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Does stress cause outbreaks?

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I'm coming up to my 2nd month outbreak free. I got diagnosed in may with ghsv1 and had an outbreak every month around my period. I first thought certain food was causing my ob, then I thought my periods but I've eaten a lot of rubbish food over the last 2 months and drank so much caffeine but had no outbreak. The only thing that has changed is my job. My job now is alot more stressful but it's a different kind of stress.  My previous job was an adrenaline induced stress that happened consistently throughout the day ( I used to catch shoplifters). My job now is a stay at home job but it's 24/7 ( foster carer)  and it gets very tiring and stressful! Is it possible that adrenaline induced stress was causing my outbreaks or is my body just getting used to the virus? 

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Some would say that stress is the only cause of outbreaks!!!

But the more likely explanation is that your body gets better and better at dealing with the virus over time. Quite significantly in the first couple of years!

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Stress and lack of sleep, basically anything that raises cortisol the stress hormone. Low thyroid function is another. 

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