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I am a 31 y/o ICU nurse with questions concerning dissiminated herpes and pregnancy. I've seen a few patients come thru our unit whom we have treated with acyclovir suspecting HSV involvement. All have expired (I'm sure for other reasons). I read about an otherwise healthy pregnant woman who experinced dissiniated herpes and died as a result. The reason this worries me is that we are discussing having a baby and antivirals have never helped a lot with my symptoms. I've tried them all. They do 'touch it' but don't suppress. I lead a healthy life. Eat clean (with the occasional cheat day), exercise 3-4 times a week and seldom drink/don't smoke. I've caught chicken box twice in my life... which makes me question my body's ability to fight this virus. when I caught HSV II (10 years ago) I caught it orally and even had it break out on my chest and neck. it was bad. I still get the occasional lesion on my chest (I've had it cultured).
Am I being too scared about all this. I feel at times I am at the mercy of this virus as I age. I am a very motivated person... staying busy with life but every now and then, thinking of all the negative outcomes associated with this virus stops me in my tracks.
I'll try to do that soon. Headed to work an overnight :) Thanks for the reply. Life is short and wonderful and I just want to do everything I can to enjoy it to the fullest... to educate myself on the good and bad.
thank you again. i have been around different message boards for years and have always been inpressed at your level of dedication to the herpes community.
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