I was diagnosed with GH in April of this year. I was having unprotected sex with one guy, my boyfriend, now my ex-boyfriend. He was very dirty. I found out later that he did not bath often and he was sleeping with another girl. When I got my first OB I thought it was a bad yeast infection but none of the normal over the counter remedies were helping. I scheduled a doctor's appointment and he said that it was not a yeast infection but I had contracted GH. I was devastated. My whole world stopped and I immediately felt like giving up. I felt like ending my own life. I called my ex he didn't answer so when he called back I told him. His response was that he wasn't infected and that he knew when something was wrong with his dick. My doctor prescribed acyclovir. It has been working fine and I haven't had an OB until now. This is my second one and its painful.
Im so glad that I found this site. I am still dealing with this traumatic life changing event. However I have not told my family or friends because they are extremely judgemental and I don't need that stress. I am very careful with linens and other personal items that I use when I am at their houses. I am taking this one day at a time. I cry everyday because I didn't ask for this. The pain is unbearable and I wouldn't wish this pain on my worst enemy. How do I tell the people I love dearly, that a person they love and admire, has HSV-2?
As for the home remedy thing, I tried the witch hazel and the tea tree oil. I also started taking the Lysine tablet and they are HUGE. The witch hazel burned for a few minutes then the burning went away. The tea tree oil was very soothing and it didn't burn. So far the witch hazel and tea tree oil has help ease the pain so I can urinate. So I think I am going to keep using the tea tree oil and witch hazel and continue taking the Lysine tablets.
I hope this helps. I just thought I would share my story.