"So I hope the doctor’s speculum isn’t the only thing inside me today ;)". I’m so smooth ahaha.
Not really. Herpes is transmitted when the virus is shedding or “active”. It’s definitely active when there’s an OB/coldsore but it may or may not be active when there’s no OB present. Chances are reduced when it’s a few days after an OB and depend on things like how strong your immune system is, antivirals, your stress levels and how long you’ve had the virus for.
Are you sure the rash is HSV related? Herpes isn’t spread to other parts of the body just by touching an active area. You need a mucous-y area with an open wound, with added friction. If someone with herpes rubs their active vulva on someone’s calf or thigh, that doesn’t mean it’ll be transmitted. Same as if that person rubs their active vulva on someone else with HSV’s thigh or arm or wherever, it’s not going to migrate like that.
I’m glad it has helped! Yay for good side-effects!
Haha thanks for this! I’ll keep it in mind for future reference if I have to change it. :)
Haha aw, thanks anon! I try not to write too much about it on here because I know it can be crappy reading about happy relationships when you’re single and feeling lonely.
But yeah, it’s been wonderful! I’ve never had a long-term, healthy relationship before so it’s really nice. Granted, it’s been a little over month but hopefully it’s the first of many.
He’s wonderful and I could gush about how funny, intelligent, handsome, understanding and interesting he is all day. He’s my puzzle piece.
Oh sweet, thanks! I take it at 11:15 every morning. I have an alarm on my phone that reminds me and so far so good.
This week has been much better regarding side-effects. Still a bit mood-swingy but no where as bad as last week, and no real cramps. I actually think The Pill is helping my anxiety. I’m about to lose my job (someone with higher seniority is taking my position, at no fault of my own) and I’m not feeling panicked at all. For someone that used to have bi-weekly/monthly panic attacks, this is a big deal!
I’m so nauseous I want to puke.
At what point do you try a different type?
They usually make you stay on it for 3 months :/ I was so nauseous and miserable when I first started. And I also started eating before I took it and felt better. So, you may have to wait awhile for symptoms to subside.
But if you’re that miserable, you can probably switch sooner. I hope so.
Yeah, 3 months of feeling like crap is a terrible plan. :(
my first BC made me really dizzy and I switched a month in, just ask your doctor
Thankfully I felt better yesterday and have an appt with my new GYN on Thursday. 3 months of feeling bad sounds awful. No thanks!