I was diagnosed 2 days ago with GH. I'm still waiting for the blood and culture results but it's quite obvious. I'm am feeling quite devastated. It's so hard not to think less of myself, like now I'm damaged goods. I'm trying to make it through this first outbreak, but goodness gracious, I'm in PAIN. I have been taking valacyclovir twice a day, lidocaine jelly every 4 hours, and because I feel like dying every time I urinate I use vasoline to help protect my sores. I have literally read every post and comment on here and I have to say thank you to everyone. I managed to get myself to the store tonight and I bought just about every recommendation. I'm going to first try Epsom salt water in a squirt bottle for when I urinate. I purchased hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle, gloves, and the ingredients to make the Tylenol pm paste. I also purchased tea tree oil and tea tree oil soap for cleaning in the shower. I unfortunately do not have a bath tub in my home so I will be attempting to get through with my trusty squirt bottle. I will update and tell you how things go. Once I'm over this physical phase, I'm moving onto the emotional part. Right now it's all too much to deal with. I have no idea who I got it from, possibly my new partner who is unbelievably supportive but swears he doesn't have it, or my ex who I was with for 8 years who so nicely cheated on me. I feel so bad for my new partner because if this is something I've had, I could have given it to him unknowingly. He is going to get tested once my results come back. I don't even know what to do right now. And was I the only one surprised by the 1 in 5 statistic? Before finding this great site, I really felt like I was the only one. Once again, thank you for all your great advice and for sharing your stories.
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