I was diagnosed with Trichomonas infection and my life was suddenly thrust into chaos. I felt embarrassed and ashamed, like I was somehow to blame for my condition. I was also terrified of what people might think if they knew I had it.
I had no idea how I contracted this infection and that added to my sense of discomfort. I kept asking myself if it was something I did and what would I do now? I was overwhelmed and I felt helpless.
I was prescribed antibiotics and I had to take them for the recommended time period. My doctor also recommended that I seek counseling to help me with the stress and anxiety I was feeling.
My treatments were successful and my doctor was pleased with my progress. But still I had to deal with the stigma of my condition. People seemed to look at me differently and whisper behind my back. I felt like I was being treated like a pariah.
I began to feel the stress of my situation and I started having difficulty sleeping and concentrating at work. I started to worry about the future and how this would affect me. I feared that I would be defined by my diagnosis and be judged harshly by future employers and potential partners.
I eventually sought out counseling and found solace in talking to someone who knew exactly what I was going through. I was able to work through the emotional trauma and stress that was associated with my diagnosis.
Although I still struggle with the stigma and the discomfort of Trichomonas infection, I now have a better understanding of how to manage the symptoms and the stress associated with it. I have been able to move forward with my life and I’m grateful for the treatments and supports I have found.