I have not had an outbreak for almost 7 years. During this time I have also not been on birth control pills. Two months ago, I started taking the pill and 3 days before my menstrual cycle starts, I have an outbreak. This has happened both last month and this month. Why all of a sudden am I "active" again? Could the pill and my body adjusting to hormone changes have something to do with these recent outbreaks? I asked my gyno today but she said she had never heard of the pill causing herpes outbreaks before. I am not currently sexually active (and haven't been for awhile) so I don't know whether to stop taking the pill or continue and see if it happens again next month. Any suggestions or comments from anyone who has experienced the same thing?
Published On: April 15, 2008