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UnhappyH

I just got hsv-2 6 weeks ago and had an  outbreak for 2 weeks; very terrible.. anyways, nothing since. I have a strong immune system, so hopefully it keeps it bay most of the time. With that said, every time I've smoked marijuana (3 times) since that outbreak, my genitals have tingled. 

Is it breaking down my immune system or does it affect it?? any thoughts on this?

 

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HelpMeowt

The tingling is always tricky for me and I dont know if it really is anything or I'm just paranoid. It's such a vague description. I smoke literally just about every day and I dont think that it makes any symptoms any worse but maybe makes me more aware of subtle changes in my body.

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Kurdt01

Smoking regularly was causing me a lot of issues and OB's...though only enough CDB oil doesn't.

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