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Offline franfrog

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something new for me
« on: December 12, 2008, 01:29:33 PM »
Hello all.  I am hoping you could all help me.  I am currently on combivir and sustiva, debating if I should switch, that is in the questions about treatment section. ;)  Well for the last couple of days, maybe 2 or 3, I have been having some watery diarrhea(sorry if this offends anyone).  I know that if I get off my schedule it screws me all up, and I did seem to get off it this weekend.  How long should I wait before I call my doctor?  I just hate to make a trip down there because it is not all that close and parking is a pain!!!
I am not looking for a diagnosis, I know that this is impossible, but just a little lead on if I should worry.  Any stomach bugs going around?  Other then that I feel fine.  Aside from all the growling and bubbling in my tummy. :(
7/05 diagnosis cd4- 52 vl -?
08/05 cd4-299 vl-1900
10/05 cd4-249 vl-349
12/05 cd4-349 vl-52
03/06 cd4-454 vl-<50
06/06 cd4-508 vl-<50

Offline jennynyc7

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Re: something new for me
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 01:50:16 PM »
I am sorry you are not feeling well. I am not on your combo but can say that I get the gurgles/loose stool every now and then. But yes, the stomach virus is definitely going around. I would say if you feel well otherwise and don't feel dehydrated then don't make a trip to the Dr. I was told to always watch for fever. It is possible that you just ate something that didn't agree with you too. If it were me, as long as I was not vomiting too, had a fever and generally felt ok then personally, I would not go to the Dr. Try and drink plenty of fluids and don't eat anything too heavy. Feel better!
1/3/08-ARS began
Initial Vl=99000
2/14/08-began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
3/01/08=Swapped Reyataz for Viramune
5/1/08:     vl= undetectable
10/24/08:  vl=undetectable
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12/4/08:    vl=254 (hopefully just a small blip)

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: something new for me
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 02:36:14 PM »
Why don't you just go buy some imodium at a pharmacy over the counter?
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Offline BT65

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Re: something new for me
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 09:47:37 PM »
Buy some Immodium and keep hydrated.  This is the time of the year for tummy flu, which the flu shot doesn't cover (that I'm aware of).
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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: something new for me
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 04:58:50 AM »
Loperamide hydrochloride is the generic name for Immodium. 

So, if you need to watch your pennies look for that at CVS / Walgreens / Duanne Reed ... or wherever.   :D

Sometimes adding calcium to your diet can help as well.  Here's a link if you decide to go that rouute:


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