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Author Topic: What is thissss.  (Read 3467 times)

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Offline Mouse

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What is thissss.
« on: January 03, 2008, 02:25:45 PM »
I've had a cold for like the past week and a half and it's driving me fucking crazy. I'm really congested and I've been hacking up a lot of disgusting shit but otherwise I feel fine. Last Wednesday I was throwing up but I felt better seriously hours later and now I've just had these cold symptoms. Why is this lasting forever?!

Also - the shit I'm coughing up is GREEN! Like VERY GREEN. Which I'm pretty sure means an infection and I'm also sure nothing that comes out of your body is supposed to be green lololol unless you're a plant. But I'm not.

Is this just a normal cold thing I should wait out? If I felt sick like I did last Wednesday I would be worrying more but I seriously do feel fine otherwise. I've been chilling and resting and stuff trying to get better but it's just so persistant and I'm beginning to feel pretty gross and icky.

Is there anything I can do that'll make it go away faster? Ugh. Thanks.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008, 03:08:33 PM »
Doctor, Smaller One. Make appointment.

Larger One

Offline mjmel

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008, 03:29:52 PM »
Is there anything I can do that'll make it go away faster? Ugh. Thanks.

Yes, a doctor will give you perscription for meds. See one soon.

Mike M

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008, 03:33:43 PM »
Bah. Fine. I just called my mom to make me an appointment for tomorrow. I can't go today. It's too late. And Saturday I have plans. So. Tomorrow. :[


Offline minismom

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2008, 03:36:05 PM »
Sounds like an infection to me, hun.  Get thyself to a doctor. Are you running a fever?  How long have you had symptoms? If you can, get an xray to make sure it's not pneumonia.  Hope you feel better, sweetie.

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2008, 03:40:16 PM »
Had something similar -- lots of that "green stuff" (LOL), fevers, sore throat, throwing up phlegm, and painfully congested chest.   Turns out it was a bad viral infection, so it was on to Levaquin for 10 days.   I'm much better now, but still coughing ....  :-\

Hope you get better soon!!

Offline Mouse

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008, 03:42:12 PM »
My temp isn't that bad. It's 99.4, which is a little high but I don't think it counts as a fever. I don't FEEL like I have a fever either.

Like I said, I've felt like I've had a bad cold for about a week and a half now.

Also, perhaps more annoying than the coughing, sneezing and congestion - chapped lips. Curse them. Curse them to hell.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2008, 03:42:31 PM »
Sounds like what I had last Friday til Tuesday.  :-[ Except I also had body aches and a headache. The flem was green too but not a lot thank goodness. It was miserable. I had to lay down alot. Winter sucks. Get well soon

Offline bryonut

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2008, 03:50:46 PM »
EEEK! Green is never good when it comes from the lungs. Glad you are going to the doctor sooner than later.

Hope you feel better soon.

Hugs
bry

Offline minismom

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2008, 03:57:44 PM »
Nope, Jaser, not a fever until it hits 100.5, according to Mini's doc.  I agree with Bryon, green + lungs = not a good thing :-\.  Glad you are going to the doctor, too.  Hope you feel better.

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Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2008, 04:24:35 PM »
Sound like you need some antibiotics, young man. Let us know what the doc says... :-*
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Offline sacinsc

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2008, 04:37:42 PM »
Just got over it bud. Antobiotics are in your future I believe. I know you can't wait for that lovely metal taste in your mouth for 10 days. At least you arent shooting blood outta your nose like I was. I kinda waited longer to go to the doctor.

Matt
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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2008, 05:00:10 PM »
See, sweetie.  You don't wanna be shooting blood outa your nose like Matt was.  Winter really does suck.  Please let us know how you're doing. :-*
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2008, 06:15:31 PM »


Is there anything I can do that'll make it go away faster? Ugh. Thanks.


A visit to the doctor ( as the others have already suggested) It's best to play it on the safe side. You don't need any kind of upper respiratory infection. Got to stay on top of things...


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Offline sweetasmeli

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2008, 12:14:30 PM »
So?? You better had got your ass to the doc today or I'm canceling my scarf and cats, young man. Grrr!

And yes, green goo = infection.

Edited to add: Incidentally, by "So??" I meant 'So what was the verdict?' and not 'So what?'... ;)

So, little one??

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Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2008, 05:22:51 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I3ba3lnFHik

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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2008, 12:51:22 AM »
The Larger One is usually correct...As you know...
I think yellow is a worse color that green, if that makes you feel any better?

Hope you get well soon.

It's a great life if you don't weaken.

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Offline minismom

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2008, 01:05:51 PM »
Did you ever get your butt to the doctor, young'un?
Mum
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Offline Mouse

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2008, 02:20:54 PM »
Yes, yes. I went on Friday. I was away all weekend so I'm sorry I didn't get to reply until now.

He just said it just seemed like a chest infection. He said it wasn't as serious as bronchitis but it seemed to be headed that way or something like that. Iunno. He was weird. New doctor. Asked me a lot of awkward questions about being trans so that was a highlight of the visit
(ex: "Wait? You have a boyfriend? How does that work?")

But, he gave me something for the congestion (Pseudovent?) and some Amoxicillin for the infection and told me to come in again in a week if it wasn't helping. So far I don't feel any different but I'm gonna give it some time. I guess. Soyeah.

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2008, 03:11:37 PM »
Yay, now take your medicine and get better....And take ALL of the antibiotics!!!! *SMOOCHES*
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
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Offline Winiroo

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2008, 07:27:30 PM »
Sounds like the same crap I've got. I'm surprised they gave you antibiotics. The docs here don't like giving us any unless totally necessary. They will usually just send you home with a decongestant and orders to rest and get plenty of fluids.

Offline sacinsc

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2008, 11:05:40 PM »
Good dude! You'll get better in a couple days. If not, find another doctor to go entertain :)

Matt
March 07 - Negative
May 07 - Exposed
June 07 - Seroconversion
September 07 - CD4 402 VL 118000 25%
October 07 -     CD4 294 VL 124000 22%
November 07 - Norvir, Triuvada and Reyataz
December 07 -  CD4 355 VL  550 .... guess the meds are working.
January 08 - CD4 446 VL <48 undetectable!
April 08 - CD4 554 VL <48 undetectable!
July 08 - CD4 666 VL <48 undetectable! Hporay...I have devil CD4's

Offline Mouse

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2008, 01:39:52 AM »
Just thought I'd update and let you all know I feel great. Totally back to normal. I'm obviously gonna keep taking the meds until they're gone but I feel fine. :D. I never thought I'd be so happy about being able to breathe out of my nose or take a deep breath without coughing.

I feel like frolicking in a field. :P Wheee.

Offline mjmel

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2008, 05:28:27 AM »
Glad to here it, Frolicking One.

Mike M

Offline RapidRod

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Re: What is thissss.
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2008, 05:59:16 AM »
Just thought I'd update and let you all know I feel great. Totally back to normal. I'm obviously gonna keep taking the meds until they're gone but I feel fine. :D. I never thought I'd be so happy about being able to breathe out of my nose or take a deep breath without coughing.

I feel like frolicking in a field. :P Wheee.

I'm not going to touch that one Mouse. :D

 


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