Herpes

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LCT - October 13

I was just diagnosed with the virus(herpes) in august around the same time I got pregnant..and I am so worried for the baby..has anybody experienced this before. Is there a risk toward the baby I am only 5weeks and have not been to my first prenatal yet-I'm scared.....I'm going but this concerns me..

 

Kate - October 13

The risk is if you have an outbreak when the baby is born. Ask your doctor, but it is my understanding if you are having an outbreak, they'll consider doing a c-section instead of exposing the baby to the virus in your v____a. If you are taking any meds, you should call and ask your doctor if you should continue them. I don't think their good for the baby.

 

E - October 13

The good news is that Valtrex, the herpes wonder drug is a Category B (safe) for pregnancy. If you are careful and take your prescription, all should be fine. I am not sure when or how often one takes it but talk with your doctor. I have used Valtrex to lessen the outbreak of cold sores and it works really well. The problem is that is causes bad headaches. I mean really bad for me.

 

E - October 13

I should add I am 16 weeks and just took Valtrex two weeks ago with my OB and pharmacists blessings. I also looked it up to confirm its Category B status.

 

LCT - October 13

E........What about acyclovir?? That's what I've been taking.

 

E - October 13

There is Acyclovir for herpes and the newer Valtrex (valacyclovir) for those who do not respond well to Acyclovir. I do not have genital herpes so I do not know which is better. All I know is that I take Valtrex for the cold sores and it is safe but pricey even with my insurance co-pay. Acyclovir, both the capsules and the topical gel are Category B. Just looked it up. Be safe and do not worry. I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. It must be very stressful for you but I am sure you will have a healthy pregnancy. The outbreaks could be more frequent due the decreased immune system functioning that preggos have. Maybe that is why you are just finding out now is b/c you are pregnant and had the first outbreak? Not sure.

 

Kelly - October 14

how did u guys know that you have a herpes?????? what are the symptons???????

 

Kelly - October 14

what do u feel?????? did u know right away that u have the herpes after the intercourse????

 

E - October 14

I will reiterate that I do NOT have genital herpes. I have oral herpes and you know when you start to feel a tingling sensation on your lip which ultimately blisters. It is called a cold sore. As far as GH goes, I am not sure how you find out you have it other than getting similar and more severe blisters on your v____a. I think most people break out with blisters before they know they have it. Do you think you may have the herpes virus?

 

E - October 14

Here is an information link for you... http://www.genitalherpes.com/index.jsp?source=01025&campaign=SAM9193&site=100005&placement=100697&creative=100002&checked=y

 

LCT - October 14

pain or soreness in v____al area...I thought it was a insect bite...but it started to hurt becoming itchy and painful when I urinated...kind of like a blister. I would suggest any bump in that area have checked out right away. B/c the crazy thing about this virus is you can go get checked but if its not active they won't be able to tell you have it..not even through blood work. Honestly..I'm not sure who gave it to me....because its just now sufacing..I havn't had alot of s_x partners either..but it doesn't even matter..condom or not if someone is active with the virus down their and come in contact with your skin down there or mouth you got it...................................

 

?? - October 14

Cold sores is a form of herpes simplex 1.......................

 

Kelly - October 14

i dont think i have it but im just curiuos.....lets say u have s_x with that guy with herpes or std today then when do u know that u have it then?????? i dont have any itchy feeling or pain in my v____a......what does blisters look like?????

 

Kelly - October 14

the reason im askin was the other night i had a dream that my mouth was full of im not sure if it was a bump or something then when i woke up there was til small pimple like that appeared in my lips then i scratched it and it went away but i didnt have the itchy feeling or burning.....dont know why im so scared....i hope this is nothing.......only have s_x with my hubby and the last time i had s_x with other guy is 4 months ago.....

 

LCT - October 14

You never know if you have something on contact immediately..it can take days..months..or years before you know you have anything. To me it felt like a moskito bite but with minimum itching..I went to emergency b/c I was concerned about it and the doctor said he thought it was just a lymph node or friction bump from s_x..so he did swab it, sent it in for testing and that is how I found out. So I don't think there is really a simple or quick way to know...And it was just a curious bump for me..after we found out what it was that is when it started to blister but that was because it became irritated from urine..it was just one bump...now the bump is in a different spot and there is no blister at all just soreness.....

 

LCT - October 14

I don't have the virus in or around my mouth,,just in v____al area..the bumps do come and go and its only been 1 at a time for me..but like I said if it keeps coming back go get it checked out while its present.

 

Kelly - October 14

im so scared....im pretty sure i dont have it.....please pray for me and my family...i have two kids and a husband...overall im fine though....i dont feel anything.......no itching, burning, bumps or anything........keep me updated please.......ill be always in here

 

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