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Yup not an allergic reaction at all. Saw my own Doctor this morning and some bar steward has sneezed on me and given me one of the herpes viruses . . . Great thanks a lot . . . waves chainsaw . . .

I have lips, tongue, mouth and throat full of ulcers . . . I can't talk to moan and neither can I swallow. . . .so no cheating on the diet even if I wanted to . . .I have anti viral pills to take which I can only just get down and a mouth wash I am now going to try . . . it promises to dull the pain Very Happy HS says he is enjoying the peace and quiet . . . Hhhrrrrmmmppphhh . . .

Posted at 22nd Nov 2010 - 12:17PM   Posted by Westerwitch   Bar Steward Comments: 24

Preseli Mags's Avatar Ow, ow, ow. You poor thing. Wave that chainsaw at the burger who did that to you. Huge purple healing vibes on their way (and some amethyst ones too for good measure) and get well soon. xx

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 22nd Nov 2010 at 12:27PM

Jaynebeth's Avatar You have my every sympathy - daughter number 1 is having vision problems - the doctors suspect one of the herpes viruses is to blame

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 22nd Nov 2010 at 12:30PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Oh Jaynebeth so sorry to hear that . . . Is it something that will heal in time?

Thank you for the purple healing . . .

Just took the dogs out for a quick constitutional . . . They ignored my squeaking at them Laughing

Posted by: Westerwitch on 22nd Nov 2010 at 12:55PM

Fennie's Avatar That must be so irritating and the irritation must almost be worse than the inflammation and pain. Hope you manage to keep your spirits up.
Still the bar steward may have it worse than you.

Posted by: Fennie on 22nd Nov 2010 at 12:59PM

Salle de Bain's Avatar Sorry to hear that WW. I recently sat on the back seat of a coach for an hour and a half, squeezed between 2 students. On either side they sneezed, sniffed (horribly) and coughed all over me the whole way. Not a hanky or a protective hand in site. They looked red, hot and feverish. I tried to hold my breath...but it's difficult to do that for 50 odd miles without turning blue. Now I'm waiting for the lurgy to develop!
I do wish people would stay at home when they are ill!!!!

Rant over....Rolling Eyes
Hope you soon feel better

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 22nd Nov 2010 at 01:25PM

Milla's Avatar that sounds vile. Ulcers as pointless and painful as cold sores. Sympathies. (and, yes, grab every silver lining: think thin)

Posted by: Milla on 22nd Nov 2010 at 01:35PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar WW, the herpes simplex virus is spread by direct contact. What have you been doing? Most people have the virus and it rears it's ugly head - in your case, lips, every so often, usually under stress of some kind.
You may find this information helpful:
Primary Stage This stage usually starts 2-8 days after you've been infected. Usually the infection causes groups of small, painful blisters.
While most people have a painful, primary stage, some don't have any symptoms at all and may not even know they are infected.
Latent Stage During this stage there are no blisters, sores or other symptoms. At this time the virus is travelling from your skin into the nerves near your spine.
Shedding Stage In this stage the virus starts multiplying in the nerves. It can then get into various body fluids. There are no symptoms during this stage, but the virus can be spread to others.
Recurrences Many people have a recurrence of the herpes virus because it remains in the body. Stress, being sick or tired may start a recurrence. This may be indicated by a tingling or itiching in the original site. -your friendly Virologist
Don't blame bar stewards but keep our of pubs anyway!

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 22nd Nov 2010 at 01:35PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Mmmmmm interesting Rosie - I have had no personal contact with anyone and the Doctor was adamant that I had caught this most likely by being sneezed on by someone with the virus.

I have not had this before . . ever . . so don't think I had the virus and it was waiting for me to be stressed . . .

So in answer to your question I haven't been doing anything - not sure what you mean by anything actually Shocked

Posted by: Westerwitch on 22nd Nov 2010 at 01:52PM

Ivy's Avatar oodles of sympathy must be horrrrrid!

Posted by: Ivy on 22nd Nov 2010 at 01:59PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar It is true that the HSV type 1 virus is present in saliva so kissing someone else infected (not necessarily with visible symptoms) or hand to mouth contact, sharing personal items etc are all ways to infection. It is not generally considered that airborne transmission is the cause but it may be possible.
You may not have had an infection before. This may be the first time especially as you seem so bad.
There are plenty of sites on the web with further information and where I have brushed up my own knowledge.
I am sorry that you feel so rotten but it will pass. Sending some vibes - purple of course.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 22nd Nov 2010 at 02:11PM

Resewnsally's Avatar Oh dear! That sounds awful WW! Surprised I hope the meds start to work quickly and you get some relief. Healing vibes on their way to you. (((hugs)))

Posted by: Resewnsally on 22nd Nov 2010 at 02:31PM

CalicoKate's Avatar Oh poor you WW that sounds quite awful. Purple vibes and lots of hugs - from a distance!Wink

Posted by: CalicoKate on 22nd Nov 2010 at 02:49PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Gawd Rosie - feeling horribly judged - thanks. The only way I could have contracted this is as the Doctor has said.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 22nd Nov 2010 at 02:51PM

Frances's Avatar WW, I do hope that you'll soon be feeling better. xo

Posted by: Frances on 22nd Nov 2010 at 02:52PM

Faith's Avatar Of course no one is judging you! The whole thing sounds really vile and you have ALL of our sympathies and love! I do hope it goes away very very soon.

F x

Posted by: Faith on 22nd Nov 2010 at 03:54PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar You poor thing! Sounds absolutely horrible. I hope you are recovered very soon.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 22nd Nov 2010 at 04:01PM

Suffolkmum's Avatar How awful WW. I had a horrible virus some years ago where my whole mouth was covered in ulcers. It was agony, on eof the worst few days I've ever had. I had of several other people in the wider (school) community who'd all got the same thing - there was no physical contact between any of us! I remember it and shudder, so you have my every sympathy and hope it clears up quickly.

Posted by: Suffolkmum on 22nd Nov 2010 at 04:16PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Aw ta . . . I am usually the get on with it type - but this has knocked the stuffing out of me a bit . . .Sad My bottom lip has gone black so have a Goth look now . . . so free botox and now free lip makeup.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 22nd Nov 2010 at 04:28PM

OMG! poor you... and you can't even pretend it is still halloween.
huge sympathies and these viruses are v strange.
when my kids were small they passed 'hand, foot and mouth disease' to the family who sat next to them in the surgery waiting room, there was no contact either.. just these hideous blisters and nothing to do with livestock either..
thinking of you

Posted by: Arcadian advocate on 22nd Nov 2010 at 06:16PM

Silverhead's Avatar WW I hope you are feeling a bit better, but with the best will in the world, I can't believe you have been rendered unable to MOAN.Rolling EyesRolling EyesRolling Eyes

Posted by: Silverhead on 22nd Nov 2010 at 10:38PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Shocked Well I can think it VERY loud . . . and I can still wave my wand . . .Twisted Evil

Posted by: Westerwitch on 22nd Nov 2010 at 10:57PM

Camilla's Avatar That sounds awful Westerwitch, poor you, hope you get relief from the medication soon, big hugs to you.

My daughter contracted Scabies a month ago...eeek.! she could hardly believe it, her GP got it wrong again as usual, the same GP who got my grandson's foot wrong when he nearly lost his foot. My daughter has now changed her GP.

Daughter said she may have got it from arriving on a hospital ward and found it to be thoroughly filthy.! not good at all.!


Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Nov 2010 at 01:24AM

Wizzard's Avatar Huge Purple Hugs to you


Posted by: Wizzard on 23rd Nov 2010 at 07:07AM

Angel's Avatar Well, you should know that I will have HUGE sympathy with you for this. Ulcers are horrible, horrible, horrible. I hope the medication helps you my friend. And you will have to make sure you don't get overtired and look after yourself or the ruddy things will be back...


Posted by: Angel on 23rd Nov 2010 at 07:11PM

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