Hello, I am having my first outbreak and the pain is unbelievable!!! When I went to the sexual health clinic I got my antivirals but the doc also gave me a few tips that help to ease the pain from the ulcers... Pouring water when peeing helps, I keep a plastic cup handy beside the toilet, out of the way of any kids obviously... Plus applying Vaseline with cotton wool helps to keep it soft... It honestly does work!! Drinking plenty aswell to dilute your urine helps with the irritation. I hope some of this helps to ease the discomfort and hope it clears up for you soonView Thread
I agree, I just had an outbreak yesterday and until that happened I never had any clue that I had it... Obviously I felt terrible about myself but there is nothing I can do about it but be prepared if I have another outbreak, my fiance has never had any symptoms either so we were both dumbfounded... Anyway you can contract it anytime in life from a sexual encounter when they themselves don't know they have it, yesterday I was devastated but once I seen a doctor at my sexual health clinic today I felt 10 times better... It's a part of life unfortunately but it's not as bad as you thinkView Thread
I am totally devastated and annoyed that I have this... This is my first outbreak.. How long can you have it before you have an outbreak? I've been with my partner a year and a half, he said he has never had any symptoms to suggest he may have it, I recently had a miscarriage as me and my partner have been trying for 4 months. Can stress make it break out? I was so embarrasseded at the doctors today... Does it mean that I've had it along time or recently? As you would understand I have interrogated my fiance but I'm so confused and genuinely don't know how to wrap my head around this.... I am Still in shock, I was in a 9 year relationship before I met my partner now and my ex did cheat!!! I am so worried that my partner now has done the same??? Like I said before could I have had it for years and it's just showing now?View Thread
I was at my local sexual health clinic today, the doctor was great and helped alot with making me understand a bit better, plus with me going through a miscarriage he says that my body is stressed and this is why I'm having a break out aswell... I got the right medication so hopefully it clears up soon, my fiance has a blood test on the 20Th of this month so I will post his results for anyone to refer to if they end up in my situation, thank youView Thread
Today I found out that I have herpes, I am devastated as I've been with my partner for a year and a half.. I know that I could have contracted it years ago but this is the first time I have had an outbreak... I'm so embarrassed but my partner seems to be understanding.. Obviously I've been questioning him thinking the worst... I've recently been through a very hard stressful time so don't know if this is why it's happening... I am at a loss ans need someone to explain why it's happened, thanxView Thread
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