New to this group... Std worry!

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So I am new to this group and thought I would post my concerns to see what feedback I get. Basically I have a partner I have been in a relationship for 3 years. I really love him but we was having difficulties. I went out one night and got extremely drunk and ended up having unprotected sex with a stranger.. Although I did get his number and he reassured me he has been recently for a test and did not have anything and has not slept with anyone else since. The day after it happens I felt sick, couldn't sleep/eat. I began to imagine symptoms straight away. A burning sensation in my vagina, and loss of appetite. I went on the Monday to a clinic (unprotected sex was on Friday) and burst in to tears. Mix of guilt and anxiety. She told me that it was to soon and I need to come back 2 weeks later. Sooo.. My anxiety started to build up like mad. I was so conscious of every movement in my vagina and believe it to be constantly hot. I was not sleeping or eating and then I could not take it any longer and got a test done the Friday after. This nurse was very kind and tried to help me relax she said she would do the tests but I would need to come back a week later to be sure. She did a urine sample, swab and blood. On the Sunday I began to get a sore throat.. Another symptom!! Oh god I definitley had something now. Although it turned it to a chesty cough which my family have had and many people I know which I could have easily got it off. Now I had this symptom my anxiety went through the roof. I could not concentrate on anything and constantly was looking at Google diagnosing myself with every std under the sun! The next week all I was thinking about was my vagina and was constantly looking at it for bumps. I thought it was burning all the time and was adamant I had herpes. I booked to see another nurse to see if a lump I had (red mark) and burning was herpes. She did a physical exam and took a swab and looked at it under a microscope. She said everything looks nice and healthy and the mark is just a sweat gland due to me probably being so nervous and anxious. There was nothing on the swab to indicate any sign of infection. She did say my urine sample indicated an off the Scale number in ketones and she asked if. Had been eating. Which I hadn't. She said that she honestly doesn't think I have anything to worry about which helped significantly. And my vagina symptoms seem to have gone already and I have just come on my period which could have explained the burning/warmth of my vagina. I now believe that I was so anxious and reading everything every minute of the day to diagnose myself with I was imagining the symptoms. I have to go again in 2 days to check again for chalmydia and ghonnorea to get the all clear and then again in 4 weeks for everything else. I honestly feel that my nerves caused me to imagine symptoms which are not there. I will never ever ever have unprotected sex again.. The stress this has caused me will last me a life time and it's certainly not worth it. I feel like telling all teenagers about my fear and for them to wrap it up! Sorry for the rant..

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    You got a free pass this time.  Most STDs are really not a big deal as at least 50% of adults have some kind of VD.  AIDES and pregnancy would be my biggest fears! 

    Good lesson to learn!  

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      I know I feel a bit better although I'm not completely clear yet.. Got my two week test and 4 week test left but I think as she checked and did a swab it's made my symptoms disappear. And I have the implant but recently had it redone so I'm coming on often which could cause the pain. I can't believe how irresponsible I have been and fingers crossed the rest will be all clear.

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      We all have errors in judgement at some time in our lives.  I have had many!!! Don't beat yourself up too much, take the experiance and learn from it so maybe you can help others.  

      keep us posted wink

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    Omg I'm going through exactly the same thing I've got to go in 3 weeks and it's killing me I've Googled everything and am convincing myself I'm having symptoms of all sorts I'm so scared I can't sleep eat or concentrate on anything 😞

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