I know I brought this up before in my initial post, but I need some advice.
The girl I was dating for the last three years or so had herpes, which she claimed was type two. About two years ago, I had an outbreak of white, puss-filled blisters, which looked very much like the herpes pics I have seen (but also a bit like some other things. There were no other symptoms, and the blisters were not particularly painful or anything. These finally cleared up after about three weeks. I did not have them examined, because I was in denial and did not want to know the results. After this I had the occasional twinge down there, weird sensations, but nothing else.
A year or so later, after having sex with my GF, two red bumps appeared. They did not quite look like the previous blisters. I was hiking at the time, but was able to find a doctor who visually examined them and confirmed that is was herpes. He was unable to perform a test, so I was not satisfied. When I returned to civilization, I was able to have an IgG test done. The test came back positive for HSV-1 and negative for HSV-2. I have had three subsequent test since, and all showed the same results.
In the last six months or so, about six months after the last break out (if it was), I have been having extended bouts of genital and anal itching, often accompanied by itching/numbness on a very large patch on my back, and occasional itches on the top of my head, my chest, and other places. There is also the occasional slight pain along the side of my penis. These bouts last anywhere from three weeks to two months, and then vanish. Also, my urine sometimes smells strange during this bouts. Hard to describe.
I am currently having one now. It began maybe two weeks ago. I have been on suppression therapy, 400 mg (sometimes more) of acycolvir twice daily since before it began. There are no other symptoms. The acycolvir does not seem to be doing anything.
For the last year or so I have been under a lot of stress and developed severe anxiety. Also, during this last year my GF has been getting chronic yeast infections and BV, along with other things. She said that none of it felt or looked like her herpes OBs (she has had it for many years). I recently ended the relationship.
So, my question is: Does it sound like herpes is the cause of the episodes of itching? I took a round of antibiotics for something else, and it totally got rid of the symptoms for a couple of days, then they came back. I am also taking a mild dose of an anti-depressant, which seems to help quite a bit, though not completely. Can anxiety cause this? Can yeast and BV affect men in such a manner? Or could it maybe a staph infection? I recently had some test performed by the VA, including my third IgG, and my bloodwork came back negative for anything other than HSV-1. Could staph or something similar not show up? I have read that staph can cause all over itching if it is in the blood and that unless it is specifically tested for will not show up.
Also, if it is herpes, does this mean I am constantly having an OB without any visible symptoms?
Again, sorry to reiterate, but just want all the facts there.
Thanks in advance for any information and advice you may have.