initial outbreak questions

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hs-harpy:

Hey herpblr!

I’m almost through my week-long antiviral meds for my first genital HSV-1 outbreak, but I’m not seeing much improvement. I know various internet sources say that initial outbreaks can last for three weeks or more, but it’d be really helpful to hear first-hand experiences. I have to fly out to California to dog sit for my cousin in two days, and I’m not sure if I should call my doctor to get another antiviral prescription or at least a topical numbing agent so that I can get around without walking around like an injured turtle. Would any of you be willing to share your first-outbreak experiences to help give me a better idea of what I should expect in the coming weeks?

Hi! My first outbreak was balls. The anti-virals helped, but they took a while to kick in. If you’re out of town, it’s not a terrible idea to have your script refilled, just in case, even if you don’t end up using it. Ice is good for itchies. OTC pain meds are actually pretty useful.

Who else has pointers?

A topical numbing agent sounds great and I wish I’d had one. My Dr wrote me a script for Vicodin, which unfortunately just makes me feel horribly hungover, but maybe you could get something strong too. I wound up just alternating between naproxin and acetaminophen every few hours (they’re in different pain med groups apparently so you can take the full dosage of each every day without killing your liver - but still talk your pharmacist/doctor before doing so because I am not any sort of medical professional). Definitely continue the antivirals! I didn’t get my script for Valtrex until I was already sort of far along in my outbreak, so it took a while to start working. Pee in the shower when you can. Godspeed.

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A few months ago I bought this dress in a black check pattern and it is basically my favorite summer dress in the whole world. It’s cute and comfortable, it breathes in the hot weather, and it will work perfectly year round with some tights and a sweater. So of course I had been considering getting another one in a different color/pattern. Today I looked on the website and it had been discounted to $7!!!! I am buying one in each remaining color. DAY MADE

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humansofnewyork:

"I’m a traffic cop. It’s a job. Somebody’s got to do it. I don’t even represent myself when I’m working. If I was representing myself, I’d let everyone off with a warning. I represent a system. Did I design the system? No. I just enforce it. It’s not for me to decide the system. We elect the people who decide the system. When I write a ticket, everyone tells me a reason that they don’t deserve it. If I gave a warning to everyone with a reason, I wouldn’t give any tickets, and the system wouldn’t work. I don’t get any joy by giving a ticket. And I’m not upset if you beat it in court. It’s not personal. It’s my job."

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 Raquel Welch photographed by Terry O’Neill, 1970 

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Thank you to Nicola Davies (author) and Emily Sutton (illustrator) for this beautiful non-fiction children’s book that introduces young readers to microscopy.

I can’t wait to buy this for my nieces.

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Leighton Meester in Pucci

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Leighton Meester in Pucci