Hi, I'm a 22 years old male. I'm having this irrational fear about HIV after come across an article about HIV early symtons.
3 months ago I had sex with my ex-girlfriend, whom I'm sure is okay. She's very careful with her sex life and only had sex with one guy before me.
After a month of that event, I had my wisdoms teeth pulled out and 2 weeks later, I had symtons which I thought it was Vestibular Disorders. I had this very tense feeling behind my neck and slight dizziness when i turned quickly. I also sweat a bit.
I saw a doctor, she gave me some pills and it went away after 4 days.
Everything should have been fine if I hadn't come across an article about HIV symtons online. From that moment on, I have had anxiety about HIV. I started feeling muscle and joints aches and ended up hurting my wrist trying to twist and turn to relieve the pain. The pain went away after a week or two. Now on my arm, there is a bruise which appeared out of nowhere but it seems fading away.
Also note that I didn't have any fever, no lymph node, no rash but I have a few pimples (which are common since I live in subtropical climate).
Now all symtons are considered gone away. However, I still cannot get the fear out of my head. I have talked to a few friends and they convinced me the fear is absolutely irrational but everytime I am alone, that anxiety comes back. I need your opinion on my problem since therapist is really not a thing where I am now.