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June 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm #7395
I have follow up questins after out last exchange. I posted my results and you stated that my results appear accurate based on the numbers. Thanks!!
You also stated I should consider talking with someone because of my anxiety of infecting the kids in my life. It’s just hard because outside of online groups my husband is the only ones knows I have H. I wish I had the courage to bring up the topic with family/friends. I also hate to have so many records, medical and pharmacy, reflecting I have H. Yes, yes it’s the stigma because as i previously stated it does not manifest Itself like most of horrid images that fill up the Internet.
I see you have a vast experience with H2. Is there a link between it and Pruritis Ani. My bottom essentially itches everyday. I have had a colonoscopy but all it showed was a small hemorrhoid. Does H2 manifest itself with daily itching especially after bowel movements. I thought H would come and go, could it be related??
Lastly, do you see a lot of worst case scenarios in your practice, the horrid images I mean??
June 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm #7397
I rarely see, anymore, terrible outbreaks of herpes. I’m not sure why, we used to but we just don’t anymore. Perhaps people are more aware of symptoms of early infection and are seeing their health care providers earlier in the process and aren’t letting things get so bad before they are seen.
I would say no, herpes does not cause constant itching around the anus. No. Have you seen a proctologist about this? They are physicians who specialize in conditions of the lower GI tract (i.e. rectum and anus). Herpes, as you stated, is intermittent not constant. That’s something else going on.
When I talked about speaking with someone about your herpes, I meant more a professional counselor. Specifically a cognitive behavioral psychologist.
Try to remember that stigma has nothing to do with reality. Herpes is not a problem for you physically, but the views of others are your problem. I would encourage you to try to think of this less through what you think people will think and more what it’s really like for you.
June 18, 2015 at 11:40 pm #7433
Yes, I saw a colon, rectum, anus doctor who subsequently did a colonoscopy and didn’t find any issues.
You are correct, I have bought into the stigma the world has attached to it. I am embarrassed of what others would think. Like you said, H does not pose a physical problem. Praying I truly accept it and stop judging myself.
I’ll keep my body as healthy as I can.
June 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm #7464
Great idea, and do consider seeing a cognitive behavioral psychologist for help in thinking differently about having herpes. I believe that this is important not only for you but also for your children.
June 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm #7567
Me again, sorry I know it feels like I am beating a dead horse!! I initially had a question about transmitting HSV 1 via utensils and you stated that you have never heard of documented cases of such. The thing that kills me is the different information that out there. Physicians telling yes it can happen and some telling me no way! Sorry to bring it up again just feeling bad that I could have transmitted..
June 23, 2015 at 4:51 pm #7580
I would say that I have far more experience with herpes than your doctor – shall we compare the number of articles I have published in excellent journals on herpes than he has? I’m pretty sure my 30 trumps his, would you guess? The only inanimate objects I worry about are sex toys, lipsticks and chap stick and I recommend that people use their own towels, though there are also no documented cases of transmission through towels. I don’t believe for one second that you have transmitted herpes to your children through sharing utensils.
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