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Really??? I read that even ancient Chinese civilizations used silver to treat sexually transmitted diseases hundreds of years ago.
I tested positive recently for Chlamydia. I was in shock from the diagnosis, but suspect my ex boyfriend (whom was my 1st partner and I dated him from 2006-2010) that I left last year as giving this to me.
I got mild symptoms after leaving him, but they went away. I didn't finally get tested until recently when I began exhibiting weird symptoms. I tested positive for Chlamydia but my current boyfriend tested negative.
I haven't taken antibiotics, and started taking colloidal silver and noticed that the symptoms I was experiencing have significantly subsided. So that is why I'm wondering if I'm being cured by the silver.
I honestly don't want to take prescription antibiotics unless I absolutely HAVE TO. I have a very healthy immune system and I rarely even get a cold. I have read taken antibiotics can lower my immune system and make me more prone to infections, such as yeast infections.
So I wanna try the silver 1st to see if that will eradicated the infection. And if I retest and the test comes back negative, can I assume the colloidal silver actually cured me?
I bought an at home Chlamydia test to take after I complete my silver regimen to see if the infection has been cured.
Well I'm going to try the silver first for the next week. If I take this at home Chlamydia test and it still comes back positive, I will just suck it up and get the antibiotics like you suggested.
Just out of curiosity, is there any way to tell if you have pelvic inflammatory disease or the other one you called salpingitis? What symptoms do those 2 conditions present? Thank you.
Hmmm....I had a pap smear done with a pelvic exam. So I would think if I had PID, they would have seen it during the exam, right?
I do have frequent urination, but it's always after drinking a lot of liquids. And I'm a petite girl so I figured it's because I have a smaller bladder.
Is pelvic pain just below the belly button as I've read online or can it be actual pain in the vaginal bone? I have noticed a slight, very slight pain in the vaginal area. But it's right on the outer side of the vagina; labia majora and feel like it's the bone directly behind.
I haven't really had too many of the other symptoms you've named. My period did come almost a week early in June, but was back to normal in July.
And when you say "painful urination" what kind of pain? Is that any discomfort or does it have to be a burning sensation? I have read it's similar to a urinary tract infection, but I've never had a UTI so I don't really know what that feels like.
Sorry to ask so many questions, but I'm only with my 2nd partner EVER and still trying to get over the fact that I contracted an STD from my ex of almost 4 years (which is proof he was cheating) and am having a hard time coping. However, I still want to be armed with the information necessary to take care of this infection and to be educated about the possible complications of it. Thank you.
Okay. Thank you. It doesn't sound like I have PID. (I hope not, at least), but I was getting scared after you started naming the symptoms and thinking maybe the infection had advanced.