I have been losing my sanity over what I think / thought was Genital Herpes.
It all started over a very stressful period in my life (6 months of non stop anxiety that has finally landed me in depression) where I also had 1 sexual encounter with a guy who had 'mild Genital Herpes'
A few weeks later i started to experience genital discomfort
Gyno visit and smear later releaved nothing fungul so I was given antibiotics. Olive Oil also helped alleviate the discomfort
No visible lesions so doctor ruled out Herpes.
Then I started to develop a dull pain in my left buttock.
Back to another gyno & asked for HSV 2 blood test
Results came back ''borderline'' i.e 1 on a scale of 0.8 - 1.1. No visible signs so she also ruled out Herpes.
Vaginal irritation went away but butt pain worsened, turned into tingling all the way to lower back & thights with no visible lesions. Lumph node pain behind my ears also kicked in
At this point I was in a suicidal state and had to skip work as I coudnt pull myself together enough to leave the house. Endless crying & thoughts of ending my life.
Back to another doctor to get another HSV2 blood test (3 days incubation time). This time negative - all clear. I was instead put on sedatives to get me out of the state i was in (never took them)
The pain in my butt then turned into pressure in my groin and finally pressure on my Vulva before totally disappearing a few weeka ago
In the meantime, after negative test result, i had calmed down, taken up yoga, acupuncture etc to bring myself back to a relatively normal state.
I have suffered from lower back pain for most of my life. The pain s not ALWAYs there but I have a weak lower back, poor posture, bad sleeping posture & sit at my desk alot.
This in mind, after almost 4 weeks of all good in the butt groin area (post a full 4 weeks of symptoms), after a day of wearing tights & sweating profusely in 50 degree heat (I live in the middle east and we are in the midst of a very hot summer), the follwing day, i got vaginal irritation - having just come off my periods I didnt think much of it - but this was soon followed by pain in the same left buttock that night. This continued for 2 days (In the meantime I had a total emotional breakdown) and is now pain, tingling, burning in my groin which goes away over night, starts by the time I hit the office & gets worse throughout the day (total of 5 days now) with no lesions, no bumps, no rashes. I inspect almost 2 - 3 times a day with a mirror.
If it isnt Herpes, is this TMS? Can it be caused by nerve damage from severe stress / anxiety? Is it scaticia, Pudendal something.
I'm going crazy with the list of things it could be.
Dont even know if I should see a gyno, a neurologist, or a shrink.
Please please help.