Genital warts treatment experiences Watch
I wanted to offer a little hope to those who suffer from HPV, and more specifically, genital warts.
I first found out I had GW in 2015...on Christmas day of all days. I had a really bad outbreak...maybe 20 or so. I freaked out and saw a specialist who confirmed it was GW. The doctor told me that my immune system would likely get rid of the virus, or at least subdue it, within 2 years. It didn't. Two years later I still had the virus, despite going in for Cryotherapy. The treatment would work, but it I'd freeze one area at the dermatologist's clinic and one or two would come back elsewhere. It was miserable.
Fast forward to January 2018, this is what finally worked for me:
1. Continue with Cryotherapy. Yes, it is expensive even with insurance. But stay on top of it and go every month to freeze whatever you find. I would recommend circling the areas that are troublesome in advance of your doctor visit so that you aren't awkwardly combing through your pubes to find the warts.
2. I tried Aldara, it didn't work. I tried Fluorouracil, it didn't work. Veregen finally worked for me. I would place a little bit of the cream on the problem areas every night and morning, in between cryotherapy sessions. It worked like magic.
3. If you can't afford Veregen, because it is expensive as balls, then I would recommend a few things...Apple cider vinegar and baking soda mix. Place the paste on the warts and cover with a cotton ball and band aid. Do this every night and day. I had so-so results with tea tree oil.
4. Do NOT shave your pubic area without a razor guard. Doing so is detrimental for recovery. You will probably need to shave at some point to identify the warts, but do so with care and with a razor guard.
5. FINALLY! This is what really worked. I had heard about AHCC. It is a mushroom extract supplement, that has been widely studied and is FDA approved. You can buy it off Amazon. Supposedly, the stuff really helps bolster a weakened immune system. You need your immune system to be firing on all cylinders in order to beat the virus. I took 750mg (2 pills) in the morning, every day, for months. I am still taking it. The stuff is expensive ($60 for 30 day supply), but I am confident this is what has led to me being clear for 8 months.
Lastly, I want to address some of your concerns, because I had the same concerns. Is my sex life over?
No. It is not. Not nearly. You do however have an obligation to tell your partner that you have HPV warts. It is not your decision to make for them, and it is something I wish my partner told me before I got the virus. HPV is incredibly common, and the strain that causes warts is not known to be cancer causing. So relax. Tell your partner that you have HPV and that you are taking care of it. I have had three partners since being diagnosed with HPV warts and I have told them all about it. They all received the news well, and thanked me for telling them. I still had sex with them and used protection. You'd be amazed at how many have the vaccines and know about HPV. It is important to tell your partner(s) in the right setting. Don't do so on the first date, and don't do it right when things are getting hot and heavy.
You will beat this, it is not uncommon. Don't listen to doctors who say otherwise.
* I dug this out of our conversation on whatsapp a few months back, thankfully still had the link lol.
Hey guys, I just got the news that I had HPV this week. I was pretty shocked as although I've had quite a few sexual partners, I've always been super careful and used protection with oral and penetration sex. Not going to lie I felt ashamed and kind of disgusted like my dating life was over, and kind of thinking "why me ?" Plus all the stories I read online people had supportive partners that helped it through it. I don't have anyone. So I kind of was feeling that I wouldn't be seeing anyone anytime soon now because of the warts.:
Anyways I was wondering though what people's experiences with treatment are like? I've just been given this warticon thing and told to apply it? Did people's go away after 4 weeks? Or did they need freezing off, if so how was that?
Anyway, I wish I tried the less invasive treatment first. I read negative reviews regarding the creams that’s why I didn’t try it as my plan A. However after the operation, the warts came back in less than a month. So I had no choice but to try the cream.
I used aldara cream, I bought it in an online pharmacy and had it delivered. Strictly followed the instruction on how to use it and now it’s totally gone. Nearly a year now since the last breakout! Totally clear.
I guess the HPV vaccine shots that my doctor given me after the operation helped as well. It worked well with the cream.
Aldara cream + Gardasil vaccines worked for me.