god damn it I fucking hate this, the more research I do the more paranoid I get. 3 weeks ago my balls were kinda sore so I convinced myself I had gonorrhea, got tested which of course comes back negative. so yea its relieving but it doesn't undo all the stress and worrying you've already been thru
Then this morning out of nowhere my paranoia hits me again and reread the results of my latest test when it dawns on me that they didn't test for herpes. So I spend all morning researching fucking herpes which I have no symptoms of but the info is fucking scary, like 20% of people have HERPES the shit that never does away and basically ruins your dating life forever. And that you can get genital herpes if the girl blowing you just has a regular a cold sore. And what makes me really stress is that i get cold sores sometimes so I could have passed that shit unknowingly and would never know if I ruined someone else life.
So anyway I go back to the clinic and they say since I have no symptoms I dont need a test I make them give me one anyway which cost $42 and will cause me some stress/worrying while I wait for the result its like some weird form of self punishment, maybe guilt or something idk but whateever it is it fucking sucks and makes me wish I could turn my brain off
The worst part is the time frames involved, not only do you have to wait a few days for your results, but for some diseases you have to wait weeks before the disease will even show up in the test to begin with
/hypochondriac attention whore drama queen rant