April 6, 2021 at 6:24 am #73198
Hi. Im sorry but this will be long . I had started talking to a long time friend of mine(male) back in Aug of 2020 . We would talk almost every other day . I had been in a relationship and it was going down hill. I had eventually met up with the long time friend a couple times between aug and oct 2020 when I’m 100% he infected me . He literally kissed me the first day he seen me . Which I was not okay with and very shocked about .d I did ask him if he had anything and said he did not . We eventually messed around in early oct 2020 in which I was very intoxicated and just going threw a lot personally . He didn’t use a condom and gave me oral .I was highly upset about after . 3 days later I notice what felt like a yeast infection . I ended up going to urgent care near my home to get tested for std. Doctor confirmed it was a yeast infection And gave me a 3 day cream for it and a pill to take . It cleared it in 3 days. I never spoke to the guy since and even blocked him. I felt very not myself and pressured from the last In counter. About a week or two later my vagina just swelled up out of no where. I was very confused and my kids father was back trying to fix our home . We both were confused . I Hadn’t had any signs of bumps or anything . Nov 2020 came around and I went to see a obgyn because I notice the swelling not going down and I began to experience abdominal pain and my pee would burn .She basically did a pap smear and screened me for more std’s and said I looked okay all test came back good . But how could it have been good when my whole vagina was swollen and even fussing together . She never gave me anything and sent me to get a vaginal ultrasound Which was painful and didn’t show anything . I went online after the appointment and searched for other options of the cause . I began to worry it was something more serious . Early Dec 2020 I went to the ER because of horrible abdominal pain that was still lingering from nov. I got blood test ran and a CTscan
April 6, 2021 at 6:47 am #73199
Which showed nothing and they even over looked my vagina swelling and said to go see obgyn. Bumps started to form on my vagina near my clitoris . I eventually told my kids father everything because I then became extremely worried. I then realized every are std test I had gotten didn’t include hiv or herpes . I went to anylabtestnow Dec 11th and asked for both . My results came back Dec 15th I will never forget . Everything negative accept hsv1. My range was 5>. I cried my eyes out. I could not believe it .I went back to the same obgyn with my results and she basically brushed me off saying that’s not an std and she can’t give me anything and that the bumps
On my vagina were razor bumps which I knew they weren’t and hurt. I left and never went back to her . I went to another ER and she swabbed me down low and gave me Acyclovir and a shot of antibiotics because I also had strep . my symptoms were sore throat, fever , night sweats ,extreme dry mouth and lip swelling ,rash on hands , lost of weight , vagina swelling and bruising on legs and arms. The doctor at the ER gave me a hiv rapid test because she was worried it was. But everything was negative hiv , mono , syphillis and trich. My results from the hsv swabs came back negative as well . Which I was confused about because I had tested positive on igg test . The acyclovir cleared the bumps but the other symptoms never left . I eventually was admitted to the ER on Jan1st 2021 for the abdominal pain,fatigue , diarrhea, vaginal swelling ,bottom lip swelling and night sweats .I spent almost 2 weeks there . I had ct scans done which showed kidney hydronosis. I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done because they suspect it’s Crohns because of my extreme weight lost in 3 months . Ran blood test and everything looked fine . The Obgyn I seen while there said it could be swollen from Crohns and I was trying to explain to her it’s been like that ever since I slept with the long time friend.
April 6, 2021 at 7:00 am #73200
They treated me with Acyclovir and flagyl in the hospital .Nothing helped or Improved. I was discharged and sent home on medication. Which have not helped . I’ve literally been in hell for 6 months now . I was a healthy 150 before messing with that guy and I have dropped to 125 and even got down to 115 and still am no able to gain anything . My body has been taking over from something . I am always warm , I feel tingling sensations in my legs all the time , even my arms too . I more worried because A cold sore is trying to form on my lip last night and I can feel the tingling and it hurts. I have 2 kids and I’m deeply afraid . This has ruined my life . I just don’t look or feel like the same person . My health has definitely been compromised due to hsv. I’ve seen 2 obgyn , Gi doctor , my pcp , Ent doctor and even seeing a rhemotologist . Everyone says blood work is fine and I’m fine but they can see something is wrong . My question is have you seen this happen before? Why would a sore pop up this late if I had it orally too ? My doctor has me on 1 gram valtrex but why isn’t it helping with symptoms ? This virus is very very tricky. Sorry for the long post .
April 9, 2021 at 1:43 pm #73217
Can I also break out on other parts of my body like forehead , hairline, chest, Shoulders etc.? Because I’ve been getting weird acne looking itchy bumps since Feb thats not going away and if they do they come back in same spot and is spread over my entire face . Doctors swabbed one lesion and it showed bacteria.
I also had my igg levels checked out and my IG3 level was a 10 which I’ve been told is extremely low . Do you think my body isn’t fighting the virus ?
I’m just really confused and want my life to start getting back normal again but it seems that won’t be happening because I’m reminded everyday with all my symptoms and I’m terribly afraid of passing this to my kids because of my constant symptoms and the antivirals are not doing anything for me.
April 12, 2021 at 7:52 pm #73253Terri WarrenKeymaster
About half the population in the US has HSV 1 infection. Nothing you have described here sounds like it is due to HSV 1. The bumps that you have all over are not due to HSV 1. The antivirals aren’t working because all of this is not due to HSV 1.
Your IgG index value of 10 is not at all unusual for someone with HSV 1 infection. Very normal.
You had a positive test which half the population would have and you have decided that somehow this is the cause for your issues, but I don’t believe that it is. HSV 1 doesn’t cause weight loss either. And if your index value was 10, it was NOT a new infection but rather one that is well established, if you had it drawn near the beginning of your troubles.
You want and need a solution to what’s happening to you but I don’t think this is it.
April 13, 2021 at 5:05 am #73255
Thank you for getting back to me . I totally agree with you about none of these symptoms being hsv related but it’s the coincidence of all of this happening right after seeing someone new and only having a positive hsv1 test . So one would assume it to be related but I’m trying to get to the bottom of this as we speak . Also I believe The infection was not an old infection. I’ve only been with my kids father (my first ) and this new guy . Kids father is clean and so was I. That’s how I know for sure where it came from .I’ve had chicken pox as a child but that’s it nothing else blistered on my face or body. Never slept around or kissed people.
My question is
I got another test this past February which was 16.30 ? Why is it going up and so high ? And is the range normal for my time frame ?
Also since I’m pretty sure my primary outbreak was genital and not oral. Is that a good guarantee that it’s only genital and not oral ? Or would I have had a primary outbreak on my mouth as well . I’m just really confused and want to make sure I’m safe to kiss my babies again which is bothering the most . My kids are everything to me and I would not want to harm them in anyway .
Thank you for your time !
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