November 12, 2023 at 1:19 pm #83376LifeMovesForwardParticipant
There is some sort of error on the forum. I paid once on March 15th of this year and it would not allow me to ask any questions. I came back November 12th and it still had not registered the March 15th payment and I still could not ask a question. I paid again today and it still wouldn’t open the forum, then I paid a third time and finally the forum opened for me to ask a question. Can you please refund the 2 payments so i am only left with the 1 question and 2 follow ups? I have emailed support back in March, April and June and never had any type of response or follow up.
November 20, 2023 at 6:39 pm #83444
November 22, 2023 at 7:22 pm #83474LifeMovesForwardParticipant
7 years ago I was diagnosed with genital HSV1. Classic primary outbreak.
2017 swab Culture:
HSV2 Not isolated
6 years go by with no recurrent outbreaks.
Last year I began a new relationship with my boyfriend. Before we had sex we got tested:
Boyfriends results April 2022:
My results April 2022:
4 months into our relationship I experienced intense itching, bilateral inguinal lymph node pain, several fissures between my vaginal opening and anus, and several ulcers/sores, as well as white discharge. It was about thanksgiving of 2022 so I couldn’t get it swabbed. I had a telehealth appointment, and they just gave me meds for yeast and HSV. Since I went 6 years with no HSV1 recurrence and all of a sudden months after a new partner, I begin to have symptoms, my doctor suspected HSV2. My boyfriend denied cheating and agreed to purchase a test online while I was having the symptoms.
HSV2 <.91 negative
6 weeks later I got tested.
HSV2: <.91 negative
13 weeks after symptoms:
16 weeks after symptoms:
in November, January, February and March I kept having such symptoms. Itching, fissures, sores, and white discharge.
It has now been 1 year since all of this. My boyfriend just did his annual testing and yet again
I saw all his results with my own eyes, he gave me the login to his account. He has been my ONLY partner in the last 3 years
In your professional opinion do you feel my symptoms could have been HSV2 and/or do I have reasonable cause to pursue the western blot if both me and my boyfriend remain HSV2 negative via quest and LabCorp IGG?
I did notice my HSV1 antibody literally doubled after that episode? Does antibody count go up with recurrences?
Also, is lymph node pain normal for a recurrence?
November 25, 2023 at 3:48 pm #83510Terri WarrenKeymaster
I don’t think you are infected with HSV 2, no. You’ve mounted a very robust response to HSV 1 as reflected in your increased index value for HSV 1, which is good. If you continue to have troubling symptoms, I would suggest that you see a provider for swabs of the genital area to see if they can sort out what might be going on.
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