I found out 3 days ago that I have GH. I have been with my husband for 8 years. There was no infidelity, it was just dormant. So a week ago I felt this weird tingling sensation in my vagina but I wasn't too concerned about it. The following day I cannot urinate without it burning. I figure it's just my very that UTI. I call my doctor and she prescribes me antibiotics. She said the meds should kick in after 48 hours. Two days later I have a high fever. I also notice a lesion on my vagina. It freaked me out and when I really took a look I saw that there were a few. I go see a doctor and was told it was GH. I was absolutely devastated. Neither of us have been with many people but I guess that doesn't matter. Anyhow the pain was so unbearable. I couldn't sit, stand or lie down without it throbbing. I could not pee without crying. I found this website and decided to try a few remedies to see if I could lessen the pain. I pour water as I'm peeing and that has helped slightly. There's no way except to just grit your teeth and bear it. I sat in the bath for 30 mins which helped soothe it temporarily. The trick is to keep the area clean and dry. That was so hard for me as my vagina was swollen beyond recognition and I kept discharging. I had to sit without pants on, legs spread open. I know people said to use a blow dryer but I just grabbed an envelope and fanned it. I tried to the tree tea oil but it burned so badly. I thought the acyclovir would never start working because the pain didn't seem to subside at all. But this is my third day of taking it and the lesions are gone and I can almost pee without any pain. I read that the first outbreak is the worst. I'm praying that I do not have a second. I've been doing a lot of reading about the dietary changes I'll have to make and to try to lead a stress free life. I am determined to keep the outbreaks under control. So if anyone is out there reading this - there is hope. You will get through it. Just make sure you do as much reading on it as possible to learn how to keep it at bay.
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