[Question #4854] SYMPTOMS - VERY WORRIED!
27 months ago
Hello Dr HHH and Dr Hook.
I am really sorry for being back on this forum. After reading a few responses to other questions, I got extremely anxious with a piece of information that I felt I should have added to my question no. 4785
I noted Dr HHH’s final comment that I need not worry about any other exposure other than unprotected intercourse. Here are some details in addition to my question no 4785
01 October: I mentioned my encounter with a South American CSW in a rather famous Nightclub in Madrid, where she performed a few minor licks and gave me a handjob. To expand, we went in one of the rooms in the strip club and we both removed our clothes. The main issue is that I DON’T’ seem to recollect much about this encounter. All I remember is what I just stated above. There was of course body kissing but despite straining my memory hard to recollect any potential risky encounter, I can remember NONE! I do remember that I then showered in a small cubicle in the room itself and she handed me a towel to dry myself. I remember asking if the towel was clean and she replied in broken English that ‘yes it is clean. I have tried hard remembering any other risky exposure but can’t remember any penile vaginal contact, which if at all would have been very slight brushing if at all. I am sure even with a poor memory I will not blank out on an intercourse situation – NOT possible!
03 October: I mentioned my encounter with another South American CSW where I received protected oral sex. I mentioned that before ejaculations she removed the condom and I ejaculated on her upper body and she slightly rubbed my penis opening on her nipple. However, in the heat of the moment and with dim lights I am not entirely sure if the condom remained intact or it broke. It did appear intact but I am not 100% sure as I didn’t specifically check this. She said she is very strict about protection with her clients but she also mentioned that she is a student who is doing this to pay her fee. I have her telephone number but never got in touch after this encounter. I however kept checking her frequency of coming online on whatsapp but now her LAST SEEN status seems to be MORE than a day ago. Her profile pictures included doing a near lip lock with a man once and have also included her selfie pics. Her last pic seems to be on a Yacht with an alcohol glass.
Usually I would have been anxious after such encounters but after reading your earlier answers emphasizing no concerns on anything other than unprotected intercourse, I was relaxed after these encounters.
However, after my visit to Madrid, I travelled to Frankfurt and stayed at a few days at a good hotel.
10 October: I moved to another hotel. I was perfectly healthy that day but got really exhausted carrying a large bag and walking to another hotel where I checked in on 10 October. The Aircon in my new room did not seem very clean and the air did not seem very healthy either. The room did not have any ventilation either, with an unopenable glass window.
That night I developed mid- severe sore throat and felt feverish. However, it became better in the day but was bad next morning too. Please note:
- Sore throat persisted for about 2-3 days but I did NOT take any antibiotics. It went away after 2 days or so.
- There was NO noticeable sweating in the night
- I never check the thermometer but there was NO NOTICEABLE sweating after I took Paracetamol, so I believe there was no fever or if at all there was, it was mild
- I went about with my daily work when the sore throat was lingering for a couple of days or so. Usually with a high fever I would have been unable to function.
- NO rash – again I wasn’t anxious then so wasn’t looking for such symptoms but a rash would have been noticeable and would have made me anxious. I am quite confident there wasn’t any.
- - A day after sore throat developed, I developed cough with some phlegm/mucus.
- - The cough persisted for about a week and settled after that
Since I felt the room very chlostrophobic immediately after checking in and developing these symptoms overnight, I am also assigning the probable cause of these symptoms to the BAD environment in the room. I also became much better after checking out of this hotel a week later and in another hotel which had ventilation.
- I have been PERFECTLY healthy till date. No recurrence of any such symptoms after the above.
- I have noticed a few red dots on my torso which come and go, but all this has started after my anxiety fueled last few days. When I wasn’t anxious, I wasn’t noticing any of this.
I am now linking all these events and getting extremely anxious, despite your assurances on these exposures. I have had two unprotected sex events with my wife after this but I am very anxious about doing it again. I am extremely anxious about even touching my children now. Please help doctor! I am really sorry again! My wife has a thyroid issue and has had itchy skin over the last one year. It has flared up in the last few weeks! I am really really anxious again!
27 months ago
Edward W. Hook M.D.
27 months ago
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