Hi Terri, I spoke with my provider – she didn’t want to run an STD panel but I begged her to. I guess I’m going crazy because I don’t have sores in my mouth but a persistent annoyance/uncomfortableness and ear pressure/moisture in ear issue. Has me thinking I need to investigate further. I have never had a swab done on my sores. None were present at the time of my original testing & the NP I am seeing now has not done a physical exam outside of looking at my throat & seeing nothing abnormal besides a polyp. Which I mentioned to her because I thought it was an OB. I briefly mentioned confirmatory testing but she shut that down quickly when I mentioned my original IgG results. Basically a positive result is what it is & confirmatory testing won’t change the facts. Unfortunately the redness on my hard palate always disappears within 2 days so I’m not sure about intraoral herpes or throat herpes. My guess is I’m partially asymptomatic in the mouth. Google is a gift& a curse at this point. I’m at a crossroads& left more confused. I finally stopped washing my hands constantly at the thought of touching my face/my saliva or a using a utensil.
Would you suggest I do a Western Blot based on my results? Is there any research on why numbers fluctuate like this? Or it’s higher & then lowers? Lower than higher?
I have never taken antivirals for HSV 1 so I don’t think it can be different unless nystatin, allergy medicine & blood pressure meds have an affect on results?
3/20/2021: HSV 1 IgG, Type Spec 2.89
HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec <0.91
I had started to feel sick after having sex with someone on 3/18. I thought I was going to pass out because of how sick I was. Ear infection at that time too. The person I was involved with didn’t not have A1 hygiene at that time so figured it was something bacterial. Once I finished medication I was good orally. No issues until July when I believe I transferred to myself from G to O.
No sex since
10/14/22: HSV 1 IgG, 1.32
HSV 2 IgG, 1.30