May 4, 2015 at 7:04 pm #6474
Married for 10 years. Two kids from ex husband. I was recently diagnosed with HSV2. I don’t have the details and wondering how I determine if this is a new infection or old. I went into the doctor because I had a “sore” on my labia. I bought a new razor and did a number down there and thought that might be it but thought I would get it checked out. I am fairly positive that my current hubby didn’t give it to me. He is willing to take a lie detector test to prove he hasn’t been with any other woman since with me. And his wife before, they were married for 23 years. I have never cheated on him ever.
My ex on the other hand is a sleezeball. He cheated on me many times. But could herpes show up after 10+ years?
I feel dirty and cheap and ashamed. Like I have a big “H” on my chest. I am constantly looking down there to see how horrible it is or if it shows again. It is pretty painful.
The doctor I went to did a “culture” but it doesn’t say what kind and immediately gave me valacylovir 500mg to take daily. does that medication really help? What works to help the pain?
As I think back and wonder when or how I got it, I remember seeing a “patch” near the top of my butt crack on the right side a couple of times thinking it was from my yoga mat and all the sit ups. Lower back pain.
I am reading in here about right side vs left side and different kinds of testing.
I just want to know is this a new infection or old. I will tell you that i have had cold sores since I was around 15 and never had sex until I was 21.
I am looking for any help or advice as I’m a mess.
May 5, 2015 at 2:49 am #6491
I don’t know you but I doubt that you are either cheap or dirty. You have a virus. Period. How were you diagnosed with HSV 2 specifically? Was it by a swab test that was typed or was it just genital and they thought it was HSV 2? You said the doctor didn’t say what type it was. The medicine will help – please take it as directed.
I doubt that you will know if it is new or old, unfortunately. However, if you had an antibody test done now and it was negative for HSV 2 and it was positive in 4 months, then it was new. It is important that your current husband get tested. The things you thought were from the yoga mat could definitely have been herpes, yes. It can show up anywhere in the boxer shorts area.
May 6, 2015 at 9:37 pm #6556
They took a culture of the sore. It was a tiny spot. Determined HSV 2. However, I had the spot on my butt about 3 or 4 times over the past few years thinking it was all the crunches I was doing on the yoga matt (kind of like a rug burn). They went away. I am 200% confident that it had to be my ex as my current husband has been completely faithful without question. Only this week was it a full blown episode on my genitals and anus. It is humiliating.
Could I have had HSV 2 for quite some time but not shown on the outside of the genitals until now? I’ve been in more stressful situations so wondering why it chose now.
May 8, 2015 at 12:08 am #6593
Yes, the “yoga mat” think could have been herpes. Or you husband could have had it for years before even being with you and just recently transmitted to you. Or you could have had it since you starting having sex and just now started having outbreaks. It’s hard to know why herpes pops up when it does honestly. It can be very frustrating.
May 8, 2015 at 1:18 am #6597
Being 54, I find it hard to believe that it happened when I started having sex 30 years ago but I guess I will never know. What do you recommend as best course of action to minimize outbreaks and help ease discomfort when they appear. They gave me valacylovir to take daily and I am taking lysine, vitamin C and other immune boosters. Can you build up a tolerance for the Valtrex? And does any “salve” both natural and prescription help heal and ease pain?
May 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm #6978
I am so sorry, I missed this last post completely.
We don’t see resistance to Valtrex at this point at all, no. And as for topical things to ease pain, I would suggest the kind of thing that you spray on a sunburn to help with discomfort
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