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Any clue what this is?

  • Posted By: worriedguysick
  • April 19, 2009
  • 06:05 PM

About 6 weeks ago I developed a sore throat and was very weak. I was very concerned over HIV and got tested a few weeks later but not until after a ton of stress. My test was negative and I will be doing my follow up soon. At the time I had some chils and sweats at night but never officially took temperature. Right after HIV test (a few hours) my throat swelled up and had tons of white exude. Really freaked me out. Went to minor emergency clinic and tested positive for strep. Was given a 10 day round of Amoxil. No temperature at the clinic or since then, not sure about before. Now my throat still has ulcers all over my tonsills and I see the white exude at the back of my throat at times. The area all around and behind the uvula is red and ulcerated and has been that way for over 6 weeks now. I can even see the problems in my esophagus. I was given a penicillin shot as well when things didn't improve and I am having a bacteria infection and am taking Nystatin. I had diarhea issues and food that wasn't even digesting. No pain swallowing and the occasional lymph node swellling in my neck. I also was taking some Prilosec due to acid reflux.

Someone please help me here. My doc saw my throat 2 weeks ago and laughed it off saying I am getting over strep even though I tested negative for strep flu and mono. (And thankfully HIV at 6.5 weeks) This has easily been the weirdest thing I have ever had and I am usually a healthy although neurotic guy.

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  • This might be a wild guess, but I figured it might be worth mentioning. Have you had any changes in your BM's? Crohns disease can strike in any part of the digestive system from the mouth to the anus.
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  • I would ask for a specialist referral, based on your symptoms, from the doctor(s) that examined and treated you to rule out any/all other possibilities. Maybe an endocrinologist, I don't know. But it sounds like a bit much to settle for the diagnosis you have and let it rest. Further, personally, I would follow up with the HIV/Aids testing after waiting 6-7 months following the first test(s) for that/those, and have them done again ... just in case the time since possible exposure may have been within the earlier stages and may not have been able to appear or conclude with accurate results. When my marriage ended (for obvious reasons now? LOL), I had all the testing done ... then waited seven months and had it all done again, just to be certain.
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  • I would ask for a specialist referral, based on your symptoms, from the doctor(s) that examined and treated you to rule out any/all other possibilities. Maybe an endocrinologist, I don't know. But it sounds like a bit much to settle for the diagnosis you have and let it rest. Further, personally, I would follow up with the HIV/Aids testing after waiting 6-7 months following the first test(s) for that/those, and have them done again ... just in case the time since possible exposure may have been within the earlier stages and may not have been able to appear or conclude with accurate results. When my marriage ended (for obvious reasons now? LOL), I had all the testing done ... then waited seven months and had it all done again, just to be certain.Why is he having HIV issues. It sounds like he is having side effectd as well.
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  • Why is he having HIV issues. It sounds like he is having side effectd as well. pin in the ? ... here is a link for you to reference:http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hiv_aids/tests.htm What I understand, in reading the original post, are serious concerns about possible infection with HIV/Aids ... unless I misunderstood. Hence, also note within the original post ... 6 weeks. The incubation period to rule in/out HIV/Aids is 15 months, as you will find in the link posted for reference above. In the original post, it sounds apparent that follow-up testing is in order to get HIV/Aids ruled out ... since the original post states clearly and obviously that this is a concern. As for the side effects, if you read my post again ... I suggested further investigation ... referral .... meaning, what you speak of should be checked out further as well.
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