I've had GH since being diagnosed in Aug 2009. Needless to say I was devasted....I thought my life was over. My partner had been diagnosed with GH years earlier and had purposely withheld it from me. Not only tht he refused to use condoms. So I was doomed from the start. I was totally in the dark, until I was contacted one day by one of his other partners (another suprise) and told tht he had the disease and had passed it along to her. I was hysterical, ashamed, and hurt. A couple of days after my diagnosis, I experienced my first outbreak. It was the worst thing I've ever felt in my life...both physically and emotionally. Since tht initial outbreak, I experience an outbreak approximately every three months. They are all bad. I can't get out the bed, I can't function through the pain...even with the Valtrex 1 gram and acyclovir cream and painkillers. After a long stressful week this week, I felt tht familiar tingling early one morning. By that night, the blisters were out. I turned to this website for some relief. I went to a natural store and purchased the bee propolis liquid and pure tea tree oil. I dabbed the blisters with the mixture. The first time I used it, I was literally on fire down there for an hour or so. After the burn eased, it was practically painless. No itch or irritation. Yes! Since then, I use it a couple times a day, it only tingles for a few seconds, and gives me major relief. I can't even feel it, and I'm completely functional. I'm still taking acyclovir pills (5 daily) & lysine 1000 mg, and I drop 10 drops of the bee propolis under my tongue daily.I've noticed my blisters drying up only after 3 days! 3 days! My outbreaks usually last 10-14 days. I know its the bee propolis. It's a miracle! Though this disease is incurable, it is manageable...I feel as if I can live now. A major burden off my shoulders. It's also comforting to know I'm not alone with this silent disease. I'm proud to say as well tht I have a wonderful man, who accepts me, with my disease, and loves me through it all. It was hard at the beginning of our relationship telling him that I have GH, but nevertheless, he accepted me! This website is a lifesaver! I'm learning more to accept my disease...but I still have my moments tht I cry...maybe the tears will never stop.
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