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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 25, 2006
  • 03:41 AM

I am male 21 years old

circumsized

Broke up with the girfriend briefly.

-august 11th had unprotected sex with a girl i didnt know very well
-Intercourse was very short, and i didnt climax.
-I had no cuts on the penis
-got back with the girlfriend, and had sex with her
-august 30th had an STD test out of curiosity. All came back negative.
-No symptoms of any kind during the month of September.
-October 1, started having tender painful lymph nodes on the neck.
-Week later i had pain on my left testicle and the tip of my penis
-Started having protected sex with the girlfriend
-October 20th, had another STD test done. Everything came back negative.
-October 22 was put on APO-CRABAMAZEPINE to treat my scalp problem i have been having for 2 years now. Doctor thought it was a nerve ending problem.
-2 weeks into this medication, i started having sever muscular pain and diharrrea.
-Went to ER, and was cheked if the APO-CRABAMAZEPINE was breaking down my muscles. That was not the case, but the doctor at ER suggested i stop taking the APO-CRABAMAZEPINE anyways.
-The climax of the muscular pain has gone away, but i still have muscle aches on daily bases, and extremely stiff neck.
-I cant remember having a fever or chills
-Then i went to a walkin-clinic. I did a bunch of blood tests for liver, kidney and WBC and several other tests that i cant remember. Everything came back and was fine.
-I also woke up one morning with a rash on my neck, which got extremely itchy several times throughout the day, but went away after a week. However there is still its footprint on my neck, right under adams apple.
-This doctor at the clinic decided to put me on some sort of antibiotics called CEPHELEX, for the lymph nodes.
-I took these for three weeks. The lymphnode activity calmed down and the testicular pain and the head of penis pain almost completely went away.
-However while masterbating my penis would get really dry and it would be painful to masterbate.
-The erection also would cause pain, and the erection was curvuture rather than my straight regular erection.
-During ejaculation there is pain, and excess of colorless sticky liquid that follows the white regular sperm.
-Urniating right after ejaculation burns tremendously
-Now that i am done my anitbiotics.
-The pain in my left testicle has returned, and more severe this time around.
-The lymphnode activity has increased. When i say activity i dont mean swollen where you can notice it, just painful and makes my whole jaw feel numb.
-I also feel uncomfortable around the pelvic area and more so to the left between my thigh and my groin. Not sure whethere its the lymphnodes there or something else.
-I went to ER last night because my testicle was hurting tremenedously. the doctors said there is no sign of infection from the urine sample, and he felt my testicle and said that there doesnt seem to be any sign on torsion, or epidedmytis.

My girlfriend on the other hand doesnt seem to have any symptoms ecept that i notice everytime i see her she has red patches around her neck and face that are there one second and are gone the next. She also itches her face alot.

I havent told my girlfriend anything, but i feel very guilty if indeed i have infeted her with anything.

I went on nov 20th and did another STD test 15 weeks after the time that i am concerned (august 11) The results will be in on Monday, November the 27th.

I also have some headaches here and there.
My mouth and throat gets really dry.
My throat my be hard to swallow one day, okay the next and then hard to swallow again.

I really really need some help to shed some light on this.
I am really scared and guilty at the same time.

Please:(

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  • one more thing i would like to add.I have frequent urinationand urgency to urinateI am not very tired, actually quiet the opposite from what i normally am. Now i can stay up longer.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2006
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  • anyone?????
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2006
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  • please someone:(:(:(:(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
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  • Hi with the pain you experienced in your lymph nodes was there any swelling associated with this pain? Doctors have informed me that when your lymph nodes are fighting a disease they should also be enlarged. Do you also have pain in any ither areas where lymph nodes are present. Did you experiences any other symptoms? At fifteen weeks the results should be very accurate. How long after your potential exposure did you start to experience symptoms? Any other symptoms? What have the doctors said when you consulted with them. This must be an extremely stressful time for you. I would recommend that you discuss this issue with a counselor. Anxiety associated with your guilt is another potential cause for some of your symptoms. dj8
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
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  • Hi with the pain you experienced in your lymph nodes was there any swelling associated with this pain? Doctors have informed me that when your lymph nodes are fighting a disease they should also be enlarged. Do you also have pain in any ither areas where lymph nodes are present. Did you experiences any other symptoms? At fifteen weeks the results should be very accurate. How long after your potential exposure did you start to experience symptoms? Any other symptoms? What have the doctors said when you consulted with them. This must be an extremely stressful time for you. I would recommend that you discuss this issue with a counselor. Anxiety associated with your guilt is another potential cause for some of your symptoms. dj8Hey...Thanks for finaling replying to my post.My symptoms started on Sept. 29. My exposure was on Agusut 11th...so about 8 weeks after.There wasnt any swelling initally but now 2 months later i have problems swallowing. I also feel a bit of discomfort and tenderness in my groin area.Today i feel discomfort on my left armpit.The funny thing with these symptoms is that they all started on the left side, and then i would feel a lil bit of pain on the right side. The right side pain would go away easily but the left side has bothered me quiet alot.Doctors...soon as i tell them i have had an STD test done, after 10 weeks they go like ok then you dont have STD's and then send me to do these other blood tests and they all come back normal. This experience has gotten me to understand how weak the health system is, and how careless most doctors are. They just look for ways to get rid of you.Plus here in Canada the system is so slow. No family doctor, waiting time for walkin clinics is somewhere between 4 to 8 hours.Same with ER.Its been the wrost time of my life.I am gonna go call them right now to check for my results. I am scared as this could be the day i find my fate.I am praying that it comes back negative:(:(:(Ill tell you through PM how things turned out.Again thanks alot
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
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  • ok i just got the results back.....everything came back negative....althought i am greatly relieved....now i have to go to alot of doctors to figure out whats wrong with me.I mean 101 days after the exposure should be quiet accurate right?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
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  • What tests did you have done? It seems like you are going to be fine now. I think there is something like only 3 percent convert after three months. So if I were you I would be very happy with your results. Do you have a history of anxiety disorder or somatization disorder? The most important thing is that whatever you have it probably isn't hiv. I am really curious about you symptoms though in particular your lymph node problems. I have experienced pain in my lymph nodes but have been examined by over ten doctors who say no swelling is present. This has gone off and on for a couple of months. But never any swelling? I do not understand what this is from.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
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  • What tests did you have done? It seems like you are going to be fine now. I think there is something like only 3 percent convert after three months. So if I were you I would be very happy with your results. Do you have a history of anxiety disorder or somatization disorder? The most important thing is that whatever you have it probably isn't hiv. I am really curious about you symptoms though in particular your lymph node problems. I have experienced pain in my lymph nodes but have been examined by over ten doctors who say no swelling is present. This has gone off and on for a couple of months. But never any swelling? I do not understand what this is from.I had tests done for all possible STD's including HIV.ALl the doctors i have seen so far say my lympnodes seem normal, but wh ayre they painful? If my lymphnode on the right side of my neck is active right side of the face becomes sort of numb, and i get these tooth aches too.I also dont know how to explain the dofficulty to swallow. My lymphnodes seem to be ok during the 1st half of the day. they become active in the evening.I dont know what the ***l is wrong with me:(:(are your symptoms gone or are you still expereincing pain in the lympnodes?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
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  • ok...i just noticed my lympnodes have gotten a lil bigger under my arm pits even tho my results came back today negative, 15 weeks after my sexual intercourse.any idea what this oculd be:(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
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  • In your case after receiving your test results I would say you probably need to look at other things which could be causing your symptoms. In my situation I received a viral load test 8 days after exposure which was negative. Doctors said because I was experiencing some symtptoms at the time that my viral load should have been very high if it was hiv. They said it probably wasn't. I also had an antibody test at the 25 day mark which was also negative. I never experienced any fever or night sweats. Just fatigue, pain in my lymph nodes. Any ideas? I was under the impression that people who did experiece symptoms they were severe for a short period of time and then they left. Mine were not very intense yet they have just stayed the same for around three months. Not sure!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
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  • I also have had normal blood work done three times which were also normal. I l also had some white spots in my mouth the doctors have given me medicine for those. Again based on what I have read hiv should have shown up in that viral load test. It was a very sensisitve test. Detecting up to at least 400 copies. I was told by a ifectious disease specialist at Mass General that I most likely did not have hiv. Yet the fatigue has continued. I started drinking caffeine to counteract this which has helped. It all goes back to the unexplainable pain in my lymph nodes and I also have oain on the left side of my rib cage? Any ideas?
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  • I also have had normal blood work done three times which were also normal. I l also had some white spots in my mouth the doctors have given me medicine for those. Again based on what I have read hiv should have shown up in that viral load test. It was a very sensisitve test. Detecting up to at least 400 copies. I was told by a ifectious disease specialist at Mass General that I most likely did not have hiv. Yet the fatigue has continued. I started drinking caffeine to counteract this which has helped. It all goes back to the unexplainable pain in my lymph nodes and I also have oain on the left side of my rib cage? Any ideas?(the original starter of this thread)i have sharp pains on my left side as well under my ribcage. I think thats where the liver is. I cheked for all hepetatitis and everything came back normal.I could barely sleep last night as the pain from my lympnode in the left armpit would radiate all through my arm.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
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  • Have you had an urinalysis done? Sounds like some of your symptoms could be a bladder/kidney infection. Also, after strong antibiotics you should take a good probiotic to build up your healthy gut flora, which will help your immune system. With infection you will sometimes have lymph node pain for several months after - this is a sign they are doing their job! Could be a viral infection, and antibiotics would be counterproductive. Please don't worry about the HIV - your chance of having it are unbelievably small. Also, test yourself for Candida:First thing in am, spit into a glass of water and observe. If you see strings coming down or sandy sediment on bottom of glass you could have candida overload...DO NOT take the western antifungal medicines for this - they are very toxic and don't work. Look up info on Candida on internet for more info - it can cause lots of crazy symptoms but with a good candida product like Threelac, it can be resolved...Hope this helps and best of luck.
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
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  • I am not sure what would cause your lymph nodes to swell at this point. Because of your negative test you should probably look at other potential causes. I had a potential exposure August 16th. I experienced what I felt were symptoms the next day. I had a feeling of hot flashes. Within two days I also developed some white spots on tongue. I went to see doctors after eight days at Mass General. They tested me for everything. All of those results came back negative. Including a viral load test which is sensitive to 400 copies. All of the doctors said it was extremely unlikely that my symptoms were hiv related. I experienced no fever, nights sweats or weight loss. I did have what I felt was a lack of resistance to the cold. One doctor who is a specialist in this area said that my viral load should have been very high if it was hiv related because of the symptoms I was experiencing. It has been 3 months now and since then I was tested at the one month mark for antibodies which was also negative. I have continued to experience fatigue and pain which is ona nd off in the lymph nodes under my armpits and on my left side. I have also just really felt not energized. This has gone on for three months now which also does not fir the typical profile of hiv symptoms. I will be going for a test now but I am wondering if anyone has any insights on what I have been going through?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
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  • I am not sure what would cause your lymph nodes to swell at this point. Because of your negative test you should probably look at other potential causes. I had a potential exposure August 16th. I experienced what I felt were symptoms the next day. I had a feeling of hot flashes. Within two days I also developed some white spots on tongue. I went to see doctors after eight days at Mass General. They tested me for everything. All of those results came back negative. Including a viral load test which is sensitive to 400 copies. All of the doctors said it was extremely unlikely that my symptoms were hiv related. I experienced no fever, nights sweats or weight loss. I did have what I felt was a lack of resistance to the cold. One doctor who is a specialist in this area said that my viral load should have been very high if it was hiv related because of the symptoms I was experiencing. It has been 3 months now and since then I was tested at the one month mark for antibodies which was also negative. I have continued to experience fatigue and pain which is ona nd off in the lymph nodes under my armpits and on my left side. I have also just really felt not energized. This has gone on for three months now which also does not fir the typical profile of hiv symptoms. I will be going for a test now but I am wondering if anyone has any insights on what I have been going through?(original starter of the thread)your going through the exact route i am. By now you should be good to go get the third test done. They said 13 weeks is good enough.But i dont understand why my symptoms are lasting so long and why my lymph nodes are gradually effecting me.First it was the neck nodes, then 2 months later the groin nodes, and the groin nodes are not as painful now, but my armpit nodes have taken over and these ones are making me really tired as well. The other two lympnodes just affected me in their own area. The arm pit nodes are making me feel light headed, and it feels like i am sweating once in a while.The thing that is scaring me the most is, why this is happening after i had unprotected ex in august. Could this be a conincidenceor are the two related?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
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  • Have you had an urinalysis done? Sounds like some of your symptoms could be a bladder/kidney infection. Also, after strong antibiotics you should take a good probiotic to build up your healthy gut flora, which will help your immune system. With infection you will sometimes have lymph node pain for several months after - this is a sign they are doing their job! Could be a viral infection, and antibiotics would be counterproductive. Please don't worry about the HIV - your chance of having it are unbelievably small. Also, test yourself for Candida:First thing in am, spit into a glass of water and observe. If you see strings coming down or sandy sediment on bottom of glass you could have candida overload...DO NOT take the western antifungal medicines for this - they are very toxic and don't work. Look up info on Candida on internet for more info - it can cause lots of crazy symptoms but with a good candida product like Threelac, it can be resolved...Hope this helps and best of luck.I will defentiley try that test...because i did take antibiotics for about 3 weeks. I shouldnt have taken those antibiotics in the firs tplace. The doctor didnt diagnose me with anything to give me antibiotics.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
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  • Seems like we have gone through similar circumstances. Do you have white spots in your mouth now? The medicine that was prescribed to me for this has worked very well. The canddida albicans I think is what was causing my on and off soar throat. It isnow getting better and no more sore throat,. I wonder if this condition is also related to the lynphnode pain? Either way it is good news that you tested negative. I also wonder because so many people seem to exoerience similar symptoms if there are other viruses or illneses that the body eventually fights off? Not sure but alot of people have gone through similar symtoms to what you have.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
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  • (original starter of the thread)Ok so i did the candida test, and what do you know long strings started to fall to the bottom of the glass right away. I left the glass with water rest for about 10 minutes, and when i went to get it back it was cloudy and those strings had broken down and you would see many lil white particles moving around the water.Does that mean i have candida?and if so...do candidas give you lymphnode problems?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
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  • I urge you check out Threelac, a product which kills candida overgrowth. It really works and it is a food based treatment and very safe. I think a two month use would really get your candida under control and improve a lot of your symptoms...you can google Threelac for sources. Can't say it will fix your lymph for sure, but I believe it will really help.I used this product when I had thrush after my baby was born, and it worked quickly for me...not a sales rep!!good luck to you.Doctor of Oriental Medicine
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
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  • Hi, I hope you are feeling a little better, have you been tested for Hodgkins? Not to scare you or anything but it does have to do with the lymph system.
    SailorJewel 1 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
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