Its Not So Scary

I think I have Chlamydia as I have been having a few symptoms. I went to my doctor today who took swabs from me. It was very discreet and she was really professional and kind about it and gave me some encouragement. I also had swabs for other possible STD's. Some were a little uncomfortable but only for a second or so.

The doctor told me that if I do have any infections, its just a simple course of anti biotics that will clear them up and I was very relieved.

I have worried over this for months as I slept with a former boyfriend who in turn had slept with multiple and numerous women. He told me he had used condoms and I foolishly believed him.

I am glad I got the tests done. I am not sexually active at present so have time to clear up anything that may arise, without putting someone else at risk.

I want to feel clean and also feel I am taking care of my health in a sensible way.

It wasnt so scary and definitely nothing to be ashamed of.

If you think you may have a sexually transmitted disease, then go get yourself checked out.

The doubt is more shamful, especially if you infect someone else.

Use a condom!!!

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3 Responses Feb 26, 2009

I'm so glad you're clean.... those STD's sound like they can be so nasty. Maybe not life-threatening, but if not treated, definitely an aggaravation that isn't necessary!

Very well said!!!

Have you communicated with your ex about this? It is possible that he might have contracted chlamydia from a previous relationship as well and not known it. Also even if he was wearing a condom during all of his sexual encounters it is still possible to contract and STD.<br />
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I hope it all works out for you, I'm glad that it sounds treatable.