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Please help - Driving myself to insanity over possibility of Herpes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 1, 2009
  • 07:08 AM

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 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 blood test

Results came back ''borderline'' i,e 1 on a scale of 1.8 - 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 blood test. 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 for about 4 weeks.

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 AWLWAYs 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, 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.

What is going on? Could this be genital herpes? Is it nerve damage, TMS, Vaginitis, 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.

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