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I just learned today that I have herpes.(I also have a UTI-for the first time) When I go to the bathroom I have to scream my way through it. Most painful thing to ever happen to me. I can't even walk or cough without being in excruciating pain. I can not take pain killers due to other medications I am on. Tylenol does not help at all, is there anything I can buy over the counter (currently w/o insurance) to help? I am so scared, and do not know what to do..

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Maybe you can buy some Epsom Salt for baths at home to help relieve the pain. It is hard to go to the bathroom when there are sores. I have heard people say they spray water from a water bottle while they do, or go while in the shower.

Its hard at first to deal with and a lot to take in.It consumes you and takes up all your though. We all try and find ways to deal with it, Medicines over the counter to help us with the outbreaks. Read up on the right on some vitamins to take to help you.

Keep your head up

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The UTI certainly adds to the experience. Get that cleared up and it should get much easier. Lots of water and cranberry juice.

Try to keep calm. The baths will help. When I had my initial outbreak, I could not urinate at all. The doctor suggested urinating while in a warm bath...ew and all, but if it works, it works. The warm water helps. They say that the pain signals being sent to the brain can cause your body to refuse to urinate. The warm water eases the pain. I imagine that despite that you can still urinate, the warm water might ease the discomfort of the act.

I ended up being catheterized (which was no walk in the park) but did find the warm baths were very nice in soothing the external discomfort.

This will pass and once it does, it should never be this bad again. It is the shock to the system while your body scrambles to build up anti-bodies to the invader. Once it does, it gets much easier from there on. Some people don't get any more outbreaks after the first.

Things will be okay. Once the shock of this passes, you can begin to heal from the experience and move on with a normal life. Hard to believe, but it is possible.

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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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    • G77
      I read an article about arganine vs lysine. The tests they get this info off were done in a test tube and not on humans. There was also another study done on mice with herpes. Mice die from herpes and when they gave the group of mice higher arganine than the 2nd group, it actually kept them alive longer than the group not given it. I was taking lysine until recently and I've noticed no difference and I eat a vegan diet which is higher in arganine. The only thing lysine seems to do is stop the itchy tingling feeling I get but then again that might be in my head like the placebo effect. 
    • G77
      When I had my first and second outbreak of genital hsv1, I had a weird thing happen with my throat.  The first time which was 2 days before the sores appeared, I woke up in the night unable to breath because my throat felt like it had closed up. The second time it happened it was the same thing but much milder. 
    • Quest
      Maybe try black seed oil 1 t? Maybe a sauna or there is a group that will help you build an infared tent. Really great for acne and it will disappear while doing it.  Hormone inbalance?
    • 35hope
      im surprise not more are trying to find the cure for it, with the amount of people that have it around the world it's the most profitable thing in medicine to cure.
    • dont quit!17
      Thats what I figured too, haha

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