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Offline jules_ervo

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poz and optimistic pinoy
« on: January 31, 2012, 07:57:00 AM »
I found out last week. Though I would have wanted a better diagnosis, just knowing my status was relieving. It's harder to have to worry everyday whether you're poz or not. When they told me I was surprised I didn't cry. But yes I did cry when I got home. I cried for 3 days but on the 4th day I was ok already. My condition has little impact on my life. I'm still efficient with my job. I've told my bestfriend and he's more devastated than me. The only thing that's irritating is the rashes but they come and go and are easily relieved with anti-histamines. The good thing this has made me is that I've become more health conscious. That's all. Hope to meet new friends here. :D

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Re: poz and optimistic pinoy
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 09:32:27 AM »
Welcome to the forums.  I'm glad you've avoided the pitfalls of a recent diagnosis that so many struggle with.  Looking forward to hearing more from you.

Are you under the care of a doctor yet?  Rashes are not something to be taken lightly as they MIGHT be a symptom of some other issue.

Best wishes and take care.

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Offline jules_ervo

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Re: poz and optimistic pinoy
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 09:48:46 AM »
Thank you for your response.

The doctor said my urticaria is a common symptom of the disease.

:)

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Re: poz and optimistic pinoy
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 10:27:12 AM »
Welcome, Jules.

It's good to know you're under a doctor's care. Developing a good working partnership with your doc is one of your best tools for staying healthy.

You may find yourself having all sorts of thoughts, feelings and questions. You're always welcome to come here and talk about whatever is on your mind. You'll find other members to be generous with their experience and support.

Best to you.
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Re: poz and optimistic pinoy
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 11:48:40 AM »
Jules,

I had rashes in the early days, it transpired they were actually related to the stress of the diagnosis (the onset was at the same time), although I didn't have the ususal stress symptoms and managed to get rid of them after being prescribed a topical steroid for short term use. Most rashes will clear and even if they were around before diagnosis you Dr will be able to help you manage them.

Good luck with your journey.
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Offline jules_ervo

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Re: poz and optimistic pinoy
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 11:16:08 AM »
I really appreciate how friendly you are guys. Wish I knew how to set it up so that I could get notified when there's a new post. And how do I reply to pm's? LOL.

:P

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Re: poz and optimistic pinoy
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 11:22:47 AM »
I really appreciate how friendly you are guys. Wish I knew how to set it up so that I could get notified when there's a new post. And how do I reply to pm's? LOL.

:P

Hi Jules, welcome to the forum.

In the top right-hand corner of this thread (any thread), you'll see a row of buttons that say Reply, Add poll, Notify, Mark unread, Send this topic, and Print. Click on the one that says Notify to be notified of new posts in this particular thread.

Now that you've posted three times, you will be able to reply to PMs. Click on the PM link in the top-left hand corner of any forum page, under your username.

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