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Kb12

Hello- I am currently awaiting results of my test (which my doctor botched by ordering the wrong one originally). Anyway, I have read about nuts being a particular trigger for outbreaks in many people. My question is- how quickly after eating the nuts would you feel something happening? If I ate peanut butter and started to feel tingling or nerve pain like ten minutes later does that sound like how herpes would behave? Or does it normally take longer? I’d appreciate any input! 

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WilsoInAus

Hey @Kb12 it is not known if there are any direct food triggers for herpes.

If there is an indirect effect, say from something like nuts, then it impacts a tiny proportion of people with herpes at best.

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Kb12

@WilsoInAus thank you for the reply. I do understand that not everyone has the same triggers. I was hoping that someone who does believe they are triggered by a certain food or thing can tell me how it feels or happens! 

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Kb12

@WilsoInAus another thing that seems to be triggering whatever is going on with me, much more substantially, is drinking alcohol. After weekends where I go out and drink a lot I feel like absolute shit after. I get all the nerve pain symptoms and they are usually accompanied with some kind of vaginal irritation of varying degrees (although I have never seen a classic blister). And lately I’m very fatigued for three or four days afterwards. I’m definitely hoping this is not herpes, but unfortunately I have to wait another week or so to find out because my gyno is inept and ordered a useless Igm instead of IGG test. I’m so frustrated about not knowing! 

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Radium

They say chocolate is a trigger, but I eat chocolates [w/ almonds and hazelnuts too] all month around and it does not seem to trigger anything but regret.

So far the moon cycle has been a more reliable indicator for me since the beginning of the infection (3mos). It starts with a mild but sharp pain near the spine or below the belt area, and several hours later the surface of skin will be slightly irritated. Usually the next day there will be blisters, but sometimes it will remain as a rash.

I have not tried plain nuts nor peanut butter, nor do I drink alcohol though.

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