Hi, I’m Adrienne, The Yoni Nutritionist!
Over 20 years ago I was first diagnosed with HSV-2 (genital herpes), and it f*cking rocked my world in so many ways. Here's the story of my HSV-2 journey...
I still remember to this day when I got my results back confirming my diagnosis, sitting in the doctors office, sobbing, thinking “why me??”.
My herpes diagnosis has been a combination of both manageable and challenging, yet I believe it has been one of the biggest blessings of my life.
For many years I didn't have any outbreaks or symptoms but there was a 3-year phase during a period of prolonged high-stress, when I had back-to-back outbreaks every month. It was horrible.
During that time I tried everything to get it under control. Multiple doctors visits, many antiviral prescriptions, hours with my therapist, thousands in expenses
This period of time really impacted my physical and mental health AND the quality of my life. I was afraid to date, have sex, I didn't trust my body, and I didn't understand why this kept happening.
Relief finally came after 15 years in the form of acceptance and ending the shame that I felt within myself with my diagnosis.
I changed my relationship with herpes and started seeing it as an indication that I needed to slow down and take better care of myself.