So yesterday I got diagnosed with genital herpes as I'm having my first outbreak, I've never experienced pain like it and I would never wish it upon on anyone it's that bad. I feel as if Im not drinking as much as I should be, as it sounds silly but I'm too scared too wee as the pain is unbearable! I feel really embarrassed and almost dirty about the situation but I guess that's natural and to begin with I really freaked out thinking my life was over and then I realised it's actually more common than you think. I'm just looking for some advice on how to manage it? I guess Id also like to talk to someone who has experienced it as well, I've spoken to a few mates but it's not the same as they don't know what's it like and how I feel.