May 20, 2021 at 2:42 pm #73593
I took the full 12 panel test was diagnosed three weeks ago with HSV1 and HSV2. No other STI/STD was detected.
I first noticed that pin pricks (for lack of a more accurate description of the sensation) began to appear. Also it occasionally feels as if a mosquito in crawling in my hair or that I have a spider web dangling on my arm or face. Also I feel the pin pricks occasionally in my ears and eyes. Sometimes it feels like an ant bite.
Is this part of the herpes experience?
May 21, 2021 at 6:38 pm #73598
I read your book and discovered that these uncomfortable sensations are called prodrome. Do they ever stop?
Thank you for writing the book.
Probably my question is answered.
May 23, 2021 at 5:35 pm #73659
Prodrome is not a constant thing at all.
What were the values associated with your positive antibody test panel?
May 24, 2021 at 6:39 am #73677
Thank you for your reply.
IGG AB HSV1 – 2.17
IGG AB HSV2 – 8.15
May 24, 2021 at 6:42 am #73679
Have you had symptoms of HSV 2, sores in the genital area? Let me ask if you are the first or second generation in the US? Your HSV 2 is a pretty solid positive but I want to be pretty sure it’s real.
The sensations that you have around your face or arms are not due to herpes. If you had a crawling under the skin feeling in your genital area, that might be associated with genital herpes. Or on your lip. But the locations that you describe for these kinds of phantom nerve sensations just don’t fit well for HSV.
May 24, 2021 at 9:39 am #73688
No sores yet. Though there was a very low plateau raised discoloration on penis that went away quickly. It looked like the preferred blister…
My family has been in the USA since the late 1700s and late 1800s.
I get the feelings of ant bites and crawling ants… randomly.
No history of std or weird neurological disorders.
May 24, 2021 at 9:49 am #73689
The valtrex seem to ameliorate the random bites…
May 24, 2021 at 11:01 am #73692
Please let me know when I need to pay another $20.
I get the ant bites / pin pricks, also on my genitalia, hands and feet. Litterally everywhere and it is random. I have read on /reddit a few other people complain of these pin pricks.
I read the abstract of a study in India that concluded: the potential for liftime ‘ant bites / pin pricks” were best treated in the first four months of HSV2 with 200 mg of acyclovier (sp) taken four times per day with the aim being to keep the medicine in the system 24 / 7. After four months the medicine can be discontinued except for suppression and OB.
May 25, 2021 at 4:04 pm #73714
May 25, 2021 at 5:28 pm #73728
The woman who I believe I got the hsv1 & 2 from texted me to advise that I get tested. The results were positive as indicated. I would not have even suspected I had anything were it not for the random nerve sensations. Those things made the disease real to me. And the lab report too.
Some of the herpes literature says it is a virus that attaches to our nerves and causes the out breaks that create the blisters.
I have not yet had the runny blisters.
I was disease free before this encounter.
The nurse practitioner at a respectable clinic said the same thing you did: those sensations are not herpes.
What could the ant bites / spider webs / weird pains be?
Where would I go to get a diagnosis?
How could a diagnosis be made without a Koch’s Postulate?
May 25, 2021 at 6:59 pm #73730
I think you should be in touch with your primary care provider and describe in detail the nerve sensations that you are having all over your body. Don’t leave anything out. I am not a primary care provider so I am not going to advise you about this – it is not in my area of expertise but I honestly think this has nothing to do with herpes.
Let me ask you – are you first or second generation in the US?
May 26, 2021 at 4:29 am #73734
I am many generations in the USA. One ancestor fought in the war of 1776.
May 31, 2021 at 1:25 pm #73756
Thanks, we are just seeing higher false positives in people who are more recent arrivals in the US. That seems unlikely to be a false positive in your case.
I honestly don’t know what the spider/ant feelings are in your case. If Valtrex makes them better, I see no reason for you not to take it.
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