I have been browsing this site as I think it is a great idea. I have just signed up right now as I wanted to leave a comment to this.
It is very discouraging that some people are saying the same things over and over in the alternative section of the forum. Isn't that the point of the forum? All the administrators are doing is going to push people away from this site. And that is sad because as I said this is a really great idea. People don't want to go to browse an alternative section to have the same comments. Yes I agree that if someone is to make claims that they should back it up and I don't agree in mentioning a certain companies specific product unless there is some sort of proof that it is better. Otherwise the feeling is that person has some sort of share in that particular company.
First off I have to bring up another myth. Herpes can be caught from a toilet seat. Yes herpes cannot live outside the human body for very long on serfaces but it does for a short time. Even so most people would not get the virus this way anyways because the virus has to enter the body through a tear in the skin and this tear is at the microscopic level this does not mean a cut as I have read in some forums. I have never posted before on any site but I am tired of hearing people say it is impossible to get and quick to blame them as having it from an earlier partner. My experience is simple. My first outbreak was at the bottom of my butt, top of my leg. I went into a walk in clinic thinking something had bitten me. After the tests yah I was bitten alright but not by an insect. The doctor at that time told me that I could have gotten it from a toilet seat and asked it I had exercised prior to using a public bathroom as the irritation is just enough for the virus to enter. The answer was yes about 4 or 5 days earlier before I noticed any symptoms this was the case. The doctor had said he had a couple patients where this had happened but that it is very rare. I can't speak for anyone else but no I had not had sex with anyone prior to this period. No I didn't have anyone kiss my ass/leg or area. The most I had done to this point is kiss someone on the lips (by the way, yes it is HSV 2 as the doctor scrapped it and sent it away). I never shared a towel etc. Also I want to mention that I am normally the clean freak type that I put tissue around the toilet but to me this toilet looked clean and I was in a rush so I didn't bother. Thus the only conclusion that I can come to is the toilet issue. Sorry I know this is off topic a bit and I may post it in a more relevant section. My point is that people must stop saying never/can't etc. I have gotten this disease that people associate with having sex and say you can't get from a toilet seat yet that is the only logical case that I can come too for myself.
Now more back on topic but again dealing with the never/can't etc. I had met someone who I grew to be close friends with about 4 or 5 years ago now. She asked me why I didn't have a girlfriend and I ended up telling her my story and why I wasn't because I didn't want to have to tell someone that I had it. Anyways this person had mentioned how her sister had herpes and got rid of it. So yes I asked to talk to her sister. Her sister told me she had HSV 1 and HSV 2 which she got from her ex and had had it for 3 years and had constant outbreaks every month for HSV 2. She never tried any advertised miracle cures she tried one of the regular drugs (sorry don't remember what it was she mentioned) for about one week but she didn't like the side effects. She then tried taking natural things, she told me somethings, she said she was experimenting with different diets to lose a few pounds as well. She doesn't know what it was but that possibly could have gotten rid of it but she stopped and 6 months later went back to her doctor. The results were negative. She tested 6 months again just to check and again negative. Now I don't know what tests she did as I have learnt since then that there are many tests. Yes the virus could have just stopped emerging as she reached that certain time, but for me I believe her. She told me that her doctor had asked what she did so that he could tell other patients of his but she couldn't link it to anything. Anyways you can argue all you want. I believe her story as she has no reason to lie about it. She isn't trying to profit from it or make any claims. She said she doesn't know what she did but that she was on a healthy life style program, experimented with diets and natural supplements and is symptom free and said she got tested. For the next 2 years I knew her she made no comment of things changing for her. I am no longer in contact with them as that was a few years ago for me now. Yes it could have magically reappeared perhaps but I just wanted to share this story for those who are looking for alternative methods. I know I am not helping give a solution in anyway but I just find it frustrating that a site with such great potential says that it can't be done. There is a true story. So to say that you can't be cured of this virus is not right. Everyone has heard stories of people with Cancer etc. given only a short time to live and then all of a sudden it is gone. How do we explain this? Many of them can't. Many associate it to things they were desperately trying or in their religion. Anything is possible and I too am searching for the cure for me. I look to forums like this for ideas. It doesn't mean I am going to rush out and do something stupid but if something shows potential then I will definitely do my research on it.
For the moderators or admin members (whatever you call yourselves), just a suggestion but perhaps you should be more open minded and stop saying there is no cure to date. Yes there is no linked cure otherwise we would all be cured, but there are people claiming to be cured, and maybe it is just because we react differently to different things. And yes I have no doubt in my mind that most of these are fake but due to my friend, I know some are real. Perhaps it is better just to put up a banner at the top saying that there is no medical proof to any alternative methods. We already know this though but would save the constant comments in a section that people should be allowed and encouraged to step forward with ideas. If this lady had said she cured her herpes on this section and that she thought it was due to some product then you would have said nope, can't be cured and then she never would come back, nor would her theories work. Yes you aren't cured, neither am I for that fact. But don't discourage people. Yes you have the right to post but if you want this site to be more useful I highly hope that you don't. Limit your negative comments to those that claim some dangerous product so that people are informed. But please please encourage people to come here. The people who have cured themselves aren't going to spend their time on this website year after year sharing their ideas. I know I wouldn't. If I cured myself I might do that same thing and leave a comment and say this is my theory and then I would never be on again. I wouldn't want to have to think anymore about this virus that I have had to so much of my life already. I would spend my spare time being thankful that I was one of the lucky few. I know you perhaps have good intentions but I hope that you will listen what people are trying to say to you. They don't want your negative thinking and shooting people down with the same comment over and over again. Let them speak, isn't that what this section is for??????? When every single post from people is followed by the same comments that there is no cure, only medical tested products have shown success (e.g. valtrex), or something similar by the people who run the site is discouraging to myself and I can see it in the words from so many others and in so many other discussions. Is this the best way to run the site?? If you are promoters of the drug companies then I understand why as perhaps they pay money to keep this site running but then that should be posted as such and one comment is fine. If not then why is this section even offered on this site if you won't give it a chance.
No I don't promote company xyz type statements. If they work great but I am just as leary as the next person. No I don't want to see people taken advantage of and yes I think there are tons of scams out there. Yes there is a lot of talk about the cure for herpes. And most of that probably is just that, a scam. But if someone has money to spare and wishes to try it, I will not stand in their way (unless it sounded dangerous). And I would love to hear their results and so would a lot of other people out there. No my friend didn't take any miracle type cures, only supplements that could be found at your health store. Neither her nor her doctor could explain it. Does that mean she wasn't cured by your standards because they aren't able to link the cure to some product or action? We have all heard how we won't get any formal studies done on any product as it costs millions and millions of dollars to do just that and the only companies who fund this are the pharmaceutical companies and as we have all heard that won't happen unless they are able to paten a product so they can recoup their costs. And of course they are a business so it makes sense. Our best hope for hearing about herpes cases and their findings might be from sites like this. Please Please let this alternative section be just that and stop being so quick to shoot things down with comments that it won't work or it can't be done. If one person makes a positive claim I want to hear it and if another has a negative experience I want to hear that as well. I want to hear so I can make an informed decision. But we are all in this alternative section looking for hope. I have seen how it is mentioned how when someone posts something in similar threads that it is deemed as not okay because it is like spam, yet I read the same negative spam type comments coming from those same people.
Thank you for listening and reading my view. I hope it opens some of your eyes. For those who are searching for a cure I wish you all the best and I encourage you to stay positive as it is possible. What to do I can't tell you, I am here just like you searching for ideas.
I apologize for the long message and probably spelling mistakes etc. I am not writing this message to upset anyone or anyting like that. I hope this site will look at how it is running and really listen and let people say their things. The admins or moderators I know have their own views and even if you disagree that alternative methods can have success, well that is your own view and as such should be kept that way and not be put in the section of the forum where people are wanting to hear other things. I want to hear from those who try things and are open minded regardless of their results. Not it can't, it won't, no cure etc. That is only going to ruin your site and I see it has already as many people have left already which is so unfortunate and I had to say something.