Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
Justdesserts

Travelling with Herpes

Recommended Posts

Justdesserts

Not sure what you folks will make of this but I am about to go for an overseas trip that was arranged before my first outbreak .

I am now having my second outbreak three weeks before the trip and dont want to just sit in a hotel room feeling depressed while my friends are out partying and having fun .

I am going to see my doctor and see if I can get some more Aciclovir or anything else he can suggest , and was also thinking of getting some Lysine supliments .

Any comments would be appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lilanne19

I just came back from vacationing out of country. Unfortunately, I was having my very first hsv1 outbreak. But I didn't let it waste one minute of my vacation. I'll always have herpes, so I refused to let it ruin my vacation. However, I did wish I'd bought stuff with me like that dynamiclear since it's supposed to be good but I had my lysine, olive leaf and vitamin c and had a ball. I'm not saying it wasn't embarrassing but I didn't let it stop me. So when you go on vacation, enjoy yourself. Do you really think you'll be the only one there with herpes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Justdesserts

Hi thanks for the reply , I'm making myself be positive about the situation but will take things as it comes.

I know I wont be the only one with Herpes (where I'm going) but I may have to show a couple of previous partners who will want more attention than I will be able to give .:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lilanne19

I can relate

Personally, I didn't tell anybody what the bump on my face was from. It was hideous!! Right by my nose so it didn't look like a cold sore, I just told everyone it was a spider bite. I was just diagnosed in September and I'm definitely not ready to start letting everyone know that I have this. As far as your friend(s) (no judgement LOL) wanting extra attention well I don't know. I went with an ex and I'm sure he was expecting a little extra attention but I took pj's and let him know that nothing was happening as soon as I got there. It's a rough spot especially if you've had relations before (as i have with my ex) so I can definitely relate. I've known my ex for 10 years but I wasn't about to tell him. It's just so personal and I didn't want him to look at me differently. I preferred him to think I was being moody. It's like I'm ok with the fact that I have it now (in theory) but I just don't want anyone to think of me as damaged goods. He may have been ok with it but I'm not at that point. I've only told the guy that I'm seeing now (because I had to, I found out early in our relationship and we'd already slept together. No judgement :)) But as far as telling anyone else I'm not there yet. In the end it's a personal choice. You may be a stronger person than I am. I know I'm not being really helpful but I'm just being honest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lady lightness

I spent 3 months traveling- right before I left I decided not to take daily valtrex- I brought along herbal supplements and topical salve that a naturopath gave me- I had many OBs while I traveled- it cut out a couple days total where I needed to not walk (!) anywhere and so I lay low in my guesthouse, reading books and drinking tea. lysine works for some, as does acyclovir, as does diet modifications, as does stress reduction. have fun!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Justdesserts

I saw the Doc and got three months worth of Aciclovir . I told him that I had considered cancelling the trip but he said I should go and enjoy myself . So I am looking forward to it now .

Not sure how much attention I will be giving out as I still have a couple of week before going away so have a good chance to recover . Not sure I really want to tell my friend or should I just avoid her ? I Doubt she would like that :cry: so maybe I should drink enough that I can't perform . :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
annyi

I went to my diving trip worrying the hell about OBs!! I brought loads of valtrex, lysine, vitamines, olive leaf, purell, aloe vera, tiger balm, bandaids of various size... you name it. And I carried a liter bottle of water EVERYWHERE! And I survived the Mexican sun and totally enjoyed my trip with no OB!! Actually it was the first break off my monthly cycle of OBs. Do a thorough preparation and you will enjoy your vacation! As for your friend, if you are not ready to talk about it, "drink enough" may be a good method to get her just hugging, that can be just as sweet! On discussion about the thing, it is whole another topic to learn about! But first enjoy your time away...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Justdesserts

Valtrex is not on sale here and I cannot find Lysine so am just going to take the Aciclovir and hope it works as I am making good progress with healing now. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Justdesserts

I just had a thought , were there any problems with bringing medication through customs, or any awkward questions about having herpes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Relieved&Hopefull

I've never been questioned about my prescriptions at airport security checkpoints or at customs, but I would advise you to carry them in the prescription bottle, so it can be verified that you have a valid prescription for the medication.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BoxofRain

I wouldnt take them in the carry on bag just in case they search your carry ons in the security line....might be awkward. I would just put it in the suit case and check the bag. If it is searched, at least you wont be there to be embarassed and when they see the valtrex prescription bottle i doubt they will question it.....im sure a lot of people are on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
trying2bpositive

on the topic of what works..

Hi!

I have been desperately wondering if anyone has actually used dynamiclear and if it worked for them or not? I have read the testimonials on their website but I want to hear it from real people- the honest truth. I feel really hopeless at the moment and everything I've read about dynamiclear sounds almost too good to be true, but it is alot of money to fork out for something that does nothing. Anyone had any luck?

All thought and experiences GREATLY appreciated! Thankyou

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Advertisement

Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
      68,848
    • Total Posts
      460,465
  • Posts

    • Roja
      Why is it your worst fear to have GHSV-1? 
    • Miss Horne
      Not sure if this has already been mentioned before, could we donate to his lab? Hsv specifically? 
    • Gems
      It can be very difficult to diagnose I do not know the lab discussed here but I have read about sexual health clinics that no longer use the blood tests for this reason of false negatives. Even swabs can be hard they were in my case.  I know I have it and never resorted to the biopsy.

      Do your own research and consult with GP's. I would assume you have this until its totally ruled out.  

      I read about a person on this site who tested neg on the IgG and pos on the weston blot.

      Please do your own research. 
    • Gems
      If it is an issue why not speak to admin about creating two separate threads...one for those looking at natural management and "supposed" natural cures and one looking at medical breakthroughs. That way both interests are served, no one is offended and people who wish to look at both can. No one is excluded and everyone included. Those who want to stay with the medical threads can. Maybe there will be less issues that way. 

      Personally I would prefer not to engage with those who are seeking vaccines and gene tech ect esp if they are nasty or condescending and prefer to support and encourage like minded without the excessive debates in a supported enviro.

      Just putting it out there.

      @Heatbroken Sydney

       
    • Gems
      do not panic. be more careful in future and work through the tests. you are better to assume you do and isolate a bit and watch the symptoms. it is hard to test for via blood, and swabs. weston blot is supposed to be most reliable and biopsy too although extreme. red lump that sort of crusted - well herpes symptoms vary widely. 

      it can be hard to deal with doctors as they can assume you do not have it if some test come back neg...they do not always take the attitude to look for it.

      do not panic and follow the steps and research.
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.