well it's been about 6 weeks since I was diagnosed with HSV2. I've since talked to my ex-boyfriend/best friend of 4 years & he was AMAZING when we had "the talk".....first thing he said was "OMG are you ok?" he's since been tested & yup he has it too =( it's been a difficult & extremely emotional 6 weeks! he's sinced moved away & now I have NO ONE to talk to about this as he is the only person who knows I have this. I live in a VERY small town where everyone knows who you are & what's up with you....so I'm really struggling. Obviously dating is OUT OF THE QUESTION for right now not only because of small town talk, but because quite frankly I know I won't be ready to meet someone for a very long time. but I'm so very grateful for this site as it really helps me to have a safe way to vent & ask for help/info.
What's really bugging me now is that I FREAK OUT every time I feel an itch, or get warm down there...I'm constantly worried about getting an OB. I'm 55 & I swear I've looked at my vagina more in the last 6 weeks than I have my entire life! I keep looking for any sign of anything, and trying to get a feel for what is "normal looking" on me. I'm on daily meds, but I'm afraid my anxiety over this is gonna throw me into an OB! Does time help with this???? Lord I hope so!!!
i no longer look at my "hot spot"... after 34 yrs of HSV2 Gen, i take the safe route and anything and everything is an OB. sometimes they're mild, sometimes a tingle, sometimes itchy. yes it does get better with time. as your body grows to recognize the intruder, it builds up defenses to combat the problem.
that being said, you want to help your body help itself by staying as healthy as you can, try not to over indulge in anything and overall try not to stress.... yes i know those are terribly large hills to conquer, but as time pass, you AND your body will become stronger physically and mentally as you familiarize yourself with each occurrence and time...
recently diagnosed with got cold sores and first few months i've been doing the same thing checking every time i had the chance and/or if ever i felt a bit of tingling; I'm suspecting is more about worries and anxiety, but eventually like after the worries and anxiety pass by, it's slightly better; yes eventually with time and medication (for me is acyclovir cream) the sores will eventually go away. for me i'm suspecting stress is the trigger
similar situation my boyfriend of 3 years infected me. then moved away. I never physically seen him once i called him with my results he has moved away and i have no one to talk to. I found out in March of 2019.