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So my girlfriend got the gift, from me. It is her first outbreak and she is in agonizing pain it is killing me to see her go through it.
She knew I had it, we are in love, she took the risk and now she is the one calming ME down... anyway,
My outbreaks are different, I get them always in one spot, below my abdomen, comes and goes with no pain whatsoever!
She is hurting when urinating, walking, etc...
She was late into starting acyclovir because she was not sure.
I want to know from females who have it, is it always painful!?!!?! will she always have to deal with this pain with every outbreak!?!?! I know it gets better with time, but how much better?!
Another question - Since we both have it now, what is the risk from engaging in intercourse when one or both have an outbreak? I know we cannot get re-infected, but could we spread the infection to another area?
IM wondering the same thing. I was I'm hospital from the pain. I couldn't even go to the toilet at all. My body physically couldn't go. I was given activity by drop in the arm also.
I was told it wouldn't be so bad next time. I haven't had next time yet so I guess it's just a ticking time bomb.
As to Wethers it spreads as far as I'm aware it can. IM trying to be extra careful etc. but constant hand washing is driving me nuts. I worry I'm spreading it even this morning I scratched my leg and I've convinced myself maybe I scratched my genitals on my sleep and the sharp scratch from my fingernail has spread it.
I think maybe it's not so painful next time but it comes with risks for life.
herpes recurrences aren't fun but they typically are not as extensive as the first ob is. she can soak in the tubby with epsom salts thrown in as well as dermoplast spray ( the blue can for the genital area, not the red can ) is also typically helpful to spray on the actual lesions for pain control. Some other ideas in the free herpes handbook too.
did they also test her for yeast and bacterial infections vaginally when she was seen?
what dose of acyclovir did they give her? how long into things did she start it?
I used to have 20 ob's a year at one point. last time I was off suppressive therapy I had 7 in 6 months. I stopped suppressive therapy a few months ago and have had 2 recurrences in I guess it's 5 months now.
I had both my kids c section. first was due to my herpes and the 2nd was because my daughter had other ideas of her own that didn't include non-surgical delivery...lol.
no, you won't transmit the virus easily to other areas at this point.
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