I too have suffered this problem. When I was diagnosed with HSV2 I was given the lidocream and 7 days of Acyclovir. About three days into the meds I had to leave work early due to the fact that I couldn't pee! I was having a hard time even walking. I thought it was due to the fact that I couldn't relax at work....plus its a public bathroom...lol. I was able to go a little bit at a time when I got home. However, that night I was in excruciating pain and had to go to the ER to get a cath inserted and left in for three days. When my three days were up and it was removed, I was still having bit of a hard time urinating.
Now here is where it gets good and I hope this helps anyone else having an issue.
Right before my emergency appointment with a Urologist, I was actually able to go like I normally would. As a last resort, I was told to run some cold water, relax, and sit in it in the tub. So.... I relaxed myself, turned the water on and voila! IT WORKED! I was so happy I could have did a kart wheel!
I know when you can't pee, its easy to freak out. But I learned that added tension just clenches you up even more. So try to relax, read a book or play a video game while on the toilet. Anything to take your mind off of the matter. Run that water. And sit in it, if you have to!
Urine retention is an uncommon but known complication of a the first initial outbreak. The reason for this is because the virus can effect your nerves. Please, if anyone needs any help just let me know. I'm a newbie at this myself, but have learned oh-so-much about the herp.View Thread