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   Posted 9/18/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 27 years old and I live in the Philippines.... 2 weeks ago it was saturday when I was rush to the hospital because I can't breathe, my mouth is dry, my hands and feet are numb and I had a chest pain... I thought it was an heart attack I was going to die back then... The sad part is I can only afford to go to a public hospital. By the way I live in the Philippines... The hospital name is Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Even though I can breathe anymore I still need to line up to get consulted... After telling what I experienced they just told me to come back on Monday at Out Patient Dept. (OPD)... And they said I need to be there as early as 4am in the morning but the OPD will start at 7am... It's really sad if you live in a 3rd world country...

Sunday... I was rush again in a hospital because I can breathe again...This time is a private one thanks to my Aunt. She shoulder the expenses for it... After ECG and Xray the GP of the ER told me it was Mild pneumonia but ask me to come back tomorrow to get another check up on a specialist on it... Which is a Cardiologist...

Sunday... Came back and my doctor find out that I don't have any Mild Pneumonia. It was just sudden change of lifestyle... Cause I used to work out in a gym but i need to stop because I don't have money for it anymore... He asked me to go back to him after I got my result of Ultrasound... But I never came back because of lack of money... When I got back home, I research on the net about my symptoms and I found out that it's Anxiety... Even though my didn't mention it I know it is cause the symptoms exactly tells what I'm experiencing...

Monday... I got my ultrasound and then see my doctor in Urology. Yeah, I also got Kidney stones and right now I'm still on medication hoping that It will be dissolve by the medicines... I can't afford to have a laser treatment...

Wednesday... I decided to test for HIV, And at that time I'm glad that It came of negative... It was Serodia HIV 1

Saturday... I decided to re test again to make sure... Thank God I did because my test on weds was only for HIV 1... And I'm also glad that It turned out again negative for the second time around...

Wednesday... I noticed that my lymph nodes is swelling at my left neck below my ears in my jaw line... I research that the symptoms can be due to HIV... But I also have a gingivitis and my gum where my lymph nodes is located is also swelling... and when I brush my teeth my gum also bleeds... It bleed a lot not just pinkish you can easily noticed it...

Thursday... I noticed that I also have an oral thrush maybe because I was treated by 1 week of Unasyn antibiotic 750mg twice a day... It's already 1.5 months ago.. July 22-29, 2008...

Today... My throat feels itchy, I only treated it by gargling a Betadine mouthwash and gargling water with iodized salt... We don't have sea salt anymore... And I don't a budget to buy one either... I wish someone can help me out with my problem... My friends doesn't have money to lend me... My work is only pay per post i earn only .1 dollar per post...

My question are...

1. My anxiety is killing me... My last exposure was April Am I still in danger of having HIV? (MEG HERE: I suggest you ask some people on our HIV forum - nothing to graphic please!!!)

2. Is the cause of my swollen lymph nodes because of my oral problems like oral thrush, swollen gum and gingivitis?

3. I took antibiotics last July 22-29, 2008... Is that the cause why I have an oral thrush?....

Thanks in advance... Hope I get a reply... cry

Post Edited By Moderator (nervymeg) : 9/18/2008 8:59:07 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 9/18/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Gyap,

Welcome to HW, you have a lot of questions! I'm not a professional so I really can't answer them but I will try my best okay?

Q3 - yes, anti-biotics will do that. I would suggest taking a probiotic (can get from chemist) to help alleviate the thrush.
Q2 - you really need a doctor to look at that one. Just be sensible with health, maybe use a mouthwash and floss.
Q1 - I don't know on that one, I really don't. I think it is highly unlikely and you are probably getting some of these other symptoms from your anxiety.
I live in australia and I know how crap things are over where you live and I am sorry you can't get the medical attention you need right now. I can advice you to try and live day to day, not to get into "what if" thinking. Most likely you are healthy and safe. hold onto that thought and push the neagative thoughts away.
I wish you all the very best and please keep us updated. I just made a slight edit in your post (we have some young members!!)
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/18/2008 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply nervymeg.... cry

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   Posted 9/19/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   


Hello and Welcome to HealingWell. I am so sorry that you are having so many problems and that your access to medical help is limited.

To answer your questions

1. I agree with Meg, post on our HIV Forum your questions about HIV and testing.  There are some wonderful members in that forum that will help you. Also read their information on this post. Just click on the link I have posted for you below. :-)

2. I am not a professional  but I do know that many things can cause swollen lymph nodes.

3. Oral thrush and other candida infections occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as prednisone, or when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of microorganisms in your body.
Reference: Mayo Clinic

Please do try to follow up with your health issues.  You have a complex history here so we will do our best to help you.



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