In late September, my doctor told me I have herpes. She didn't give not 1 prescription for anything. She didn't even say what type of herpes it was so I don't know if it's HSV1, HSV2, or herpes zoster (shingles: according to my WebMD research). Shingles makes the most since to me since I had chickenpox when I was 19 and I've been having unprotected sex with the same guy for 10 years and he doesn't have herpes at all. I've too confused to think straight lately so I need advice.View Thread
I'm fully confused and it's driving me crazy! My house has a lot of spiders. What does that have to do with Herpes? Well I had a green puss filled blister on my hand that was confirmed to be a staph infection caused by a spider bite. The next day I noticed a similar blister in another area. I didn't want to just assume it was another bite so I got it tested at a local STD clinic. I was told there that the site test is not as accurate as a blood test. Later I had a blood test at my regular clinic. It came out positive for Herpes, but the doctor said the blood test isn't as accurate as the site test. So now I have conflicting information from two different doctors. So who do I believe? What are my next steps? On top of all that I still don't know what type of Herpes the blood test said I'm positive for, 1, 2 or zoster, the type I just looked up which causes shingles because the doctor didn't say, nor did she prescribe anything. I NEED an expert opinion, because health care in Indianapolis sucks!View Thread
Boy do I understand how you feel! I wish I had a better answer but all I can tell you is to pray. That's what I've been doing. I'm struggling through it too. I just broke up the man I believe I got this from this weekend. We had been together for 10 years. My kids think of him as a father and his kids used to spend time at my house every other weekend. I find myself wondering how the kids are going adjust. But I couldn't stay with him anymore when I tested "inconclusive" for Hepatitis B and he wouldn't get tested. Since I got diagnosed with Herpes I often asked myself if I was with him because I didn't want to have to explain to the next man that I'm contagious or did I really love him. I'm still not sure and I don't know if I'll ever know. A part of me still wants him. We've separated many times over a decade and this could be just one of those times but who knows. We didn't break up because of Herpes, but we may not get back together of it because I don't want to feel like I'm with him because I have no other choice. The more I thought about why I was staying with him, the less I wanted to be with him. Yet I don't look forward to spending to my life explaining my diagnosis or being alone. The only thing I know for sure is that I can't enter into a relationship when I'm not feeling good about myself. Honestly, my self-esteem is shot right now and I know that's a recipe for disaster in a relationship. So bottom line, I don't have much advice for you but to let you know you're not alone.View Thread
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