What does Terri say? My guess is that she says you do not have herpes, and you can believe her - she is one of the best in the country, if not world, regarding herpes. I'd absolutely believe her if I was under her care.
You don't mention a time line - how long has it been since you had the exposure and when did start with these symptoms, etc? I ask not because it will change my answer - my answer will be whatever Terri says because she has examined you and knows your time frames and history, etc., but because that would help me answer whether or not I think it's anxiety. (I am not a doctor, by the way.)
Have you seen a therapist? A dentist or doctor about these mouth sores?
The thing about herpes is that it infects nerve groups. Genital herpes infects the sacral ganglia, which affects mostly the area covered by boxer shorts. Oral herpes infects the trigeminal ganglia, which is the mouth and nose area. You wouldn't be feeling tingling from either in your arms, hands, calves, etc.
Now could you have a pinched nerve or compressed disc or something? Sure, but that's something you'd need to talk to your doctor about, but that still wouldn't cause tingling ALL OVER like you describe.
Please do yourself a favor, listen to whatever it is that Terri said, because really, she is THE BEST. If it's possible it's anxiety, talk to your doctor about that and ask for a referral to a qualified therapist and perhaps medication (that's a decision to make with your doctor).
Believe the test, believe Terri. That's my best advice.
Hi I believe you. I’ve been going through the same thing for 7 months. I’ve been to ( doctors for my mouth and they all keep telling me it it’s dry mouth. Sorry but it’s not. I tried everything and it doesn’t change. I do have hsv 1 but I sometimes wonder even though my swab was pistive. I guess I just have to live with this terrible feeling in my mouth. I feel for you.