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    Does herpes make you ill??
    Kate2114 posted:
    I have not been technically diagnosed with gential herpes, however my partner has and we were not aware when our relationship started therefore I didnt protect myself in the safest ways....Its been over a year now and I have had what I am pretty sure to be sores and have accepted being infected. Luckily I am still with him, and plan to be for a while :) Anyway, my question is this...does genital herpes make you sick...every 2-3 months I become serverly ill. Feeling weak, light-headed, dizzy, nausea (horribly), headaches and vomitting it interupts my daily life is a very obvious way. Sitting at the computer makes me feel like passing out....It only last from 3-5 days and goes out as quickly as it comes on...I have been to the doctors several times and am treated for headache and nausea but never found a cause. The only thing seemingly different over the past year is my being infected with the herpes virus. Does this happen? If no, anyone have any other suggestions. Its bad, and im struggling but bringing myself to go "out" and to the hospital only for no answers and a large bill sucks. Please help! Thank you.
    ShanellRobo responded:
    Some people have flu-like symptoms during their initial outbreak. what you described sounds a little intense. The best way for you to find out if your have herpes is to be tested.
    betsyo1967 responded:
    What you are experiencing is not related to genital herpes. You need to continue following up on this with your provider and any specialists you both decide together need to be involved. Next time it happens , go to the ER immediately while it's going on for more of a work up. You also need to get a type specific herpes igg blood test to see for sure if you have herpes or not. assume nothing and follow up on it too.

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