you, Henry. 
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NewToTheHive

Can you have an initial outbreak both orally and genitally?

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NewToTheHive

Ok, so I’m sure everyone is tired of all the questions I’m asking, but I’m trying to be as responsible and as well educated as possible. 

With that being said, if you’ve seen my other posts, you know I’m still awaiting my test results for confirmation. I have had visual genital sores, and 1 on my rectum that started on Monday. Within the last 30 minutes, I just developed a sore like thing on the inner part of my bottom lip. I’ve never had a cold sore or anything before. Could this be another herpes sore?! And it’s also developing in my mouth along with my genitals? 

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WilsoInAus

This does happen, although it happens mostly from a partner's oral HSV-1 infection, it is considerably rarer from a partner's genital HSV-2 infection.

What you describe sounds more like a regular canker type sore. Perhaps when you back to the doctor it can be checked out, but I suggest you're anxiety is getting the better of you right now.

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5 hours ago, NewToTheHive said:

Ok, so I’m sure everyone is tired of all the questions I’m asking, but I’m trying to be as responsible and as well educated as possible. 

With that being said, if you’ve seen my other posts, you know I’m still awaiting my test results for confirmation. I have had visual genital sores, and 1 on my rectum that started on Monday. Within the last 30 minutes, I just developed a sore like thing on the inner part of my bottom lip. I’ve never had a cold sore or anything before. Could this be another herpes sore?! And it’s also developing in my mouth along with my genitals? 

It Does not need to be. I had also a swab taken from my mouth that looked very suspicious. But it wasn't HSV related. Get it checked out so that you know. I checked several bumps. Facial mouth etcetera. Now i know that it's a genital thing. I am not scared anymore tot kiss... 

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NewToTheHive

I woke up this morning and it’s no longer a bump or painful. I do remember chewing on my lip yesterday when I called my OBgYN to try to get my results. I think maybe I bit to hard/ripped a piece of skin. Because all the reasearch be done says it’s highly unlikely to have it in both places, and I’ve never had a sore before 

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