Re: Herpes and your period?
I know exactly how you feel!
I have had herpes for the last 3 years and like yourself I have an outbreak the day I finish my period (I can set my watch by it!)
My first OB was awful and had to stay in bed for a week. Not everyone has been as bad since but I still get severe OBs every now and again and have to take time off work.
I am currently on Aciclovir, I think its helping but I still get monthly OBs. I recently spoke to my doctor regarding coming off the pill to see if that helps but he wants me to stick with the Aciclovir for another 6 months. I also wonder whether stopping my periods altogether would help. I was told by my GP that the contraceptive injection (that is suppose to stop your periods) only has that effect in 25% of cases. The downside is that some women find they constantly bleed (I definately cant take that risk.)
Sorry I cant be much help, its just nice to find somebody that has the same problem. I will keep you posted though if I find a 'cure.'
Look after youself!