Herpes@ :'(

I think i have herpes. I have had them checked out. Im only 17. Sex is a big part in my life and i know it no longer can be. Iv never caught anything in my life.. im in pain i cant sleeep and i cant eat. Iv got anti viral pills and a gel which seems to numb it abit. But it dosent numb my thoughts even though i havent had the results i have basically diagnosed myself already so i know what to expect. I feel like this is the end of the world and honestly the only thing i wanna be is dead right now. Im in pain i cant stop crying. This will ruin my life forever. Iv been told i did not catch this (if it is it) from the last person i slept with so to make things worse i have to tell the lad and explain this disease has been dormant in my body and i totally understand if he wants to leave me and never talk to me again... anyone got any advice

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  • I live with herpes too (getting it in the form of cold sores) its the same virus that can cause genital herpes. I manage to lead a normal life and sex life. As long as you take the pills you were given and use protection like condoms you will be able to do the same. Yes it lays dormant in the body but that doesn't necessarily mean that it will come back

  • I hope so thanks for your help

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    It sounds like you are feeling very much the same way as everyone else... and there is simply no need to...

  • There is no way of knowing who you have caught it from... Could be the last person or could be someone else. I knew I caught it from the last person as I was sore and tender as soon as 12 hours after. I caught it from a cold sore on his face.

    Have a look at the sphere web site... They are a charity and their info is spot on... Some of the other stuff on the internet is rubbish.

    You can stay on the medication long term if you need to... On a lower dose. I have been on it almost 2 years now. You can't pass it on as the virus will not be active whilst you are on the meds.

    I told the guy I caught it off, he was mortified he had done that too me and we are still close.

    I know it's awful. I felt everything you feel and I am still a long way off being fine with it but it does get easier.

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