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Ongoing Health Problems
      #16781 - 03/20/01 05:03 PM

One year after a high risk exposure (which resulted in chlamydia), I continue to suffer from definite health problems. I have been treated for strep/tonsilitis three times (after never having it in my previous 35 years!), oral lesions, and on again/off again joint pains. In addition, I have had a full year of gastric problems which my doctor can't figure out...he's tried just about every med and is ready to order an endoscopy to see what's up.

I have continued to test negative on HIV tests and am reassured by the posts by the experts tell others in my situation that it must be something else. Nevertheless, not knowing what's going on keeps the possibility of infection on my mind.

I'm not terribly stressed every day, normal relationships, doctor hasn't even thought of stress as a factor. He seems to think it's just a series of strange coincidences.

But I know that before the exposure I had enjoyed PERFECT health!!

Is anyone else in a similar situation??? Any thoughts????

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      #16784 - 03/20/01 05:30 PM

I have heard that chlamydia can silently "hang out" and damage the immune system for years. Perhaps the antibiotics you took to get rid of chlamydia did not completely get rid of it .... it's possible, and definitely worth checking into. Good luck!

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