GEt yourself checked for VIN3. You need to have a colposcopy that will show if you have precancerous areas. You cannot see it by your naked eye. It comes from HPV type 16. If you have ever had a bad pap smear this could be the reason that you have the prodrome . I had the same thing. I had the lesions infected removed and now I'm prodrome free.
It's something to check out. It's more common than you think and age or gender makes no difference.
It is a very very slow growing cancer. It is not fatal if you keep up on your checks and get treatment.
Please get a colposcopy by a gynecologist to see if you have VIN3 which is a precancerous condition that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
This is what happened to me and it caused me to hae constant prodromal symptoms and extreme fatigue.
After I was diagnosed with VIN3 I had the infected area removed and I have never felt better. No more valtrex. No more prodrom. No more fatigue.
HPV type 16 causes this type of VIN3. If you have ever had a bad pap smear. You do not have any symptoms when you have HPV. You may have had this type of HPV and not even known if. You may have VIN3 and not even know it like I didn't know it.
I wish someone wouldve posted something like this to help me. I searched and searched and nothing.
Hope this helps you and others.
It is not a death sentence. It is curable. You need to have rechecks done for a few years later. I'm so glad that I don't have the prodrome anymore.
I have had Herpes Type 1 since 94. I do know what prodrome feels like. I had only 2 small outbreaks up until five years agoa.Turns out that I was infected with HPVType 16 the high risk kind that causes vulva cancer. I have had prodrome since the intitial infection which caused me to have a few bad pap smears. I did not know that I had Type 16 since they only give the results that you may have one of several high risk types but don't give you the specifics.
The last five years have been hell. I started out taking 500 mg. of valtrex which worked for a while. When I went off it came back. Then I was on 500 mg. valtrex continuously. Then that didn't work anymore and the prodrome came back along with chronic fatigue syndrome. My body was totally exhausted from fighting this virus. When I would get prdrome I would get the exhaustion. So, my gynecologist who did not think this was herpes related because that is not how herpes acts, upped my valtrex to 1000 mg. everyday continuously. Then,k that didn't work anymore either and it seemed like the prodrome was spreading to other vaginal vulva areas. That is when I spotted a mole like spot and also a black shaded spot. I insisted that the mole be removed ,and sent into pathology. Even though my gynecologist thought it was nothing. Turns out it was VIN3 which is caused by HPV16. You can't see it with the eye at first. It is a very slow growing cancer . I had to have 8-9 quarter sized areas CO2 lasered off in surgery.
After the areas heal, takes a month with burn cream on constant. The area heals up like nothing happened. Looks the same. I have my life back againl I no longer take Valtrex. I no longer have any symptoms of prodrome. I no longer have any chronic fatigue symptoms and it's absolutely heavenly!
GET A COLPOSCOPY OF THE AREA. INSIST ON IT FOR YOUR OWN PEACE OF MIND !! TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH!! Men and women can get this, age is not a factor either.
The medical community screws up when they don't type your bad pap smears. If I had know what type of HPV I had in the first place I could've been my own advocate and saved myself from this spreading like it did. Now I have to follow up with colposcopy's for the next five years. This is not fatal , I have only a 10% chance of getting this back . It stays mainly in the skin tissue area and as long as you stay on top of things, you have nothing to fear.
I am so happy that this was found. I have my life back again and I hope that this helps someone out there like me. I searched and searched and found others with these same symptoms like mine, but no answers from those that had wrote or professionals.
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I just went through this for the last five years. Turns out that I had been infected with HPV Type 16. This type of HPV leads to vulva cancer. Men can also get HPV so you should go get a colposcopy of the penis area. That is the only way to see the precancer. It is a very slow growing cancer. I had to have my vulva infected area CO2 lasered off. Since the surgery I no longer have prodrome and I no longer have to take Valtrex. I have my life back again and it's wonderful. I though mind was herpes related as well since I have Type 1 genital herpes. But, it was not! Please, please go to a gynecologist and get a colposcpy of the area. It is just a vinegar solution that they soak the tissue in and the areas that are infected will turn white. I hope I helped you.View Thread
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