I have been sick for a month with Swollen Lymph Nodes. I do not know what I am sick of and i cannot get a diagnosis from 2 doctors. In the beginning, i had swollen nodes around the neck, sub-mandibular area. i was very fatigued. then i was prescribed penicillin which helped. within 2 days, i developed severe itching on my shin areas. at the same time, i was so tired that i had difficulty breathing, experienced drenching night sweat and excessive hunger. my stool became yellow and now i am constipated.
Right now, persisting symptoms are swollen sub-mandibular lymph nodes, fatigue, constipation and 2 strange growths on my hand and buttocks that itched for the first 2 days and dissipated. my shins which were formerly itching are now scaling or peeling, im not sure.
symptoms seem to be improving but..i feel this is only the initial phase of illness. i feel more fatigued from time to time.
mumps, hiv, mononucleosis, strep throat, chlamydia, syphillis and gonorreah are all negative. i will get tested for hiv in 2 weeks since ive heard that 6 weeks after exposure is 95% accurate.
all this occured 7 days after sexual intercourse, it has been 4 weeks since i had sex and this is my 3rd week of illness. the intercourse itself was done with a condom however the oral sex was done without. at the same time i had been on doxycycline, medication for acne.
i am canadian, the medical system here is social and free. i feel that doctors are not motivated, i no longer know how to tell them about all this. since symptoms seem to be improving but the fatigue seems to be getting worse, while the swelling seems to become more a like a twitching pain. i am somewhat afraid but i do not really care anymore if i die.
however, i would be deeply grateful and perhaps helpful someday if someone would suggest what to do.
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