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Can fever blisters be brought on by stress alone or is this just a myth?  I didnt have one for almost 2 years and now i have had 2 in as many months.
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Is a fever blister a cold sore...if yes, then I do believe outbreaks in herpes can be caused by stress.
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Yes stress causes fever blisters and canker sores and herpes outbreaks
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Fever blisters are often associated with stomach problems.  Stress and anxiety are notorious for causing stomach problems.
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Hey man, ya doing better yet?
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So far so Good Jag.  You still having some problems?  You'll get there my friend.  At this point I am feeling dam near silly for the way I was obsessing about HIV.  
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Naw, no mental problems (I don't think). Strange symptoms, but that don't mean jack in this game (brain: repeat 3x). Tested neg to 77/80 days. Some jerkoff had a post yesterday that threw me in a loop, but doing alright. Almost at the finish line...
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Yah, I know what you mean.  You're fine dude.  I go for doctor's exam in mid August.  :That will be around the six month mark for me.  Im going to have em pr!ck me one more time, but Im not sweating it.  
Jag, you should be partying it up man.  I know that 80 day result aint going to do it for you, but it ain't going to change.  I bet you 1,000 bucks.  What post threw you for a loop?
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There was a comment from somebody named 'E.John' concerning a subtype/strain found in Thailand that apparently was more easily transmitted via heterosexual encounters. He also made a leap regarding longer seroconversion times for this strain (bullshit, of course...I found articles stating the opposite). Both links he sent really weren't conclusive (and were years old). I'm getting there, though, man. Focusing on work has been difficult (but improving) and I've been getting outside a bunch and trying to keep my mind off it (biking, hiking, etc.) and that's helped. In an alcohol induced state (dammit) I told a couple of friends and my brother about my concerns; they wrote me off pretty quick, of course. Closer...
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Ya, not 100% expecting the positive result either next time around (it'll be on my mind, but really not expecting it for sure at this point).
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I would imagine there is like an HIV 3,4,5,6,7&8 strain in places overseas that no one has discovered.

It had to be fun living in the 60s and 70s, sex with no condoms, and no worries of dying from it. I think I would have enjoyed being a hippie for a year or 2.
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Man if you test positive (and you won't) It will be a false postive.  Don't sweat it man.  We dodged the bullet.  I would tell you to learn from your mistakes, but really, you didn't make any.  You had safe sex.  I on the other hand, have learned a big lesson about fidelity and safe sex.  I felt so guilty about what I did that it damn near killed me.  Funny thing is, I couldn't remember why I had strayed, but after months of treating my wife like a queen (which was not uncommon), I have been reminded.  She and I don't really click.  She treats me like sh*t, and I don't deserve it.  But all of this is subject for another thread.  The point is that now I don't feel as guilty and my body is responding by not feeling as sick.  
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BD, BD, BD.  Dude, you are OK.  Get your ass back in the gym and turn the rest of that fat to muscle and you will feel better LOL.  Seems like you are getting a little better.  I think I detect some humor?  You tested yet?  
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Good stuff, farfrom. Sorry, I have my opinions, but certainly am neither qualified nor experienced enough to give you advice. You'll find your way...

Never mention me and positive again...grrrr....kidding.
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LOL.  Sorry dude.  You know you are good to go.  
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I don't know if I'm getting better, but I know I need to test. Jag is neg. I think he's just hear giving advice to others. Bluebell seems to be the latest one losing it. I remember when I would post a new question every other minute. Id probably still be doing it, if people didn't stop answering my questions.
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Hey Jag,
I am also having a 77 days negative test and this man(E.J.) really got my nerves down.Why persons post such things(SH...T) here.
I also had every listed symptoms of ars apart from fever after a protected sex.
I got too many responses from very prominent persons so as of now  I take myself as negative.Just trying to start my life just like a new one.(wish me luck)
good luck
coz
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Coz.......What it do? We in the same boat, cuz.


I've had the strangest conditions as well (now seeing some floaters, though it could be due to stress + *new* contacts + lack of sleep). I would cockpunch that ectomorph if I saw him. I think I'll get one more test just to be sure (at the earliest this friday) and for peace of mind. Then I'll start symptom searching for another disease; expect to see me all over medhelp!!!


Kidding.


Good luck, too, man.
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Hey Jag,
I am getting tested after two weeks .....just to be EXTRA sure.
good luck for your tests..
Yes there are two many things out here but this virus is too much.(IT ATTACKS THE BRAIN CELLS ....)......................kidding.....
bye and be well not worried well
coz
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Hah! That's gotta be it farfrom...and your wife is getting transitive morning sickness (directed at you, not limited to the morning). Sorry, poor joke, considering all you're going through.

I need a girlfriend...I think that would solve many of my problems.
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Dude, you crack me up.  What it do?...freakin hillarious.  I have decided I am pregnant.  That is what is wrong with me.  It has to be so, I have all of the symptoms.  I tested for it 12 times and they were all negative, but I know I got myself knocked up.  
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Dude, I don't know.  I think my wife is the center of all my troubles.  Although that new gf sex is a damn good distraction.  
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Hey,
Sorry for being a light.
there is some tough time we going through and I hope soon we will be out of it.
God will help us all.
coz

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Hah, an external god ain't gonna help any of us. We're all responsible for our own dumbass actions...but that's a topic for another discussion. Now if these friggin' floaters (outta the corner of my eyes) would just go away...

(although I suppose it could be dry eyes, trying contacts for the first time less than a month ago, staring at computers all day long, getting way less sleep than I need, residual effects from my LSD experiments years ago, etc.)
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Well, I don't know what you mean by a light, but trust me I know where you are coming from.  I was probably the most freaked out SOB this forum has ever seen.  I had ALL the symptoms, and still have some.  LIke you I tested in the 80 day range and doubted it.  I wasn't satisfied until I went back and tested at 5 months.  I just knew I was going to be the "one"  in a million.  Be proud of yourself.  YOu are taking the responsibility of getting tested.  If everyone would do that maybe we could eradicate this effin dis-ease.  You are fine man.  77 days, I know its hard to believe, but its gold dude.  Have a beer, take a deep breath, look around at all the wonderful things around you, and say...life is good.  Life is good.  Lets try to live it.  You, me, Jag, poor ol' BD, and many others have been beating ourselves up over this for far too long.  
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By the way we just totally hijacked this thread.  My apologies to whydoidothis.
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I got the floaters too.  Had em since I was 10.  Just a pain in the ass more than anything.  Or maybe it's a side effect of being pregnant.  I also think I might have come down with Mad Cow disease and hoof and mouth disease.  
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Hah...awesome, farfrom, gotta run for a bit...
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oh, and don't feel too bad about the hijack...he never replied anythign after the original post.
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