Today June 17 I found out I have genital herpes.. I am so lost and confused! I feel so alone!! I went to the doctor today really thinking that I had something else, my first outbreak is not bad, and does not look like pictures I have seen at all! So when my doctor told be bluntly.. You have herpes.. I felt like I was just hit by a bus! All these feelings and questions running through my head. Will I ever find anyone who will accept me AND my disease? Will I ever have kids? Get married? Will I ever be able to come to terms with this? I am 23 years old I'm so scared of being judged and not being able to live a normal life :(
A lot if people have herpes, it's actually very common. It doesn't make it any easier to deal with, I know. When I found out a month ago I was so lost. Take your meds, stay positive, and just breath. Everything will be okay. Msg me if you need to! Xoxo
Thank you, I'm glad I found this site and get to read other people stories! My mom keeps telling me it is a common disease, but to hear it from someone who actually has it is way different thank you for responding!
@ifeelLost of course, anytime. We’re all here for you. It seema bad right now, but it will get better. Pinky promise
Hey sweetie of course you find someone and be able to have kids. There are plenty of people on this site that got married and had kids. You are feeling all the normal feelings and this site has so many wonderful people that will be there to support you. I think personally I would just read a lot post on here and do your research it will help. And if you have a question post on here and someone will answer you
Thank you krl426! I've been reading others post, and it has helped me a little already, I like the fact I can actually talk to others who have this disease and who can really relate I've only told one person my mom but of course I act like she don't understand what I'm going threw because she is not dealing with it herself. I'm just trying to tell myself.. I have it and that's that I just need to suck it up and continue to live my life! Maybe even better than I was living it before!
With time it does get better today is exactly 2 months since I found out and when I found out I was crushed and was very suicidal. But now I realize it's a very common disease. And that I'm not a bad person just because I have it. Just keep your head up.
Thank you! And I will try my very best to stay positive and keep my headup
This site has helped me quite a bit but some days are better than others
Yes I feel like Its going to be a big rollercoaster for a while! Especially emotionality!! I'm sure I'll have days were I feel like my old self and I'll forget, but then I know I'll have days were I feel like I could just die and I'll be sad.. But I know I don't want to live my life feeling that way so I'm going to try so so hard to stay positive! And geez already being able to get my thoughts out to all of already feels so good!! Now my ttears are of happiness! For now anyway Lol..
@ifeelLost Its good that you found back your way to happiness, and actually yes the site is a lot good to help support people who are depressed, I felt the same when I first joined in here, now I forget all my pains and just come up to support someone in here, It feels good to know that someone is happy because of you. If you feel like you need someone to talk feel free to message me. Stay Strong Have a Good Day.