I'll try to keep this short lol so I was diagnosed with Genital Herpes after going to the docs for some vaginal itchiness, redness as well as on my anus.
Well this "issue" has been going on for about 5 months now. At first it was only near my anus so my doc prescribed me a hemorrhoid ointment and all the itchiness went away and I was fine! But once I stopped using the ointment it came back but 10 times worse. So I went back and again he gave me a different hemorrhoid ointment and again it went away but once it ran out it came back. So then I got tested and they found I had genital herpes and gave me an anti-viral 7 day medicine as well as Valtrex to take when I get another outbreak. Well I took the 7 day medication and it didn't help. I saw my first bumps show up and then turn into small sores.
From everything I've read I know everyone is different but they're not even that painful... it's more of an annoyance than anything and if your first outbreak is the worst then this is it? Really? Once the medication was out and my bumps were still there I got the Valtrex.
Well for almost 3 months now I have this ENDLESS cycle of getting itchy, getting bumps, them turning into small sores, having them for about a week, them healing and me being fine, them coming back that same day.
I went back to my doc and told him nothing is working and he referred me to a colon specialist and I just had a colonoscopy done to make sure it's nothing up there. I will get the results for that in a few days but I just wanted to know if anyone else has had this happen to them.
I just really doubt it's something with my colon but am also doubting it's herpes. An outbreak should only last at most 4 weeks and I'm going on 3 months now. That and they go away and come back within the same day. I'm just really frustrated and don't know what I should do next. I've even tried some home remedies like soaking in a warm bath of epsom salt, tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar and it helps with the itching but nothing seems to keep the bumps from coming back after they heal :(
Please if anyone has an advice or what I can try please let me know... this is really hurting my sex life (or lack there of) in my marriage... :(
I understand exactly what you are going through. For years I put up with the pain of Herpes and got no relief. Then I discovered coconut water and never looked back. I have had no outbreaks since drinking one fresh coconut water a day for the last 12 months. I buy them from the local supermarket and drill and hole in the side of it. Insert a straw and drink it straight from the coconut. Easy!
Hi, the best advice I can give is to get the sreum within the blisters tested. should it come back as a normal HSV2 strain, this is great news as you can be put onto another aniviral, but should it come back as a resistant strain, this is a whole other kettle of fish.
I have been suffering with the resistant strain for the past 17+ years and I am now at the stage that there is nothing that can be done for me only pain management.
firstly get the test but then get into a natropath and get some natural therepies happening, then look into diets which will boost the immune system, then and I know this is the hardest one of all, reduce your stress level. I know I know easier said than done but do whatever it takes to achieve this.
I have been married for the whole time of me having this rotten virus and I have had two children, no one in my family has ever contracted the virus, which is a blessing but my husband is extremely supportive. I will be honest I am in a different boat than you as the virus itself only attacks myt lef upper thigh and my right lower back/spine but the pain associated with it does put me away for weeks on end.
I hope that the above helps in some way and I wish you all the luck int he world. And just quickly, If the dr you are seeing is not proactive in getting a handle on it, dont hesitate to see someone else. I have seen some drs and specialists and they have not been at all helpful and I have not gone back. You are the one who knows exeactly what it is doing to you and if the dr you are seeing is not supportive of you, then he is not the right one to help you. You have to be proactive, dont take everything they say as gospel.
"first get the test"????? I have called my derm, gyno, labcorp, the cdc and the dept of health and no one can tell me where I can get a test that tells me if the the form of herpes I has is valtrex resistant. Mind telling me where you can get "the test"?????
Thanks. and supposedly now there are a couple of meds that work for resistant strains, at least according to a virology study.
The same happened to me. But thankfully, I encountered an effective program that worked for me. With its help, I was able to decrease my obs from 5-8/year to none so far (I started the program last February and I haven't had one since) I learned that the mind body connection is really powerful.