Back in 2007 I woke with a series of spider bites down the back of my right thigh. It wasn't a mistake, they were two parallel lines of bites traveling vertically down my left thigh. I treated it like you would a spider bite, and then 6 months later a few little bumps appeared on my thigh in the same area, this time in just a patch, no lines. The bumps slowly got a bit larger and turned into one large one. Thinking it had something to do with the bite I went to a walk in clinic, was told I had a case of 'dermatitis', a bacterial infection in my skin, probably a left over from the bite. Was given an antibiotic and sent on my way. For the next two years every 6 or 7 months a small patch would appear in that spot, I was treating it with peroxide, which seemed to break the bumps, and a topical antibiotic. It wasn't until I mentioned it to my mother, who has had HSV-2 in her genital area for over 23 years, she got it from my father only 3 months shy of giving birth to me, she said it almost seemed like her breakouts...but not timed like hers with her periods or stress. I went to my doctor, began explaining it to her, but before I could finish she cut me off and said I have herpes. So I went through the battery of blood tests, and came back positive for HSV-2.I was handed a prescription for Valtrex and sent on my way. So it was just assumed that what was on my leg was the virus. Because I've never had outbreaks of any kind anywhere else.
My issue is; that before I went on the medication, these 'outbreaks' would only happen once ever 6 or 7 months, now, if i go off the meds for two days i'll break out. So what ever is on my leg reacts to the medcation, but its been almost a year and I should be able to go off the meds and not break out. That and the area on my leg where these blisters appear gives me pain once and a while. Never the itching or burning, or twinge i hear people speak of, its a muscle pain, almost like I've pulled it. Right now it is worse then ever, its causing me to limp, I just recently broke out, while on the medication, which has never happened before (i take 500mg a day), the spot barely broke out, I had three little dots then they faded, but now my muscle is killng me. I want to know if you have ever heard of this happening before? Or of someone getting HSV-2 from something like a bite. Or if I should really question my diagnosis of that area.... I dont really trust my doctor...
If you can answer any of my questions or have an opinion it would really be helpful