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I'm just recovering from my first outbreak...all the sores are gone, everything looks normal down there, but I'm still having tingling/prickling sensations. I haven't taken any Valtrex the last couple days because it was given initially, but I have a follow up appointment Thursday with my Doctor to discuss further treatment. Is it normal to have these sensations after an outbreak? Does it mean another is already coming on?? Kinda worried...I don't want to re-live that pain this soon!! Any insight? Anybody experience the same thing?

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Hi there! Yes, many people still feel the tingling, even for up to 3 months after their initial ob. The nerves can get a little fried, messed up. I felt burning around my vagina for 3 months. The doc kept doing area swabs, but no virus was there. I just kept feeling it. Actually, besides the emotional stuff we go through when getting herpes, the tingling that lasts is the worst! Because it reminds you ALL DAY LONG every day that you have it. It's hard to focus on work, relationships, other important things when you constantly feel that tingle. I've been there. Hope you get some relief soon. :)

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in between these two outbreaks...They were just over a month apart I still itched. Everything was gone, I wasn't having an outbreak but I was itching. I;m pretty sure I wasn't still having the OB because I had sex with my husband quite a few times and he has no symptoms. I also had itching before I had herpes. So It may just be a new thing with your body. But I wont say it is for certain. Checking with your doctor is always a good thing.

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Try not to focus on it too much. While it is possible and likely that it is just the lingering result of the shock your body just got subjected to by being exposed, you might be looking for any symptom, like most do, because of the psychological impact. Might be a case of mind over matter. Follow the same precautions as though it is outbreak related, to be safe.

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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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      @srinivas thank you for the suggestion. Are you on antivirals? How long have you had HSV? How well do you feel now that you are taking the supplements?
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      It doesnt really mean much yet. They still dont know if the herpes is taking advantage of a diseased brain or causing the disease. Furthermore, there is evidence that Alzheimer's might be caused by oral spirochete disease and even Lyme. Many of you could have oral Spirochetes but the Lyme and is less likely. https://globallymealliance.org/pathogen-cause-alzheimers-disease/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5008232/ https://newsblog.drexel.edu/2016/02/10/do-infections-cause-alzheimers-disease/   Of course it could be both! Maybe having hsv-1 and oral spirochetes quadruples the risk.  In my opinion the spirochete theory sounds more likely and its hard to dismiss neurosurgeons and caretakers getting Alzheimers from a disease that was previously thought to be non contagious. I'd worry more about Spirochetes.  
    • Rgs77
      Did ldn work.
    • honkschonks
      I wonder if people in the military are tested for hsv, because the general public isn’t. You have to specifically ask for it and many doctors don’t even see the point because it’s “so common”. It’s very possible he has it and has no symptoms or very mild random symptoms. Sorry to hear what you’re dealing with. It seems like women’s symptoms are worse than men’s.
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      No that’s not the issue at all. The absolute vast majority of nerve pain is not caused by herpes. Hence it cannot be used to reverse engineer a diagnosis of herpes. That is exceptinally dangerous and we must do all we can encourage proper diagnosis.

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