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I had a splenectomy september last year. It was spontaneous, and I was only told when I woke up in hospital a day after what had happened, as no-one knew what was going on.
Im now on penecillin twice a day for the rest of my life. Ive had my flu jabs and things, and I am careful when I get ill and up my dose of penecillin. Since it happened though, I find that I get run down more easily, and that i'm a lit more tired out after working all day, which I used to handle fine.
Also, 3 months ago I was diagnosed with genital herpes. I was told that I could've had it for all my life but since having the splenectomy and having a weekened immune system that that was the only reason it outbreaked. My first outbreak was the single most painful thing i've had to go through (yes, more painful than having my spleen rupture spontaneously) and fortunately, my boyfriend was supportive and understanding and helped me through it. Now, everytime i get stressed or run down (which unfortunately is often) I get another outbreak.
Has anyone else experienced problems this severe, and basically, am I in for a life time of problems due to not having a spleen?
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