Re: Herpes HSV1 first outbreak and lingering flu symptoms??
I have genital HSV2 but my situation was similar. The first few months can be tough because your body is learning to recognize and fight the virus. Try to eat well, get plenty of sleep and pamper yourself more. For me hot bubble baths with epsom salts not only soothed my itchies and aches and muscle pain but gave me some time to just RELAX for a half hour and stop the rushing around.
HSV-2 positive. Found out 9-27-07. Flu-like symptom 6-7-07.
Year one outbreaks Sep Oct Nov Dec Apr Jun. Ugh.
Year two outbreaks Dec Apr/May