because they made me break out or just feel dirty/bad
-smoke a ciggarette
-stay up all night
-have sex on a regular basis
-have a relationship
-have a period without the added herpes outbreak issue
-wear tight clothing
-take allergies meds
-have allergies without an outbreak.
i couldnt do any of these things without breaking out my first year.
years later now i can do all these things and i dont break out. i NEVER breakout anymore. even when i am sick. i still get tingley prodromes but rarely.
accept the virus. my body is its universe and that in its self is pretty cool.
dont involve myself with uncaring partners. avoiding triggers in my first year. keeping the area clean and dry when i had an outbreak. always wear cotton underwear.
if i get a prodrome now i just eat some french fries or cheese sticks.within hours the prodrome is gone.
i just wanted everybody here that is newly diagnosed not to worry about having cold sores/herpes on thier genitals. and never EVER let anyone make you feel badly for being a walking universe for another form of life.eventually you and the virus will learn to exist with each other without issue and without problems. it will be there to remind you to take care of your health. its needs a healthy body to survive.a dead one wont do it much good. and it will remind you to involve yourself with honest people of value that have true love for you as a whole person.
it may not seem like it now, but it is truely a blessing in disguise.