6 wks ago I was diagnosed with Type I Herpes...genital form. I have taken the antiviral, Acyclovir 400 mg, which helped. I have tried to resume intercourse 5x's now...and it's a no-go...VERY painful...feels like a sword entering me!
I can feel some achy-like discomfort throughout the day as well. I went to see a gynocologist the other day...and everything looked and felt normal...normal Pap....no vaginal dryness...my partner says I feel wet and feels the same.
I researched your site...and see a few other frustrated women have also had the same problem. I am wondering if the Herpes virus has attached itself to the vaginal nerves and I may have permanent nerve damage?? No signs of a yeast infection...no itching. I am VERY frustrated and sad. Up until the Herpes outbreak, I had a wonderful sex life.
I've been with the same partner for several years...I know this is not in my head. Help! I need some direction.
The Gyno said that I could try a hormonal cream that MAYBE might help or neurotin for the pain. I know this is not hormonal. Can you help me??