TY for your response Terri and all the work you are doing. Your forum is extremely helpful And thank you for acknowledging my dr was snarky… she is! I started looking for a new dr.
I will skip the blood test since it seems it wouldn’t change anything! I know I have hsv1 I’m wondering if I also have ohsv1. I know my sister does because she’s had cold sores her entire life, 5+ a year.
Now that I read more about prodrome symptoms I believe I had them before the bumps/scabs appeared and they started a few days after the encounter which is why I think it was my first contraction. I remember it being uncomfortable to sleep and the elastic of my underwear was digging into where it was. At the time I thought it was razor burn but it was pretty constant and noticeable.
So- are prodrome symptoms always the same? I worry that every “itch” is a prodrome symptom. What classifies as a prodrome? Is it constant pain/tingle/itchyness or can it be any itch that lasts a few seconds? It’s hard to tell what is from shaving and what is a prodrome. Is it safe to say that because I’ve never had another outbreak *knocks on wood* that this is just a normal itch? Are prodrome symptoms only before an outbreak or do they happen when you are asymptomatic shedding with no outbreak after?
Now that I’m in a monogamous relationship for 1+ year when do couples stop fearing passing GHSV1 to their partner? I was hoping the 3 months was due to your partner creating antibodies. Is it possible to transmit but they never get an outbreak?
Is it fair to make the argument that the pull out method is just as risky (about 94% effective) to cause pregnancy as me passing ghsv1 genitally to my partner? I worry that when my partner and I live closer we will be having more sex and therefor the risk of will increase.
Shedding only 4 days a year and never seeing a case of ghsv1 to ghsv1 transmission is very comforting but also confusing because everyone is still so afraid of something that is very unlikely