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Oct-24-11, 06:37 PM (CST)
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"Tension Headaches"
   Who here with Genital herpes gets really bad tension headaches and how often? Ever since my incident over a year and a half ago I'm pretty convinced that it is HSV2 that I have caught. I am just curious to know if anyone gets really bad headaches from it. I have been getting headaches for some time now, id say at least 4 days out of the week, i get nausea really bad pressure in the head, confusion and brain fog. I've had an MRI and CT scans but everything has came back ok, I also at times have bad pressure behind my right eye.

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Oct-30-11, 08:43 PM (CST)
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1. "RE: Tension Headaches"
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   Hi ~
You say that you're pretty "convinced that it is HSV2 that you caught". First I would get an accurate diagnoses that you do in fact have HSV2 or HSV1. I did not cognitively feel well - and that includes headaches - for the first year of living with HSV2. However, there are A LOT of factors that cause tension headaches and I do not believe that is a common complaint with HSV1 or HSV2. Unless you can confirm that you have viral meningitis caused by the herpes virus which requires a spinal tap.

I had severe migraines headaches when I was married some 15 years ago and at that time I did not have HSV2. Mine were caused by the stress and strain in my marriage. When I got that under control the headaches went away. I would look for other causes triggering your headaches. Just my two cents.


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Jan-20-12, 06:59 PM (CST)
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2. "RE: Tension Headaches"
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   I've been getting headaches since the onset of my herpes a couple of months ago, but I would classify mine as migraines. I also wonder if that's what you're experiencing as well since you're also experiencing nausea. I've noticed I'm experiencing this when I take antivirals, and that's what I've attributed them to. When I first start Valtrex, I get them, and at first had nausea to the point of vomiting along with the migraines. I also tried acyclovir, and ended up with the worst migraine I've ever had (I've had them since I was a toddler, but rarely these days until herpes and the antivirals). Anyway, I went back to Valtrex and have been able to deal with the migraines by taking Maxalt.

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