Primary Acute Herpetic Gingivostomatitis (HSV1) and concentration/mental problems..
I have had HSV1 my whole ife, but was diagnosed with this over a year ago. For ten days I was in sheer agony. I drank exactly one cup of water, and one protein shake a day for the duration. I also couldnt talk becuase of the pain. I had terrible fever and slept about 1 hour a night becuase of fever dreams I had, and becuase the second I would fall asleep it felt like I was waking up in a puddle. I would cahnge shirts at least 4 times a night, and have 4 different towels every night because of the sweating. I got some zovirax, but it didnt seem to help at all.
On day 11 or twelve, I got in my car and was going to drive somewhere, and all of the sudden it hit me. I could no longer think straight. I had lost my focus, drive, and motivation. It was like I was watching myself from a movie instead of living it in first-person. It was like someone flicked the light switch to "off." I have been to a few doctors, and none of them were able to help at all. They basically said they didnt know what the problem was. Yes, I have been living like this for over a year now, and it truly is hell. It feels like I have a fog around me all the time, struggle to find words, and feel like I am drunk (well, sort of, more like a "disconnected" feeling).
I have read that and large outbreak of HSV1 can cause neurological problems, but not of this magnitude. I was wondering if anyone has heard of anythign like this, or can suggest anything at all?
Great board here guys, and thank you.