My name is Ken and I had recently been diagnosed with Chlamydia. I was mortified when I was told by my doctor, who explained that Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that can affect both men and women. I knew I had to tell my partner, who was thankfully very understanding.
My doctor advised me to take antibiotics for a course of 7 days, so I followed the advice and took them everyday. However, the antibiotics made me feel really nauseous and weak, which made me really uncomfortable. All I wanted to do was stay in bed, but I still had work and other responsibilities to tend to.
I made sure to get enough rest and drink lots of fluids so my body could heal. I also got tested every 3 months, to ensure the infection was gone and to make sure I didn’t give it to anyone else.
It was a harsh reality to face, but I am glad I caught the infection in the early stages and took the necessary steps to get better. It was a tough battle, but with the right treatment, I was able to overcome Chlamydia.