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Offline J.R.E.

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I've picked up some sort of bug
« on: August 25, 2011, 11:40:45 AM »
 :-\

The last two days have been miserable, and most of the time I really don't complain about crap,  but I feel like I've been run over!!

Started with a scratchy, irritated, throat, then a lot of coughing and sneezing. My throat is a little swollen, around the glands, but otherwise,  not running a temperature, and appetite is good. It's starting to settle in the upper lungs. I know it's not allergies, cause I don't get allergies.

I decided not to take any chances, so I called,  have an appointment at the VA clinic, with my primary, tomorrow morning @8:30.  Just in case I need some sort of anti-biotic.

Salt water gargles are helping , and I'm using chloroseptic spray, for the time being.


It never fails,....I've either gotten a cold, just before vacation, or toward the end of vacation. Someone's out to get me!   :P     I go back to work this Sunday.


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Theyer

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 01:22:16 PM »
The horrible tradition off the holiday cold, hope tomorrow works out well.
t
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 09:07:42 PM »
The horrible tradition off the holiday cold, hope tomorrow works out well.
t

Thanks T,...

Just got to roll with the punches every once in a while.  At least my lungs are sounding better.  That expresso machine sound has calmed down a little.

See what tomorrow morning brings.


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 10:04:39 AM »
 :)

Just got back from the doctor, and she thinks its viral.  Temperature was normal, no fevers or sweats to report, or achy bones. Lungs sounded good.  She looked into the ears , and up the nose, and down the throat. She noticed a little bit of inflammation up one nostril.  Overall, she said , it looks as though I am through the worst of it.

None of the glands are swollen.

But she decided to do a throat culture anyway, and I should get those results back around 3:00 this afternoon.


Ray ( Feeling much Better   !    )
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Theyer

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 06:22:40 PM »
That all sounds good, now start enjoying the cold, hot toties . my fave is 2 parts JW Black label I part Stones green wine ,to which you then make separately and then add  juice off one lemon dash off water large spoon off honey one clove  20sec    or so in microwave till warm/hot. Remove clove add too whisky/GGW mix repeat.

take care and apologies if you are in AA

Theyer
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 08:34:48 PM »


take care and apologies if you are in AA

Theyer


Oh that's OK  !!  ;)  No AA here, but I gave up drinking years ago.  Every once in a while I will have a cold beer, but otherwise, alcohol doesn't agree with me anymore !


Cheers---Ray  8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline leatherman

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 08:59:35 PM »
still improving?? hope so  ;)
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 12:51:31 AM »
still improving?? hope so  ;)


So far, everything's going pretty well.  The coughing has stopped. I never heard back this afternoon as to the result of the throat culture.  I will probably hear something on Monday.

Although, no news is good news !


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline leatherman

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011, 06:30:30 AM »
Although, no news is good news !
that's what I always say!
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline emeraldize

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011, 09:04:49 AM »
Ray,

Glad to read things are improving.

Espresso machine sounds (yikes!). Those times when you want a vacuum job.

It always seems completely unfair (I know, I know) to be ill in the summer.

Em

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2011, 09:09:53 AM »
Hey, you Fruity Old Thang, I'm going to have to slap your wrist for posting in LTS. ~slap!~

Nevertheless, I'll join you in your commiserations over Ray's summer cold. They suck! Hope you feel better soon, Ray. :-*
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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2011, 09:17:59 AM »
Darnit. I so apologize. I'm old -- chalk it up to my eyes, heh?

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2011, 07:52:53 PM »


 8)   Thanks Em and Ann.  As every hour passes, things are getting much better !!


Ray  :)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Theyer

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2011, 01:39:58 AM »
Thays the way to do it
t
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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2011, 10:16:06 PM »
Hey Ray,

Sorry you had a bug, but glad you are getting over it.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2011, 10:00:17 AM »
Hope you're doing much better now Ray....

I hate having a summer cold (or any kind of bug).   I have been very lucky this year.....(I am knocking on wood as I type this)

HUGS,

Alan
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2011, 06:21:50 PM »


Thanks everyone!!  Everything's back to normal, or as close to normal as it gets.
I'm feeling great  ! I started back to work Sunday night, uurggghh...  It's rough having to go back to work after two weeks off.  :P

Ray  :)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2011, 08:43:18 PM »
 :-\


Well,  I thought I was doing quite well actually. Got through the work week with no problem But, The doctor thinks differently.  So yesterday I had to go to the VA hospital and pick up a prescription for Azithromycin.  I took two of them yesterday, and one per day for 4 days.  it's the 250 mg dose.  Who would have thunk it. I was feeling great ! 



Ray
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Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2011, 09:36:08 PM »
ick! I hate azith. Did he say why you need to take it or is he just throwing antibiotics at the problem? LOL

get better soon - even if you're already better.  :D
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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2011, 09:46:54 PM »
Another battle won! Glad to hear you getting better!
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I've picked up some sort of bug
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2011, 09:59:14 PM »
Did he say why you need to take it or is he just throwing antibiotics at the problem? LOL




No, ( she)  my primary care Dr.,  just left  a message on my answering machine, stating that a prescription would be waiting for me at the VA. Must have been something in that throat culture.  :P
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

 


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