1. is 2 months into being diagnosed too early to develop the antibodies needed to achieve the 1.3% shedding rate (I believe that is the percentage).
Way too early. At 2 months in, your are probably shedding around 13% of days
2. I know that at 6 months in that it is supposed to be about a 7% shedding rate. Would the antivirals mess this up as well?
no, they would decrease the shedding rate
3. Is there a way to get to that shedding rate in the two years after taking antivirals?
We don’t have that data, sorry
Or I guess basically can you explain to me how the antivirals would hinder me or anyone else getting to that shedding rate in the 2 years? And would I just need to get off of it to get back on track?
We actually don’t know if people take antivirals from the start of their infection if they then go back to the initial shedding rates when they come off or how that is impacted and when
The last thing, I have been having nerve pain I guess like right under my butt cheek. It feels like someone is zapping me over and over. Some aren’t that bothersome but others are so bad I have to stop walking. I have taken sitz baths and that seems to help at the moment but not long term. I thought at first it was going to be an outbreak but no bumps ever appeared and I have it for almost a week. It also hurts to laugh, sneeze, or cough because it’s like I am being zapped. I looked this up and I saw something about Pudendal Neuralgia. I saw that it can be caused by many things but saw that herpes was on the list of causes as well.
Have you ever seen this happen? Have you ever treated someone with this issue? Is there anything you recommend I bring up to my doctor about it?
I have seen and read about people who experience this type of pain. I’ve also tested many many people who have that as their only symptoms and swear it is due to herpes but they test negative on the western blot. I would say if antivirals make no impact on that nerve feeling it may have not been caused by HSV, especially HSV 1 genital infection