It Was the Last Thing I Thought It Would Be

Last year in the spring into the summer, I had gotten very sick. I always felt like I had no energy, I felt like I had the flu, I had a really bad cough, and eventually a very high fever that was accompanied by very cold chills. I started to get so cold I was walking around with a heavy black hoodie in 85-90 degree weather. I started getting low back pain, and then I started to get blisters. The blisters hurt really really bad. That's when my now husband took me to the emergency room. I remember sitting in the emergency room with my sweater zipped all the way up and the hood over my head. Everyone was looking at me like I was crazy. They called me in right away and as I waited for the doctor I cried hysterically. Thinking the worst, that I might have HIV. I  found that I had an STD, it wasn't HIV or AIDS. I also had a bad case of pneumonia.

I don't know who gave it to me. I often wonder but I have no idea.
I hate every time I get an outbreak but thankful I have only had one recurrence and any other time I was about to have another one I have been able to take medicine to stop it. (thank god for those pills). My recurrence was the worst. I sat in my husbands lap crying wondering why me. But I suppose it could have been worse, I just wish this didn't have to be with me forever.


Well I haven't been on EP for a while, but since I wrote this I found out that the person who gave it to me was my husband. He is one of those (lucky?) few that carry the virus but never shows symptoms, he does shed the virus though and that's how I caught it. The scary thing is that he has type 1- mouth cold sores, and I caught type 2- the STD. Apparently type 1 can become type 2 but you can't get both.

Scary to know, that not only are there people who don't know they have it but people who show no symptoms, at all, ever.. They didn't teach that in Health class.

sweetnightmare sweetnightmare
26-30, F
8 Responses Oct 26, 2007

You CAN have both hsv1 and hsv2. As well as hvs1 can NOT turn into hsv2 they are two seperate strands of a virus!

Thanks for sharing. I also caught pneumonia roughly one and a half years after being diagnosed. There were other factors (such as my very cold residence) but it does weaken the immune system. I'm looking for ways to keep my body healthy and resistant to illness.

If anyone has remedies and healing knowledge, even if you think it's redundant, please share.

Lemon balm oil and coconut oil helps

I had herpes for almost a year now and during that time also I have tried several things. I did a search and I found the web site of HSV-Zero Product. Can control the outbreak, the important thing is to give a sense of relief from the pain itself. It's really a treat.

you can cure herpes with a systematic fungicide. CURE it. not just control it. but many people don't know that.

Do you had herpes before? How come systematic fungicide can cure genital herpes? Is it a therapy or a alternative medicine? You know HSV-2 & 1 are very uncommon here in Philippines, so that I don't know what to do. Actually I don't trust 100% of the physician here because they just randomly prescribe antivirals and told me that herpes is incurable!

I wish people would STOP posting crap on these threads that herpes can be "cured" with such and such a product. I can't help but feel patronized. I know very well this isn't true.

Have u tried it?

I have had no outbreaks but ocassionally I am so very cold. I don't know if that is one of the signs.

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can you please explain the type? what is mouth cold sores?..this is really scary especially if you know that you're clean and never thought that your partner can spread such disease without your knowledge!

Thank you for sharing that. I didn't know it was possible before ...wishing you all the best xxx

this really bothers me-i have heard that you can have herpes with no symptoms and unwittingly spread it but one of the nurses in my doctors office said you would have symptoms within 3 weeks of being do we get the truth? does it matter which type of herpes you have? any comments or info would be welcome, i'm going to go back to my dr and try to get some strait answers. forever is a long time...

Herpes 1 is generally the kind you get on or around your mouth, although it can be given to a partner if you perform oral sex on them. Herpes 2 is the kind more commonly known as genital herpes that is transmitted sexually. Both can be contagious and precautions should always be taken. Herpes can lie dormant for years before having your first outbreak, if you ever even do have an outbreak. Or, you could have your first outbreak within a few days/weeks after you're exposed. And even at that point, there's not a sure fire way to tell if it was your most recent partner, or a partner from years ago. Nevertheless, herpes is a virus and there is no cure, although you may never have an outbreak again after your initial outbreak- your body will always carry the virus, and there will always be the risk you can transmit it. I'm only reiterating what I would assume would be common information for anyone with this virus because I was shocked at some of the comments and how many people seemingly had no clue what was going on with their bodies. Knowledge is power and it is the best defense you have, especially with this virus!

I know how you feel and it's very frustrating !!! I've been with my boyfriend for almost a year and barely found out due to an outbreak. The medications the doctors give are very strong have side affects so do your research. The virus hides in the skin try staying away from sugar and workout.