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paranoiafreak
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Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy
      #262455 - 04/13/12 12:21 AM

have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose and loose bowel once a day every morning. I can also feel 4 lymph nodes below my jawline and one small nodes(less than 1 cm) at the side of my neck.Later on, the chills is felt already even in daytime. I checked my temp everytime i had chills and it ranges from 37.1-37.4 persisting for almost 3 months .These continued until the 2nd week of January . After the chills and what i think is lowgrade fever subsides, burning sensation in my feet and hands starts to develop which worsens at dawn, i also experienced dry mouth and white tongue which i could not scrape. I had 2 episodes of hives all over my body which lasted for days and i dont have any known allergy. Know i have 1 ulcer in my lips and once i had it at the back of my throat. I also have feeling of tiredness, dry mouth, and burning sensation in my my hands and feet. The burning sensation is on the dorsal part of the feet, around the ankle ,in the calf, in the dorsal area of my hands but not on the sole of the feet and the palms and the toes.I have been tested negative for HIV antibody in December 14, 2011 and january 16, 2012 which turned out non-reactive.I also had my stool checked and found nmumerous fungus in my stool.
I am still doubtful of my rewsult since i am having all these symptoms.I also have been checked for my blood sugar, my thyroid panel and other stds. Are there tests in ASIA which gives false negative results?
Can hiv be my possible problem? Are there any other diseases which may manifest same as HIV?
Can peripheral neuropathy manifest in this manner – Burning sensation on the dorsal areas of the feet and the hands and does not include the sole, the palms and the toes? The burning sensation is worst when i am lying down or when i am wearing socks. Can, peripheral neuropathy and dry mouth this worse occur early in the disease?
Can lowgrade fever in chronic HIV infection subsides after a few months or will it remain until treated? Can lowgrade fever in be a manifestation of early infection and how long is the possible duration?
Can all these just be anxiety, can anxiety cause all these symptoms and can anxiety symptoms last long?
Can the fungus in my stool means i have a compromised immune system?
Can all of these be signs of HIV or can all these be signs of anxietY?
Pls. help me. I am so worried.

I feel that neuropathy and dry mouth and dry eyes are more specific symptoms of hiv since i don’t have diabetes and other illnesses which may cause it and what i have read that it may be caused by diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis syndrome. I am afraid i might be one of the rare late seroconverters, could that be possible doc? I don’t have any history of cancer, drug use, etc.

I am 27 gay

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sergio333
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy new
      #262486 - 04/15/12 01:23 AM

With 99.99% ..................... sure, your symptoms are anxiety.

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paranoiafreak
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy new
      #262503 - 04/16/12 01:36 AM

Can anxiety cause burning feet and hands which is symmetrical? can it cause low grade fever and hives?

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sergio333
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy new
      #262510 - 04/16/12 11:03 AM

Yes of course, read
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Anxiety/burning-in-hands-and-feet-when-anxious/show/5433
http://www.urticariahivestreatment.com/Blog/tag/can-anxiety-cause-hives

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paranoiafreak
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy new
      #262517 - 04/16/12 05:55 PM

Thank you Sergio333,

But the burnig sensation i am feeling is always there, it is constant though it may differ in intensity at times but it i always feel it whether i am anxious or relaxed.? Morning and evening.



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sergio333
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy new
      #262523 - 04/16/12 09:11 PM

It's just that friend, do not worry.

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paranoiafreak
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy new
      #262535 - 04/17/12 01:19 AM

Thank you sergio333 for the reassurance! I hope it really is just that! God bless!

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paranoiafreak
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy new
      #262537 - 04/17/12 04:10 AM

serg,

do you know someone who has seroconverted with symptoms same as mine?as well as length and duration of presentation of symptoms?

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sergio333
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      #262543 - 04/17/12 06:48 PM

No I see people who have had symptoms like yours, due to anxiety. Even I had some similar, because I was very anxious and depressed. When there is infection, duration of symptoms is short.

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paranoiafreak
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy new
      #262556 - 04/18/12 03:08 AM

but why are they still present even if i am so relaxed? Why are they constatntly there? the burning pain in feet , legs, arms and hands and dry mouth and white tongue?

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sergio333
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy new
      #262564 - 04/18/12 01:28 PM

Friend, the nervous system is so shaken, that these symptoms do not disappear from day to night. They will gradually decline, the white language for example, all, over all, who thought they were infected have white tongue.

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paranoiafreak
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy new
      #262595 - 04/22/12 06:28 AM

Thank you serg,

Do you think that could cause all these symptoms so severe like the persistent dry mouth 24 hours a day for many weeks now and painful hands and feet, burning and tingling?

Can anxiety and stress cause all these and that do you know anyone who has peri[heral neuropathy and dry mouth so severe and tested negative?

Thank you for responding to me serg.

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sergio333
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy
      #262601 - 04/22/12 05:39 PM

A dry mouth is a classic symptom of anxiety.
http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/symptoms/dry-mouth

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paranoiafreak
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy
      #262606 - 04/22/12 11:34 PM

Thanx serg but i still have a few question.

It says that dry mouth due to anxiety is shortlived but mine is persitent and is present 24 hours day and has not improved ever since this started. Could this still bne anxiety?

Anxiety dry mouth is a fear induced undersecretion of saliva in the salivary glands. With the maximum length of 10 minutes, anxiety symptoms are short lived but have long term effects in personal, professional, familial and social life.

My neuropathy, buning and stinging feet and hands with occasional tingling and blunt pain which is also always present for the whole day. Could this be still anxiety?

Do you know anyone with the same situation as mine?

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sergio333
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Re: Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy
      #262607 - 04/22/12 11:54 PM

Friend, do not worry. The neuropathy is 99% related to the medication. Neuropathy (1%) related to HIV, only appearing on stages in which the immune system is weakened as well. Your symptoms are not linked to neuropathy. Their tests also prove this. You may have caught an epstein barr and cytomegalovirus. I see in many forums around the world people with symptoms similar to yours, and several negative tests (I even got this). YOU DO NOT HAVE HIV.

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