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Intestinal problems since onset of HSV 2
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Intestinal problems since onset of HSV 2

Since I was diagnosed with HSV 2 approximately 7 months ago, I have had constant intestinal problems.  I am 62 years old, have been taking Valtrex 500 mg daily and eat well, exercise, get plenty of rest, do not smoke, drink red wine daily (1-2 glasses).  I have frequent bowel movements, bloating, excessive gas, and some constipation.  It is very uncomfortable.  I have had several outbreaks, after the onset severe outbreak, but now the outbreaks are only unpleasant.  My partner is 59, has had HSV 2 since the age of 25, with no real bad side effects.  I have also been diagnosed with genital warts, and they are also unpleasant. My partner says that he had a genital wart in his 20's, but nont since.  I have been treated for them.  I have had only one other sexual partner in the last few years. I am asking for others dialog on what to do or what can help the intestinal problems, especially.
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It's possible I think that HSV-II can cause intestinal problems. I certainly notice diaorrhea and stomach problems are one of the symptoms I get whenever I have an outbreak of HSV-II. It is after all a virus and viruses can do pretty nasty things to your digestive system. If I were you I would get rid of the red wine in the diet. Alcohol isn't that good for you anyway if you have a virus (if you're infected with a virus than it's pretty certain to say any of the potential health benefits are totally wiped out by the fact that alcohol will encourage the progression of viral diseases) and red wine is very acidic in any case which can possible make stomach upsets worse. I find that cutting out red meat and limiting the amount of white meat, making sure I get plenty of fibre/roughage in my diet by eating wholemeal pasta and brown rice etc., drinking lots of water, and taking a probiotic supplement are all beneficial to the digestive system. If you are certain it's the HSV-II causing the problems then try taking suppressive therapy in the form of Famvir or Valtrex to make your viral load undetectable and knock the virus out of action. Genital herpes is certainly no picnic. Good luck.
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A glass or two of red wine daily has heart health benefits, especially for someone older.

I think this poster's symptoms are psychosomatic. In all the posts I've ever read about herpes symptoms, gastro stuff has never been on the list.  
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The most ureported symptoms about HSV 2 is that it causes severe constipation and other complications.  The virus keeps mutating over time and attacking different part of your body.  I have been grippliing with tihs issue and not many doctors or resources to address this.. I have even tried a full juice diet for a week and it still attackes your gut relentlessly..  
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