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Author Topic: My recent hospital visit  (Read 1611 times)

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Offline hopeless21

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My recent hospital visit
« on: June 08, 2010, 10:15:25 PM »
I been on meds for a whole month(truvada, reyataz and norvir). I was taking batrim for about a month too. The pass  week  been crazy. Last Thursday, i went to my doctor to complain about a rash on my chest and arm.  She told me i was having a late allergic reaction to the batrim. So she stop made me stop taking batrim and made me get blood work. The following day she call me and told me my cd4 count went frm 144 to 285 and a matter of three weeks. That was great but i still felt like shit. Saturday my family was having a bbq. My mom , sisters, and brothers wanted to know why i looked horrible. I havent told my fam, i was going to wait till i came to terms with being positive myself. So to make a long story short , my fam cancel the bbq and took me to the emergency  room. My Mom and oldest sis then found out about my status at the hospital. i had to tell the doctors wat medications i was taking. My mom was mad that i didnt tell her wen i found out. Before i was having bad anxiety  problems. when i told i felt like alot of weight was off my shoulders. The emergency doctor, not an hiv specialist, ran some blood tests and gave me a lung x-ray. He then told me i had pcp because judging by my high liver fuctions and lung x-ray, which he saw no fluids. i was like this dude dont know what the fuck he talking bout. Granted i had a rash all over my back ,chest and neck  i was still capable of moving and breathing . My sister to every one i had pcp. The next day i saw a hiv specialist told me i jus had an allergic reaction and stop all the medications. im currently waiting for my liver functions to go down b4 i start taking meds again. the rash went away...now i jus have sinus problems. but am at peace knowing my fam noes.

Offline veritas

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Re: My recent hospital visit
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 09:24:28 AM »


Good for you for telling your family your status. You need support when your dealing with this disease and your family is a good place to start. You'll see, things will start getting better.


Offline WillyWump

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Re: My recent hospital visit
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 11:35:38 AM »

Sorry to hear about all of this, but on the upside your family knows now and I think they will be a good support system for you. Not to mention the huge stress it takes off your shoulders.

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Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir


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