I have herpes and it's a pain in the… To deal with at times

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Is it possible you’re developing an allergy to latex, and that’s why the condoms hurt?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@B-anonbee:  I agree that it could be the latex try organic condoms and see if the process is any better 🙂 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That SUCKS! I’m sorry your first serious BF was such a douche. And I’m sorry you have to keep dealing with it!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@B-anonbee:  are you on repressive therapy?  if youre having outbreaks that often, you should be!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

Try non-latex condoms.   I’m allergic to latex, it’s really dumb.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

There’s medication to limit outbreaks called valtrex. I was given it to try after a bad cold sore on my lip kept coming back. I’ve also been taking l-lysine daily and it has kept it from coming back. I’m not sure if it’s the same thing, but if you’re not taking anything maybe you should see your doctor to see if there’s something that could help.

I agree with other posters about the non-latex condoms.

Also if you’re having pain with penetration, you could have vaginismus. 

Sorry you’re going through this. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

My old roommate got herpes at 19 as well, from her boyfriend at the time (this was also while we were living together) and who didn’t treat her as well as I would have liked. She wasn’t very invested in him so she didn’t really seem to care that he was unreliable, etc. Well, he was her 2nd partner ever, and he left her with a permanent memory of his douchiness.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

I agree with previous poster – you should be able to get a script for Valtrex which is an antiviral to help prevent outbreaks if you’re getting them that often.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Definitely ask your doctor about getting an Rx for Valtrex. We see it all the time at the pharmacy; 2 pills every 12 hours for 1 day at first sign of outbreak. Usually come with 4 or 5 refills, too. Nothing to be ashamed of to ask for!

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