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Author Topic: Tanning & Lab Numbers  (Read 1370 times)

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Offline northernguy

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Tanning & Lab Numbers
« on: August 15, 2010, 12:46:48 PM »
So today is a glorious beach day in Vancouver. 
See: http://www.jericho.ca/webcam/webcam.html

I was planning on catching a few rays and then getting my labs done but if a tan is an immune response of the body to sun, will it skew my numbers?
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Tanning & Lab Numbers
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 12:48:52 PM »
Why are you tanning with all of the skin issues you have?  That doesn't sound like a good idea, or did I miss a thread where all of that had been resolved?
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Offline BlueMoon

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Re: Tanning & Lab Numbers
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 12:56:11 PM »
If tanning is your usual habit, then not tanning would 'skew' your numbers.

I don't understand what is accomplished by 'cooking' your labs to try for the highest numbers.  If anything, it would be more useful to see how low you can go.

Edited to add: If tanning even has an effect, that is. 

« Last Edit: August 15, 2010, 01:08:00 PM by BlueMoon »
...................VL.....CD4.....%
-----------------------------------------
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline northernguy

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Re: Tanning & Lab Numbers
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 12:59:28 PM »
Why are you tanning with all of the skin issues you have?  That doesn't sound like a good idea, or did I miss a thread where all of that had been resolved?

Tanning seems to help the eczema/psoriais. Its neutral to slightly negative for my rosacea, but I figure that's a trade off I can live with for the mental boost it gives me.  Living in an area with long wet grey winters,  I need to make all the Vitamin D I can now!  ;D

Note on skin issues: I've been reading some articles online linking beta blockers to psoriasis.  Wish I'd known that before I started on them a few years ago.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2010, 01:01:30 PM by northernguy »
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline ad2san

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Re: Tanning & Lab Numbers
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010, 01:04:39 PM »
Don't bother. Enjoy your day and this beach .... I wish could go as well  ::)
Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
October 2012 CD4 684 UD 29%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
May 2013 CD4 385 UD 28%
July 2013 CD4 CD4 636 UD 25%
Oct 2013 CD4 588 UD 39%
Aug 2014 CD4 639 UD 25%

 


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