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Re: Worried sick after fingering incident
« Reply #100 on: August 31, 2006, 01:08:16 PM »
RapidRod, thanks yet again. i would be a total nervous breakdon if it wasīnt for you guys.
i have allergies quite often, but this was some kind of allergy-boost, if you know what i mean. can the virus weaken your immune system as an allergic and make you even more allergic and/or increase the power of allergic experiences?
« Last Edit: August 31, 2006, 01:23:33 PM by Gargamel »

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Re: Worried sick after fingering incident
« Reply #101 on: August 31, 2006, 01:52:31 PM »
Gargle,

Look mate. You didn't have a risk. It was weeks before you decided to start whatiffing intercourse. You only fingered her and if you did anything else, you would have remembered. This has gone on long enough. I'm giving you that time out I've been warning you about. It will be for four weeks. Do NOT create a new account to get around your time out because if you do, you will be banned, no questions asked.

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Re: Worried sick after fingering incident
« Reply #102 on: September 28, 2006, 07:55:45 PM »
hey, iīm back. bet youīve all missed me :)
iīm going for a test this monday, and yeah, still pretty anxious. just a week or so after i got banned, i got the regular flu like everyone else in school with a sore throat and swollen nodes down my neck, no worries here. altough, after recovering i discovered that the nodes in my groin were slightly swollen(still are, chili peanut-size). the ones under my cheek has been rather persistant, they are smaller now but still noticable. could be from feeling them, i have tried taking weeklong breaks in the feeling but that hasīnt really helped, theyīre just noticable now. aaand, iīve also got some nodes on the back of my head. also, the fingers on my left hand has been buzzing for weeks. i guess iīll have to trust you on the fact that fingering is a nil risk. however, since iīm experiencing all this, i am whatiffing penile penetration while in drunk mode. it canīt have been for long since i have no real memories of it. iīm having a hard time retelling how my penis would feel in a vagina. and this is the tragic part. what if this is it? what if my first sexual experience, fingering and possible dipping, is also my last. i just wouldīnt be able to take this fact. during these anxious weeks, i have kept myself busy hanging out with friends, doing my daily routine. i have been baking a lot, very relaxing. and now, i feel like i have run out of anxiety. i just feel sad. what do i do? 
« Last Edit: September 29, 2006, 05:26:03 AM by Gargamel »

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Re: Worried sick after fingering incident
« Reply #103 on: September 28, 2006, 08:01:51 PM »
Enough with the drama. You don't get infected by fingering. You can stop with the what ifing at any time. You didn't have a risk.

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Re: Worried sick after fingering incident
« Reply #104 on: September 28, 2006, 08:06:07 PM »
dude...odd symptoms and swollen nodes without apparant reasons? i know anxiety can do a lot of weird things to your body, but swollen nodes isīnt one of them. not the persistant generalized kind anyway.

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Re: Worried sick after fingering incident
« Reply #105 on: September 28, 2006, 09:24:42 PM »
Not once have you ever said that you've been to a doctor. You don't even know for sure if they are swollen. You are stuck on HIV and nothing else could be causing your symptoms. If you are really having swollen nodes, then you should see a doctor. How about lymph node cancer? Has that crossed your mine? No, you are thinking of nothing but HIV.

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Re: Worried sick after fingering incident
« Reply #106 on: September 29, 2006, 04:18:31 AM »
i know what swollen nodes feel like. big almonds does just not pop up under your chin to the degree theyīre thumpinng against your pillow that night. lymph node cancer causes no swelling, thatīs what tricky about it. i have allergies and have also had swollen nodes before, but not like this, could constant anxiety for 5 weeks cause this? and why shouldīnt i be worried bout HIV when i may have had an unprotected exposure? if so,

1.what are my risks?
2.am i supposed to feel it comforting that no rashes or related, typical ARS-symptoms have showed up?
3.tingling aka neuropathy isīnt a sign of primary infection, right?



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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #107 on: September 29, 2006, 05:32:21 AM »
Gargle,

The purpose of your time out was to encourage you to get the face-to-face help you need and we cannot give.

Nothing has changed from before. You had no risk.

I'm giving you another time out - this time, go see your doctor and while you're there, ask about a counseling referal so you can work on your hiv anxieties with a professional. We cannot do that for you here.

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #108 on: October 27, 2006, 12:59:48 PM »
thank god, i was negative. i wonīt woo-hoo cause i know what you think of the term. i would like to thank all of you for keeping up with me during this anxious time of my life. you know who you are.
one last question though, the test was done 2-3 days before the 12 week mark. can i trust this test? donīt give me the "you never had a risk" cause i actually think i was inside her for a very brief time after all that vodka. my lymph nodes have gone down, but i still have a big one in my thigh which worries me.  again thank you. ;)

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #109 on: October 27, 2006, 02:04:23 PM »
Gargle,

Yes, you can absolutely trust that negative result. You are hiv negative. Now protect that status by ALWAYS using condoms for intercourse.

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #110 on: October 27, 2006, 02:07:45 PM »
hi ann. thanks. i know that you want to get rid of me, but iīm really serious here. do a few days matter?

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« Reply #111 on: October 27, 2006, 02:29:21 PM »
Gargle,

What did I just say? I said you are hiv negative. A few days do not matter!

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #112 on: October 28, 2006, 06:39:29 AM »
thanks ann. i think im ready to go on, the only fear right now is checking out my nodes at a doctor. what if it turns out itīs hiv now, when itīs been 14,5 weeks?

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #113 on: October 28, 2006, 10:05:48 AM »
Gargle,

It isn't hiv. Stop whattiffing. And keep your hands OFF your nodes. Touching them all the time to see if they're swollen will MAKE them swell and KEEP them swollen. It can take a week or more for them to go back to normal after you've been manhandling them all the time. Stop it!

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #114 on: October 29, 2006, 06:18:37 PM »
Gargamel, I don't believe you. When you say "just one more question" it just means there's another just one more coming right after that.

You never needed to be tested in the first place. That you tested negative is no surprise to anyone, I think including yourself. That it was a few days less than 13 weeks is of course totally irrelevant in terms of the accuracy of the test result.

You're just playing around here with yourself, with us, with your lymph nodes and whatever else.

It's time to call a halt on this HIV stuff. If you are having physical symptoms you must discuss them with a doctor. If you genuinely can't stop obsessing about HIV then you need to see a therapist or other mental health specialist to discuss what the emotional basis is for holding on to this unwarranted concern about HIV. Life is too short to be wasting in this manner.

HIV is not your issue. Get the help you need to resolve your concern. And that help is not going to be found here.

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #115 on: October 30, 2006, 05:57:14 AM »
no, really. all i wanted to know was the accuracy of a near-12-week-test. thanks for everything youīve taught me, and may this thread be informative for other hypochondric people out there.

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #116 on: November 03, 2006, 11:44:09 AM »
what are the odds of seroconverting after 82 days? just wondering cause of swollen nodes, they still bug me from time to time. should i test again? i really need to know before having intercourse with my girfriend. i am not 22 years old iīm 18 and scared shitless.

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« Reply #117 on: November 06, 2006, 01:29:45 PM »
went to get another test today but the doc said i shouldīnt, that i was reliably negative after the 11 weeks and 5 days. yet i have a lump in my thigh, and noticable nodes under my jaw. she also said that the indicator mark was 10 weeks, but that they used 12 anyway. the nodes are unexplainable and totally random, iīve stopped touching them with the exception of a regular, gentle check every 5-7 days. i really want to let this go. but what if i do and then it shows up years later when iīve had the chance to infect lots of women? my girlfriend, an honest virgin with birth control pills (sounds lame yeah, but thats the situation), wants to have sex with me but i donīt feel i can while experiencing these "symptoms". as you might imagine, itīs not good for our relation. what do i do? please give me a concrete answer, i feel bad for staying here so long, but blocking me wonīt help, itīll just boost my anxiety. please give me your thoughts on this, and iīll stay away for good. i wonīt need this site after that. take care of yourselves. / gargle

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« Reply #118 on: November 06, 2006, 02:39:40 PM »
Gargle,

We have given you a concrete answer again and again. You don't have hiv.

I am giving you another time out - eight weeks this time. I'm doing this to encourage you to seek out some counseling for yourself so you can learn how to deal with your anxieties. We cannot help you with that.

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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #119 on: January 08, 2007, 08:46:05 AM »
hey, i feel ashamed for posting still. but i have questions that needs to be answered. Since my nodes didīnt gp down, i went to a doctor and they cheked my blood for patology or cancer. they couldnt find diddly-squat. But do they chek for hiv in this standart routine blood-tests?  Now, half a year after the "incident" my nodes are still swollen. the doctor said itīs probably the nodes growing faster than my body(still a teen) but they keep changing size so i doubt it. but 82 days is supposed to be enough. i may have taken a claritin the morning during testing day, does antithistamine like claritin (loratadine) affect blood results? I hope your holidays was pleasant.

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #120 on: January 08, 2007, 08:55:03 AM »
No they don't and if you continue to ask questions you will more than likely get another time out or banned.

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« Reply #121 on: January 08, 2007, 09:03:41 AM »
Garg, whatever is going on with you is nothing related to HIV. Leave your lymph nodes alone. By handling, squeezing, pressing and otherwise bothering them you can create a problem where none exists.

Does your school have counseling? I'm thinking some professional help would be good in helping you to deal with whatever is going on. That kind of support is beyond the scope of this site, but I do think that's what would be good for you at this point.

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« Reply #122 on: January 09, 2007, 12:35:55 PM »
a doctor has told me their swollen, and i dont handle them that much. what are the rules of late seroconversion? a possible six months if you are a heroinist or have performed anal sex?  or just if youīve got a strong immune system?

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #123 on: January 09, 2007, 12:50:06 PM »
Read the transmission link found in the "Welcome" thread. I believe we need to bring this thread to a close. If you don't understand the information that has been given to you by now, you never will.

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« Reply #124 on: January 09, 2007, 04:33:27 PM »
Garg,

You haven't had a risk. You are hiv negative.

If you continue with this instead of getting the face-to-face help you need, this time you won't get a time out, you will be permanently banned.

Please consider yourself warned.

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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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« Reply #125 on: January 24, 2007, 01:31:38 PM »
i finally went for a final test today, it has been well over 6 months since the encounter so this should be definite, sorry for all the hypochondric crap iīve been spamming you with. the doctorīs gonna call me on my cell in a week with the results.

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« Reply #126 on: January 31, 2007, 04:44:17 PM »
hey, doc called and gave me an all clear. Iīm neg. May this thread show all you worried wells out there that swollen nodes and a sore throat doesīnt mean diddly-squat when it comes to your status. Thank you guys, even though you hate me nowadays, youīve helped me so much during these stressfull 6 months. Take care!

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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #127 on: January 31, 2007, 04:51:57 PM »
From your post to the Worried Well ears/eyes!

Congrats!
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

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« Reply #128 on: April 17, 2007, 02:37:21 PM »
hey, did a mistake again. got drunk like last time (first time since last time as well), and just wandered around at a party, got thrown out, met a strange guy who talked what seemed like forever, went to gas station to buy gum and then headed back. when i woke up the next morning i had little punctures on my middle-finger...and now 2 weeks later iīve got the sore throat, nodes, and feverish feeling. i have already had the flu last month. Iīm, afraid that i somehow bumped into a heroin needle or somehow punctured my finger on one. perhaps the strange guy was doing heroine and i bumped my finger into the needle? really silly indeed and a very common have-i-got-HIV?-factor. so...silly as it is, what do you think? do i need to get anxious again? (need to stop getting that drunk indeed)

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« Reply #129 on: April 17, 2007, 02:42:23 PM »
I'm not going to say anything but "goodbye" since you are probably gonna get banned for continuing to expect us to answer these ridiculous scenarios you keep coming back here with.  We are not here to entertain you.

You need REAL psychological help. 

EDITED TO SAY:  Did you also consider that maybe the "strange guy" was a vampire and you might become one of the undead soon? 

Enough of this nonsense already. 
« Last Edit: April 17, 2007, 02:46:37 PM by thunter34 »
AIDS isn't for sissies.

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« Reply #130 on: April 17, 2007, 10:06:37 PM »
iīm sorry. Iīve got a fever and might let my paranoia take over. It just feels odd being afraid of this "incident" and then coming up with the symtoms from the guidelines at the correct time. Yeah, my mother think itīs silly of me as well as people donīt wawe needles around at parties but this situation is pretty weird for a hypochondric like myself. And there were like 2 or 3 marks on my finger, now a scab not likely for even a nudge of the needle, i mustīve hit something on the way home. Thanks for your time and excuse me for mishandling this site if thatīs what you feel iīm doing. well, no reasons for worries then?
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Re: Worried-not-so-well?
« Reply #131 on: April 18, 2007, 09:45:18 AM »
 "well, no reasons for worries then? "


NO.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

 


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