Had a unprotected experience about a week and a half ago, and have since developed small white dots on my top lip. They are very tiny, but there are quite a few of them, and I'm sure they weren't there before. They are almost invisible unless I stretch my top lip over my teeth, which makes them quite obvious. They are also more prominent where the lips meet, forming a sort of white line. Any idea what these could be?
Last edited by LivefortheDay; 05-13-2004 at 10:26 AM.
I'm not an expert, and I certainly am not trying to scare people. But, thrush is one of the common symptoms I hear being thrown around for early (ARS) HIV symptoms. Anyways, if you had unprotected intercourse, it's always safe to check for HIV to be on the safe side. The disease is out there and not hard to catch as many seem to think.
you just seem to know your stuff that's all I was saying, at any rate I have the exact same thing going on with my lips too, and it's been long enough for me to get tested so that's what I'm doing tomorrow, and I'm getting all the other std tests too so I'll post in here when I find out what the deal is
I had a dry tongue the previous week after taking an E at a club. My dry tongue was still present on the night of my encounter, so I wonder if this could be more down to anxiety.
Pictures of oral thrush on the web seem very hectic. My own situation is as almost as good as normal, though not quite. These tiny white dots (size of a pinprick) could have gone totally unnoticed, were it not for my current obsessive checking.
I sure hope it's nothing serious. Good luck to you too, Rayne, would be good to hear your outcome.
I agree I've looked at oral thrush pictures and they are nothing compared to what I've got going on. I also would have never noticed mine if not for looking in the mirror and seeing them, no one else notices them at all, and they don't hurt. I was on antibiotics about a month ago for a chest cold and am wondering if they could be caused by that, honestly I have no clue, and self diagnosis sucks it makes you think you're dying in 6 months. Yay for paranoia, and I'll be sure to tell you what's going on, because not knowing is the worst thing in the world
Like I said, I am not trying to sound pessimistic or trying to scare anyone. I myself am in the same dilemma. I have to stay away from the girl I really love right now because I made a "mistake" before I met her. I have to wait 6 months of continuous HIV testing (others tell me 3 is enough) to put myself in the clear. I want you all to be safe, that's all. I am now paranoid and vigilant about any sexual feelings. Hearing the news about those infected porno stars ain't helping the situation either. Good luck to you all.
If at three months you are clear, give yourself a serious break, mentally at least. By all means be careful for the remaining time, but you can be pretty darn sure of accuracy at 3 months.
Back to the white dots thing, I wonder if it could be triggered by stress / anxiety.
For example, I have experienced a few of the 'established' ARS symptoms too: Hypertension, dizziness, sore throat, headaches, backaches, nausea, lethargy, loss of appetite, and so on. These started somewhat earlier than normal (the first morning!), and were accompanied with feelings of dread, guilt, fear and depression. My heart was beating loud as a drum and racing like a train.
I've been paranoid since the first day, and I keep finding new reasons to assume I'm infected with something. I get moments, sometimes for several hours, when I feel like I'm ok - and then I get other moments when I feel extremely worried and in despair. The tiniest physical symptom becomes a major point of focus, a twinge in the arm or the leg, a momentary pain in the neck. Hang on - was that freckle there before? I don't remember it...
Last edited by LivefortheDay; 05-14-2004 at 06:10 AM.
and have since developed small white dots on my top lip. They are also more prominent where the lips meet, forming a sort of white line. Any idea what these could be?
Well you might have Herpes Simlex Vrius 1 and if that is so try putting some peroxide on your lips and if it bubbles that is some type of indicator that there is some type of bacteria/infection/virus there.
Mabye asking the person that you were involved with may provide some type of insight. Ask the person if they have or had any STD (Herpes). I know that it might be be a little aquard (sp) but all you can do is ask(does not mean that they have to tell the truth,) What's done is done now, the only thing you can do Is be responaible for your self...so ask then go get tested for all std's like at a local clinic and then again in three months for hiv, not that you have it or anything but it is just a standard thing to do if you have had unprotected sex with some one new, or if you have suspicions. Your mind is going to wonder like crazy for the first few weeks then subside then wonder again and you don't want to stress your self out, so just relax and get tested. Believe me I know and I have to do the same thing.
I wasn't meaning to say anything against you Zoron so I'm sorry if it came across that way and I totally understand your situation so I apologize again. I've been with the same person for 3 years now and these weird things are just now popping up, so I could just be paranoid which I probably am. But symptoms do seem to appear with each self diagnosis I try to make, it's awful, so I'm trying not to read about anything else for while, so I don't get more stressed