- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
I am a normal poster on these boards but I wanted to go undercover because this is an embarassing matter and I didn’t want it to go public.
So here’s the story; Yesterday I started getting a small bump on the corner of my mouth, and I just thought that it might be one of those upset stomach bumps since I haven’t eaten much lately. But then later in the day I started getting smaller bumps all over my lips, they were sore, but I just guessed it to be my stomach. So when I went to bed last night they were swelling up a bit, but I didn’t think anything of it because sometimes I get blisters from eating too much salt or acidic foods, and my lip will swell up then go back down within a few hours. So I put Carmex on my lips and went to sleep.
This morning I wake up and my lips are gigantic! It looks like I’ve had lip injections, but not the pretty kind. They hurt like hell and just feel and look disgusting so I went to a quick-care fast medical type place and they looked at me. The doctor said that they are fever blisters which is caused by the Herpes Symplex Virus.
So now, I have herpes…have probably had it for a while now and it just decided to pop of on my lips becuase I’ve been totally stressed, and of course it had to happen right before my bridesmaid dress appointments tomorrow! and everyone has to see me like this 🙁 The doc gave me 4 pills of Valtrex (but the generic form) and I’ve only taken 2 so far, going to take the other 2 tonight after its been 12 hrs (which is what I’ve read online)
Can anyone relate to me? I feel so disguting, and diseased. When I went to the pharmacy to get the prescription filled the women were so rude to me and kept looking at me like they were disgusted, because I dont know much about HSV I’m scared out of my mind because I dont want this to become genital herpes if me and my Fiance do anything, I’m going to wait to do anything sexual until my outbreak is gone, but can we still get genital herpes since I have oral herpes?
What precautions do I need to take? I know not sharing drinks, etc. no kissing, etc. but can we go on with our normal sex life? Can we have oral and stuff without worrying? I need advice. And it doesn’t help that my mother isn’t reacting very nicley, she acts kind of disgusted or that I’m full of it and that it’s not actually herpes or something. But I know how easy it is to catch this. I may have caught it from my Fiance a long time ago and it just became active, or I may have caught it from a dirty fork at a restaraunt, or from touching someones saliva without relaizing, its so easy to catch!
But my Fiance is super upset because he feels like its all his fault, but I told him not to beat himself up about it. He’s never ever had sores or anything on his mouth, skin, private parts, anything, so its really hard to tell where I got it.
But if anyone can give me advice on how to treat this quick, as well as how to prevent it from creeping up on my wedding day since I’m going to be stressed etc. that would be great.
Sorry this was so long, but its been a traumatic stress filled day. =/