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Author Topic: 3rd Set of Results  (Read 949 times)

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Offline jackfrost

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3rd Set of Results
« on: December 09, 2010, 02:05:31 AM »
Results from September 21 2010:

CD4 - 410
CD4% - 20
Viral Load - 9000

June 22 2010:

CD4 - 490
CD4% - 25
Viral Load - 21000

Mar 10 2010:
CD4 - 450
CD4% 22
Viral Load - 21000

So when I got my latest results my doctor asked me if I wanted to start going on meds. I asked him if he thought I should and his response was "It's up to you if you want to go on meds, if you want to, I will write you a prescription right now but it's your choice, if you look at your numbers they are on the decline" I thought that was weird since really it's only my third set of results. They went up and then went down - not really a good indicator of a trend. I told him that I was feeling well when I got the blood tests done in September and that I thought I had a cold and he said you didn't have a cold when you have your first tests in March your CD4's were under 500 then.

From what I have read from the lessons on this website is that CD4's can fluctuate depending on stress, being sick and even time of day your blood is drawn, so I find it odd that he would make a comment that my numbers are on the decline. I told him not to write me a prescription and that I want to at least see one more blood test result before making a decision. Especially because I have been working out and eating healthier and feeling over all better since those blood tests.

On a happy note I got a new job woot woot!!! No more shift work and no more angry pizza customers yelling at me and threatening to kill me because they didn't get their dipping sauce. I am working in an office, Monday to Friday 8-4 - it is so amazing to have weekends off and to be off at 4 pm. I work with awesome people and have great health benefits.

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Re: 3rd Set of Results
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 03:41:44 AM »
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From what I have read from the lessons on this website is that CD4's can fluctuate depending on stress, being sick and even time of day your blood is drawn, so I find it odd that he would make a comment that my numbers are on the decline.

Indeed, yes, it is odd, your numbers look stable at present.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

 


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