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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Feeling crappy
« on: May 13, 2007, 09:01:57 PM »
For the last few days I have been feeling run down and achy.  No fever, occasional cough (like once an hour) that produces mucus.  I have noticed today the mucus seems to have a little blood in it.   I am now a bit worried.  Anyone ever have anything like this?

My numbers are good - my CD4 was around 1000 my last blooddraw (last month) so I am not thinking it is PCP or anything scary.  I am going to go to the doctor tomorrow but wanted to see if anyone else has had a problem like this. 

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Re: Feeling crappy
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007, 09:05:24 PM »

With a hairy-chested CD4 count of 1000, I'm pretty certain PCP is not the issue here. One of the things that almost all of us HIVers experience post diagnosis is worrying that every sniffle, cough and illness is AIDS related. Chances are this has nothing to do with HIV.

Nevertheless and even with a brutish CD4 count like yours (I'm insanely jealous ;)) chest/respiratory stuff in HIVers is not to be ignored and a visit to the saw-bones is an excellent idea.

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Re: Feeling crappy
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 09:36:23 PM »
Sorry to hear you arent feeling well. It is definitely a good idea to see your doctor sooner than later. With the warmer weather its time for allergies! YAY Pollen!

Keep a watchful eye on your mucous, pay attention to the colour that will be helpful to your physician as well as what you are doing when you start to cough, ie laying down, after physical activity, frolicking through a field of wildflowers, etc.

Be well!
(who eagerly awaits the day his cd4s will hit triple digits.)

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Re: Feeling crappy
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007, 10:15:55 PM »
You know, when we're HIV+ we think everything is related to HIV. Remember when you were sick and HIV neg? That happened, didn't it?

Check with your doctor, blood in the mucus could be that you're coughing too hard. Keep us informed :)

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Re: Feeling crappy
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2007, 01:02:37 AM »
I think I had something similar twice in the past year. More blah than achy for me. Mucous throat, a little blood but not always. Get well soon


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