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Hello I had sexual relations protected with a massage girl in California. Shortly after 3 days I started experiencing symptoms, need to urinate and redness in meatus of penis along with redness and irritation in eyes. By the end of that week I had tingling all over boxer short area The following week I had trouble walking due to the pain and tingling, this eventually turned into burning in the urethra and scrotum lasting two to three additional weeks. No noticeable blisters ever formed.I also suffered nerve like pain from buttock down back of right leg.
I am now left with after 5 months from this incident pelvic pain,sciatica type pain, itching and burning on scrotum from time to time but less severe than before. I also wake with watery eyes, sinus congestion, white stuff on corners of mouth every day since exposure. I have taken multiple STD panels for every STD HIV, syphilis, goon, chylmedia, hep, and herpes at 2 weeks, 6 weeks and 3 months all neg. I even followed up with an HIV and syphilis at 4.5 months and was neg.
I did receive treatment for the possible bacterial infections STD given z pack, doxy, ofoflax, uribel and something for trich.
My neuro said it's probably a unknown virus. I have been on a few rounds of antivirals for herpes just to see if there is a reaction, the antivirals seem to help the symptoms but herpes test was neg.
I am thinking this maybe undetected herpes infection accompany with a fungal overgrowth due to excess antibiotics.
Also my CBC came back normal but WBC was in the low range.
It could be NGU !!
What did you take for Trich ?! and have you been test for Mycoplasama genitalium sometimes it needs another type of antibiotic like Avelox its always work and finally you can run urine viral culture if your doctor think its a virus it would catch Adnovirus or CMV in urine but i dont think it would be adnovirus cause it doesn't usually stays more than2-3 weeks..
Hey, Matt. Welcome to the community. Can you describe this sexual encounter? Was it unprotected vaginal? Anal? Oral? All/some of the above? I've been having very similar symptoms for the past 5 months. My story is below. Please read through it and comment; maybe we can compare notes and research to see if we can sort this out together:
Hello all. I am a 28 year old male. Some of you may remember me from several months back. Well, I'm here again because my symptoms still persist, and I really need an answer as to what's going on with me. For those who are not familiar with my story, here it is:
In early March, I received oral sex from a stranger (I also had intercourse with her, but it was protected by a condom; no breakages, slip of condom, etc). About 3 weeks after this incident, I started to get a fungal infection in my groin/anal area, which would itch from time to time, along with oral thrush. My genitals also turned a red/pink color. At 5 weeks post-incident, I had all my std work done. Everything came back negative (Heb B, HIV, HSV 1 & 2, gon, clam, syph, etc), however, the fungal infection was confirmed by a swab test. I was prescribed a fungal cream and tablet, but they didn't seem to help. I was also getting headaches at the front of my head daily.
At the 12 week mark, I started getting swollen lymph nodes in my groin and armpits, along with unusual excessive sweating from armpits and palms of hands, even if it wasn't hot outside. I did not have a fever either. I also noticed I was having a tingling and pins and needles sensation in my left hamstring down to my foot. Every once in a while, if I'm sitting still, my muscles will twitch. This mostly comes from my legs, but occasionally it is in my arms and chest as well. I went back to the doctor to have another full panel STD check again, including HIV. The only thing that changed this time is that they picked up a Hepatitis B surface antigen with a 17,000,000 viral load, which I'm told is extremely high. The only problem is they didn't find any antibodies for it, and my liver function tests came back completely normal. I even retook my LFT/ALT 2 weeks after that, and they were still fine. The doctors were stumped with my unusual blood work.
So, I decided to just let things play out and hopefully kick this over time. All last month, for about 4-5 weeks, nearly all of my symptoms really mellowed out with the exception of the swollen lymph nodes. The headaches were gone, no noticeable redness on my scrotum, didn't itch down there (not enough to complain about anyway; I understand we all have an occasional itch there sometimes). Oral thrush and nerve tingling in leg, if they were there, were hardly noticeable.
Then, all of a sudden, about 9 days ago, my symptoms came back! They weren't as bad as the initial symptoms (for example, the sweating on my palms and armpits aren't quite as excessive as before). There is a bit of redness on my scrotum, but not as bad and doesn't itch like crazy as it did before. Oral thrush is back also, along with pins and needles in legs and twitching of muscles/nerves. I went to another doctor to get my lymph nodes checked out; they've been tender for about 3 months now. Doctor examined them and agreed that they were slightly swollen, but told me not to worry about it for now. I argued that I thought there were a couple in my groin that felt 'hard', but he said he's been working with lymph nodes for 43 years and disagreed with me. Btw, they're about the size of a pea. There are 2 on each side in the groin area. He couldn't even feel the ones in my armpits, which is understandable because even I have a hard time locating them. They're just painful from time to time. He told me to give it a few more weeks, then he could do a biopsy on them.
So, here are my list of symptoms to date:
1. Oral thrush (btw, the thrush is just a white coating on my tongue; it's not the typical thing I've read about on the internet where it looks like lesions/califlower or bleeds when scratched off).
2. slight redness on scrotum (genitals/anus doesn't itch near as much as it used to)
3. pins/needles sensation in nerves down left leg, along with muscle twitching
4. swollen lymph nodes in armpits and groin
Okay, so here are my questions:
1. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms and found the cause of it?
2. What could the Hep B surface antigen with 17,000,000 viral load and no antibodies mean? Especially if my symptoms are not classic Hep B symptoms?
3. I've read a lot about oral thrush online, and almost every link goes straight to HIV. Well, I've been tested twice now, and I've been told by all my doctors and other online experts that I DO NOT have HIV. I also understand that thush in HIV-infected people doesn't happen until a later stage. I have read that oral thrush can be due to 'viruses', but that's all it says. Not one website identifies these possible viruses. Does anyone have any idea of what kind of virus can cause thrush besides HIV?
4. If I have a lymph node biopsy, will this identify the problem?
This has been going on for about 5 months now if you include the start of the first couple symptoms. I really need some answers and for this to be overwith. Please help! Thank you, and God bless.
Thanks for your response, I actually did read your story before you posted here and thought it was very similar, one difference I didn't have Hep infection. The rest of the symptoms are spot on, I did have extreme tingling in boxer short accompanied by perineum pain to where I couldn't sit for days plus burning in testicles an urethra. This was after a protected oral and vaginal sex with a massage girl in southern California.
So far medication for herpes antivirals and using neurotonin nerve meds have kept the majority of symptoms at bay, despite testing neg for both herpes 1 and 2 multiple times. My neurologist seen similar cases in military men overseas who contracted an unkown virus after sexual encounter despite numerous testing nothing was ever found specifically to be the cause was determined viral in nature though, eventually the symptoms went away.
I am thinking I either have this or similar virus or herpes 1 which has been known to not show on testing for some individuals through blood but eventually picked up if and when they have blister formation, also the nerve pain seems to happen more with type 1 than type 2 herpes. This is just my hunch so far speaking to and reading multiple stories from people with this condition over the past five months.
Unless something else changes this is the only causes I can come up with.
Raven have you tried herpes meds such as valtrex, famvir or acyclovir? If they relieve your symptoms you may have found your cause, unfortunately I think they relieve mine, it maybe a psychological response but I don't think so. I went on and off those meds multiple times with the same relief and response each time. I plan on testing again at 7 months with a more accurate westernblot test. Oh I also took the HIV test through 4.5 months and was neg. And given the same answer from experts in person and online.
Hopefully someone else here can verify my hunch or lead us in another pissible direction. Take care and let me know your updates on your condition.
I'm also confused about the hep b surface antigen...and so are the docs! Maybe a mistake? Anyway, I'm going back in in a couple weeks to retake the test, so we'll see.
I really don't feel that herpes would cause all the symptoms we're having, especially the oral thrush. I know you said you have white stuff at the corners of your mouth; do you also have a white-coated tongue? Did you get tested to see if it's a fungal infection?
Did you kiss the girl also? I did. It's all just really strange, since both you and I had protected vaginal sex (the oral was unprotected for me). I guess the most frustrating part is trying to figure out what I couldve possibly picked up from this girl's saliva that's lasting so long?? You would think that something this easy to transmit, nearly everyone would be suffering from it. Especially in your case where even the oral was protected! All very strange.
I will let you know what my hep b tests come back as, along with any other info I can find. Probably also do a lymph node biopsy if they don't clear soon.
Please keep me posted as well on any new info you find, along with any additional tetsts.
I didn't kiss the girl, I also had white tongue and random mouth sores. I did have. 5-6 different antibiotic treatments since docs didn't know what it is they threw all the bacterial STD treatments at it.
I think this is what caused my fungal overgrowth, docs don't agree, but they probably wouldn't seeing as they may have caused that issue. I have since been treating it with natural antifungals and probiotics with some results.
Does your leg, pelvic pain increase while sitting? I was at a conference yesterday and had to sit for 5 hrs, the symptoms have really flared up since hoping rest will relieve it.
Did the white tongue start before or after the antibiotics? Mine started before. Along with the white tongue (thrush), I have a fungal infection on my scrotum (which also started before antibiotics). I don't really have mouth ulcers, except for the red blood blister I had at the 10 week mark on my inner lower gum.
My nerve pain/muscle twitching comes and goes. It doesn't get worse while sitting, although most of the muscle twitching (which can be anywhere from my quads to my chest to my shoulders) usually happens when I'm sitting still.
My symptoms were at their worst between the 10 and 13 week mark. They started to slowly go away after that, then flared up again a couple weeks ago, albeit not as bad. Hopefully this means that it's slowly going away.
Do you have excessive sweating under your arms and on your palms even when it's not hot outside? Also, where are the locations of your swollen lymph nodes? (Sorry, I know you probably answered that before but I'm at work and typing on my phone so don't have time to go back and check your specific symptoms right now lol). My lymph nodes are in my groin and armpits.
Keep me posted, and I will do the same. Thanks, and good luck!
Got the thrush condition after antibiotics, which includes fungal infection scrotum, the mouth symptoms, folliculitis type skin pimples over back, watery eyes, sinus congestion, itchy scalp. Majority of which have gone away but still fighting it.
I did have sweating on palms but chalked it up to medication side effects I was taking, haven't had them since.
Get what feels like groin lymph node pains about 3-4 times a week. When this started I also had neck lymph node swelling for a day or so, but no groin lymph nodes.
Hopefully if we can't find out what this is at least maybe we can get passed it.
Went to eye doc says the eye symptoms are chronic dry eye not virus, seems too convenient it started jut after exposure, am doing treatment as doc suggested and seems to help though. Sinuc congestion remains have been on natural yeast treatment helps it a bit. The other day and few other times I was outside got sweating doing physical stuff, the next day I get very itchy in groin area followed by soreness, happened twice. Thatseems to possibly be fungal I think or others have said similar as herpes symptoms.
Also had a pain flare up after sitting excessively long which lasted two days not a normal thing to happen after just sitting. This is probably due to the infection which caused nerve damage but like you wasn't as bad as initial symptoms so hopefully it's subsiding.
Let me know how your hep test goes. Good luck.
I had 15x20 vision in both eyes before this infection and usually pretty white- since the infection I've seen deep red veins in my eyes, blurred vision and pain behind the eyes. Was diagnosed as dry-eye as well.
I have experienced thrush-like symptoms in my throat as well. Corners of mouth have felt tight when I open my mouth all the way, since day 1 of infection and never left.
My palms have also been very sweaty, bc I usually have very dry hands which will crack in the winter a bit from being so dry, and this whole summer they've been so moist I'm embarrassed to shake hands. My thighs, armpits and most of all groin have this same problem.
I have not tried neurotonin like you suggested but I looked it up and sounds like a great option. Codeine helps relieve pain the most for me, but it's not great for you long-term.
I've heard of many people testing negative repetitively for hsv1, which makes it even harder bc the doc really thinks you're crazy then, right!? definitely do a western- it's what we trust in my lab to detect extremely minute protein concentrations. I still haven't tested positive myself but I've only tried once now, and like i said my gf tested positive first time (doc's had never mentioned the idea of herpes at that point but I had an inclination from reading stuff online. refused to test and were going to have her pay out-of-pocket for it until the results came back.)
Recently I've had random shooting pains in some of my fingers as well which can only be described as nerve pain, mostly very fleeting sensations tho. Does your nerve pain vary considerably throughout the day or is it fairly constant? My testicular pain is constant but tip-of-penis pain varies quite a bit. I also have joint pain occasionally, and towards the beginning I was experiencing extreme muscle soreness and fatigue.
Also, the redness in my scrotum has actually just disappeared for the first time in ~4 months of infection. I used anti-fungal powder. I feel like the thrush symptoms and oddly tenacious testicular rash were caused at least partially by some sort of entire-body yeast infection. I did a "spit test for yeast" if you look it up online and came up very positive, but I'm pretty dubious about the authority of this. Have you guys looked into it? I also cut my sugar intake substantially. I've had the most relief today that I've felt since infection, but the hyper-sensitive testicular pain is unchanged.
Do either of you suffer photophobia from this (light worsens symptoms). Both my gf and I do, though mine is more pronounced.
I also had what may be described as post viral syndrome, fatigue and muscle soreness along with joint soreness mainly in extremities. I self diagnosed a slight systematic yeast infection as well due to my symptoms, docs deny it but I treated it naturally with threelac probiotics, neem, oil of oregano and whatever o/c yeast powder spray feminine yeast treatments I could find. Majority of testicular yeast is gone now, and scalp itch and foot itch as well. Still have some issues there time to time but not nearly as bad. Currently the sciatica pain which limits my sitting is the worst and my seek physiotherapy soon for it, along with the eye issues are the worst two conditions. I was healthy before this with no problems anywhere it's like my whole system is falling apart, very scary and even worse docs have no real answers or don't even acknowledge it.
Hey, Matt. Like I mentioned before, I'm no doctor, but your case really puzzles me. You said you had protected sex (even oral!) with this woman, and didn't even kiss her. That pretty much means you exchanged absolutely no bodily fluids with her. Are you sure couldn't have picked something else up from someone/something else somewhere around that period? I can understand why your mind would go straight to herpes, (and I'm willing to bet that you posted your concerns in the herpes section, right?), in which they told you that you don't have herpes because of the non-classic signs and your negative tests. Well, my friend, I will have to agree with them. I sincerely don't think that herpes is your problem.
Think back......if this sexual encounter was protected (hell, even the oral was protected, which hardly anybody does), and you didn't even kiss the girl, are you sure you couldn't have caught something from someone else around that same time that wasn't protected??? Maybe not even sexually realated? Maybe you had an open wound or something and got someone elses blood on it???
P.S. I also tested negative for hsv1 and hsv2 twice now, so if your symptoms ARE from herpes (which I seriously doubt they are), then we are not suffering from the same thing.
Hey, colleague. Sorry to hear about your symptoms. Can you please tell us a little about yourself (sex, age, etc.), along with your history, and any ideas on how you may have got this infection (was it a sexual encounter)?
Please list ALL your symptoms for us so maybe Matt and I can see if we can relate to them, and we can tackle this thing together.
Went back to the doctor this weekend, and got my test results back (well, most of them; here's the story:)
Like I mentioned before, I had a white blood cell count, overall blood cell count, CD4 count, swab test on my tongue to find out what this 'white stuff' is, and a repeat Hepatitis B surface Antigen test.
Turns out the white coating on my tongue is not thrush (fungal infection), much to my surprise. Instead they found a bacterial infection. Apparently, it's a bacteria that we all have small amounts of, but my mouth was not keeping it at bay. Okay, so this, accompanied by the yeast infection on my scrotum tells me something is really wrong with my immune system. In a way, I was relieved to find out it was merely a bacterial infection, but still nervous about why I couldn't keep this bacteria under control.
THEN, the next test: CD4 count. This is where I started to get really nervous. BUT, much to my surprise, my CD4 count was 1,353!!!! The doctor told me this was really good and even much better than the average 'healthy' person (which I already knew anyway by reading the internet.
I took the HepB test from a different lab, where I told them to forward the results to the hospital I go to, but turns out they didn't, so I don't have those results and will have to go back in next weekend for the results (can't take off work to go during the week).
The doctor still didn't have an answer for my symptoms, but advised me to take a sugar level test, suspecting diabetes. I literally bet her money that I didn't have diabetes, but took the test anyway. I will come back here next week to fill you all in on the final results. I'm kind of expecting my white blood cell count to be a bit high due to the bacterial infection. I'm taking an antibiotic for it now for 7 days, so I will also let you know how that goes next weekend. If I can get rid of this white stuff on my tongue, that's one less symptom I need not worry about.
By the way, I stopped smoking cold turkey today. It's gonna be hell, but I know that smoking weakens your immune system, especially in your mouth, and it's well worth quitting if it means getting rid of these symptoms. Hopefully, the yeast infection on the scrotum will go due to this also.
Hi raven thanks for the update. I also had a diabetes test done which was neg as well. Docs don't seem to know what it is either, I didn't have any other sexual relations at that time so if it's STD related it's from that incident. But one thing that did happen was during intercourse she tightened up causing a pop noise I felt in my shaft, I paused at that time thinking what the heck was that but it didn't hurt. I am thinking maybe something physical inside tore causing the pain, but the pain is so diffuse ranging from both buttocks, thighs and groin that I am not sure that could be the full cause. Got to go now but will update more as I find things out.
Flu-like symptoms come and go.
Post-viral Fatigue Syndrome
Random shoots of pain particularly in fingers, toes, feet, hands.
Blurred vision comes and goes. Red, veinier-than-normal eyes.
Headache comes and goes located behind eyes, associated directly with blurriness.
Dull and constant testicular ache.
Testicles slightly reddened, shinier than normal, but also usually slightly moist.
Swollen inner cheeks and sometimes tongue.
Very white tongue/soar throat/thrush symptoms
Almost all symptoms worsen in sun and heat exposure, including if I induce the heat by working out (can be in a cool room).
Contracted from one incidence of oral sex with girlfriend, unknowing that we had oral herpes, which MUST have been contracted via wine glasses with someone who just finished outbreak.
Been tested for all STDs including HSV1 and 2 and negative everything. Urine analyses, and two blood cultures to test for fungal and bacterial infections in blood. Swab tests for bacteria/fungi in mouth. Was determined eye was a 'mild viral infection' by opthamologist. Ultrasounded testicles with no find. Blood tests revealed that I was 'exceedingly healthy' as well, in the midst of the worst I have ever felt in my life.
Went back in yesterday to get my results from the tests I took last weekend. As you know, from the tests I took 2 weeks ago, I had a bacterial infection in my mouth and was prescribed an antibiotic.
1. White blood cell count: Normal (which was strange to me considering they found a bacterial infection in my mouth).
2. Diabetes/Blood Sugar Test: Normal (Negative)
3. Red Blood Cell Count: A bit on the high side and high in iron, but doctor said that this is normal considering the lifestyle I live (body-builder=much more protein/red meat than the average person).
4. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test: POSITIVE
As all of you already know, I tested positive for the HepB Surface Antigen months back as well, where they didn't find any antibodies and all liver funcion tests came back completely normal. Since this recent test that came back positive again, I have not taken another antibody or liver function test. Doctor recommended to set up an appointment with an immunologist instead, which I will do as soon as I get my health insurance sorted out. Until then, I am post-poning any more tests. So far, 3 doctors (one urologist, one specialist in hepatitis, and one GP) cannot explain my test results. None of them have ever seen a HepB surface antigen test come back positive with no antibodies for it and normal liver function tests.
Symptoms to date:
1. Absolutely no classic symptoms of Hepatitis (jaundice, pain in abdomen, etc.)
2. Lymph nodes in groin still tender (2 noticeable ones)
3. Lymph nodes under armpits, although still there, don't feel as though they are as significant as before, but still get irritated/tender from time to time.
4. Unusual sweating under arms with the slightest bit of physical activity (even walking; and even when it's not warm outside), along with occasional sweaty palms, although rare.
5. Still have the white tongue, which they told me was not thrush after a swab test; instead a bacterial infection. GP told me to give it a couple weeks to improve. If not, they would test again and, if the bacteria was still there, put me on another antibiotic.
6. Still a slight redness on scrotum. It has gotten quite a bit better over the last several months as well as the itching from the anus. Surprisingly, when I was on an antibiotic this past week, they didn't get any worse. When I first got symptoms, the docs put me on antibiotics (after I already had a fungal infection on my scrotum), and they turned VERY red and it covered my entire scrotum. This time, there was absolutely no change to what it has looked like the past couple months (I'm taking this as a good sign that my immune system (if it was, in fact, compromised in the first place is fighting back.....and winning).
Still don't know what to make of the test results. I still think that the HepB test is mistaking another kind of virus for HepatitisB, but I'm no professional. Regardless, the FACTS remain: HepB Surface Antigen positive that HAD a viral load of 17,000,000 (I say 'HAD' because I did the viral load test 3 months ago, and I have no idea what it is now). I will wait to see an immunologist to find more out.
This is all just very strange. But like I said, I'm staying optimistic because the symptoms DO feel like the are slowly getting better (albeit VERY slowly), and all other blood work is coming back completely normal. Hopefully the immunologist will have some answers for me, and this infection will rid itself from my body soon.
I will keep you guys updated. Best wishes and prayers to all who are suffering.
I have not read this until now. I have every symptom described here and have teste negative for evrything. I have not been tested for Hep B but will go to a SHC this week for a full screen, I'll repost if I can shed some light on this bizzare situation.
Just finished reading all these post . Can I say one can have many symptoms but you have to look at the bigger picture..
Do you stress a lot ? If so does it agrevate things?
Do you have tight under wear, tight elastics usually box style ones will cause bad circulation.sciatic tingling pain etc
Regarding mouth white on tongue lack of water dehydration. Due to anxiety levels Try 2-3 glasses of water do symptoms reduce after a an hr or so...Brewers yeast resolved this for me it assist with many things...up to 3 tablets three times a day... Careful not to use too much might get constipated ,keep watch of that
The natural vitamin b will assist with anxiety and many other things...
Check vitamin c levels, most dr will not....ensure test done correctly needs o be refrigerated straight after doing it. Can take up to 3000mg per day...500 mg tablets for about 3-4 days then 1 per day for about a week...monitor self .
Kissing, breathing etc can all transmit many things flu, kissing disease and many others.. Though immune could be down etc and your stress levels high can have created a cocktail of symptoms etc..
Relax yourself fully and work it out ,though if you have had something bad happen prior to all these symptoms like a break up, loss of job etc consider this aspect ... See a counsellor.
Hope this helps
I am no doctor just telling you what I did when came down with many of the above symptoms..
Multivitamins, zinc, brewers yeast I take at various intervals listening to my body and workin it out...
Work with your doctor, though they don't sometimes ask the detailed questions like what was happening in your life before this happened and how you coping,,,,really coping?? This all helps.
I have not found the cause of the infection. After numerous and I mean numerous testing including 4-5 herpes tests, HIV tests and even viral load testing, syphilis, ghonerra, chlamydia, hep b-c, even diabetes, cosacki and autoimmune diseases.
So far I just decided to treat the symptoms through medication, physical therapy and time. Look up cpps, it can be triggered by infection and or the stress that follows. Pt is the main treatment and I can say even after one session I felt normal again, even if it was for a brief time.
After an unprotectd oral sex received from an escort and having protected vaginal sex, I developped a white tongue (not trush (thrush) or bacteria) loss of appetit and eyebrows hair loss. i went to ALOT of doctors and no one one can tell me what I have. I did all STD tests all negative.
HI there, after having what you've described, on no less than four occasions, I know it's not his as I've been tested and only had protected oral sex. I even contacted the escort week's later to try and find out if she had anything, but she advised she had nothing....I do believe this is a virus through saliva. Just wondered if you raven or anyone else had contacted the person/escort at a later date to check with them?
One thing is for sure. Many unknown viruses in this world. I got swollen and tender lymphs. White tounge. Red spots on arms. Itching on upper chest. Extreme fatigue. All std clear. Doctors blame it all on anxiety. I dont understand nada.
My wife are in perfect condition. We have unprotected sx daily with ejaculation inside. She insist on that as she belive its nothing wrong. My children are fine too. I still have all the symptoms. Including permanent ulcers for 2 months. Neg tests at 12 weeks. I think its a new unknown virus. Hope my body can fight it off soon. Been seeing 10-12 docs and experts. Some are confused and some blame akxiety.
Will continue testing at six months and hope time will heal this. I have been inpperfect condition all my life. All this happened after the exposure. I will have mouthswabs soon for check what the white stuff is.
Expect negative results on the HIV and HTLV. I've had 2 HIV tests, one at 5 weeks and one at 12 weeks. I've given up on it. Also had 1,300 CD4 count, which is great.
I actually think it's a resistant strain of candida that's not going away with fluconazole, but I'm no doctor so I'm just guessing here. Did you ever get an antibody test to candida? Mine is positive. I've been taking fluconazloe, but it doesn't eliminate it. I've researched candida extensively, and all of my symptoms can be caused by it. I've also found that there are, in fact, resistant strains of candida that do not respond to fluconazole. Might want to request a test.
And I'm kind of computer illiterate lol, so I don't know about the pics of my tongue. But I can assure you that mine looks identical to yours.
Good luck, and let us know how the tests come out! But like I said, expect negative results...cuz that's what they'll be.
Where Did youget the canidida testing? In the states any western doctor just scoffes at the idea of candida. Have to resort to alternative medicine which isnot covered by insurance. Can be cost prohibitive, if you are in the states what typeof mainstream doc deals with this. Ive proactically begged for candida testing with noone complying.
I had already been diagnosed with Candida from another doctor in another country before coming back to the States. When I got to the States, I simply told my new doctor that I had been diagnosed with Candida and I needed a refill on my fluconazole prescription. Naturally, she wouldn't give the prescription without runing the test on her own, so she did and it came back positive.
If no one is complying with you and you want to take a Candida antibody test, I suggest you go to a new doctor and fabricate a story such as mine above. I know you shouldn't lie to your doctor, but a little white lie to get to the bottom of things, especially if it's concerning your helath, is well worth it imo.
I had my appointment with an infectious disease doctor today. He ran a blood test that measures certain white blood cells that may indicate a parasitic infection. He also ran a test called Fungitell, which supposedly is the best blood test for diagnosing an internal fungal infection. I won't see him again for another 2 weeks to go over my results, so now I just sit and wait.
Hopefully he'll find the problem and I can finally be done with all this. I'll keep you guys posted.
By the way, don't you you think the white coated tongue is due to dryness? today I am going get a couple of results (HIV viral load and HTLV) and on Thursday I have an appointment with an Endocrinologist. Either is a resistant candida strain as you mentioned or a malfunction in my salivalry glands, I think.
Yes, I have a white-coated tongue that cannot be scraped off that is identical to yours. When I had a scrape test done, they told me it was streptococcus (which is a normal bacteria in the body). I'm not so sure that it's just dryness causing it.
No medication. All of my liver function tests are normal. The last test I took, the viral load came way down, which means I developed antibodies, so they're probably waiting for it to go away on its own. But that was a while ago, and you just reminded me....I should prob go get another hep b antigen test to see if I still have it! Thanks!
I've got the same symptoms 5 months ago and I've almost had all of the symptoms described above. However, does anyone notice there are popping joints and muscle twitches over the body? I'm a Chinese and not studying near San Francisco. I know that many people in China have the same cases but cannot identify the cause. We are now contacting the Center of Immunology and Infection of Columbia University to start a research and try to identify what's wrong with us. If you are interested, please send me an email to:
Update: I went back to my Infectious Disease doctor. Both the blood test for parasites and the Fungitell (test to detect invasive fungal infetion) came back negative. He told me to just wait and see if my symptoms get worse. Very frustrating.
Last week, I noticed what could've been blood in my stools. Then, a few days later, one of my stools was pale-colored and had what I can only describe as a fuzzy mold on it. I told him all of this, and he didn't seem to be concerned about it. I even asked if I should take a stool sample, and he told me just to wait and see how things go.
Any update on this? I have similar issues after an supposed 'no risk' encounter (read my other posts) - I had fevers, sore throat, headaches, rashes, followed by aches and pains, and fungal infections, penile and oral (oral not confirmed).
Waiting to test for HIV etc; but I have been reassured it is not HIV.
Good luck to all.
I don't like to tell people that their exposures are 'no risk' or not because I'm not a doctor/expert, but from listening to people who are docs/experts and reading other posts, I would agree with the others who have posted on your threads and say that you didn't have a risk for HIV.
I don't have any further updates myself. I may go back to my other doctor I saw previously and ask to do a stool sample because they haven't been looking 'normal' for the past month or so. I may also try to see a naturopath. Anyone with any experience with these types of doctors?
I don't believe I've been tested for that bacteria. How is it any different from testing for any other bacteria? I've done a couple urine cultures, but it came back negative of bacteria.
I don't have any updates yet. I will be submitting a stool sample on Saturday and wait for the results to come back for it. My stools are light-colored (regardless of what I eat), and they have small white specs in them (that I assume to be candida). This all started when I stopped taking fluconazole.
I bought some urine/saliva ph strips online and tested my ph. Both saliva and urine were in the normal range. I also tested my semen (which I'm not sure if the strips I bought are accurate on semen since the strips say 'saliva and urine', but I tested it anyway). It came back very alkaline. I know semen is supposed to be on the alkaline side (between 7 and 8.1), but mine gave a reading of about 9 or higher. From what I've read, one of the causes of this may be due to an infection. Prostate infection perhaps?? I don't know. Anyone know of what type of doctor to talk to to discuss this? Urologist maybe?
this requires a special testing. It's anaerobic in a sense that bacteria dies as soon as it comes in contact with oxygen. So to do this test it has to be done in a manner that it never comes in contact with oxygen.
you should talk to you dr. about it. It not too complex to perform these testing for medical professionals.
I'm also suffering from all of the above since early October.
I'm wondering what else we may all have in common - where (generally speaking) does everyone dealing with this live? I'm quite sure I may have contracted this while in New Orleans. As well, has anyone else been on Ciprofloxacin since this all began? A lot of people claim it can cause problems such as nerve damage, etc. that could explain some later-developing symptoms.
As well, is anyone else experiencing weight loss? This is becoming more alarming to me than the testicular/armpit pain.
Hello, I just found this post after spending hours on the internet looking up symptoms I have. I want to share my story, symptoms, and tests that I have had because I feel it matches a lot of the cases on here and I want to fix this extremely bad.
I am a male age 24, always been healthy.
In May of 2013 I had unprotected intercourse with an ex-girlfriend. I know it was stupid but that was my mistake. We also made out on a number of occasions. She stopped talking to me the day after, said she was going back to her boyfriend she had recently broken up with. She never mentioned having anything so I didn't think anything about it. I actually didn't notice any symptoms until about 2 weeks after. Interestingly enough, I noticed my first symptoms while on vacation in New Orleans. (I find this kinda interesting due to Hollar11's post and him saying he thought he might have gotten it there. I didn't have any sex there or anything. Like I mentioned, it was 2 weeks after the encounter and I may have had small symptoms before that I didn't notice. Anyways, my third night in New Orleans I noticed an extreme itch in the scrotum area so I checked and it was extremely red and inflamed and started burning. I noticed many small white bumps (which many doctors told me it was hair follicles). While on vacation I noticed the excessive sweating and a sticky feeling. I also had intense back pain. At the time, I thought it was due to riding in the van for so long. I also noticed being pretty tired. I also had a couple soars in my mouth. That was when I realized something was wrong.
Right now these are my symptoms
-White tongue (never swabbed, but my doctor from a visit last week said it didn't look like thrush)
-Sometimes it feels like I have a lump in my throat
-lymph nodes in neck feel soar at times (doctor last week said not swollen)
-the scrotum problem still exists and is the worst symptom right now. It tingles, burns, stays inflamed quite frequently. Always feels sticky or overly sweaty. Seems to be worse when it is cold. I've also noticed that it burns more anytime I smoke cannabis.
- Armpits, feet, and chest seem to be more sweaty and armpits itched for a while.
- My muscles and joints will sometimes hurt when I wake up and throughout the day.
- Earlier on I would have pain in my wrist and numbness/tingling in my arm and hands. (haven't noticed this lately)
- Sometimes I will wake up sweating but its mostly my chest (wondering if its just chest sweat and not night sweats)
- When the scrotum is really hurting, I can't get an erection and when I do it isn't very strong and it hurts. I also don't have as strong of a sex drive. (this has been pretty recent)
- I notice frequent urination and sometimes a burning.
- When pooping, it burns a lot more. Most of the time it is more of a pale color. It usually isn't diarrhea, but I can tell that it is different. This also leaves my bottom hurting sometimes.
- I have had a few nausea spells but no weight loss (my appetite is decent when smoking cannabis) I feel full quickly when I eat otherwise.
- I also feel like there is some digestive problem effecting this.
- I notice more of a breakout on my back and face.
- I also have been waking up with crust in my eye every single morning. they feel sticky when I wake up.
- Frequent mild headaches as well
- Skin sometimes feels more dry and itchy (also seems like I might get rugburns more easily)
(these are the main problems off the top of my head)
Tested for HSV1&2 at 3 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. (all negative)
Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia at 3 weeks and 3 months (all negative)
Tested for HIV at 4.5 months and 8 months (these were antibodies test and 2 doctors said conclusive at 3 months and for sure at 8)
Tested for syphilis at 4.5 (negative)
Tested for Hepatitis A,B,C at 8 months (all negative)
Checked for diabetes (negative)
Checked thyroids (came back fine)
I have not tested for trichomoniasis.
During my research prostatitis has came up many times. This seems to have some common symptoms even a connection with thrush.
At this point I am going crazy. Extremely tired of going to doctors and them telling me its in my head as well as family. I will be posting on here and would love to compare with anyone going through this. Please feel free to message me.
Hi, bhb89w. Welcome to the community. I, too, had an inflamed prostate when it was checked by a doctor via cyscoptomy (sp?) about 4 weeks after my symptoms started. I also have a white-coated tongue that is not thrush. Maybe you should get a swab test. While you're at it, request a swab test of your scrotum. I did, and it came back as candida (fungus). No matter how many prescriptions/supplements I take for the candida, it does not go away. Maybe get tested for Trich also? I'm going to retake all of my std tests, including Trich soon.
I also sweat more than I used to. It is pronounced on my hands, feet, and under my arms. I also have bowel problems (my stools are also pale in color and more 'loose' than usual), although no diahrea. It seems as though you and I have the same symptoms for the most part, not all, but most. I also have swollen lymph nodes under my arms and in my groin for the past 20 months.
Please keep us up-to-date with whatever you find out. All of my information is in this post, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Thanks for the welcome. The first time I went to the doctor, I was given nystatin orally and in a powder and ointment. It seemed to help for a little bit, but like your case everything came back. I forgot to mention that I have had constant sinus problems as well. I visit a urologist tomorrow, so I will let you know when he says. Did your doctor do anything for your prostate?
Did you ever have the tingling/numbness/pain in arms or legs?
I've been wondering if i possibly had trich originally and didn't notice it because the symptoms aren't that noticeable. Trich if untreated can lead to prostatitis and epididymitis, which I have symptoms of both. Maybe I didn't treat tritch and didn't notice a problem until it effected my prostate. Just a thought but I'm not really sure.
Well, if your doc gave you nystatin, then it must have been a fungal infection. I never really had any sinus issues. My doctor gave me some medication to take for my prostate (not sure what it was) for about a week. Never had a follow-up on it. I can tell you that the medication did not take care of the pain in my meatus though. It continued for several weeks after that, and eventually it went away on its own after about week 10. The only thing I noticed as far as tingling/numbness/pain in the extremities goes is I have a tingling/shooting pain down my left leg starting from the top of the hamstring down to my left foot. That started right away and has been there ever since, but it's not too bad. I don't even really notice it most days and it hasn't gotten any worse in the past 20 months.
I would have a trich test done when you see your doc; maybe ask him for a swab of your tongue also.
Just got back from the doctor and he said that I have prostatitis which is an infection in the prostate. If you research it, almost every symptom people are mentioning are on here. The burning, tingling, sweaty/sticky/scrotum is a big symptom of this. Thrush and dry mouth both seem to be mentioned when searched about as well. It also accounts for the numbness or pain in extremities. It also plays a part in painful urination and bowl movements or having to frequently urinate. He didn't do a thrush test since i had been treated for that earlier. He said he wanted to see what all this helped first. Also, to those who took prostate meds, how long did you take them and what was it. One week is not near enough to truly medicate the prostate. I was told it is a tough organ for meds to penetrate. He gave me cypro and said to take it a full 3 weeks, even if symptoms start to go away, I was told to finish it. Also, to those who noticed this after sexual encounters there are a few questions I'm wondering after what he told me. First if you received oral, were you laying down and did you urinate fairly quickly afterwards. If it was after intercourse like mine, were you on the bottom at any point and time and also did you urinate afterwards. He said that being on the bottom/laying down on your back and not urinating afterwards are the main reasons males get this if it is related to sex and he said it is more common than some people think. Not sure this will take care of everything and there may be an underlying problem but this seems to be a step in the right direction. For right now I'm going to continue with cypro for the next 3 weeks. I have been using Selsun Blue shampoo on my scrotum in the shower as well as using safeguard soap. This seems to help the irritation some. I advise lathering up the selsun blue and applying it to the scrotum for like 3 mins in the shower. It is kinda strong so you have to moderate it and maybe alternate days. I read some people had peeling if they left it on too long or used too much, but it seems to be helping a little. I'm also going to continue with a nystatin powder i have to see if that helps with the combination. I'm hopeful that this will help. I will continue to update everyone on my status. Like I mentioned, I'm not sure all symptoms can be accounted for but, I have a pretty good idea that this problem is definitely related to the prostate. I wish everyone the best of luck and please let me know any details about your encounters.
Just wanna post a quick update. I've only been on Cipro for 2 days now and I don't want to call it too quickly, but I've noticed some improvements. The white coating on my tongue is not as thick and the lump in my throat is gone. I've been battling extreme dry throat, thinking this is just from it being raw from having whatever in it for so long. Sweating has actually decreased. No erection problems. I'm also not urinating as much and the burning is decreasing. Had a more normal bowl movement as well. I can also eat more than half a meal before feeling full. I've been overly tired but was told it is because the medicine is killing all bacteria in my body, good and bad. Hoping to continue in this direction but I just wanted to share my progress. I'll continue to let everyone know if I keep getting better. Keeping my fingers crossed I do. Also, if any of you do start this medication, you are gonna feel even more drained the first couple days.
Thanks for the update, bhb89w. Glad to hear you're feeling better and that you seem to be headed in the right direction. How did your doctor diagnose you with prostatitis? What procedure/test did he use?
You and I have many of the same symptoms, but some that are different. I, too, was diagnosed with prostatitis after the doc performed a cyscoptomy and found that it was inflamed. I went on meds for roughly a week, I believe, but never followed up on whether or not it was still inflamed after discontinuing the meds.
Are your swollen lymph nodes isolated to one area of your body? Mine are in my groin, armpits, and neck. I've read that prostatitis can cause swollen nodes in the groin, but haven't heard much about it affecting the ones elsewhere.
I never really noticed swollen lymph nodes except possibly in my neck. I notice it from time to time when I move my neck a certain way it feels like they might be a little swollen. When my main doctor checked them a few weeks ago, he said they weren't that large.
I'll answer these questions and give you a new update. The urologist I saw is one my mom has always gone to. She has a rare condition called interstitial cystitis and he was one of the only ones to find it, so he kinda knows my family. He actually didn't do any tests at all. After I told him my symptoms, he said he was confident that he knew it was prostatitis and wasn't going to stick anything in me unless I wanted extra tests. I said go ahead and give me the antibiotics.
Today is my 4th day on antibiotics. Things seem to still be going in a good direction. I still have a bit of a damp scrotum but it seems to be somewhat better. Most other symptoms seem to be going away. That's pretty much the only thing I've noticed. I didn't mention earlier but I was having problems sleeping. Would wake up early for no reason. I have been sleeping about an hour more than I use to. I have gotten a horrible sinus infection, but the point of the antibiotic is to kill all bacteria, even if it is good so my system will have to build back up. I'm also hoping if this was caused by some bacteria in my system, which could cause swollen lymph nodes, that maybe this medicine will knock that too. prostatitis1 .org/disease.htm
backspace behind the .org and read that site. I know we can post external links but maybe that will work to get you to the site. There is some interesting information about prostatitis. might help out some.
I don't know if its just a prostate problem but again like I mentioned, there is some correlation.
Sorry its been a little while my sinus infection got a little out of hand and I ended up having to go to the doctor and get a shot for it. We also discussed my past 8 months cause she was the original doctor I went to. Just as a general update, last few days were rough simply because my sinus problem got so bad. She said she though that had nothing to do with the other problem, but she said prostate infections can mess you up a lot worse than people think. She also asked me to go over my main symptoms and said after thinking about it, it does make since that it would be prostatitis. I will say unfortunately everything has not gone away, however if its prostatitis then its normal to take a while. They say it sometimes is weeks after you finish medicine that it works just because the prostate being spongey and hard to treat. However my symptoms are fluctuating. An example, the erection problem. Still not having normally hard erections however erections when I wake are becoming more common, so this makes me feel that it is slowly getting better. Also the damp tingling scrotum isn't quite as wet but still not normal. I do feel like I'm making progress though. To answer questions my neck lymph nodes are down. I feel no lump when I swallow either other than drainage from being sick. I was also told prostatitis can effect all lymph nodes if that bacteria gets in your blood stream. Still i'm just keeping my fingers crossed that this treats it. Also, the girl I had the sexual encounter with messaged me recently. Still trying to decide if I should ask her if she had anything. Right now I'm just trying to stay positive and see if this works. Hope everyone is doing good. If anyone else figures out something then please let us know
Hey everyone, I have continued to do research and I have come across some interesting information. First off, my symptoms are not as bad but they are still there. I do feel this problem is related to the prostate but my only worry is that there is an underlying problem causing this. I recently had completely protected sex after getting all of these negative results back. The girl has noticed symptoms of mild headaches, dull pains, and extremely tired all the time. She can wake up after sleeping until noon and want to take a nap in 3 hours. I freaked like anyone would. My mind raced back to HIV, which I know I don't have due to blood work and she had blood work to donate eggs, which came back completely fine, this being after 2 weeks. Plus, with protection HIV Well I recently learned about epstein barr virus. It's becoming more and more common and is transmitted by saliva and genital secretions. It basically causes extremely tiredness, dry eyes, joint and muscle pains, chronic fatigue, dull headaches, chronic sinus problems, itchy skin, rashes, and the list goes on. It is somehow in the family of herpes and mono. It has also been related to yeast infections and prostatitis. So, I was curious if any of you have been tested for EBV. There is suppose to be an easy antibody test for it. I'm thinking about getting tested myself this week. Just wanted to throw this out there and see if anyone had heard or asked about it. Check into it and please let me know if you find out anything.
Thanks for the info, bhb89w. Although I have not been tested for EBV, I have researched it before. In most cases, it clears the body within 6 months, unless chronic. I also don't have any issues with fatigue, which is the most common symptom of EBV. That said, I believe I will be tested for it. Let us know how your tests go.
I would still like to see a test result from a swab of your scrotum to know if it's yeast. Does it have a red/pink color at times? I've also read that prostatitis can affect the lymph nodes in the groin. But as far as affecting the other lymph nodes in the body (armpits, neck), as a result as the infection entering the blood stream, I would think that you would become seriously ill as a result. I've read this on numerous websites, and most people, if not treated, become so ill that they are hospitalized.
Still not sure what's going on, but please keep us posted. I'll do the same. Have you ever requested a lymph node biopsy?
Hey sorry it has been a while. I'll give you an update and then answer questions. Finished up my prostatitis medicine and all the pain in that area is gone. I was however still having a continuation of some symptoms. Still occasional night sweats, excessive sweating, waking up early, white tongue, itchy dry skin (however no rashes) pain in joints, muscles, and bones (most noticeable), stiff neck and lump in throat. I was also having the sweaty, itchy scrotum.
However, I got my test results back for EBV and I've had mono, even possibly recently but I don't have EBV. During the visit my doctor said she wanted to run some vitamin D levels. They were off the charts being so low. Normal healthy level is 70 - 89, mine was 21. She said a good portion of my symptom could actually stem from that. Stiff neck and swollen lymph nodes can come from it because it throws of your thyroid levels. This messes with your hormones. Testosterone levels also drop. Which is another thing that was messing me up. My T levels are in the normal level but barely, but she said the vitamin D will straighten that out. Low vitamin D also causes itchy/sweaty scrotum along with excessive sweating everywhere. I have even read about it on other boards. It messes with your complete GI track. It can really mess you up if it isn't taken care of. Vitamin D is actually more of a hormone but we don't make it naturally. We only get it from sun and food. I was put on a high prescription dose of vitamin D and I even have to go retest after 3 weeks. I have noticed my energy level return. Sex drive is slowly coming back. I not longer have a bad taste in my mouth. I sweat less. No itchy scrotum. I still sweat there a little more than I think I should but its not constant, just when I'm doing work. I read it takes a while for everything to correct, cause you have to pull the levels up first. She also tested me for some bacterias and they all came back negative. She is a very wonderful doctor and said she would work with me until it was fixed. I also had a throat swap and it came back negative so they are thinking the white tongue is from dry mouth from the vitamin D. She said she thinks the Vitamin D will correct it but next she would test me for Lyme if it doesn't. She said its for sure not an std or sti which we all knew, She seems confident about the vitamin d and I'm seeing changes for sure. I haven't had a lymph node biopsy. Mine have been a little large throughout these 10 months but my doctor said they weren't swollen enough to check right now. My scrotum and thighs use to have times where they were very red and pink. Since starting vitamin D is has returned to the normal light brown/tan color. My testicles use to be really warm nonstop, even hot to just touch them. Now that is completely gone. I also notice that i have more feeling and sensation in my penis and scrotum area overall. I wake up with morning erections every morning now too. So I'm hoping this is working. My doctor said we would just continue to use process of elimination until we figured it out. Raven123, I would suggest getting vitamin D levels checked just to see. I read it doesn't take you being that low to have symptoms. You can also get D3 pills and try those for a while and see what happens. I actually had started a week before my test taking 6000 IU of D and even at that my level was 21 so there is no telling what it was before. I'll keep you posted. Stay positive and I'm sure we will figure this out.
My tongue looks like this since June 2012
I don't smoke, don't have diabetes, neither anemia
Tongue is swollen, with a white coating that can not be scrapped off
Tongue is dry.
Foamy and thick saliva.
Bad taste specially in the mornings.
Problems appeared 4 months after a sexual exposure.
Tested for virtually everything, including 7 HIV tests and CD4 and CD8 counts. All negative.
bhb89w, glad to hear you're getting somewhere. Hopefully, the Vitamin D meds can straighten out your symptoms, but don't you think there is something causing your Vitamin D levels to be so low? Did the doctor tell you anything that may be causing it? Either way, it sounds like you're getting closer to finding an answer, and please keep us posted on how your results are.
I've been wondering this for a long time: Why is it that it is only males on this board that complain of these symptoms? I haven't found any women complain about any of this. So, I got to thinking, what do males have that females don't? The first thing that comes to mind is a prostate. I was diagnosed with prostatitis early on when I had a pain in my meatus, and bhb89w, you were also diagnosed with prostatitis. I have no clue what's causing it, but I think it's a fair assumption that the infection is coming from the prostate. The pain in my meatus came with all of my other symptoms on the same day (swollen lymph nodes came about 7 weeks after though). Although the pain in my penis was gone after getting treated for prostatitis, my other symptoms remain. I still have a suspicion though that everything is stemming from the prostate.
Please keep us updated after you finish your Vitamin D meds, along with anything else that changes. Best wishes, and God bless.
What did the prostatitis symptoms feel like? I had a throbbing pain in the meatus of my penis, not on the tip. It was more pronounced when sitting down. It didn't hurt to urinate, but I would 'dribble' after peeing, like there was still some urine in there. I also never had the urge to urinate often like a lot of prostatitis sufferers experience. This started 3 weeks after my sexual encounter. I had a cyscoptomy (sp?) and the doc found that my prostate was inflamed. He gave me meds. The pain in my meatus was still there even after I finished the medication, but eventually went away on its own after 6-7 weeks. I no longer have classic prostate symptoms, but I suspect it still may be the source of my symptoms.
You, bhb89w, and myself all have been diagnosed with prostatitis. It seems like all 3 of us have quite a few things in common, even though some of our symptoms are different.
I too, was diagnosed with candida albicans, but it was from a swab of my scrotum. I still have this problem whether I take fluconazole or not. As far as my white tongue goes, it looks identical to yours, only not swollen, as I mentioned. It feels rough, but I wouldn't say that I have a lack of saliva. When I had a swab done on my tongue, it came back as streptococcous. The back of my throat is also white. I took antibiotics for strep, but it's still there. So, basically, I have an overgrowth of candida and streptococcous (both are natural flora in the body). Something is causing my natural flora to be out of balance, but I'm not sure what. Possibly stemming from the prostate?
All I know is, this is not going away on its own, and I'll have to find out the cause. I just don't know what kind of doctor to see next. Please keep us posted on your status.
Not sure how many people check this now but I wanted to let everyone know that I found out what was causing my symptoms. I took nortriptyline for 10 years. It is an anxiety medicine. I took it for migraines and didn't realize what all it treated. Well the week of my sexual encounter I quit it cold turkey. All the symptoms came because I was having withdrawal symptoms. These medicines change the chemicals in the brain. The nervous system changes as well. When quitting cold turkey my nervous system didn't change back with the brain. I started taking nortriptyline again this week and as of today, I have no symptoms. It may not be everyones fix, but hopefully it could help a few.
Hi, bunnyuk. List your symptoms in detail so the rest of us can compare ours with yours. Also, what exactly was your exposure?
As far as updates, I haven't seen any new doctors since my last post above. I will say, however, that I've been having some dull pains/irritations that mimic my previous prostate symptoms. I have a dull pain in my lower abdomen, and I'm urinating more frequently. No pain while urinating.
Ashler, any news on your condidtion? And are you having any prostate issues? That's how all my symptoms started, then the prostate issue ended after about a 10 day course of antibiotics. It started to come back mildly this week, although it hasn't been too bad the past couple of days. Last Saturday through this Wednesday I was experiencing a slight pain in my lower abdomen along with a very slight discomfort in my urethra. I think I may need to go back to a urologist.
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