August 28, 2023 at 4:34 pm #82735
I had an unprotected encounter with a woman whose HSV status is unknown to me on August 25th, 2023. Unfortunately, this weekend involved excessive drinking and drug use, which I recognize was a poor choice. On August 27th, 2023, I woke up with noticeable muscle pain in both of my calves. It’s worth noting that this could have been caused by extensive walking or the strain from excessive drinking. This morning, on August 28th, 2023, I woke up with the same calf stiffness, along with a sense of malaise and a headache. It’s possible that these symptoms could be attributed to consuming questionable food and not getting enough sleep. It’s important to mention that I do not have a fever.
I want to clarify that I am HSV1 positive, having experienced only one outbreak two years ago. I am familiar with the sensations and appearance prior to an outbreak. I recall feeling feverish after exposure, followed by the onset of my initial outbreak on the fifth day.
Here are my current symptoms:
No tingling, itching, or burning on the penis.
No fluid-filled blisters on the penis.
Pain behind the back of the knee and calf soreness.
No signs of the flu.
Slight tingling sensation on various parts of my body.
I’m struggling with this concern and find it hard to focus or carry on with my work. The numbness in my calf is particularly distressing. I’ve searched this forum and noticed that many people have reported similar calf and hamstring pain.
Based on your experience, Terri, what do these symptoms sound like to you? I appreciate your input and advice. Thank you.
August 29, 2023 at 8:30 pm #82742
Update: It has now been precisely four days, and I’ve observed no pustules with a red base, no lesions, and no scabs. I’ve experienced no headaches, and the calf pain has significantly subsided. There’s been no tingling sensation whatsoever. If all those sensations were indeed part of a prodrome, would it be reasonable to expect any symptoms in my groin area by now?
It’s worth noting that during my GHSV1 outbreak exactly two years ago, I did notice lesions on day 4, followed by lesions on the same day.
If I continue to remain symptom-free in the coming days, can I cautiously assume that I may not have contracted HSV2? Of course, I plan to undergo testing for this in a few months.
September 4, 2023 at 1:17 pm #82777
Day 10: to lesions, blisters, ulcers or tingles
Pain in leg now gone away and no itching as well
Safe to say I didn’t catch anything?
September 4, 2023 at 6:25 pm #82779
Day 10: NO blisters or outbreaks
September 8, 2023 at 11:15 am #82811Terri WarrenKeymaster
I cannot for sure if you caught anything but none of these symptoms caused me a concern that you might’ve acquired genital herpes.
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