I posted in another section but ive been herpes free for 8 months since I had a heart attack. Im young for a heart attack so I was caught off guard but no Valtrex meds and no flare ups for 8 months. Im used to 4-5 flare ups a year with meds and every 4-6 weeks with no meds. I think its either the blood thinner med or the blood pressure med. I just don't know but I feel better than I have felt in a very long time. Better if this goes on over a year and more.
Its a crazy bug does weird things depends on your immune system. Most people have raised red bumps looks like shingles in a way(blisters). Some flare up frequently some flare up once and never happens again.
Hey i got it when I was 17 and I was all alone back in the 80's. I was really bummed out. They didn't have good medication either. Now 5 out of ten peole have it and you can take Valtrex 1000mg and have maybe 1-3 flare ups a year. Im married for over 20 years and have 3 awesome kids. Its as bad as you make it. and don't think there won't be a cure in less than 10 years.
You'll want it to stop and hope it never pops up again but you have to face the truth. If you have been diagnosed with hsv1 on the genitals then you have it. Some people have 1-3 flare ups and never have it again like chicken pox so I hope that helps. Hsv1 is the oral type so if you have it on your genitals it might not be as bad as hsv2.