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Offline Hellraiser

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I'm sick
« on: January 27, 2012, 10:06:21 AM »
For the first time since my diagnosis 3 years ago I feel like I'm getting sick.  I have a raging headache and my stomach has decided to revolt every time I eat anything.  My health insurance starts on the first so I'm hoping I don't have to white knuckle it til Feb 1st and this just goes away.  Considering my luck the last year though I suppose we'll see.  This thread has no intrinsic value other than for me to gripe about my not feeling well.

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 10:11:15 AM »
Hey Trey,

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well.  Have you tried some ginger ale or yogurt to help calm your stomach.  Sometimes a few plain crackers can help, because then you at least have something in your stomach.  Feel better soon.   ;D

Joe

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 10:16:02 AM »
For the first time since my diagnosis 3 years ago I feel like I'm getting sick.  I have a raging headache and my stomach has decided to revolt every time I eat anything.  My health insurance starts on the first so I'm hoping I don't have to white knuckle it til Feb 1st and this just goes away.  Considering my luck the last year though I suppose we'll see.  This thread has no intrinsic value other than for me to gripe about my not feeling well.

You better hang on 'til February 1st.

I've acquired a taste for monstering you and I'll be heartily disappointed if you're not around.

Quality prey is hard to find these days.

MtD

Offline denb45

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 10:27:21 AM »
You only have 6 days before the 1st of FEB, take care of yourself there young man and feel better  ;)
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Offline leatherman

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 10:45:49 AM »
the flu or food poisoning, thankfully, are usually short-lived illnesses. Hopefully whatever has got you in its grip isn't anything too bad, and you'll be back up to par by the time that insurance kicks in.  ;) Hope you feel better soon!!
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Offline aztecan

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 11:20:04 AM »
Peppermint tea sometimes helps the stomach, or you could use the old folk remedy I used to use with AZT - sniffing sliced lemons.
Something about the scent made me feel better.

Hope you feel better soon.

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 11:31:50 AM »
Sounds like you just caught the flu at one of them truck stops.

Stay hydrated and get some rest. 
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 11:41:40 AM »
Am I allowed to inquire, in the most kindly of manner, whether or not you are and have been regularly taking your PCP prophylaxis?
"I’ve slept with enough men to know that I’m not gay"

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 11:47:56 AM »
Hope this is just one of those one-day stomach things.  It is the season for that sort of stuff.

Best
A
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 11:50:42 AM »
Get well soon!
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2012, 11:51:33 AM »
I always find that when one feels ill there is nothing nicer than snuggling up in bed and watching a video or two.

MtD

Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 12:24:50 PM »
Chicken noodle soup and ginger-ale!

Sorry you're feeling bad hecky. If it gets real bad, cant you go to a clinic or ER and get something?

-W
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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

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Offline csguy1

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 03:20:14 PM »
if feeling under the weather some motzha ball soup should do the trick  ;)
hope you get better soon!

Offline mecch

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2012, 04:24:40 PM »
Am I allowed to inquire, in the most kindly of manner, whether or not you are and have been regularly taking your PCP prophylaxis?

This. I have sort of lost track of where you are for the HIV, treatment, cd4's, etc.

Very worrying, you must feel quite ill to post this.
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Offline bocker3

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2012, 05:10:31 PM »
Trey,

Rest up and take care of yourself.  If you must go to a clinic before 2/1 -- then go, you can figure out finances when you feel better.

Now -- to pile on -- you are taking all your medicines right??

Hugs,
Mike
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Nov05 288/18%  47,564
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2012, 05:56:16 PM »
Trey,

  If you must go to a clinic before 2/1 -- then go,
Hugs,
Mike


I'm thinking the same thing, get yourself to a clinic if need be.  Take your temp periodically too, and make sure that doesn't go on the rise.

Soups, ginger ale, juice and rest !! I went through something similar last week.  It was going around the workplace.

Started off with headache, and for the first time since I can remember, I threw up, plus I had the runs. For me, it lasted about 36 hours.

Take care---Ray
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2012, 10:00:38 PM »
Now -- to pile on -- you are taking all your medicines right??

Hugs,
Mike

Yes, count me in on this pile-on. ....Meds?

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6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

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Offline numbersguy82

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2012, 11:04:32 PM »
Feel better soon. I'd say 3 yrs w/o any major sickness is pretty good. Hopefully this is just a cold or a 48 hr crud. I'm with everyone else tho and say go to a clinic or er if you think you need some medication, or contact your regular doctor even. Hopefully it passes soon :)
8/10- 73 cd4, 7%, and 300k VL *First Labs*
9/10- Started Norvir, Prezista, and Truvada
10/10- 511 cd4, 22%, and 886 VL
12/10- 498 cd4, 22%, and 106 VL
3/11- 529 cd4, 29%, and 101 VL
8/11- 620 cd4, 30%, and 74 VL- Switched to Atripla
10/11- 580 ce4, 30%, and 62 VL
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Offline zach

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2012, 11:12:55 PM »
whadda ya mean yer sick? mardi gras is comin, we need you healthy man.

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2012, 01:53:11 AM »
Hopefully it's just a short-lived bug.  While the flu hasn't hit here yet, gastroenteritis has.  Feel better soon!  As others said, please don't put off seeing a doctor (if it comes to that) due to no insurance.  I know that's easier said than done, when you know bills will roll in. 

Are you not currently seeing your regular HIV doc until the insurance kicks in?  I would have thought the New Orleans area would have an HIV clinic like we have here in Louisville--if you can't afford to pay, you pay nothing.  Or, you pay on a sliding fee scale.  That is obviously much cheaper than waiting and going to the ER.   

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2012, 02:18:08 AM »
Get plenty of rest. I hope you feel better soon.

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2012, 05:37:45 AM »
For the first time since my diagnosis 3 years ago I feel like I'm getting sick.  I have a raging headache and my stomach has decided to revolt every time I eat anything.  My health insurance starts on the first so I'm hoping I don't have to white knuckle it til Feb 1st and this just goes away.  Considering my luck the last year though I suppose we'll see.  This thread has no intrinsic value other than for me to gripe about my not feeling well.
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There is a horrible. HORRIBLE. Cold going around. I am JUST getting done with mine and I started getting sick Xmas day.

It's not a flu - no high fever. It's just an awful, AWFUL cold.

Your mileage may vary, of course. If you DO spike a fever, consider doctor intervention. Otherwise, Mardi Gras isn't until the end of February- take the time you need to recover.

It's an especially awful cold.

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Offline Theyer

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2012, 10:14:01 AM »
Hope your already feeling better, take good care.
mhtv
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2012, 01:28:06 PM »
I hope you feel better soon!

Ford

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2012, 02:19:14 PM »


   I hope you're already feeling better Treybie....  if not, soon.  I was sick a couple of weeks ago.  Did my flu shot this year and still came down with something that resembled every bit of the flu minus the body aches.   I don't smoke ganja no more so I kind of forgot what it feels like to be sick.... lol  It sucks....





 
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2012, 05:48:42 PM »
I think delirium has set in on our Treysie. I am getting weird texts from him asking  what my name is :o

Lol.
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Offline Hellraiser

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2012, 05:56:10 PM »
I'm actually already feeling better, thank you all for the well wishing.  My stomach is still a little queasy but it's definitely passing.  I am on my standard Atripla, without anything else. 

Offline Growler

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2012, 06:34:29 PM »
I'm actually already feeling better, thank you all for the well wishing.
Glad to hear it.
May I suggest that if you're working, it's NOW time to return to workplace and spread your illness to your colleagues. This will ensure that they fully appreciate the hell you've suffered whilst on sick leave and also that you have a quiet week at work as they retire to their sick beds.

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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2012, 01:37:42 AM »
I am on my standard Atripla, without anything else.

Excuse me, chile.  Aren't you supposed to be taking some type of prophylaxis for certain infections?  Last I recall you were still not in the clear as far as your CD4s go.

Glad to read that you're feeling better, but I hope you're not fucking around with your health.
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Offline Jody

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2012, 12:52:59 PM »
Glad to see you are improved Trey, when we HIV+ folks get sick we REALLY worry of course but bummer you felt so ill.  Hope all goes well.

Jody :)
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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2012, 12:57:16 PM »
I'm actually already feeling better, thank you all for the well wishing.  My stomach is still a little queasy but it's definitely passing.  I am on my standard Atripla, without anything else.

Happy to hear you're feeling better and hopefully soon you'll be up to your usual hell raisin' self.  Now get thee ass to the doctor and ask about some bactrim....
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Offline denb45

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2012, 01:06:43 PM »
I'm actually already feeling better, thank you all for the well wishing.  My stomach is still a little queasy but it's definitely passing.  I am on my standard Atripla, without anything else.

Trey glad your feeling better, I've had stomach & GI Issues for the last 15 yrs. lost a very rewarding career over this..... continue to take care of yourself young man  :D
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2012, 06:20:03 AM »
I'm actually already feeling better, thank you all for the well wishing.  My stomach is still a little queasy but it's definitely passing.  I am on my standard Atripla, without anything else.

I'll give you queasy you lazy Democrat dock-monkey.

You've had quite enough time to lay around feeling sorry for yourself.

Now get up and do some work.

This is an election year!  >:(

MtD

Offline newbieguy

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Re: I'm sick
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2012, 07:38:59 PM »
Hope you're feeling better, I had a 24hour thing around Thanksgiving that kicked my ass but with some major hydration, rest and antibiodics, I was better in no time. I thought it was the flu, but thankfully it wasn't...Always get your flu shots! I got my flu shot but some flu strains are resistant and can be a real bitch. Best wishes!

 


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