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HELP!! chlamydia!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 14, 2007
  • 01:23 AM

after months of pain and mis treatments, i was finally told by my doctor (2 hours ago) that i have tested positive for chlamydia. I was prescribed the anitbiotics 3 days ago (which was 3 days before my test results came back positive) but last night I had sexual contact with my partner. My doc just called today and said i must have my partner tested and treated as well because we will just keep passing it. SO heres my two questions....did i mess up my treatment by having sex with my UNtreated partner 3 days AFTER i took the anitbiotics?
NUMBER TWO---I found out today i have it and have not told my partner....how do i tell him? and tell him he needs treatment too? Im so scared that he'll leave me!! weve been living together almost a year...i dont want to loose him!! HELP ME PLEASE!!!

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  • I have had this happen to me recently too (diagnosed with chlamidya in Dec.). My boyfriend, who I lost my virginity to, gave me the unknowingly gave me the infection. We were both given a single dose of arithromycin. With this drug, you're supposed to wait to have sex until a week after you've taken it. I wish you luck with this. If you had sex only after three days of taking the med (esp. if it was unprotected and your partner is yet to be treated) then I would really be concerned. If I were you, i'd definately call my gynecologist and see what he/she says. I'm sorry, i don't mean to scare you. I know what it's like to have it, it's very difficult.As for telling your partner, you HAVE to do it. It is your responsibilty because in not letting him know that he has this too, you're potentially contributing to the cycle of STDs and i'm sure you wouldn't want that, and plus, you wouldn't want to risk re-infection (and increase your chance of suffering from complications such as PID). If he really loves you, he'll stick with you and do the responsible thing which is to get tested then treated. Undoubtedly, telling him will not be easy, it certainly wasn't for me but it has to be done. I don't know about the clinic you went to, but mine gave me this little card that pretty much stated that I tested positive for chlamydia and that my parter was urged to get tested too. I was supposed to give him the card. I did that and it helped me to get it all over with. He was shocked to find out that he had it since he was asymptomatic. He got tested the very next day then got his dose of arithromycin. We both abstained from sex for two+ weeks (just to be safe) and we're both scheduled for follow-ups within a week or two from now. They just want to check and see if we're free of the infection.But I definately feel for you. This is definately not an easy thing to deal with. At least you can be thankful that it is completely curable. I wish you luck and I hope everything works out well for the both of you.
    worriedgirl 5 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 05:00 AM
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  • Thanks for the advice.....its funny,,,cuase everytime i looked at him and thought to myself ....ohhh how do i tell him.....i honoslty thought about you and what you wrote.....so I DID IT!!! i told him, he was very okay with it, very understandable, and now, were better then ever!! i got new antibiotics and so did he, so i get retested here in 3 weeks....my stress levels went down sooo low.....read my other blog in this subject, but its titled, "someone please just help" or something,,,, its my story as well but theres more detail in that......check it out!! anways, agian thanks for the adive... i dont even know you but i want you to know that you helped alot...in so many ways!! thank you!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 03:37 AM
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  • :) I'm glad I could help. And it's great that everything turned out so well for you guys. The fact that he dealt with it responsibly is a good sign. I bet this'll make your relationship stronger. It did for us.Also, as for the re-test, I just had mine re-done yesterday and I talked to my gynecologist and she said that the chance of reinfection (as long as both partners have been treated) is VERY LOW. This is good news! I'm sure yours will turn out ok as well. Just make sure that you both abstain from sex for at least a week after you took your meds.
    worriedgirl 5 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 04:10 AM
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  • ohhhh so how did your test go? do they have to retest BOTH of you? or just test you? ahhh i hope things are good for you!! this is so stressful!!! anyways, someone in another post mentioned taking probiotics? do you know anything about that?but yeah, about the sex,, i tod him were going to wait for 2 weeks!! he siad thats okay!! so if ya doint mind me asking you questions about your incicdent... you may have mentioned it already, but did you experiance loss of periods?bowl changes? or scar tissue build up? my doc is doing another laporoscopy next month to make sure scar tissue isnt building up agian like it did months back during my first lapors...anways, agina thnks for the help!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 06:53 PM
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  • I just got my results today and everything turned out to be negative. I am so relieved! And yes, the gynecologist recommended that we both return after eight weeks after we were given the azithromycin. His follow-up is going to be next week. Since it turned out to be negative for me, we're pretty certain that his will turn out the same as well. :)As for probiotics, I have no idea. I only had to take azithromycin. Now the symptoms that you were talking about, no. I didn't experience any of it. It could be because I was lucky and my chlamydia was diagnosed about 2 weeks after I was first exposed to it (this is our guess). Since mine was found during the really early stages, I didn't really have any complications. How long do you think you've been exposed to this bacteria? It sounds like what you're experiencing could be a result of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (i hope not!) Also, when I got infected, I was symptomatic. I had lower abdominal pain and abnormal discharge but as far as everything else, I've been lucky enough not to have any other problems.Again, I'm sure this will be resolved. Just make sure that you guys stick to abstaining from sex for at least a week. And also, use protection as much as you can. :)
    worriedgirl 5 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 08:16 PM
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  • well, my symptoms started in late august, early september, when i realized that i had missed my period.... was never tested then for the chlamydia....instead, the did biopsys and other tests....they thought i had cancer!! i had the abdominal pain, the symptoms of PID and had no periods....so months later,(december)i had the laporoscopy and found the scar tissue in my abdominal cavity,,,,,never suspecting it was from chlamydia.....finally, after 3 more months of the pain and still no periods, is when i switched doctors(Feburary) whom finally performed the chalmydia test!!! so long story short, they say its been AT LEAST 7 months that i have had this!!! it makes me so mad because i was symptomatic for ALL 7 MONTHS!!! but it took them this long to find out that all it was was chlamydia!! so now i have to do alot more meds and surgerys that i really could have passed up if they had found it earlier!! your so lucky that they had the smarts to test you for that the first time you went to the doctors!! i had acutally, from august to now, had seen 5 doctors cuase no one knew what was wrong...gastro docs, gyns, and cancer docs!!! and like i said,,,,never once was i tested for chlamydia till 2 weeks ago!!! and all along, thats all it was!!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 10:42 PM
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  • Yeah...I count myself to be really lucky that they found the chlamidya so early. It was really just a stroke of luck that I was due to have my bi-annual pap smear during that period. Also, I had my check-up done at the Student Health office at the college I attend. Here, the chlamidya exam has become routine because of the college population they serve and chlamidya is said to be most rampant among 19-25 year olds. But yeah, I am really grateful that they detected it early and I escaped the other complications of this.I'm sorry that you had to deal with other complications. It's unfortunate but at least you can be grateful that they know what it is. I'm surprised that they didn't think to test you for chlamidya. Did they at least test you for other STDs? Because sometimes they do that and still overlook chlamidya. HAving said that, you should still consider yourself to be lucky. It could've been so much worse (cancer, HIV)...so just remember to take care of yourself from now on and make sure that you're protected. I've personally learned that lesson through this whole ordeal.
    worriedgirl 5 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 01:52 AM
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