anxiety, fear, guilt, depressed make us sick...
you'll find & have the symptoms if you're searching for them..
everyday looking & checking ur body in front of the mirror..
it will make you more anxious & u'll be going crazy...
After a possible exposure of being unprotected....
i get tested as per suggested...6 wks..19 wks...25 wks...all negative..
still can't believe my result...keep on testing on 35 wks..37 wks...for full screen STD's
(Hep A,B,C, HIV 1&2, Chlamydia IgG, Herpes 1&2, Syphilis )..
all came back negative....
i start to realize that anxiety & panic are my main problem...
After 9 months of being crazy...i 'm still struggling with the symptoms until now...
Pray for me buddy..
I want my fantastic life back....
I have been accused of anxiety being my problem, when I've had it all my life, although I have never gone through this before. I am very worried. And I just want to say that I don't think anxiety can cause intense night sweats, itchy armpits, a white bump on my eyelid, constant tingling in my back and arms, dry flakey skin, bleeding and swollen gums, a sore on roof of mouth, blurred vision, short term memory loss, confusion, aching muscles in back and neck and legs, or the apparent inability for me to heal a bug bite after a whole month. I have also never felt like throwing up even through major anxiety or depression. I am just saying this because I am tired of being accused of "making myself ill." I'm not attacking anyone; I just want to express my opinion. There are some symptoms that cannot be disguised as anxiety. Not that I recommend making yourself crazy or anything. I just hope that if I am one of the unfortunate ones, I can do something to help others, protect them, or help the fight AGAINST HIV.
you can check your symptoms here..
I do agree with you that some symptoms can't be disguised as anxiety.
At least, we need to get tested beyond the window period and accept our result...
That's the only indicator for us of being infected or not...
i'm still having night sweats, lightheadedness, muscle aches, muscle twitches all over body etc...
What about u?? ur test?? risk??
Hope everything will be ok...
mate- go to a shrink. get on something to keep you on even keel. i have been a mess for 3months nearly, on meds now and regaining my sanity.
yeah, I have a lot of lightheadedness and was told I look under 100 pounds yesterday. I usually weigh about 125, but I shot down to 115 within the last two months.
I've been tested more than once; the last time being 2 1/2 months after exposure. It is nearing the three month mark and I hope it doesn't take longer than that if I have it. This waiting game is depressing, although I don't think much would change if I had a reactive result.
I (stupidly) had attempted protected sex, which lead to unprotected sex while I was under the influence with a guy who I believe (NOW) has HIV. He seemed healthy and, of course stated he was clean. I just don't believe that at all now, and it's too late for me to go back and say "no, you can't take that condom off, liar." Know what I mean?
When my symptoms first started, I was on the phone with 1-866-CDCinfo and the operator was telling me HIV symptoms and it was like three big nails coming down on my coffin as she basically described exactly what was happening to me.
After I was with this guy, I woke up with this horrible feeling, like I knew there was something really wrong. Maybe it had to do with the fact that he didn't care about me whatsoever and all he wanted was sex. I decided to trust his word, and two weeks later, things went downhill. I also got the strangest cold and sore throat I have ever had.
Well, I hope your test is negative (and mine as well...as long as it is accurate)! :)
Couldn't stop myself from adding to this thread.. I am also in similar situation.. Had body aches, sometimes felt groin pains, my tongue is burning, having constipation and dont know if they are symptoms of HIV (can someone tell me if they are symptoms of anxiety). No fever as of now. I am in my 8th week now and the 3 month mark looks centuries far away for me.. every day is like a year and I am depressed totally.
I am also waiting for the 3 month period for the HIV test and hoping everytthing comes out ok.. I will pray for all of you, and request you also keep me in your prayers..
YOU HAD PROTECTED SEX...YOU DO "NOT" HAVE A HIV CONCERN ! ! ! ! !
ya..lizzie is right..protected sex...ur not at risk...so stop worrying...and enjoy life..and keep urself protected
I'm with ya! I've had many folks, including docs, tell me to move on and that it must be anxiety. However, I know I'm not crazy and the symptoms I'm having are new to my post exposure life and I've been pretty healthy for the 45 years I've been around.
I've been tested up through 5.5 months and I'm taking my 6 month test next week. Frankly, I'm astounded that I'm negative to this point.
My exposure was unprotected sex with a Chinese gal in the Middle East.
sometimes it takes seeking the help of a mental health professional to deal with your anxieties and unwarranted fears.
have you noticed how pretty much everyone on this forum has the same exact symptoms? even the ppl who never had a risk?????? what does that say? have you noticed how many ppl say "i know mine is not anxiety related" ?
look through the forum...how many posts...out of the thousands and thousands...have you read that someone tested positive?
if you havent done so yet...read through the health pages on anxiety at the top of the page.
you have a 2 1/2 month negative...and your test result is NOT...and i mean NOT going to change in two weeks ! ! ! ! !
i dont care what kind of so called self diagnosed symptoms you think you have...they are NOT related to hiv. go to the doctor if you think you are sick. when he tells you that nothing is wrong...go see a psychiatrist to help with your hiv anxiety.
3 months is when you can obtain a conclusive negative test.
continue to read and post on this forum and you'll see for yourself how hard it is to rid yourself of hiv anxiety.
you are conclusively negative. time to get hiv off your mind and move on with your life.
NOTHING CHANGES IF NOTHING CHANGES
thanks for your moral support...
i'll try to get out of this forum for a while to ease my mind...
i know that it's hard to overcome the anxiety problem....
Wish me luck friends....
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