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I’m back, unfortunately. I promise I’m looking into counseling. I guess I have too much pride to admit that I’ve gone a bit coo-koo and my everyday life is effected by these thoughts. This will be my final post as I plan to learn how to just accept everything you’ve told me.
I had to build up the courage to even come back on this forum because I fear I’ll be told something that will enforce my fear opposed to alleviating it.
Based on the fact that I seen my fiancé while she had an active cold sore 2 weeks prior to my first ever (initial) outbreak and it had all the characteristics of a primary outbreak and lasted 2-3 weeks. Can I safely assume (I know you can not guarantee) that this is where I contracted this from? Would you conclude that if you were me? I never had an outbreak prior and even then, I’ve seen people with their little cold sores. Mine was nothing like that. It was huge.
Can I let go that I caught this simultaneously (orally and genitally) years prior and shown oral symptoms years later and will show genital symptoms sometime in the future?
Has anything I said indicated that this wasn’t a new infection?
Appearance? Incubation? Length of sores?
Also, I’d like to ask some questions.
How often do you see someone come in with a “new infection” of hsv1 and it turns out it’s not? Percentage wise?
How often do you see people with simultaneous infections? Percentage wise?
How often does hsv1 have a true primary outbreak with classic symptoms? Percentage wise?
Do you discourage anxious forum users to scroll through the forum?
Also, is gracefromhhp, dr.hhh and dr.hook a reliable source of info on medhelp (or asha)?
I have uncles and people I know who date/marry someone with cold sores and they never worry about it. I just can’t seem to knock the thought that GHSV1 is lying dormant and will soon rise when I least expect it. I think too much info makes possibilities and horror stories more realistic. Can I schedule a phone call?