newly diag wi genital herpes...in shock!!! I am 56!!!! HELP!!
I just found out I contracted hsv-1 from having oral sex with my bf of 2 yrs. I'm on the tail end of my first breakout now. At first I was heartbroken and so depressed, never mind the agony, oooh the painful agony! I was scared to pee because it hurt so much, n I couldn't sleep or walk or sit! However, a week in I know it will b ok! We will get through this! My partner is supportive, n I'm on valtrex n think it's helping. I alternate between ice packs n vagicaine for pain. I urinate in the tub with a steady stream of water to dilute it. This is our new reality. It doesn't make us bad or dirty, so keep your chin up! We are not alone, this is very common, n it will get better!