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canadagirl06
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Apr-27-12, 03:34 PM (CST)
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"39 weeks and nerve pain - scared"
 
   Hi everyone,

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and had HSV II for 2 years. I've always been on suppressive therapy. Right now I am taking 1500mg daily.

I am experiencing what I think is nerve pain on the left side - where I always got it when I first contracted the virus. I'm finding it hard to be sure, though, because I have also pulled my groin muscle on the left side, and everything just feels different down there! But, that being said, I also don't feel any of this on the right side. No pain, or burning/bruising like on the left.

So I'm really really worried about this. My midwife says that if I experience this in the last 3 days before labour, then I'll get a c-section because these sensations are the virus being active. I wanted to know what your thoughts are on this.

If I have to have a c-section, so be it. It just brings back bad hospital memories which make me very upset. That, and it rears ugly memories about the man who gave this to me.

Thanks for your thoughts and words of wisdom on this!

CG

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Lenoreadmin
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Apr-27-12, 04:28 PM (CST)
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1. "RE: 39 weeks and nerve pain - scared"
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   It's not unusual to get sciatica when you're pregnant. I had it with my first daughter near the end before I knew that I had HSV2. Of course, you want to be careful. Are you taking antivirals?

There are a zillion reasons why you could end up having a c-section and most of them have nothing to do with herpes. Any sort of potential complication ends up being a c-section now, so it's something that can always happen.

I gave birth to my second daughter with a midwife at the hospital with the lowest c-section rate in my state and she was a footling breech and I ended up with a c-section anyhow.

When you hold you baby in your arms for the first time and fall in love none of that will matter.


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canadagirl06
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Apr-28-12, 12:43 PM (CST)
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2. "RE: 39 weeks and nerve pain - scared"
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   Thanks Lenore,

I was getting all bent out of shape and stressed about it. You're right, it could be other things like my pulled groin. I suddenly noticed that I got a burning sensation and pain when I moved my legs in bed which is more the groin pull and way different than the bruised feeling I get with herpes. I'm taking 1500mg of valacyclovir daily. I need to relax!

And you're right - at the end of the day, all that matters is holding my baby!

I'll keep you posted on how it goes,

CG

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