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Offline RapidRod

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It's Back
« on: October 08, 2008, 03:26:04 PM »
Got a call from my ID doctor telling me the Histo is back at 52% and I have to go back on meds. Testostrone level took a dive so they are increasing the doseage. All other tests were unchanged. That shit likes me for some unknown reason. It was nice not having to take those meds for 3 months.

Offline mecch

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 03:31:18 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, what is "histo".  Sorry to hear about it anyway sounds like a drag.

(amended:  so i did a google search and this means Histoplasmosis?  For other newbies - a mycose present in 2-5% HIV+ and a  defining OI for AIDS diagnosis.  "The most common clinical findings include fever, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and generalized lymphadenopathy."
http://www.hiv.va.gov/vahiv?page=pr-kb-00&post=0&kb=kb-05-02-06&sec=04&tp=Opportunistic%20Infections&tpage=prtop06-00-rr )

Sorry to hear that.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2008, 03:56:41 PM by mecch »
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 03:42:33 PM »


   Rodney are you drinking water  out of the well again?  Just joking...

   Man dude so sorry to hear this...  I remember it was a sucky experience for you before.  I hope they don't give you the same hassles  they gave you before with obtaining the proper meds you need to battle this.

   Sorry man :(

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 03:43:56 PM »
Roddles, I'm sorry to hear about this.  My thoughts are with you.
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 03:51:26 PM »
Disseminated Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that affects every organ of the body. It's an O.I for those that AIDS.

Offline dixieman

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008, 03:53:30 PM »
Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease of the lungs... generally caused by bird feces... its prevelant in the south... sporonox is generally taken for this fungal disease. I have several friends who contracted this from pigeon droppings... generally the immune system will knock it out on its own but, a weaken immune system needs help with anti-fungal drugs. Let us know how your doing...

Offline mecch

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2008, 03:58:06 PM »
Disseminated Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that affects every organ of the body. It's an O.I for those that AIDS.

Oh, you posted while I was googling. Thanks.  And its really a big drag huh? And the treatment never eliminates it?
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2008, 04:02:59 PM »
Sporonox will not work for people on Sustiva, I have to take Noxafil.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2008, 04:05:06 PM »
Yeah it can bring it down to undectable, but once you are removed from it, it comes back. At least I don't have to go back on IV's.

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2008, 04:10:04 PM »
Sorry for the "not fun" news, Rod.
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Re: It's Back
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2008, 04:17:24 PM »
Sorry to be naive. Was just wondering if any "whole-body" type attention might help keep such a mycose in check for the long term, along with the drugs necessary.  Supplements/herbs, or seeing a nutritionist, change of diet, etc. Or, in your experience, is it sink or swim with the drugs the only treatment. 
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008, 04:48:50 PM »
Drugs are the only treatment.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2008, 04:55:05 PM »
I can't imagine taking herbs for any O.I.
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Re: It's Back
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2008, 04:57:50 PM »
Hi Rod

Sorry to hear you are having to go through all this again..{{{HUGS}}}

More hugs
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Offline mecch

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2008, 05:17:46 PM »
I can't imagine taking herbs for any O.I.

Well i said "in addition" to the necessary drugs, not as replacement.  I was just wondering cause when I seroconverted this summer I was reading sites and info like Jon Kaiser's combining "natural and western" approach http://www.jonkaiser.com/ and all those convincing supplement factsheets at places like Catie http://www.catie.ca/

My ID poo-pooed all that and said basically eat healthy, be happy, exercise, etc, etc. and let him take care of the drugs when required.  (which was much sooner than anticipated, saving me a lot of pissed awayed wasted money on supplements, i guess).

Rapid, I wish you godspeed in meeting this challenge.
Best to you

« Last Edit: October 08, 2008, 05:23:50 PM by mecch »
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Re: It's Back
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2008, 05:21:26 PM »
I didn't even have to open this post to know what you were talking about Hon. What a crapper.
I guess the tiny silver lining is that it sounds like you are a bit ahead of it this time, instead of being so incredibly entrenched in it, like you were about this time a couple of years ago. You were a very sick little boy. Hope you have an easier time of it this go around. I'll be thinking of you. :-*
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Re: It's Back
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2008, 07:48:01 PM »
Damn! Not again, Rod!

As Lisa says, at least you're catching it earlier this time.

Hang in there!

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2008, 07:54:25 PM »
Wishing you a speedy recovery and no more of this stuff, Roddles.

And have some fun too!

Hugs, buddy.
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Re: It's Back
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2008, 08:02:05 PM »
Sorry to hear this Rod....I agree with Lisa, glad you caught it a tad sooner this go-round.   

Wishing you well --

hugs,
Alan  :-*
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Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2008, 09:10:17 PM »
Sorry to hear that its returned.  Hope you can be done with it soon this time.
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Offline Basquo

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2008, 09:31:42 PM »
Damn.  I'm sorry that you have to deal with it face-to-face again, Rod! I thought when you were cleared of it before, that was that. I didn't know it came back.
 
 :'(

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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2008, 09:57:27 PM »
Ron,

I'm sorry to hear that you are having to go through this again. 

Hopefully, the Noxafil will help repress it.  I've been on  Clotrimazole, metronidazole and fluconazole for anti-fungals ... never been on Noxafil ... hope it's easy to take.

Get Better Soon!
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Offline lucas clay

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2008, 03:48:19 AM »
Damn buddy.
I know you went thru hell with this before.
I hope you can knock it out early this time, before it gets too bad.

                             
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Offline cjc

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2008, 08:10:00 AM »
Rod, sorry to hear that the Histo is back. Hopefully you will have a easier time of it. Best of luck. Cristy

Offline Iggy

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2008, 08:16:25 AM »
Damn Rod, I'm sorry that you got such unwelcomed news.

I really am hoping that you can finally clear it this time.

Offline Alain

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2008, 08:21:38 AM »
I am sorry Rod and since you are going to be treating it earlier this time, I hope that it will be easier on you this time around.

Take care, Alain.

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2008, 05:16:29 PM »
Rod ,ditto  all the others about this misfortune...I hope you can knock it back quickly.....does it affect any of the other meds?? Diet??
so sorry that this has to be a repeat performance

Hang in there  and keep us informed

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Offline RapidRod

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2008, 08:38:53 PM »
Rod ,ditto  all the others about this misfortune...I hope you can knock it back quickly.....does it affect any of the other meds?? Diet??
so sorry that this has to be a repeat performance

Hang in there  and keep us informed

Nick

It depends on how bad it gets before I can get it under control. If I can't get it undercontrol it gets real bad. I believe we caught it in time though.

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2008, 09:06:36 PM »
Rod, so sorry to hear that you have to deal with this -- again.  I'll keep my fingers crossed that you nip it quickly.  :)

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Re: It's Back
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2008, 09:14:08 PM »
Rodney,

Sorry to hear about the Histo. Here's wishing you kick the crap out of it in no time at all !!


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