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bluebell87

hormonal contraceptives & outbreaks

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bluebell87

hey i was just curious to hear if and of the lovely females on here had any experience with taking the pill whilst having hsv2, did this help prevent out breaks/did it make them worse ? or any experience with having an outbreak every month due to periods/is there anything you take to help control these ? struggling with outbreaks so would really appreciate any advice , been taking daily doses of lysine, garlic and zinc but don’t think it’s doing anythjng and think that my period is my trigger argh thanks :)

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Tulips40

Hi, ive been wondering this. Ive had the mirena coil for 18 months and in the last year my anxiety has got worse and ive had more frequent obs....it had been dormant for years. Theres not much on internet to say theres a connection but i cant see any other reason for the increase. Im not stressed and have done nothing different. Hormones have a lot to answer for!

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bluebell87

hi tulips, how were your obs before the coil? i stopped taking my pill when i was diagnosed in sept but have started taking it again to see if it makes any difference to my obs as i am having small ones every month, also i have been reading up about this topic and had seen that taking the pill can increase viral shedding:( 

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Tulips40

Hi, i used to get 1 ob a year...less or occasionally 2.

Since my coil ive had 4 or more...

Also amongst other symptoms like insomnia and anxiety, so could be combining all symptoms making ob's worse...

So im sure hormonal changes make a different.

Sometimes you dont need a reason for ob...they come as they please unfortunately....

Sarah

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