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I had a bump that came up on my butt for a couple years. It was eventually diagnosed as herpes. Now I've got it genitally too.

I'm itchy, swollen and with little "paper cuts" down there. It's been like this almost constantly the last 8 months or so. I don't understand why it's suddenly gotten so bad down there, and the doctors don't have any answers or solutions. I thought it was supposed to get better, not worse!

Nothing helps me either. I'm taking a gram of valtrex, I take vitamins, and Lysine. I have one OB after another.

This is starting to take a toll on me emotionally. I'm prone to depression and this makes it worse. I have a few people who know I have this, but I don't feel like I can really count on regular support. They just don't know what to say. It's like I have to pretend I'm fine, when I'm actually suffering from a disease. I tell my fiancee' and he's supportive. But I feel like a drag having this problem so chronically, and not knowing anyone else who can relate to what I'm going through.

Any support or advice is welcomed.



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why "is it herpes"

Just wanted to add, that the reason I put this post under "Is It Herpes?", was because my herpes is so chronic and getting worse with time. I wondered if anyone else was experiencing this, or if mine is unusual. I've been tested for everything else and it all comes back negitive.

Anyway, my post got off it's original purpose when I realized how badly this whole thing is affecting me.

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