Hi and welcome. Could be all the munching but if your concerned then have some testing. By the way if it is hsv1 dont be overly shocked as it is estimated that 50% of the adult population test positive and was acquired from childhood from sharing dribbling toys and such.
I'm back again...My troubles began with a sore throat. It happened out of the blue. The sore throat became more and more prominent but within hours took a backseat to fever. I was feeling cold, dizziness when sitting up, shivers, and the feeling was so unknown and untreatable (i.e. food, water, fresh air, reclining) I thought I would die. These two primary symptoms (sore throat/off equilibrium) persisted for the next 2 days asking with night sweats, fever up and down (above 98.8°), eye socket soreness, and muscle ache off and on. On day two I woke up with a sore spot on my upper lip. The small spot started to "bubble" up. My fever was gone, but my throat was still sore with yellowish highlights. Within about four hours of starting my day the sore throat had diminished tremendously, but the lip issue was growing larger. It's more like a large "fat lip" at this junction, however I can't ignore the small blistery type bumps on the lump. It's happening within the center of my lip, nor around the perimeter. This is the second time within 8 months that I've had this blistery thing in my lip. The last time it happened in the middle of the day, without warning as I had just awakened from an afternoon nap. It went away within 3-4 days, but didn't follow the normal signs of herpes. This time the 'lump' seems to have covered more lip area and us spreading across the middle, but also appears in the same space as the last occurrence. I can't help but think, is this herpes!? And if so, what was all the fever and sore throat that preceded it about this time and why we're there no signs the first time? Please help... Things to consider: 1). Both times I'd eaten Pistachio nuts. The first time within hours, the second time within days. 2). The second time I worked a super intense, labor intensive work schedule the day preceding the onset of site throat and fever. I attributed the aching muscles to that because it was very physical. 3). The second time at least 6hrs of my work day had lapsed before I ate anything, which was just a hot dog and a Gatorade, afterwhich I ate nothing until roughly 1pm the next day (the day of the fever and sore throat). 4). Still no sex. I got the chance to ask the guy this time, he vows he's NEVER had a cold sore/fever blister nor anything in his mouth, ever!UPDATE: (day four of my troubles, day two of the lip bump): slight sore throat was there in the morning but completely gone by late afternoon. I could feel it's dry everytime I swallow. No more fever, nothing. The small blisters on my lip are gone. Left behind is what looks like a carpet burn and a very large lump, like I lost a fight. I did apply toothpaste this time too, but not as much. No bleeding or oozing, no pain or anything at first, just the feeling of a swollen, carpet-burned lip. Later in the evening as I prepared for bed slight oozing and needle-point bleeding began from beneath burn. I scrapped the burn off and the protective healing fluids began to rush out and seal the wound back. It wasn't dropping, but I could soak it up with a napkin, which I did. If it is herpes all I can say is it's not following any of the traditional signs I'm reading about, yet nothing else out there sounds like this. Is there nobody else having symptoms like this? They've been completely random and flighty to identify with, I know, but anything well help.