ok so yeah, hi everybody. im not new to this site, but i am new to this forum. so a couple of weeks ago (i think 3 now) i had unprotected sex with one of my friends. yes i know a big no no. but it was my first time and i wasn't really thinking. so yes my first time, not hers. she on the other hand has had unprotected sex before. so a few days after the event i started freaking out like what if i have hiv :| and stuff like that. so about 5 or 6 days later i started to get diarrhea, uneasyness, loss of appetite, fast heartbeat, chills, shaking, headaches, and i seemed...disconnected? from everything, . like i was there, but i wasn't really there, it was like i was looking through someone elses eyes. its hard to explain, and like every little thing was another symptom of hiv then i found this site and i joined the forum hiv/aids. i started asking questions about what had happened and if i could have hiv. my answers were its highly unlikely to get symptoms only 5 days after exposure and just calm down you can't diagnos hiv with symptoms. but i couldn't stop thinking about it. it never left my mind. then after a few days everything stopped and i was normal again. then i think i caught a cold, maybe about a week ago. i got a sore throat and a stuffy nose, and i just lost it all over again. i started thinking "omg this is hiv" and i went into a tail spin again and i got a sore neck and shoulders, more diarrhea, loss of appetite, more headaches. all these match with symptoms of hiv, but oddly enough those are the only ones i got. i never got anything like swollen glands or a fever or night sweats. so in about thirteen days im going to get tested for hiv and im scared. all the people in hiv/aids have helped me soo much. they tell me the likelyhood of me contracting hiv from my encounter is very low. but im still afraid of going to get tested...what if they're wrong? so pretty much my question here is
are all these "symptoms" that i was feeling from my anxiety?
can anxiety and stress really do all that to your body?
oh and one other thing. today i got this tingling feeling in my feet and my left hand...can anxiety be causing that?
thanks in advance for your help, i really appreciate it
Post Edited (needadvice_1717) : 4/13/2007 2:27:48 PM (GMT-6)