Oral Herpes outbreak

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 18
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Newbee

 

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mrsrod7 :  

This is exactly how I felt. My partner has had it since childhood as well. Many of the websites I researched say up to 80% of the population has type 1! I was thankful that I got it at a stange in my life from a person who I am committed to marrying but it is stil just a devistating thing to find out about and experinece. I am glad that I was able to comfort you in some way. 

My first outbreak was pretty mild as well, Thankfully! I found out about 8 months ago and haven’t experienced another outbreak. 

I am happy that your partner is supportive, I think that makes all the difference. Even though my partner gave it to me, the first thing that ran through my head was “what if he leaves me now or what if we break up later down the road.” This is with me for life now and something that I will adapt to. 

Being a female who is 28, I was also terrified that I wasn’t going to be able to give birth naturally, but again, the more research I did, the more I was comforted by the fact that many women still give birth naturally and if you’ve had your first outbreak prior to pregnancy, the risks for transmitting during birth are extremely low. 

I am really happy that sharing my story that I would normally be too embarrassed to tell, helped you!

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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mrsrod7 :  so happy to hear it! Stress is definitely is a trigger for an outbreak. So glad you have an understanding partner ☺️

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sorry you are going through this! I’ve gotten cold sores since I was about seven. It really sucked when I didn’t know how to deal with them properly. Luckily, I’ve never passed them on to my DH (or he’s just a carrier but doesn’t get them).

Honestly, you can “shed” the cold sore virus to someone else even if you don’t have an active sore. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news there. It’s less likely though, so my DH and I decide to ignore that piece of it and just stay away from things when I have an active sore.

I take acyclovir regularly and it does wonders (though I will have to stop when we TTC and I’m DREADING that part of it, since I already tend to get cold sores every other month or so around my period if I’m not taking acyclovir).

A couple of things I’ve found that work WONDERS that I’ll share:

1. I put on vaseline on my lips every single night and after a cold sore pops up. I tend to have cold sores pop up overnight and the vaseline is so thick that (from my experience, not scientifically backed) the skin or virus can’t “breathe” from it and won’t grow.

2. As soon as you feel the tingle of a cold sore or or notice a tiny bump, put ice on that sucker for 5-10 min. Repeat 3-5 times throughout the day for the first 1-2 days. I’ve found that I can actually turn around the growth of a cold sore so it never gets to the point of draining and it just goes away over 3-4 days instead of 2ish weeks!

3. If you are pregnant, ask your doctor about if you can take lysine. That’s a natural supplement and I have no clue if it’s okay during pregnancy, but there is some belief among people who get cold sores that it helps lessen the number of outbreaks you get. Some people just take it 2-3 times a day when they have a cold sore, others take 1-2 daily to ward them off.

Good luck, bee!

Post # 24
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Newbee

mrsrod7 :  I think I recall waiting until I was done taking the antibiotic and when I did not have an visible sores anymore. Now that you are both type 1 carriers the risk is very low that you will get it genitally and he will get it orally. I would say once you are comfortable enough to begin being intimate again, go for it, the worst is over!

As PP mentioned, you can pass it on while not having any symptoms, but in your case, now you already both have it so there is no need to worry about passing it on. 

My FH only gets 1 cold sore orally a year and still managed to pass it on to me. We had been dating 3 years before I had my outbreak. I have not had to continuously take antibitotics for it, nor has my FH. I would wait and see how often you and your partner are having outbreaks before you try all of these suppliments/medicines. If this was your first outbreak and you have had it since you were a teenager, I would not see the need to take preventative measures. Especially for him since his outbreaks will more than likely be far an few between if he gets any at all. That is just my opinion though, I don’t like taking suppliments/pills regularly for anything.

I mean the definition of my life is stress and I’ve only had 1 outbreak. I was super worried my period would trigger it but so far so good!

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

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mrsrod7 :  I agree with everything desertbride1 : said! I hate taking things regularly that I don’t have to. I have take the acyclovir regularly because I used to get cold sores every 1-2 months without it. With acyclovir, I get them only 1-2x per year. Lucky me… undecided

Avoid taking the antiviral medicines/supplements if you can, but keep them on hand for if you do happen to feel one coming on in the future! 

Post # 26
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2019

How does that work?! Have herpes 1 on mouth and it end up being 2 on you know what?! So the virus changes based on where it ends up?  woooow

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