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schnauzerlover

I was diagnosed 5 years ago hsv2+ by blood test. I requested the test because of constant vulvar and hip pain. 
I was prescribed 1g valacyclovir daily for suppression, no relief.

I have prodrome symptoms that last for weeks even months at a time, burning, itching, tingling in my labia and perineum area as well as joint pain in my right hip. I have to date, never had any kind of visible outbreak. I'm currently on day 6 of another "flare up" and went to my NP for a visual check, positive for yeast and bacteria in urine, being treated with antibiotic and diflucan.  Still no visible signs of anything, no redness, swelling, patches, bumps or blisters, my vagina looks completely normal. 

Is this "normal" for most women or could it be something else? I'm miserable,

Correction, I looked back at my journal and these symptoms started to flare on 12/28 after antibiotics for Covid, it calmed down for about a week and then started again and has progressed to absolute misery. I am currently on day 3 of Bactrim and 2nd diflucan, which hasn’t helped the yeast symptoms, I’m wondering if it is yeast at all though the swab was positive. My labia is still very irritated and dry with redness today and almost a scale like appearance which is new. I have no pain when urinating or showering/shaving, still no visible bumps, lumps or rashes. I think some of my irritation could be from my nails and all the self exams and pulling of labia to look for changes.
I call these “flare ups” because I have not felt “normal” since this started 5 years ago, it started out feeling like a yeast infection and has continued since. I had a Rheo injection into the pudendal nerve 6 weeks ago hoping to get some form of relief but so far it has not.

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My only yeast infection and nothing worked except changing my diet. Nutrition is key for us. Yeast killers are broccoli (good for herpes too), yogurt, garlic. Avoid beer, bread, pizza, soy, mushrooms, cheese, sugar. . . . Anything containing yeast. You just have to eliminate bad things from your diet and eat more proteins and vegetables. Sauté broccoli in garlic and eat more yogurt (light and fit purple color has low sugar.)

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