Re: A question about "Mild Symptoms"...
Yes, everybody reacts differently as we're all individuals. Herpes can bring one person to their knees, but another can get by with a minute red rash and some feel nothing at all. It's a virus and when you look at your typical winter flu season, look at how many people will get bed ridden with a bad dose of the flu, while others just catch a cold and then there are others who get by year after year with nothing. The same can be said of herpes, it affects everybody differently. You can't take what your girl friend said or what you read about someone else on here and then apply it 100% to yourself. There are so many of us on the boards here, yet you rarely get two people with exact same case scenario. That's why everybody is so confused b/c herpes isn't a black and white issue.
I had my ob swabbed and lucky i did this as my gp was clueless and told me to ignore the red rash as it didn't look like a "typical" case of herpes. My swab came back positive and i had recurring ob's for the first two and a half months, then nothing. I'm still waiting to see what will happen down the track. For now i'm just focusing on staying relaxed, getting sleep and eating foods, vitamins/minerals etc which will keep my immune system boosted. I might not avoid a future ob by doing this, but i hope to keep them small and not of a long duration.