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Hi, I'm newly diagnosed with my first, very surprising OB. At first, it seemed like I had a yeast infection, which I treated with Monostat. A week later, had a lot more sex and it just seemed like we had done too much, I was swollen and irritated. Then I got a high fever for 2 days of 104 (I NEVER run fevers, so that freaked me out) I went to the doctor and said, "oh by the way, I think I have a yeast infection and it doesnt seem to be going away."

5 minutes and several cultures later, I have HSV2. Well, I haven't gotten my results back, but by partner immediately went for a blood test and came back with positive HSV2, 6 weeks after another test that he took which was negative. I am assuming since I seem to have classic text book symtoms that I am positive too. Neither of us has any knowledge of a previous partner with HSV, so we have no idea who gave it to whom or even where to start. Should we go back to previous partners or just move forward?

Anyway, my OB is the ABSOLUTE worst. It seemed to get better as I was taking the Acyclovir and using H-Balm. Lesions going away etc. That was week one, now on week two and it seems to be fresh and worse than before. It hurts a hell of alot more and is FAR more itchy. I'm still taking the meds and using the H-Balm, ice packs, cool cloth, black tea bags, oatmeal bath, Vicodine, anything that will provide a moments relief. Is there anything ELSE out there that might help heal this faster?

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I've been taking baths in epsom salts. It really seems to clear things up pretty quickly. I also had an incredibly high fever and lots of pain with my first OB.....Ice packs on the area were helpful also. I hope this is helpful. You're already doing everything else I can think of.

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Since your immune system is weak to the virus at the moment, it's best to boost it as much as you can. The drugs only help so much.

Supplement zinc, vitamin b, vitamin c, and vitamin e for starters. Make sure you're eating well (need the protein content). There are other tips on this forum for nutrition that you could look into as well.

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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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    • 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.

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