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Author Topic: I Have Escaped!  (Read 5830 times)

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Offline Growler

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Re: I Have Escaped!
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2012, 02:27:10 PM »
I was on Atripla for a short period late last year after an initial weight loss episode. Unfortunately it didn't agree with me (as evidenced by my threatening to rip another forum members head off at the time and rightfully getting my arse banned) so I stopped it with DRs knowledge. This was no biggie as my CD4 count was 560 in Oct.) CD count was still good this Jan, 440, therefore no need to start meds.
We've been exploring the possibility of cancer and although I haven't been back for final results, they haven't tried to get in contact with me so it's unlikely that's the cause.
Having read of other people's experiences on these forums I realise gastrointestinal issues and weight loss are almost par of the course with HIV. In the end I need to man up about this stuff and stop being such a princess (which seems to be my specialty since my diagnosis). It's time I accepted the changes and count myself lucky that it's not eh Aids that I'm having to deal with. 
Anyway thanks everyone for your patience with me and for putting up with my bullshit.
GROWLER (
If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: I Have Escaped!
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2012, 09:15:50 PM »
For the love of God Growler, please get your arse to the doc. You need to take care of yourself cause we love you and the bear.

-Will
POZ since '08

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

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline Hellraiser

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Re: I Have Escaped!
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2012, 12:18:27 PM »
I was on Atripla for a short period late last year after an initial weight loss episode. Unfortunately it didn't agree with me (as evidenced by my threatening to rip another forum members head off at the time and rightfully getting my arse banned) so I stopped it with DRs knowledge. This was no biggie as my CD4 count was 560 in Oct.) CD count was still good this Jan, 440, therefore no need to start meds.
We've been exploring the possibility of cancer and although I haven't been back for final results, they haven't tried to get in contact with me so it's unlikely that's the cause.
Having read of other people's experiences on these forums I realise gastrointestinal issues and weight loss are almost par of the course with HIV. In the end I need to man up about this stuff and stop being such a princess (which seems to be my specialty since my diagnosis). It's time I accepted the changes and count myself lucky that it's not eh Aids that I'm having to deal with.
Anyway thanks everyone for your patience with me and for putting up with my bullshit.
GROWLER (

For some reason I thought you were more experienced and knowledgeable about the disease than this paragraph lets on.  In reference to gastrointestinal issues, HIV wasting happens to anyone with untreated HIV, actually it's pretty much a hallmark of AIDS.  Not trying to scare you but it's definitely time to see an HIV doctor and potentially get on some medication long term regardless of the side effects.

Offline Growler

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Re: I Have Escaped!
« Reply #53 on: March 17, 2012, 06:55:51 AM »
I have made an appointment with the ID Dr for the 29th so need to worry about me, I can take care of myself and besides there's alot of people out here who are worse off than me....at times I've been reduced to tears at the state of some of the people I've meet and I feel so impotent that I cant do more for for them than give them a couple of bucks :(

PS Sebastion the bear is also well and protected. At night I tuck him down my shirt so if the worse were to happen and my bag was stolen while I'm sleeping I wont loose him....I couldn't bear that happening ( pun intended)

GROWLER
If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people.

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Re: I Have Escaped!
« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2012, 09:26:48 AM »
 :)
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Offline Growler

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Re: I Have Escaped!
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2012, 07:45:49 PM »
I went to the HIV clinic this morning. Meet the new registrar. Lot to think about now so I think I'll take some time out to get it sorted. Keep well
GROWLER
If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people.

 


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