I recently posted about a rash I've developed, which I first thought might be shingles. Went to my GP on monday to be told that he thinks the rash is caused by a cold sore virus and prescribed antivirals. What a relief, or so I first thought! Apparently, I've since found out that it's more than probable that I'm having my first ever outbreak of type 2 (genital) herpes, which has got a lot worse since seeing my GP. I'm not saying it's as bad as shingles, it's probably not..but it certainly ain't much fun I can assure you!
Not sure how I've managed to pick this thing up, but it's definitely not from sleeping around , perhaps more likely something to do with my meds and suppresed immune system. I'm due to inject myself with enbrel this evening and am wondering if I should hold off 'til I can get in touch with rheumy on monday. Same thing goes for my MTX tabs, which are due on saturday. I know that some of us have had their medication stopped with shingles, so wondering if the same goes for herpes?.. which I've heard can be a sod to shift in people not on immune suppressors, let alone people taking them.
I really didn't want to post about this on Christmas day, that's why I've left it so late. But I am a bit anxious about what the best thing for me to do?
Thoughts much appreciated, and merry Christmas everyone.