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chlamydia

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  • Posted By: JIMMYBEL
  • February 21, 2007
  • 01:49 PM

Please help us. I have been with my husband for 7 years now (married for 2) We have both been completely faithfull throughout our whole relationship. Recently, I was diagnosed with chlamydia (eventhough I have not had another sexual partner since 2000) yet my husband was not. We argued lots but we did not split up and we both beleived each other that neither cheated. That was 8 months ago. Since then, I have been diagnosed another 3 times with it (including one test which came up negative.) I had no symptoms other than itching but when I was put on the course, I began to get cystitis symptoms. Did I ever have chlamydia or was it a misdiagnosis? If I did have it, why does it keep coming back? I take all my antibiotics regularly and properly. PLEASE HELP US. Can I really carry on for the rest of my life taking antibiotics 3 times a year for this or will it ever go away (if I ever had it). We are going insane. Also, we heard from a doctor here you can get the bacteria from working in extreme heat and my husband is a pe teacher who often works outside in heat of around 50 degrees c but then he was negative There must be some way you can get this other then through sexual content as this is definitely not the case for us. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me find out what's going on. :confused:

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  • Its possible your husband is acting as a carrier. He might not actually have full on chlamydia but he is reinfecting you with it. Regardless of what his tests say you BOTH have to do a course of antibiotics.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 10:52 PM
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  • Its possible your husband is acting as a carrier. He might not actually have full on chlamydia but he is reinfecting you with it. Regardless of what his tests say you BOTH have to do a course of antibiotics.Could you (or anyone, please) give more information regarding how a person is a carrier of chlamydia without actually having it? This is important to me as my wife and I have a situation similar to Jimmybell's (an earlier poster on this site). She claims to have had no sexual activity outside our relationship, and I believe her, yet she has been diagnosed with chlamydia. She blames me but I have been true to her.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 11:38 AM
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  • Isn't it obvious that more research needs to be done on chlamydia? Obviously doctors are wrong as I know of others in this same situation. Ps, this is the 4th time this year I have taken antibiotics for chlamydia.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 03:33 PM
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  • Isn't it obvious that more research needs to be done on chlamydia? Obviously doctors are wrong as I know of others in this same situation. Ps, this is the 4th time this year I have taken antibiotics for chlamydia.AMEN!!My husband and I are going through the same issue. After searching through this site I can't believe how big of an issue this. I was actually talking to a guy at work who went through the same case scenario with his wife!!! Something needs to get figured out. Look at all these relationships that have been put through jeopardy through misdiagnoses.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 28, 2007
    • 05:11 AM
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  • Clamydia tests often come back false positive. With that said, some people do not test positive as well. Soooooo.. it could actually be that one parter is reinfecting the other because he/she tests negative. It is also possible to carry chlamydia for a few years. The body will actually get rid of it on its own, but in many cases it can lay latent in the body afterwards. Hope this helps...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 1, 2007
    • 10:12 PM
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  • I just want to share this site.I'm a chlamydia survivor... This site helps me a lot to understand what my sickness is. I never consult a doctor coz I'm afraid and shy of what sickness I had.Just read the articles... like me, It opens my mind to some other things... That help me to stand and fight. I'm totally heal! The medicine they offer is very effective. CHLAMYDIA TREATMENT, CHLAMYDIA SYMPTOMS, and OVERVIEW. http://chlamydiasymptoms.blogspot.com/2007/11/chlamydia-symptoms-overview.html
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 9, 2007
    • 03:17 PM
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  • This is crazy!!!! I am on the brink of divorce!! My husband and I have been together for 5 years now. I recently had some funny discharge and a little bit of non menstral pains and was concerned. Knowing I had been 100% faithful and my husband claiming to be as well. I went to the dr. and tested positive. My husband is the love of my life - everyone was jealous of how we are together - now I have met with an attorney and talked about divorce because of this positive test. It has brought tears on many occassions to my husband and I because the Dr. says that my husband must have been unfaithful..... now I beginning to believe that maybe my husband hasn't been unfaithful with all this information I have been reading. Maybe I will actually get some sleep tonight ....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 18, 2007
    • 03:10 AM
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  • Take a deep breath. Apparently, it can be like a volcano with some women and just wait until you are married, and then erupt...cherise the time with your darling and acknowledge the volcano that was within...both get treatment and if the marriage is worth continuing, you will be together...some freak thing...or...who knows...which will always be in your mind unless he takes a lie detector test...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 22, 2007
    • 07:43 AM
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  • This website has really put my mind to ease. I have been in a relationship for several years. I get my annual gyno exam every year, and always get tested for Chlamydia as a safety precaution. This year I tested positive for Chlamydia, yet every year in the past I tested negative. I have not been with another man since 2003! My boyfriend swears his innocence, and I believe him. Yet my doctor swears that one of us is lying. It has been so painful to question the fidelity of my partner, but deep down I feel that something was wrong with the test and/or diagnosis. And worst yet, everyone I talk to in the medical field doesn't seem to know enough to put my mind at ease. We were both treated and I am glad that this website saved my relationship! But I agree some serious research needs to be done on this issue.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2008
    • 03:27 AM
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  • I'm looking for answers here. Not sure if anyone can help or not.My daughter has been living with her boyfriend for over a year. She had severe abdominal pains and ended up going to see the doctor, who immediately prescribed treatment for chlamydia "just in case". And he tested her for it.She got the results today. She's got it.She has never been unfaithful to her boyfriend, and of course he swears that he has been faithful too.But.....What we know is, if symptoms do show up, they show up within 3-4 weeks of being infected. So this rules out him having it dormant inside him for the full year. For her to have gotten infected, it had to have happened within a month.All signs point to him being unfaithful. Yet my daughter holds up (as do I, frankly) that that is not the case.Any thoughts?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I too have been diagnosed with chlamydia and have been married for 1 1/2 years to my wonderful husband. We have been together for a total of 7 years and have been completely loyal to one another. We honestly are together all of the time and there is no way that he could have been unfaithful to me. However, when contacted by my doctor who informed me of the results, they said that there is only one way to get chlamydia and that my husband must have cheated on me. After talking with my husband, we have been desperately researching this disease and searching for any other alternatives to how we could have been infected. Most of the information that I find on the internet says it can only be transmitted sexually, however, I am 100% sure that he hasn't cheated....has anyone been able to find out other ways that this disease can be contracted? We truly appreciate any feedback!
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  • hi, im having a bit of trouble at the moment, basically i broke up with my ex a couple of weeks back, a week later she got with someone(she isnt with him anymore) an had unprotected sex, she then found out that he had chlamydia, she had a test an had nothing. right heres the thing during the time we have been split we have still been having sex(using protection), and we are going to continue doing so, maybe even get back together. but she insists i get checked for some bizzare reason, how could i catch it if if been using protection? not only that surely it would make sense to have unprotected sex then get tested to see if i have it somehow or not? plus can someone be a carrier of it but not actually have it ie. they can pass it on but they dont have it themselves?many thanks if you can help, i seem to be fearing having a test for stds :(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi, im having a bit of trouble at the moment, basically i broke up with my ex a couple of weeks back, a week later she got with someone(she isnt with him anymore) an had unprotected sex, she then found out that he had chlamydia, she had a test an had nothing. right heres the thing during the time we have been split we have still been having sex(using protection), and we are going to continue doing so, maybe even get back together. but she insists i get checked for some bizzare reason, how could i catch it if if been using protection? not only that surely it would make sense to have unprotected sex then get tested to see if i have it somehow or not? plus can someone be a carrier of it but not actually have it ie. they can pass it on but they dont have it themselves?many thanks if you can help, i seem to be fearing having a test for stds :(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • My boyfriend and I are going through the same thing. I tested positive, he hasn't tested yet but feels like i have been unfaithful, I can swear on my life that i have been and i feel like he has been faithful too. my doctor thought that me may be a silent carrier of it, however he has taken antibiotics before so shouldn't that have taken care of it? I am young and confused right now. I am deeply in love with my boyfriend but if there is no way to show that i can get it without sleeping around, i fear i may lose him for good. If anyone knows of anything please let me know. it is nice to find this place and know i'm not the only one with this problem....
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  • The most common cause for chlamydia is due to a lot or reason. One reason is if you and your partner are having anus sex. If so that could be one of the causes. If you want to continued to have that kind of sex, and he still want to have vaginal sex after. Make sure he clean his self off or used a condom, but what ever you do protect yourself from any kind of bacteria anus sex.
    kim moore 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • I know none of you live in Africa but in that continent, Chlamydia trachomatis is transmitted by flies. It causes a horrible eye disease where the eyelashes turn inside out and you get an infectious eye discharge. I have seen photos of the eye problem in white people who have infected themselves by rubbing their eyes with unclean fingers. However the reason why this organism is such an effective STD is that it is totally non symtomatic in many women and even more men. They do not know they have it until a future partner gets symptoms and goes to a clinic and gets diagnosed.Unless all you people were virgins until you met, this to my mind is a possibility.Good partners are worth believing in.:cool:
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  • i am more than relieved to hear these stories because i just found out that i have chlamydia, but i havent been unfaithful to my partner of 5 years, and neither has he. He is the most faithful and honest person i know. In fact, he cant lie... literally... hes one of those people that even if he tried, you can tell. In any event. I was in shock because if i wasnt unfaithful and neither was he, than how did i get it??? its supposedly i bateria, so i think maybe the bateria just generates on its own... much like yeast infection do. But this tore me and my fiancee apart, its such a horrible feeling questioning the faithfulness of someone you know for a fact is nothing but faithful and honest to you! something has to be done about this. More research needs to be done. I propse that we should all get together an sign some kind of petition to the medical community, or who ever needs to be notified about this. And tell them the amount of suffering and pain this has brought on to all of us. Because if doctors are mis-diagnosing us as well... than thats an outrage! Something needs to be done, and since this is an STD i fear that most people stay silent because it might be embarassing, but we can not go on like this. i will post my email and on here for any one who is willing to contact me so we can do something about this. kiki_2@hotmail.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 28, 2008
    • 03:09 PM
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  • well i see all of you have the same problem.. but mine is very much worse than all of yours. i was dating a guy for almost 8 months. and before we broke up he went to the marines. and when you go to the marines you have to get tested for every std before you go to boot camp. we was clean. hes gotten tested 3 times since then and gotten 7 shots to prevent anything in the near future. but heres the kicker. me and the girl he cheated on me with both tested positive for chlamydia. he claims his tests came back negative. i know your probably thinking hes lying. but i don't see why when he knows that i know he has it. theres not way he cant. but he refuses to say he had it. so im thinking maybe he didnt? i dont know. help!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 08:18 PM
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  • I am also going through the same thing right now with my fiance. I am almost 3 months pregnant with my second child and was called this week with a positive chlamydia result. I have never doubted my fiance's fidelity to me before this all happenned. Now I am being driven crazy by not knowing how we got this disease. He swears up and down he did never and would never cheat on me, and I would never cheat on him either. I am having bad trust issues at this point and have gone through so many emotions this week. I have lost 10 pounds in 5 days from being stressed over this (and that is not at all healthy while pregnant). I have gone in on Friday to get retested (after insisting so). Not ONE nurse or doctor out of the several suggested that to me, instead they insisted that the tests are very accurate and that either my fiance or I had been unfaithful. I have been doing alot of research on this and have seen many hits on the internet where people had false-positive results with the chlamydia tests. I am praying that I will be one of those people when I find out my results tomorrow. This is just such a horrible situation, but I am comforted by the fact that there are others out there going through the same thing as me.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 11:08 PM
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  • you can contract chlaydia from birds! Do you by chance have a pet parrot?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2008
    • 06:06 PM
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