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Just got diagnosed - in pain, shock, seeking guidance

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khaleesi26

I’m 23 and just got diagnosed with hsv 2....I’m in tons of discomfort - both physical and emotional. Goal right now is to get the physical under control - I have tons of sensitive sores, a fever, intense swelling, and general itch and pain around that whole area - burns to pee and hurts to walk. My first full day of acyclovir was today - will these symptoms start to improve soon? i feel like im dying idk how im going to go back to work....please any advice would help. can i take advil? should i try to get the cream? what else can i do to get this healing process moving? 

 

So scared, upset, ashamed, disgusted, and in pain :(

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MiLoBeng

Just take your med - acyclovir accordingly with some acyclovir cream (optional). You will feel better as soon as start taking the med. For first few months you might experience lots of OB. Recurrence of OB will reduce to few or none after few months. (Your overall lifestyle is a big factor in the recurrence of OB). So start eating clean and simple. Avoid any food triggers and stress. Good luck

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Hopeful.faith.

Hey there. Sorry you’re going through so much pain! I’ve been diagnosed with the same. I recommend Desitin. It’s a diaper rash cream and it gave me relief(but.. it can be hard to take off your skin so keep that in mind. It’s totally worth it though!) I read about using it in another thread here. The first outbreak is typically the worst. Your body will take a few months to adjust. To make the adjustments move along smoother eat healthy, get enough rest, and learn about all  the great options that can help with discomfort. I know you’re going through all the emotions.. you will battle with them for as long as you let yourself. Just remember.... you’re still you. Don’t let this bring you down. Read positive stories and go easy on yourself 💜 your body is an amazing creation and will do it’s best to fight the virus. 

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Jk1022

Hello- 

i had my first ob last week. Valtrex started helping within 2 days. I took lots of warm baths. Keep yourself clean and dry. Wear loose clothes. Advil helped and aleve pm helped me with sleeping at night. Also, urinating in the tub or shower helped with the burning. It’s so uncomfortable. 1 week later I’m almost symptom free. So keep your head up! Hope you feel better

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heididehk
On 9/25/2019 at 2:58 PM, khaleesi26 said:

I’m 23 and just got diagnosed with hsv 2....I’m in tons of discomfort - both physical and emotional. Goal right now is to get the physical under control - I have tons of sensitive sores, a fever, intense swelling, and general itch and pain around that whole area - burns to pee and hurts to walk. My first full day of acyclovir was today - will these symptoms start to improve soon? i feel like im dying idk how im going to go back to work....please any advice would help. can i take advil? should i try to get the cream? what else can i do to get this healing process moving? 

 

So scared, upset, ashamed, disgusted, and in pain :(

Hey I’m 23 and I just got diagnosed last month too... just to show solidarity :) 

 

with valtrex my first outbreak went away in 1.5 weeks, though the second one came shortly after, but that’s another thing to worry about & you shouldn’t worry about something before it happens ;) 

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