Definitely freaking out about this now. Why do I let my brain get the best of me?
Last time I had a yeast infection, I freaked out about it because apparently being prone to yeast infections can be a sign of diabetes or HIV. I seem to be prone to them. I was tested for both and both came out negative. Now I'm wondering if I should get tested for HIV again because maybe the last test was wrong because I got it done at AIDS Alabama which isn't an actual medical clinic but they work with people who have it and have counselors that do the testing. They're not actually trained medical professionals though, so I'm worried now that maybe it was wrong, and I have HIV, and I'm going to die. That test was a few months ago. Last year and the year before that, I donated blood, and I've been told that I'm eligible to donate again, so clearly I was HIV negative then... and I've had the same sexual partner for three years now, and he's faithful. I don't do any risky behaviors that could expose me.
I know this must be the HA getting the best of me. I mean, even if it wasn't a doctor that did the test, she's done them before and has been trained to do them and knows what she's doing, right? She would have known if it hadn't come out right or had been done wrong, right? She seemed like she knew what she was doing. Uggggghhhhhh. I hate this. I don't even know that it's a yeast infection for sure. It's possibly just irritation before my period or irritation from something else. I mean, even if it IS a yeast infection, they're not life threatening and if I haven't been proven to have diabetes or HIV, then I could have just gotten one. I have been eating a lot of sugar lately, which I know is a no-no. Also apparently (this is even more TMI than previously) the tube of lube that I use with my fiancee has an ingredient that can "cause" yeast infections in women prone to them.
So there are a lot of potentially benign causes, but I can't help but focus on the malignant ones.
I have a diflucan pill that I could take for the yeast infection... but I don't know for sure that's what it is... AND it doesn't help that I'm terrified to take diflucan because it's hard on your liver and liver worries are my thing right now, but if I went to the doctor for it, they'd just give me a diflucan script because they say my liver is fine anyways.
I hate this.