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Today would be day 18 of Valtrex. Isue is mostly hesitancy. I did had a blood tinged discharge and burning, but both of those are subsiding. The urethra area is still tender but much improved and the flow of urine is returning to normal. During OB I had to push to just get a little out and I ended up being catheterized for 3 days about 10 days ago.
If there is a recurrance, will there be lesions in the urethra again? Ouch.
So, should I discontinue Valtrex? Switch to 1x daily?
Thanks for the response. I am on a roller coaster of emotions right now. I know that in the big scheme of things, this is not a big deal. I’m glad that we don’t have to worry about passing back and forth. I’m not angry with my husband – he truly did not know he had it and feels terrible that I got it. He was stunned by his results and can’t believe he was misdiagnosed with shingles 9 or 10 years ago.
My biggest thing will just be riding the waves of emotions. I am not thrilled to be HSV2 positive at this stage in my life. I’m also into week 4 of dealing with the neurological side effects and low energy (I only had one lesion which healed in a week) which is bringing me down. I know it will just take some time to let everything sink in, and my body needs time to deal with the virus and get better from this OB. Hoping to get better soon and put this in the back of my mind and get back to doing the things I enjoy.
I’m hoping to be like my husband, one outbreak and none for 9 or so years!
Thanks again for all of your help with this and for the great work that you do through this forum and your consults. By FAR the most accurate and reassuring advice I’ve gotten from anywhere while dealing with this.
Firstly, thank you for your knowledge, empathy and compassion. You’ve really helped me get the information that I need and you’ve made me feel much better which I believe has helped my first OB subside quickly!
Following up on our conversation on Thursday, we ordered the HSV 1 and 2-Specific Ab, IgG test from healthcheckusa that day. I got blood drawn on Thursday about 3+ weeks after first symptoms. Husband got his done on Friday. I got the results today, but I don’t understand them. We’re both positive, both have red flags by the result. Could you let me know what they mean? Do they tell if one of us is newly positive?
Result Range Units
HSV 2 IgG, Type 1.22 0.00-0.90 index
Test Description Result Range Units
HSV 2 IgG, Type 20 0.00-0.90 index
Thank you so much!
- This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by Wit2015.
One more thing. My husband said he had a shingles outbreak years ago. It was a rash on his inner thigh, I think. Could that have been a wrong diagnosis?
NP said I should stay on antiviral indefinitely. Is this true? I normally dislike taking any meds.
Still reeling from all this.
Just got results. HSV2
NP refused to order me blood test. Said no point.
What do I do next. Please help.
Thanks for the info. I purchased more follow ups.
I will let you know what tests say.
How do we get blood tests?
Will I now get lesions on my mouth?
What is likelihood of me having already passed or passing it to
I called the office yesterday and spoke to the NP. I asked her what kind of tests she had ordered and she wouldn’t tell me. She just kept saying that she sent it away to get cultured. She’s really not nice or helpful.
I’m still really upset/sad over this. If this is hsv1 then I can assume it’s from the ex? This still blows my mind. That was 13 years ago!!!! I’m having trouble with understanding that he’s the cause because it was a really nasty marriage and divorce. Now it’s coming back to haunt me and my new marriage which is beyond wonderful.
Finally, I haven’t told my husband yet until tests confirm. He knows about the sore and the test and that I’m waiting to hear. I am NOT looking forward to this. Are there any outlines for how to break this news? I don’t know if I will be able to keep it together.
Thanks for the info and compassion. You are much more helpful and nicer than the nurse I saw.
1. Don’t know about what type of test they ordered. They did not do blood test. I can find out.
2. My current husband does not/has not has symptoms. He’s never had the test you mentioned to my knowledge. Neither if us get cold sores.
3. No oral sex with current husband, by either of us. Maybe a few times with ex husband. I don’t recall cold sores. He did have what he told me was a pimple once. He was a lying cheat and I was naive back then, so maybe that’s it. Damn it. Why would it take so long to show up.
4. Should I get a blood test? Should my husband? Could I have given this to him?
5. I’m guessing if I’m positive and he’s negative our sex life is done?
I am just sick over this.