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Discussion in 'About My Outbreaks' started by Venus in Furs, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Venus in Furs

    Venus in Furs Newbie

    Hi, I was diagnoed a few days ago.
    I was just wondering how many people find alcohol a trigger... and how much/how often they have to drink to trigger it?
    I can't really imagine giving up alcohol, sad as it sounds, my whole ocial life revolves round it. I also enjoy a glass of wine most evenings even if i am not socialising
  2. positiveguy16

    positiveguy16 Active Member

    I've had H for about 4 months now, with 4 OBs. All 3 post my initial have been triggered by drinking alcohol. But. I need to add that all 3 were after nights of HEAVY drinking, up till 3am type of nights. I have casually drank many times in between with no problems and I'm not on meds. Combine meds and getting through the first 6 months to a year, I fully hope that even heavy drinking won't cause much issue. All that being said, I wouldn't have H if I didn't get to drunk one night and make a mistake.
  3. Venus in Furs

    Venus in Furs Newbie

    Staying up till 3am drinking is one of my favourite things to do :(
    Are you going to ask for meds to take every day then? I have to go back to the clinic thursday, but i presume theyll want to wait a few months before deciding whether to offer me any meds.
    I worry about the unknown long term health risks of taking medication everyday, especially newish medication - is this something you have worried about at all?
  4. Venus in Furs

    Venus in Furs Newbie

    Also - how long after drinking does the outbreak appear?
  5. Venus in Furs

    Venus in Furs Newbie

    also, how long after a night of drinking did it take for an outbrake to appear?
  6. CDFPC

    CDFPC Active Member

    You should be more concerned about what all that drinking does to your body and your brain, rather than be a trigger for outbreaks as the partying lifestyle will catch up to you eventually.
    This virus is different for everybody. There is no set time for outbreaks to occur for anyone, even after a night of drinking.
  7. Finallyhopeful

    Finallyhopeful Active Member

    Supposedly ginseng
    Helps after a late night of unhealthy behavior. Something for think about.
  8. Venus in Furs

    Venus in Furs Newbie

    Whats ginseng?
  9. Finallyhopeful

    Finallyhopeful Active Member

    It's a supplement you can buy in the vitamin section of any store. Basically helps restore and replenish your immunity.
  10. positiveguy16

    positiveguy16 Active Member

    Hey Venus,

    For me, the next day after the heavy drinking/terrible sleep/weakening of my immune system I get the tell tale pain down the back of the leg prodrome, followed by skin cracking a day or two later. No real blisters for me. I've had one in 4 months so far.

    And no, I would not worry at all about being on daily meds. They have been proven to be very safe and effective.

    I also love drinking and don't plan on stopping, but I have cut back these past few months.
  11. jamiek

    jamiek Newbie

    I have never had alcohol affect me to where it had produced any symptoms, but I do often feel tired and rundown more than usual. I drink almost every night. Maybe everyone is different?
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