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Extremely Tormented pt 5. (waiting for results)
      #91722 - 03/10/04 05:04 PM

It is me yet again. Well, I tested mar 3rd, 04, A little bit less than a week has passed,.. and -> STILL EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS!

These are gone
All lymph nodes are gone (Still faintly palpable under angle of chin on one side, I don't check them 1000 a day anymore. Once every few days.)
Ear pain, ringing and popping are all gone

But still getting these
* Weird muscle pains
* Always yawning (is this fatigue?)
* Ramdom shivering and shaking in hands (very faint and kinda like when the room gets very cold) although not quite like getting chills
* Right armpit is kinda sore (I can't locate the source of the pain. It resembles the pain when you pull on the armpit hairs but I can't find any lumps. Pressing on certain areas are kinda painful. Can't determine if the pain is on the surface or underneath and can't find any lumps)
* Sore throat (in the mornings when it is dry)
* Pain in tongue (referred pain? taste buds inflamed? not sure)
* Dizziness

Extremely tormented * 10 ^ 10000000000. Nurse from testing lab says: If I get a call it is BAD NEWS, and no call is GOOD NEWS. She tells me to stop calling to get results because it takes up to 3 weeks. I am going insane! Feel like banging my head against a wall until I knock myself unconcious for punishment that I have put myself through this. I AM SO DAMN SURE that I will test +ve!!

I can't even reason with myself anymore. One minute I will feel really good, and the symptoms aren't quite as established when I reason that my risk was low and that frottage (vag -> penis) rubbing although unprotected is theoretical but not quite established as a known transmission route, but then even protected sex is not 100%. Then on other days, I feel that I know that I am +ve and that I am waiting for confirmation from the labs and my symptoms will seem immense: fatigue, muscle+tongue pain.. constant yawning.. dizziness and then even on other days I will think that a +ve isn't that bad.. meds and more meds and a perhaps a semi-good quality of life for another 20 years or so if I am lucky and get some of the symptoms listed above but in moderation...

What the heck is this? Technically speaking.. if I am +ve then it would be 3 months now of being +ve and those symptoms are pretty common in +ve individuals... constant yawning.. fatigue.. random pain.. lymph nodes coming and going.. mouth+tongue pain..

I guess all I can say if for everyone to await my bad news, because I know it ain't going to be good. All I can do is sit near my phone and wait for "THE" call...

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Re: Extremely Tormented pt 5. (waiting for results) new
      #91727 - 03/10/04 07:42 PM

How many boards are you going to cut and paste this same thing on?
Symptoms mean nothing, I have tested many people with every symptom in the book and they were negative. I have seen people test up to two years thinking there results had to be wrong just to find out there problem was due to something else. After letting themselves believe there, symptoms were or only could be HIV they finally went to a regular doctor insisting they were HIV+ and the doctor found out it was something that if they would have come in much earlier he could have helped them. Because they waited so long, the infection which was not HIV was in later stages and un-treatable.
If you are diagnosing yourself please do not, it could be something much different. There are many things that cause the same symptoms; HIV is much harder to catch than you think.
Also being over bearing and obsessive toward the medical professionals that are testing you can cause them to delay the results on there own because you have annoyed them too much. Stop stressing, calm your OCD rear down and wait like anyone else has to, and if the symptoms are what you are concerned about go see your regular doctor and TALK to him. It is his job to listen and treat you according your symptoms, you could be stressing over something that could be taken care of with just an antibiotic, or you could have caught something else, Hep, Herp., or the Clap.

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Re: Extremely Tormented pt 5. (waiting for results) new
      #91750 - 03/10/04 11:26 PM

Please, try to be optimistic!. I have read all your pots and I think you are fine. I was in the same situation of you, and I was going crazy. But at the end, the results were negative. Try to keep your mind busy, and try to convince yourself that you are negative.
Have you hotmail address?

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