So did you have positive herpes swab test, is that how you “know for a fact I have herpes.”? Because your antibody tests are negative. It is true that that the IgG test misses 30% of HSV 1 – is that why you think you have HSV 1 or is there some other reason for that assumption?
When people tell me that their main symptoms is tingling, probably 95% or more of the time, their western blot is negative at least for HSV 2 – because about 50% of the population has HSV 1, that is not as clear.
Not one of the symptoms you have described makes me think that you have herpes, without anything else – like a positive antibody test or a sore. So I guess you must have swab tested positive for HSV because you know for a fact that you have herpes.
If you don’t have a positive swab test for herpes and you are just positive in your head that you have herpes, then I don’t even know what to say about that. I am here to help people learn if they truly do have herpes by recommending certain tests or to help people who actually have a lab test that says that they have herpes to learn to cope with this infection.
I’m not here to argue with anyone. If you believe that you have herpes, then go ahead and see if someone will prescribe medicine to you without a lab diagnosis. But if you ever do want a better test to know if you actually do truly have this infection, the antiviral medication could impact that testing.