I just got diagnosed with Genital Herpes yesterday. One of the most emotional days of my life. I'm 27 weeks pregnant which makes everything even worse. I cried for a whole day. I've just been diagnosed by site but a swab has been sent of to the lab. It's horrible the pain is horrid. The left side of my labia is so swollen it looks like I have an extra vagina lip. My clitoris is completely swollen up, and I have some blisters. I also suffer from recurring yeast infections due to pregnancy so it's a pretty rubbish time. I'm all about natural but have neglected myself for a few months due to being in and out of hospital. Salt baths are amazing to soothe your genitals (I didn't want to get out of mine), if you put oats in a sock and put it over the tap and run a bath it will sooth you so much, slather yourself in talcum powder every few hours or less it will help dry the buggers out, tea tree oil baths, eating properly, my vagina is so sore and swollen on my left side I can't wear underwear, let your genitals breath make the area as cool as possible, apply ice to reduce swelling but not directly. I hope this helps. I'm only 18 and this diagnosis has been hard on my depression but my partner is so caring. It's odd because neither of us have any symptoms and we haven't had sex in a long time and when I masturbated the day after my symptoms came on all suddenly. I think I've had the infection for a while and never known, I was getting admitted to hospital for shortness of breath, chest pain, weakness and flu like symptoms. I had loads of blood tests to check for infections (which all odly came back negative) this virus works in weird ways and now I am upset that I won't be able to naturally deliver my baby. Has anyone had an experience similar to mine?
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