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Author Topic: Haven't felt this good in years!!  (Read 1843 times)

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Offline antibody

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Haven't felt this good in years!!
« on: February 03, 2011, 09:00:51 AM »
Last month I changed pain medication and all I can say is it's like seeing in black and white and everything now is in full color. I was taking Methadone 5mg 3 times a day for pain but at the end of the day I was still feeling horrible. I feel much better now that I take Oxycontin 20mg twice a day. My mood and energy has improved greatly. I still have energy after working an 8 hour shift, I been able to keep up on house work which I haven't been able to do in a few years. Methadone seemed to depress me and felt like I always had tunnel vision but now everything is so much brighter and I have a way better outlook on life in general. I am so hopeful and very happy to be alive!
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Offline kellybryana

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Re: Haven't felt this good in years!!
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 01:00:07 AM »
good for you!

I'm curious...was the pain caused by HIV? What kind of pain is so intense that you need to take pain killers every day?

Offline antibody

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Re: Haven't felt this good in years!!
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 09:43:26 AM »
Yes I have chronic pain caused by HIV. I have constant pain in my hands, wrists, knees, ankles and feet. I also have muscle pain in my thighs. The pain was much worse before I started treatment but it's still here as a constant reminder that I have HIV.  I can say now that I finally feel as healthy as my numbers reflect. 1400 tcells so I should be feeling fine but I don't. Till now....
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Offline kellybryana

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Re: Haven't felt this good in years!!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 09:00:12 PM »
ya man, oxycontin will do that lol. When did the pain start? Was it immediately after getting infected or was it after a couple years of having the virus?

Im sorry to hear about the pain, but I'm glad you feel better :)

Kelly

Offline antibody

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Re: Haven't felt this good in years!!
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 10:05:35 AM »
the pain started soon after I was infected.
Timbuk      <50/ 794  CD4 10/06 
                 <50/ 1096 CD4 3/07
                 <40/ 1854 CD4 4/09

Started Atripla  7/14/06
Switched to boosted Reyataz Truvada 3/28/07

*Ask me about Medical Marijuana and how it can help you!*

 


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