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the waiting kills me!
      #171189 - 01/24/06 10:44 AM

I just went for an HIV test yesterday.
I know im a worrier, a person with anxiety.
If i've had it, it has been for almost three years.
Symptoms? Well i have had a sinus problem for over a year now, also loose stool for about the last 6 months.
Been worried like hell for alot longer than that though.
Sometimes i feel tired, but i'm hoping that's the anxiety and worry. Seems like when my mind is elsewhere i can do anything.
Also i worry my eye sight is getting bad!
I dont usually get colds, and i never really get the flu. I dont have a temperature but i do occasionally cough when waking up!

5 days and counting and i cant stop crying, thinking. the madness! its over powering!

i know ive taken the first step to help but i just want to know ill be alright.

lemme know what u think.


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Re: the waiting kills me! new
      #171192 - 01/24/06 11:01 AM

I think that your anxiety is killing you, that's what I think! You are right...your mind is incredibly powerful. If you mind is not on HIV you can do anything? See....then for the next five days keep yourself busy...go shopping, go exercise...visit friends. Do things to keep you from thinking about HIV and then when you get your NEG result you can be relieved!!!

Ongoing sinus problems could be a result of so many things (polyps, allergies...etc.) loose stools absolutely can be a result of stress...one of the biggest symptoms I get! (TMI I know!)

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Re: the waiting kills me! new
      #171193 - 01/24/06 11:13 AM

yeah but are you HIV + or -
really that is what started the worry, that the loose stools wouldnt stop.

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Re: the waiting kills me! new
      #171196 - 01/24/06 11:21 AM

I am neg. Could be what is called IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) It is quite common. Really! Honestly, if I get anxious about something (like worrying about HIV for instance)...immediately when my worry starts I have to go to the bathroom. (OKAY OKAY PEOPLE TMI I KNOW!!!) And, it can continue for days, or can stop and start or can stop. all depends upon my level of stress and anxiety.

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Re: the waiting kills me! new
      #171202 - 01/24/06 11:35 AM

just hope my problems arent really symptoms of HIV but rather something else, like stress

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      #171235 - 01/24/06 01:52 PM

The waiting can be very difficult. But you are doing the right thing. In a few days you will know for sure and I do believe that knowledge is power. Symptoms cannot diagnose. You can worry all day about symptoms and simply increase your stress level. Try to keep busy with other things. Find something to take your mind off of it. Hopefully your test will come back negative. But even if not, it is not the end of the world. It may change things... but I can tell you it isn't the end of the world.

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David
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