Happy with Herpes Blog

Welcome to my Happy with Herpes Blog. There are lots of things on this blog to help you find happiness, health, and love with Herpes. Loads of success stories from other people, plus some personal stuff about me and what I'm doing. Happy reading!

Apr 11, 2014

Still Coping but will never let it beat me down

I am a 33 year old female who was diagnosed with HSV-2 about 6 months ago. That being said it has been a pretty devastating thing in my life. I have outbreaks

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Apr 02, 2014

Anxiety and Depression Setting In

Hi, I’m a guy, 31, I was told by my dermatologist that I have a herpes 3 days ago. My world started to cave in. I come from a good family but because of

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Apr 02, 2014

Is it safe to cuddle naked with my partner who has herpes?

I'm madly in love. A whirlwind romance you may call it. Before my partner and I became intimate he opened up to me about having genital herpes. He also

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Mar 21, 2014

Immune?

I recently was diagnosed with hsv 1 on my genitals and my boyfriend was tested. He had never had an outbreak and didn't know he had it. His hsv 1 blood

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Mar 21, 2014

Is there a topical medication to ease genital herpes?

My daughter is newly diagnosed and many questions since DR did not help her understand what is happening. Tingling started last Friday and yesterday she

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Mar 17, 2014

My Life Felt Like It Was Over, And Then All Of A Sudden It Goes On

I have never shared my story with anyone in this way but felt that maybe it could reassure someone somewhere finding out about having herpes or open eyes

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Mar 17, 2014

Patience and Honesty has Paid Off

Reading through blogs all you hear are horror stories surrounding herpes, glad to contribute to the brighter side of the storm. I contracted the genital

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Mar 17, 2014

Without a Clue

I am a single mother of five and now I have a granddaughter. I was diagnosed 3 years ago. I kept having unusual bumps that would appear each month before

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Mar 17, 2014

Finding Peace

I am a 22 year old mom who recently found out that I have herpes (9 months ago). I am still in a spot where I feel ashamed but I am learning to cope.

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Mar 17, 2014

Please Read This Success Story

Hi :) My name is Jody and I am 23 years old, I have been HSV 2 positive for nearly a year now. When I first found out my world came crashing down, not

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Mar 17, 2014

Saying Goodbye To My Old Life and Embracing My New One With H

I'm 43 years old. Been married once, divorced and spent the past 7 years living a good life. Single (again), dating like crazy, great job, happy, money

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Mar 17, 2014

Relieved

dear friends, i am male,31, was diagnosed having herpes a week ago. at first i noticed there are red dots and blister , i was worried and have the doctor

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Mar 17, 2014

How Should I Start This?

I am a 19 year old sailor in the United States Navy. There is a silver lining to every cloud. Herpes kicked me in the ass to have integrity, honesty, and

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Mar 17, 2014

Starting to Love Life Again

I was diagnosed with herpes one week ago today. At first, I was shocked by the news. I have never been a sexually active person and have only had a few

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Mar 17, 2014

How I DON'T Get Outbreaks

I drink a lot of water, eat my veggies and do my best to stay away from sugar and get rest. But, I like to have fun too and don't want to feel deprived

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Mar 17, 2014

17 Years Old with Genital Herpes and Learning to Live With It

I just turned 17 this year, and started to have possible GH symptoms only about a month before my birthday. I couldn't stop crying and feeling like the

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Mar 16, 2014

Two Stigmas: Stripping and Herpes

Within my second month of stripping (dancing or entertaining); I had also reverted back to celibacy. I randomly requested to get a full STD screening,

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Mar 16, 2014

Could it Be? Your Opinion Please?

About 15 yrs ago, my husband and I,after 7 yrs together, separated and we both were with other people. We got counseling and have worked things out and

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Mar 16, 2014

Heartbroken

I was diagnosed with herpes about 4 months ago. I didn't think it was a big deal since I've only had mild symptoms, if any at all. I started dating someone,

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Mar 16, 2014

Experiences With Acyclovir?

Has anyone had any bad side effects with acyclovir? Especially using it long term? I read some things like dizziness, confusion, and that its not a good

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Mar 16, 2014

When You Don't Have An Outbreak, Can You Have Sex Without A Condom?

I was just wondering if you can have a good sex life. I was looking forward to after having children to be able to either get my tubes tied and have sex

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Mar 16, 2014

How Do You Get Someone To Accept That I Have This Condition?

Well about a year ago I was diagnosed with herpes and I was straight in denial about it. This was like my world was over. I felt horrible, dirty and just

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Mar 16, 2014

Knowing The Right Time To Tell Someone

I haven’t had a partner since finding out my ex boyfriend gave me hsv2 12months ago. I have recently met someone and I know that we both really care about

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Mar 16, 2014

How Are Others 'Really' Living and Dealing?

I was diagnosed about 2 years ago at 25, and literally think about it everyday! I went through a real downward spiral and turned to drugs and alcohol,

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Mar 16, 2014

How Do I Tell My Boyfriend of Three Months Who Lives in Texas and I'm in Washington That I Had an Outbreak of Herpes While I was There and He May Have Contracted It?

I have been divorced for one year separated for four did not have any sexual partners but my husband. During our last trip together I thought I had torn

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Mar 16, 2014

Does Anyone Have Any Positive Experiences About Being Told They Have Herpes?

This might sound like a weird question. I am a sexual health specialist nurse in the UK and I am looking at my skills of giving a herpes diagnosis. I have

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Mar 16, 2014

How Do You Know You're Shedding??

Well I was dating someone for a month and half and he never told me he had HSV 2 well. We had sex and it was unprotected. He ignored me a week later, I

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Mar 16, 2014

Starting a Relationship With an HSV-2 Positive Partner

Hello! I began dating a great guy about 2 months ago. He told me right away that he has HSV-2. I like him very much but the idea of contracting herpes

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Mar 16, 2014

Can herpes outbreak appear anywhere on the body?

Does it come in clusters or in form of pimples? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Antionette,

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Mar 16, 2014

Hugging

I was recently diagnosed with Herpes 1 and 2. So I'm in that Cave phase right now and not feeling too good about myself. I am a hugger and love to hug

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Mar 16, 2014

My new boyfriend has Herpes and I have a heart condition.... how will it affect me if I contract it!!

I just met this wonderful man. I am a widow of 57, and he is a very strong and otherwise healthy 71 year old good looking man. So, we have been seen each

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Mar 16, 2014

Can I Use Vitamin E to Help the Healing?

I found a bump Friday. Went and got tested Monday morning and it looks like herpes... I just want to die! I just left my husband because it was a bad situation...

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Mar 16, 2014

Can you take Lysine and Valtrex together?

I'm getting into my first relationship after being diagnosed and infected almost 3 yrs ago. ... Can you take Lysine and an anti viral med at the same time?

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Mar 16, 2014

What to do about using the bathroom it burns sooooooo Bad! HELP ME

I was diagnosed with genital herpes 3 days ago and the worse part about it for me is going to the bathroom I tried spraying water while I pee or even sitting

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Mar 16, 2014

I tested positive today using the blood tests that separated the viruses into the the type 1 and 2

Positive for both. I've only had 3 partners, all tested negative, and never been symptomatic. I have never had any symptoms at all. Is it possible

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Mar 16, 2014

How To Tell My Partner??

I was recently diagnosed with herpes. I was with my ex for a year and a half and I was 100% loyal to him. About 3 weeks ago I discovered he physically

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Mar 16, 2014

Where Can I Get Confidential and Affordable Treatment?

I have genital herpes been living with it for 25 years. I’m ashamed and depressed sometimes. I wished at times death is the only solution. I am so embarrassed

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Mar 16, 2014

Confused?

So I have just been diagnosed with herpes type 2 and feel devastated!!! But more so confused I have an appointment soon where I can get most of my answers

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Mar 16, 2014

I may have transmitted herpes to my son and am devastated. How do I talk to him?

I am a 53 year old married mother of 2. I was raped when I was 15. I have had this entire time break out's of my rear end sometimes several times a year

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Mar 16, 2014

How likely am I to spread the virus without any noticeable symptoms?

I was just diagnosed with HSV-2 about two weeks ago at my yearly doctor’s visit and I was floored. My IgG reading was 8.1 for HSV-2. My doctor said it

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Mar 16, 2014

Can I have unprotected sex during periods of NON activity with genital herpes?

I am a male who suffers infrequent bouts of genital herpes because I am on a daily maintenance because of Acyclovir. It is accurate to say that stress

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Mar 11, 2014

Is this the most depressing place on Earth??

I just found out I have herpes two months ago. I am dealing with it fairly well, I know that there are many people with it and there are medications that

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Mar 11, 2014

Could you still have a kid even if you’re suffering from genital herpes? Could you still drink alcohol or smoke? What creams could I use to ease the sores?

First, I’m a thirty four year old male, and I just recently found out that I have genital herpes, I felt that my life was over and that I can’t live a

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Mar 11, 2014

How long does it take a non-severe recurrent outbreak to heal?

I have had genital HSV-1 for about 9 months now. I have med on suppressive meds (acyclovir), but recently went off them for a few days while abroad.

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Mar 11, 2014

How long before you tell that person you have herpes? How do you go by telling them?

JUST FIND OUT I HAD IT. IT BEEN 2 YEARS NOW. I STILL CRY EVERYDAY. MY LIFE IS OVER AND DONT NO ONE WANT TO DATE SOMEONE WITH A STD..... -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Mar 11, 2014

After taking Valtrex do the symptoms go away?

I just recently went to the doc. and was told I had herpes. After taking Valtrex do the symptoms go away? -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Mar 11, 2014

PLEASE, SOMEONE HELP!

I have been diagnosed with herpes, and I'm scared to death and mad oh so so so mad. I have what looks and acts like my first herpes outbreak on the end

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Mar 11, 2014

Area Doctor

I have suffered since 1981. My recurrences are at least 10 a year. I have been on suppressive therapy for several years. I need to find a specialist in

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Mar 11, 2014

Angry

I was lying in bed this morning and I got a phone call. It was my doctor; I thought they were calling about the prescription I hadn't picked up yet. I

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