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Please disregard my questions.
I received my results this morning. I am negative for both HSV1/2. I can’t express how relieved I am after 4+ months of worry. I convinced myself I had symptoms at times, constantly checked myself, and became obsessed with online research. I actually had to go to therapy and be put on medication because of OCD thoughts regarding HSV.
In the end, I don’t have it but I’m posting to anyone who has convinced themselves they have HSV and experienced OCD tendencies like I did, please get yourself a WB and trust it. And seek mental health help if needed! I did.
Herpes isn’t really a big deal, it truly is the psychological piece and stigma which cause the most damage. From my endless hours of internet googling, that is what I’ve taken away from all of this!
Thanks Terri for all of the work you do!