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Offline Mike89406

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New Lab results
« on: July 26, 2011, 04:26:47 AM »
I have been of the forum for a while and mostly because I have been so busy finishing my degree and preparing for retirement from the military in 7 months.

That being said I got my new numbers back and was quite pleased ;D. My VL is Undetectable, CD4 809 and 38% Lymphocytes. going on nearly 5 years with Sustiva & Truvada then to Atripla. For a while I couldn't get above 480's, however I quit smoking about 2 years ago, doing P90X and eating healthy. I can't say much for my sleeping schedule but nevertheless all good news.

Regards, Mike

Offline Betelgeuse

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Re: New Lab results
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 04:29:39 AM »
Very nice!  Congratulations.  The fact that you broke through 480 - is that a product of switching to Atripla? 
04/19/11 - Diagnosed positive
04/29/11 - CD4 188 @ 12.5% / VL 18k
05/03/11 - CD4 171 @ unk% / VL 7k
06/04/11 - Start Truvada/Isentress
07/11/11 - CD4 not tested / VL UD
09/07/11 - CD4 252 @ unk% / VL UD

Offline metekrop

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Re: New Lab results
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 01:29:59 PM »
From CD 480 to that of 809.  It is great achievment.

Congra...
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

Offline Mike89406

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Re: New Lab results
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 10:37:13 PM »
Very nice!  Congratulations.  The fact that you broke through 480 - is that a product of switching to Atripla? 


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Atripla is a great combo if you can get used to it. I think though that certain lifestyle changes I made were key in my improved labs.

Since I've been busy I don't seem to worry about the numbers as much as I used to so less stressing on my part, and eating more balanced meals. I also drink more green tea and take a multivitamin every night with dinner.

From my labs in December of 480's to now that's different as I always had lower numbers and from 5 years ago when my numbers were in the 100's everything I read or was told is that it will take a long time to even reach normal levels.

Mike

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Re: New Lab results
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 11:27:55 PM »
good news !

Enjoy the retirment too!

Eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 2 months

Offline BJS2011

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Re: New Lab results
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 11:32:59 PM »
I am on the same meds. First set we tried. Been on them 8 yrs. My VL undeteckable and CD4s are 1040. I was in shock when he said that. It was a huge jump. My doctor is such an asshole he didn't even seem happy my counts were so good. I see him tomorrow morning. If he gives me attitude I am telling him to go fuck himself . I am on methadone and lasst visit he called me a junkie. A recovering junkie thanks to methadonrfor surre.

Offline buginme2

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Re: New Lab results
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 01:22:03 AM »
From CD 480 to that of 809.  It is great achievment.

Congra...
achievement? Really?

Quitting smoking is an achievement! Congrats on that.  Thats a big ol monkey to get off your back!

Offline Mike89406

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Re: New Lab results
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011, 03:15:44 AM »
I am on the same meds. First set we tried. Been on them 8 yrs. My VL undeteckable and CD4s are 1040. I was in shock when he said that. It was a huge jump. My doctor is such an asshole he didn't even seem happy my counts were so good. I see him tomorrow morning. If he gives me attitude I am telling him to go fuck himself . I am on methadone and lasst visit he called me a junkie. A recovering junkie thanks to methadonrfor surre.

Wow! Pretty good numbers. My doctors eyes got big when he saw my new counts. He didn;t even do the normal physical exam and asked if i had any concerns. Not all doctors are personable I had a few of them.

I am on the same meds. First set we tried. Been on them 8 yrs. My VL undeteckable and CD4s are 1040. I was in shock when he said that. It was a huge jump. My doctor is such an asshole he didn't even seem happy my counts were so good. I see him tomorrow morning. If he gives me attitude I am telling him to go fuck himself . I am on methadone and lasst visit he called me a junkie. A recovering junkie thanks to methadonrfor surre.

Yeah, I feel like a recovering addict to remind myself why I quit. But seriously after a number of try's to quit over the years I had to think of it just like an addiction which it is. I read somewhere that's it to feel like you want a smoke but just don't let yourself get wrapped up in it and give in. Easier said than done but I managed to stay away this long.

I can't even have a cigar because that's what made me start smoking again in 2007. Plus I'm at a crossroads in my life and if I didn't quit when I did I probably would smoke for the rest of my life.

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Re: New Lab results
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2011, 11:19:09 AM »
Congrats on the degree, the retirement AND your good health!  Hard work pays off!
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

 


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