A major factor in the decrease in concern about herpes is a new drug – acyclovir -that permits effective treatment of the virus’s symptoms for the first time. As a result, people start getting paranoid and some serious social stigmas develop. Statistics, symptoms and treatments are listed. The bad news is that a shit-ton of people have herpes (including probably myself). What testing can I do to make sure that I do not have genital herpes once and for all and how would I be able to separate between HSV1 on my lips (which I would be positive for on a blood test due to my oral cold sores) and HSV1 on my genitals? Sorry for the novel, I appreciate your expert opinion.
Constantly Paranoid: I’m so glad to have finally found a support group online where I can talk to people who suffer the same problem as I do. I had my first outbreak of genital herpes last year and have had one more outbreak since. My boyfriend and I both do not know who gave them to whom, and both of us are faithful. To begin my bf and I have had weird diarrhea phase. It will be a year in August since my diagnoses of hsv but everything came out negative other then the hsv. I do not have Herpes but I’m extremely paranoid about contracting it because of the fact that it can be transmitted by a person who’s asymptomatic but the worst part is that although it’s an STD, you can acquire it so easily.
While Salant suggests that the advantages of increased public awareness outweigh the disadvantages of unfiltered information, he has witnessed the consequences of Internet-spawned STD paranoia. Doctor: Alright John, it says here that you think you have herpes. In the same way, perhaps subconsciously some sort of guilt is eating at you from somewhere that is causing you to behave in such a paranoid manner, if the source of your paranoia can’t be trace elsewhere. And it’s not like you can just ask someone if they do or tell if they have Herpes by looking at them, right? How do you practice safe kissing?
Has anyone else been gifted this great, massive paranoia since they’ve had herpes? I mean, sometimes I’m chatting with people that don’t know I have it and the topic turns to herpes in crazy ways where I start wondering why we’re talking about it. The main herpes symptoms are blisters, itching, pain, tingling, redness, fever, and numbness, but 85 of people who have the virus don t even know it! There are other symptoms associated with the virus, but none of them cause any other diseases or illnesses. I have become completely paranoid and an emotional wreck. I do have irritable bowel syndrome which my doctor says is generally caused and exacerbated by stress. I have HSV-1 oral, which flares up only infrequently throughout the year (1 3 times/year at most). My question is this: Will I EVER know whether or not I m infected if I don t show signs of an outbreak? To this point, I have had no signs of an outbreak, but the whole situation is making me terribly paranoid, and worried. 4 Paranoia and paranoid-hallucionary psychosis in hyperthyroidism usually have a manic disposition and it is therefore often not clear if the patient is experiencing a paranoid psychosis with depressive streaks, or a depression that has paranoid streaks.