Re: little white bumps on my lips
You know, I am my worst enemy.....When I saw these bumps (which I knok have been there forever) I started worrying that it was herpes. I believe I have had cold sores before when I was a kid, and when I was depressed after a girlfriend of 8 years broke up with me. And my wife's best friend gets cold sores every few months as do all of her kids. And we are around them all of the time. So I, being the worrying type started looking things up on the computer...and the more I read, the more I worried. I started checking my mouth hourly...putting Abreeva on my lips, also checking my penis everytime I went to the bathroom. I get so worried, I make my groin burn. I have pulled on my penis so much and played with the head so much that I have irritated it and have pulled open the meatus so much that I have irritated it as well. I have been fighting a sinus infection/sore throat at the same time, so I occaisionally feel feverish and my mouth (inside cheeks seems irritatedbut no sores as of yet. This has been going on for a week. I have been scared to death that I have GH. I guess I need to have a blood test to see if I have the antibodies for HSV1 or HSV2. I guess I am so depressed and stressed right now that I could have caused an outbreak. But I have no sores on my lips....but they are irritated all around the outer edge (probably from running my fingers accross them all of the time to check) I think that if I was going to get sores, I would have by now. By the way, I am a 33 y/o white male, married for 6 years, with a mild sexual past history in that I am not the type to pick up street walkers, but I have met ladies at bars and received oral from them, maybe intercourse (w/ condom) So I guess it is possible that I could have either and have just not had any type of outbreak that I know of or would recognize. I am really nervous and I guess I need to stop reading web sites and getting myself thinking that something is wrong.