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I’ve had HSV2 for 5 years now. During this time I’ve learned so much from this nasty virus through personal experience and paying close attention to my body. I had constant obs right from the start. As soon as one cleared up, another would start. It was hell. The muscle aches, twitching, burning sensations and that nerve reaction you get all over your body when you see wounds etc. I was in a relationship  for the first 3 years of those 5 years and was taking the pill. As soon as that relationship ended I stopped the birth control and the obs stopped. I didn’t notice at the time. For 2 years I had no obs largely to being on Acyclovir suppressive therapy. I recently started a new relationship and decided to go for the Depo provera shot. HUGE MISTAKE. Within two weeks of getting the injection I had the mother of all OBS. This despite being on suppressive therapy. It felt like the first time. Chills, fever, muscle aches etc. Then I found a study linking hormone birth control to HSV aggravations. The injection especially causes the virus to shed so much it leaves you more likely to transmit the virus when compared to those not on hormone birth control. Ladies stay away from any form of hormone birth control if you want to minimise obs and passing HSV on. Hormones aggravate HSV and make you miserable. That’s why we tend to have obs during periods because our bodies release more hormones. Here is a link to the study  linking hormonal birth control and HSV



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Thank you for sharing. So sorry this happened to you. I’m really hoping they get better treatments available before I hit Menopause. I’m 34 now. 

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I take bc pills now and I’m never having sex again so I don’t need them but was afraid to stop thinking ob would get worse but it can’t  since I’ve had one for a month straight now. 

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