Good day community, hope you're doing well.
About 4 years ago I was treated for primary syphilis with 30 days of doxycycline orally and a double penicillin shot right after. The whole situation, starting from the intercourse and ending with the treatment was extremely stressful.
My test results before treatment were: RPR and VDRL 1:8 and FTA-ABS 1:20.
After 6 months of treatment, VDRL was negative and FTA-ABS was 1:10.
My doctor didn't prescribe an RPR test. I'm aware that this is the primary diagnostic test for treatment success and I'm not sure why he didn't prescribe it.
Anyway, he was worried about the FTA-ABS not decreasing fourfold so I had one more blood test a year after treatment. My results were: Negative IgM, RPR and VDRL and an FTA-ABS of 1:10. My microbiologist said that the FTA-ABS result cannot decrease further as it would get negative and it is supposed to be positive for the rest of my life.
I am currently getting occasional panic attacks regarding symptoms like skin dryness ,migraines with aura and muscle weakness. Would it make sense to investigate further or am I overthinking this, considering my past results? There are some really scary horror stories about syphilis online.
Thanks for reading,