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Yourimaginaryfriend
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I thought I might have chlamydia, so I went and got myself tested, and the results should be in soon. That in itself wasn't the main problem, because I already knew it was treatable.

The problem is, I've looked up how it's treated, and all the information I've found says with antibiotics. Now, I'm alleargic to antibiotics, and to several similar drugs, and I'm not sure what to do if I test positive, because I don't think I can take the treatment.

I've heard stories about it going away naturally, is this possible? And is there anything I could do (changing my diet, etc.) that could possibly help?

Any info would be really helpful, as right now I'm freaking out a little.

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KittenGoddess
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It is not uncommon for someone to be allergic to a certain kind of antibiotic or other drug...but I'd be surprised if you were allergic to every class of antibiotics available. You'll need to tell your doctor specifically what you've had a reaction to in the past, and they should be able to find a treatment that will work for you. This is not something that's likely to go away on it's own if it really is chlamydia. In fact, untreated it can turn into PID, which is a bad deal. (If this is chlamydia, your partner(s) will also want to be treated so you're not passing it back and forth.)

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Heather
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Well, your doctor, knowing your allergies, will probably -- if you do have it -- simply try and find a treatment that will work for you. You're allergic to ALL antibiotics? How severe are your allergies?

Dietary changes aren't going to have any impact on Chlamydia. I also would not leave it untreated: it's more common for untreated Chlamydia to cause secondary infections -- like PID -- than it is for it to just go away somehow.

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Well, i recently found out that i did have it and the doctor told me take the antibotic and not to have sex for a week. Is that just to keep it from going back and forth? What if I had an orgasm would it still go away?
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texascherry85
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I recently found out I had chlamydia. My doctor gave me antibioticsand told me not to have sex for a week. Is that just to keep it from going back and forth? What if I have an orgasm will it still be treated or willi have to do it all over again?
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Heather
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Having an orgasm is not a Chlamydia treatment: that would have no impact. Chlamydia needs antibiotics to be treated. otherwise, not only will it not go away, the infection may spread further into your reproductive system.

You should take the medication prescribed to you, and if you know you are allergic to it, the doctor should give you something else instead.

Is your partner also being treated?

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texascherry85
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Yes my partner was also treated. I just wanted to make sure that if I had an orgasm while being treated that it would afect it. Sorry for the multiple post my computer is dumb and kept telling me it would post and i guess it did every time!
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Heather
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No, it won't. What's most important is that you BOTH finish your treatment, that you abstain from sex for one week, but then you should also go back to square one with safer sex: using condoms for the next six months until you both, again, have a full and negative STI test AND have both been monogamous for that period of time.

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