For about a month now ive been having pain in my lower left abdomen. 6/8/11 i was in florida and had a sexual encounter with a woman, i rubbed my penis head on her vagina for about 4-10 seconds. Two days later i went to get my abdomen checked out and i got an std test to be safe, it was a walkin clinic(doctor wasn't very helpful) , he said if he saw anything in the blood from the std test hed prescribe me some antibiotics.. well a nurse came back with a prescription of flyagl. I asked her why and she didnt know, so i got it filled and took 3 the next day (Saturday),
Sunday can around and about 5pm i went to the er for symptoms : pain in my left abdomen shooting into my penis, and pain while urinating and ejaculating ( not severe but i was worried and it was Sunday) They ran a swab test on me, about 30 mins later she came back in and said i had either Gonorrhea/ or Chlamydia, wouldnt know for three days which, but defiantly bacteria in my urethra. She also told me to stop taking the Flagyl, and then they gave me a huge shot in my ***(hip) which hurt like hell for about 3 hours, and prescribed me Doxy.
Monday i was so nervous i went to my doctor in the AM, and he said it was weird but not sure what it was and to wait for the test result to come back. I took one doxy that morning. About lunch i NOTICED had Thrush on my tongue.. not too bad but it was there, with about 5 bumps on the back of my tongue.
Tuesday came and my doctor called me to make sure how i was feeling and i told him about the thrush, he said antibiotics will do that ( even though itd had only been 2 days) and gave me some nystaine mouth wash. since i work till late in the day i went to the walkin to get my thrush checked out, and my lab results were back. I also noticed Tuesday that my lymph nodes were beginning to swell, My test all came back negative, even gonorrhea/chlamydia, he looked and pretty much said all of its from the antibiotics (nodes, thrush, diarrhea) and said not to worry.
Wednesday ( a week after exposure) nodes still sore, and still thrush and diarrhea. I went to the er and of course everything came back negative.
Thursday 8 days after .... My doctor wants me to come in and get checked out... He looks at the thrush... says its not bad and says hes had patients who develop it after a day of antibiotics, and my nodes are swollen because of the thrush. My whole neck is swore, He schedules me a cat scan and a gi doctor to go see in the next 2-3 weeks. I also notice im spitting up A LOT of snot. Nose runs alittle but not much nose running
Friday today (9 days later) thrush is still here, doesn't really hurt, cant wipe it away.. still 5-6 bumps on back of tongue. Doesn't hurt to swallow... throat wise but i can feel the lymph nodes in my neck hurting when i swallow, no fever yet all week, and no rash that i know of.
Whats wrong with me? Ive always been a huge worrier, and my nodes are swollen often... never seemed this bad.. Appetite seems normal, ive also have a history of depression. I have been sleeping for 12-13 hours a day, but iv fairly certain thats because of the worrying and depression, im embarrassed to face my friends and family, so ive been hiding in my room... When i get a bit of good news ( such as antibiotics can cause many of these symptoms..) mentally ill feel great for the time, will hangout with friends laugh... eat.. but then when i start thinking about the possibility of HIV, i go back into my room/sleep/sick to my stomach/ and angry with my self
Please help me any ideas would be appreciated. I cant wait for 6weeks,3,months, and 6motnhs to get tested.. .but im just so nervous... i feel so helpless.. every time i look up anything on the web such as Swollen lymph nodes and sinus.. it all comes back to HIV....
My whole life ive had problems with canker sores inside my mouth, now i also have a cut under my tooth, that is very visible.. Could it all be from that? its very painful and bleeds when i brush....
As you have already been advised many times on this forum and now another HIV forum, you did not have a risk of an HIV infection.
Please speak to a doctor about your thrush and glands. This is not an HIV issue. I would strongly advise you, at this point, for your own sake to seek professional help for your fears and ailments and not keep bouncing around HIV forums and websites.
The answer to your issues cannot be found on an internet forum. If you cannot let go of your fears then the only answer is to be tested for HIV. A 4th Gen DOU at four weeks would be advised. The result, which will almost certainly be negative, will be conclusive.
Last edited by blokecalledkev; 06-17-2011 at 12:32 PM.
apparently because my mind is telling my body i do have it
you are listening to the wrong things
the only thing that posseses that kind of power
is a hiv test,not your body,not your symptoms
hey i can understand being scared and afraid because you have
no idea what is making you feel sick
(i was there myself laid out in a hospital at one time.)
the thing is until you get yourself checked
out for a bunch of differant things
(there are many viral and bacterial infections out there besides hiv)
all you are doing right now is guessing
and wasting your resources.
what good does that do you?
it is sort of a self destructive behaviour
apparently because my mind is telling my body i do have it
HIV is not diagnosed this way either. If you are so concerned what, exactly, is stopping you having an HIV test at four weeks, as advised.
Buddy, you have NOT been exposed to an HIV infection, no matter how you try to twist it.
HIV is NOT diagnosed by the amount or lack of symptoms you may or may not have. And it is certainly not diagnosed on HIV forums. HIV is diagnosed ONE way, an HIV test. If you refuse to accept being told repeatedly you have not been at risk, then go and have one.
Yes, it really is that simple.
Last edited by blokecalledkev; 06-17-2011 at 03:36 PM.
STOP this right now. You cannot diagnose HIV via Google searches. Nobody will say "Hey I had the same symptoms but guess what I am negative". Many many people who get diagnosed with HIV have no symptoms. You cannot diagnose an HIV infection by somebody else’s symptoms. Stop trying to self diagnose HIV it is pointless and does nothing other than fuel your anxiety.
HIV is not a DIY project that is diagnosed via Google. It is diagnosed via an HIV test only.
You do not need a test because you have not been exposed to HIV. You have been told this on two HIV forums by at least ten senior members of those forums.
Clearly you are ignoring everything that is said to you as you have already been advised when to take a test. And you have already been told time and time again symptoms mean absolutely nothing with regards to diagnosing HIV.
Post your negative results when you get them.
Last edited by blokecalledkev; 06-17-2011 at 03:57 PM.
This as been answered in this very thread. Are you actually reading the replies?
If you cannot let go of your fears and refuse to accept the FACT you have not been exposed to an HIV infection test at four weeks with a 4th Gen DOU test. The result will be negative and will be conclusive.
You do not need this test because you have not got HIV. But you clearly are unable to accept this. Therefore to put your mind at ease an HIV test which will clearly produce a negative result is the only answer.
Last edited by blokecalledkev; 06-17-2011 at 04:10 PM.
thanks kevin, and i cant accept the fact because now im thinking there was penetration. when these symptoms clear up i think ill be able to hold my self a little better and be able to WAIT 3 months a lot easier
3 months? What on earth are you talking about? Ok it is now very clear you are not reading the replies. And it also very clear you are changing your story simply to fuel your own anxieties.
I said four week. You can test at four weeks and given your zero risk exposure the result will be conclusive. You do not need to wait 3 months; you do not need to test at all. But if it will ease your mind you can test at FOUR WEEKS..
Clearly you cannot be helped here as you have already decided your course of action. If you wish to waste the next three months of your life worrying yourself sick over a non event, it's a free world. I will no longer add fuel to your fears.
If you feel the need to test over this, post any results when you get them.
Last edited by blokecalledkev; 06-17-2011 at 06:04 PM.
You don't have HIV!
Thrush can be caused by antibiotics or just a general poor health in general.
The bumps on your tongue might be your circumvalliate papillae.
When you start obsessing about the possibility of having HIV, then you start actually looking for symptoms. I know I started looking in my mouth, on my tongue so much more closely than I would have ever, and then started obsessing all about it. As many others have said, it is not that easy to get HIV. And you didn't even have penetration so there is NOTHING to be worried about. Statistics wise, it is harder for a male to get hiv from a female than vice versa.
I have constant sore throat when I swallow and I don't have HIV. You are just looking to make yourself crazy.
I don't know what it would take to make you think that you are okay because other people, who are more expert at this then I am have reassured you so many times. You are going to be fine!
Yeah I know i am, but it's crazy... I didn't start looking up symptoms until after I got them... The biggest problem is the swollen nodes... No one can explain in... When you look it up or just ask a doctor they say well have you had you HIV test... ..... I'm never sick either, but I do get swollen lymph nodes a lot, and have a lot of canker sores and gum issues... I really aprèciate your post... And would love to hear more of your experiences... My only problem is when I look at other post... People say they think they have the symptoms... I do!!
You never had an exposure. Lymph node swelling is a non-specific symptom. Only a tiny fraction of people who have swollen lymph nodes have HIV, which cannot be a concern for you since you never had an exposure. Most cases of lymphadenopathy are unexplained.