So I was diagnosed with hsv1 early November 2012. I had not had any signs or symptoms up until I was told I had antibodies in my blood. After being told some very strange things have been happening to me and am now pretty confident it's ghsv1 despite what the Dr.'s have told me. I have never, and yet to have, any cold sores my entire life. My 1st sign it was ghsv1 was that after masturbating I would get these tiny shiny bumps on the head of my penis that would be gone by morning. Shortly after I developed a strange raised rash type thing near my urethra. None of these bumps or rashes itched, hurt, burned, or turned into open sores. I went to the Dr and he said he didn't know what it was but it "wasn't herpes". He prescribed me a steroid cream and a single pill for possible yeast. I was told to use the cream for 2 weeks, and if that didn't work take the pill. The cream seemed to slightly help, but it did not clear up until about a week after taking the yeast pill. How excited I was that maybe I was just an asymptomatic ohsv1 carrier like countless others! About a week of joy passed before I got this strange swelling on the corona of my penis. At first I was certain it was a bluster but when I tried to pop it, it felt hard! Wtf I thought. Not that I want burning lesions but these mystery symptoms are no help! Prior to my visit with the Dr I had gone to ER because I was also suffering from itchy bumps on the back of my thighs, and an itchy rash between the shin & calf of my left leg. The ER told me it was was eczema on my leg and probably folliculitis on my thighs. I've tried everything under the sun to heal these spots with no avail. From what I've ready herpes has been mistaken as folliculitis before. I've also been getting strange dry skin patches across the bridge of my face. Sometimes there are little red bumps sometimes its just dry looking. I know this may not be related, but that's why I'm posting. I've never had eczema before, but I di have some skin issues in my family. I guess what I'm wondering is it possibly for hsv1 to cause other problems like this? Does anyone have similar symptoms? Is it possible that with my immune system being focused on my hsv would it allow other "bad genes" to surface? I tried to get Valtrax from the Dr. But he said no because its "just hsv1, everyone has it, and I don't have (what he will call) symptoms" Since seeing Dr.'s some issues have gotten better, yet I've also had other things happen like red itchy bumps near my hip on one side, smaller red bumps that don't itch appearing on my arms. Blotchy redness that appears on my arm and face after showering, and dry red patches on my left hand. Wtf is happening to me? Did I spread the herp all over and because its away from the mouth and genitals its appearing different? Am I just getting old and a lot of these other things are poorly timed side effects of bad skin genes? I'm just so freaked. In scared to touch or be touched. I sleep in all my clothes and a hoody on my head. I'm not as stressed as I was 2 months ago, but I'm still living like I walking virus. I also just heard from my ex who was negative on his blood work back in Nov because he got bumps on his penis that the clinic thought was herp. The swabbed it and he's waiting on results. The only thing that kept me somewhat happy was thinking my ex made it out clean. Now that's gone! Sorry this is all so scattered. That's just how my brain has been. I guess what I'm looking for is some insight on these other rashes. I don't have insurance and I don't want to waste any more $$$ on Dr.'s or Valtrax. I hate the idea of pharmaceuticals, but I'm wondering if maybe 1 bottle of Valtrax would clear me up and put the virus to sleep. I just want to be asymptomatic like I was before I found out about the antibodies!! I think the stress of knowing I had herpes woke it up! Now that I'm over the shock I'm praying it'll just go away for good!!