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Author Topic: T-Cell count dropped  (Read 963 times)

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Offline pozzitive

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T-Cell count dropped
« on: August 24, 2010, 06:57:50 PM »
Went for lab results today, last time when I went exactly four months ago I was at 428.

I have not reached the 400 since I seroconverted so I was very excited about it.

This last month though my life has been more stressful than usual, financial hardship combined with too much work, zero yoga and only a few trips to the gym. Not as much as I usually go. I was drinking a lot of water though and taking my probiotics.

Today I found out that itdropped down to 306.

I try not to pay attention to numbers since I feel good overall but I must admit I was bummed.

Yes, stress does kill you.

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Offline Nestor

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Re: T-Cell count dropped
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 07:12:16 PM »
I sure know how that feels! 

But, although a hundred points looks like a lot, you know they bounce around.  In my first two years it zigzaged constantly, with a difference of almost two hundred between the high and the low.  And yet the yearly average was the same every year, and still has been. 

Stress and many other things could have an effect, as you know.  But what can we do?  When doctors say "eliminate stress", I want to ask, "how?" 

While you mention yoga, do you find it has much of an effect on you?  Until recently I was doing lots of yoga and felt great about it, except for a constant stream of minor strains to ankles and knees.  But two weeks ago I hurt my knee rather badly doing yoga, and that made me feel I should think carefully before getting back into it.  I was going to classes specifically designed for people with HIV, and some of the postures are supposed to help increase t-cells. 
Summer 2004--became HIV+
Dec. 2005--found out

Date          CD4    %       VL
Jan. '06    725    25      9,097
Nov. '06    671    34     52,202
Apr. '07    553    30      24,270
Sept. '07  685    27       4,849
Jan. '08    825    29       4,749
Mar. '08    751    30     16,026
Aug. '08    653    30       3,108
Oct. '08     819    28     10,046
Jan '09      547    31     13,000
May '09     645   25        6,478
Aug. '09    688   30      19,571
Nov. '09     641    27       9,598
Feb. '10     638    27       4,480
May '10      687      9    799,000 (CMV)
July '10      600     21      31,000
Nov '10      682     24     15,000
June '11     563    23     210,000 (blasto)
July  '11      530    22      39,000
Aug '11      677     22      21,000
Sept. '12    747     15      14,000

Offline tash08

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Re: T-Cell count dropped
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 07:15:41 PM »
I have also experienced that stress lowers your numbers significantly. I was close to 700 CD4. My recent labs revealed that they have dropped to 450 eww, still undetectable I was tested for everything else I feel fine physically even though past 2 months have been very stressful for me. I'm thinking about going back in 2 months instead of 3 months to have my labs redone and see how my numbers are holding up. Perhaps it was a lab mistake? I know how you feel in the mean time stay positive and try to eat healthy.
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04/01/10 CD4-681, VL-UD
07/10/10 CD4-450, VL-UD
10/10/10 CD4-473, VL-UD
01/21/11 cd4-522, VL-UD
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08/3/12 CD4-806, VL-UD

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: T-Cell count dropped
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 07:18:40 PM »
I was going to classes specifically designed for people with HIV, and some of the postures are supposed to help increase t-cells

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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: T-Cell count dropped
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 07:31:06 PM »
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: T-Cell count dropped
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 07:35:11 PM »


Close your legs boo.  Your CD4 not gon' get betta with that one. Try the lotus position; it is just fabulous for dropping one's viral load.
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: T-Cell count dropped
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 07:53:38 PM »
I think finger placement has something to do with it

« Last Edit: August 24, 2010, 07:56:04 PM by skeebo1969 »
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Offline leatherman

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Re: T-Cell count dropped
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 07:57:24 PM »
don't forget pozz that time of day plays a part and it might not even be stress

check out the "Why does the CD4 Cells Go Up And Down" thread where we discussed cd4 counts. Time of day can change your counts by double, and sometimes even the worst stress (like the trauma of my partner in a hospital for 60 days before dying) has no effect.
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: T-Cell count dropped
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 08:04:08 PM »
Went for lab results today, last time when I went exactly four months ago I was at 428.

I have not reached the 400 since I seroconverted so I was very excited about it.

This last month though my life has been more stressful than usual, financial hardship combined with too much work, zero yoga and only a few trips to the gym. Not as much as I usually go. I was drinking a lot of water though and taking my probiotics.

Today I found out that itdropped down to 306.

I try not to pay attention to numbers since I feel good overall but I must admit I was bummed.

Yes, stress does kill you.



What Mikie said is true.  It might be a normal range for you as well.  (300-500)
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

 


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