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What else could it be?
      #49396 - 12/16/02 12:45 PM

Many people post on here that symptoms of HIV could be a multitude of other things.

I guess I am curious as to what other things they could be?

Swollen glands in the neck, armpits, elbows and maybe the knees.
Generally feeling like crap now for 6 months.

I have taken the test recently but do not have the results yet.



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Re: What else could it be? new
      #49397 - 12/16/02 01:03 PM

Most infections can cause these same symptoms. Glands will swell naturally, it's part of their job as the immune system.

Here's a post that was on this board a few weeks ago dealing with symptoms that a lot of people on here report that are also associated with Stress. Even though Swollen Glands are not on the list, they are still a symptom of stress. Additionally constantly checking your glands, touching them to see if they are swollen is enough to cause them to swell and stay sore.


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Symptoms of Stress (from the University of Minnesota - http://www.d.umn.edu/hlthserv/counseling/stress_symptoms.html)

Physical:
· heart pounding
· headaches
· sweaty palms
· indigestion
· skin breaks out
· shortness of breath
· holding breath
· cold hands
· sleeplessness
· sleep too much
· fatigue
· nausea
· diarrhea
· tight stomach
· tight muscles
· pain
Emotional:
· moody
· irritability
· depressed anxious
· lack of sense of humor
· abrasive
· hostile
· nervous
· emotional
Mental:
· forgetfulness
· loss of concentration
· poor judgment
· disorganized
· fuzzy perception
· confused
· lack of interest
· math errors
· stop thinking
· diminished fantasy life
· negative self-talk



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Re: What else could it be? new
      #49479 - 12/16/02 07:04 PM

Do not pay any attention to symptoms. They match stress, anxiety, and a thousand other virus's.

Good for you on getting tested. Symptoms practically mean nothing but just wait until you get your results. I know its nerve wracking and you'd be surprised how many symptoms will go away once you receive negative results.



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