Terri- please weigh in on these concerns.
Q1. Admittedly the contact was very mild and brief as well as non mucous membrane, and the person denies being HSV+. My only real indicator pointing to HSV is that symptoms started 2 days after the encounter and I didn’t know the person well. Would this scenario be of a high likelihood of transmission?
Q2. With an 8.5 month negative test, no blisters, and 3 doctors saying it looks non herpetic, as will as a 1 week course of antivirals with no real benefit, would you be comfortable saying I probably should be looking at other causes of my pain, and quit beating myself with this?
Q3. Considering the following facts, would this even be typical symptoms of HSV….2 day turnaround between contact to severe pain, with no initial skin lesions, no actual blisters ever, and have severe almost debilitating outbreaks one on top of the other, sometimes unidentifiable from the previous one, while also producing no antibodies, and symptoms becoming more persistent with time instead of better with time. So the question here is: Would any of this actually be suggestive of herpes?
In summary, I’m afraid I’m beating myself up over a regrettable encounter. I have a history of other injuries more likely to cause sciatic type symptoms than genital herpes in my opinion. The pain is worsened by sitting. I’m literally sitting on my tailbone all the time, and the dry skin area favors an early stage bed/pressure sore more than it does heretic outbreak. The more I rationalize it, I feel like after losing 40 pounds over the summer, I’m just simply sitting on my tailbone now and it’s rubbing sores that are coincidentally where I had mild sexual contact.
I posted several days ago, please help me and weigh in.
- This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by Regrets2021.