Health : PEP; No Walk in the Park!
Dear Adam4Adam blog,
I have something to say that I think is important for your readers to know.
Although I know better, I ended up fucking a guy I had just met without a condom. Before I left his house he started talking about all the guys he had been with that week, which kind of freaked me out. I asked him if he was positive and he said no, I even asked him if he got tested.
I normally use a condom for fucking, but this guy was hot, and I wanted to be inside him without anything between us.
Once he started talking about the other guys he had been fucked by I started to get scared, and I wondered if he really did get tested at all. I couldn’t sleep that night I was so freaked out.
I had read your blog post on PEP and the next morning I decided to ask for it. I called the local health center and they told me to go to the emergency room. First of all, going to the emergency room sucked, it took hours and I had to talk to two nurses, one that looked just like my mother. Finally I talked to a doctor, he was nice enough, but I could tell he did not want details. As a matter of fact, nobody asked me exactly what I did, they were too busy trying to figure out what medications I should get. Finally after a few hours and lots of sideways glances, I left with a prescription for Kaletra and one for Truvada.
The first day on the meds was fine, but the second day I started to get cramps and lose stools. By the fourth day I had bad stomach problems, felt tense all the time, and was starting to feel bloated. By the end of the week I was sick, my stomach was bloated, I had really bad cramps, horrible diarrhea. I felt totally stressed out and even had strange heart palpitations when I tried to go to sleep at night.
I just felt like I couldn’t take it anymore. I went on the internet and read about the trials where they used monkeys to test the drugs, and I found that PEP worked best when the medication was started early (I started it within 36 hours after sex) and that it worked about 50% of the time after treatment of 10 days. (or something like that)
Finally after 9 days I decided I was going to stop taking the meds. Considering I started the early and I was the top (the sex was short, like 10 minutes and I did not cum in him then I took a shower right after) I decided that 50% was enough protection for me, considering my risk…I will get tested again in a couple of months.
Anyway, I thought that your readers should know, that ya, there is PEP, but it is not walk in the park. I have heard that the symptoms get better but it takes a month of so for your body to adjust. But considering PEP is 28 days, when you are on it you never get the chance to adjust!
Thanks for reading this, hopefully you will post it for others to read so maybe they will think twice before they need to take PEP!