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Second outbreak in a month, I don't want to change my lifestyle 🙃

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Sarah889

So I guess I'm just on here for a bit of a rant, as today I woke up with my second outbreak in a month!

My initial one was only at the end of April, and even after investing in a load of vitamins, lysine etc I'm in this situation again. I was hoping I'd be one of those who never gets another outbreak, but apparently not. 

I think the problem is, I really liked my life before all of this crap, and I don't really want to have to change anything. Going to the gym is amazing for my mental health, and i normally go around 4 times a week. I also love a bit of chocolate every day (but I eat super healthy for the majority of the day) and being a uni student, I'm partial to a few cocktails and late nights every month as well. This is my time to socialise with my friends and have some fun. At 21 you really don't want to be taking your life too seriously. 

Does anyone else just feel annoyed about having to switch up a happy life that they enjoy? I understand there's a lot of people who had unhealthy lifestyles before their diagnosis, that went on to lose weight which is great! But I'm already slim and active, and I eat freshly cooked food every day with lots of fruit and veggies. 

I'm starting to believe that the only way to avoid an outbreak is to sit in my flat eating salads all day and have no contact with anyone else (in case of stress). Like I legit feel like I need to wrap myself up in cotton wool and just not allow myself to have a life at all. I'm so frustrated that I have to stop doing the things that I love. I'm going travelling next month, and I would bet all the money that I have that I will get another outbreak, because of the plane journey, late nights and alcohol. I just want to be a normal 21 year old who gets to enjoy her life! Does anyone else feel the same? 

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G77

If you already lead a healthy lifestyle then you don't have to change anything else! At the beginning, I stopped eating chocolate and drinking alcohol  etc and was still having ob. I'm vegan and alot of the food I eat was on the banned list. I wasn't prepared to give it up so I carried on eating it after a while and having cocktails at the weekend and drinking my strong af morning coffee. After 4 months the ob's stopped. I now eat what I want, 90% healthy, I do heavy workouts 5 times a week and love my life and I don't suffer anymore. Your body is going to take time to get used to the virus and that is all. I bet if you give up all that stuff, you would still have ob's. 

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WilsoInAus

Awesome post @G77 to love life is the way.

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