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I have been dealing with HSV2 outbreaks every couple weeks for the last two years. The most recent blood tests showed very low natural killer cells. I was referred to an immunologist for further testing, but in my country this takes a long time. The process of confirming if I have a natural killer deficiency will not be quick. Has anyone else been confirmed with an NKD? If so, what were the treatment plans/options that were discussed? As I see, most plans are centered around antivirals just to minimize HSV symptoms. Unfortunately, this approach hasn't worked very well for me. Hoping ithers have seen improvement after finding the root cause of the regular outbreaks.

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I have been dealing for about 6 years now.  I also have Hashimotos a hypothyroid disease and Psoriasis… so my immune system is compromised.  I never tested for NKD, but want to.  I take Valtrex everyday because my outbreaks are frequent and last 2 plus weeks.  My pre drone is horrible starting with excruciating headaches and my eyes feel heavy and weak and I can literally sleep for a week straight.  I’m so over this 😭

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Sorry to hear that you have been struggling for so long. I agree that the predrone is the most frustrating part. At times I have even tried to extend an outbreak just so that I wouldn't have to experience the reoccurance as soon. Some days I am litterally falling asleep by noon.... How many variations of immunosuppresants have you tried? Have you seen an immunologist?

I also appear to be suffering from a type of psoriasis. I got hand foot and mouth disease about a year ago, and it seems like the sores on my scalp never really went away.

Have you looked into clinical trials?

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    • Charlie1968
      Thanks tweetsoc,  I haven't taken anything but ibuprofen. My doctor won't give me anything without the lab work. I get tested on the 17th and if negative again 4 weeks after that  I will look into prostatitis and definitely ask him about it. Best of luck to you. I hope you get some relief. Are your symptoms constant or do they come and go? It's strange how the brain works. Sometimes this drives me crazy and sometimes I have just got used to the feeling of hot sauce in my pants. good luck to you. 
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      https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3104937/its-not-just-a-nasty-incurable-sti-herpes-can-leave-men-impotent-for-life/ https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2047-2927.2012.00037.x
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