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Living with HPV

If you have HPV, especially the strand that causes warts, you know what it feels like to be burdened by your own body. You've spent so much time at the doctor, money on treatments and home remedies that don't fully work, and you substitute breakfast for a handful of vitamins that are supposed to kick start your immune system. Having HPV is something I'd never wish on my worst enemy. It follows me like a storm cloud and it just eats away at all the confidence I once had in my body. You pray and wish everyday that your symptoms will vanish and your body will finally fight off the virus enough to keep it at bay.

I'm at the point where I feel like it won't get better. I put myself through the stinging and harsh pain of freezing treatments and when they don't go away, I try to suffocate them with apple cider vinegar. To be honest, I'm probably just making it worse. I don't know what to do anymore.

I want them gone. I want my life back again.

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How long have you had them? Warts do go. if the treatments aren't working then maybe they just need to be left alone. I have genital herpies and it will never go but if I leave my body to fight it naturally it clears quicker. I had 68 verrucas on my feet as a child. They were frozen off, burnt off, cut out many times but nothing worked. A year later, having done nothing they were gone.


You're probably right, but I just don't like them there. It's embarrassing being in a new relationship when you can't have sex. He knows that it's transferred by skin-to-skin contact and that chances are he already has it, but he doesn't want to risk having sex when I'm having an outbreak. And I've had them going on 5 months now.


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