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Offline Common_ground

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New labs...
« on: October 01, 2012, 12:48:26 PM »
Hi guys.

Got my new labs today, good news is I am UD, bad news is CD4s were pretty much the same. Well, there were 4 more brave ones than last time! So Woot Woot! :P

I could see a few changes in the cbc, white blood cells dropped to slightly out of range, monocytes are just out of range but on the high side. The rest were normal.

Cholesterol, LDL, HDL and Triglycerides were good and in range.

I had told myself to NOT let me be disappointed, my mind was hoping for close to 300 CD4s but I also told myself I would be happy if it stayed above 200.

Generally Im feeling well, but would just like that darn immune system to speed up its recovery so I can take a breath and relax.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2012, 12:50:14 PM by Common_ground »
2011 May - Neg.
2012 June CD4:205, 16% VL:2676 Start Truvada/Stocrin
2012 July  CD4:234, 18% VL:88
2012 Sep  CD4:238, 17% VL:UD
2013 Feb  CD4:257, 24% VL:UD -viramune/truvada
2013 May CD4:276, 26% VL:UD

Offline tednlou2

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Re: New labs...
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 03:47:59 PM »
Congrats on your labs.  And, also on the lipids.

All the best on continued success!

Offline MTanic

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Re: New labs...
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 07:27:26 PM »
Congratulations!
And all the best for the future cd4 counts!
I hope you'll jump up to more than 500 :)

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: New labs...
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 09:26:58 PM »
Common ground;

Congratulations on your numbers.  I go in next month for mine - also hoping to be UD.

Best for all your numbers in the future too!

JM
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45%  VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37%  VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39%   VL UD

Offline Dr.Strangelove

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Re: New labs...
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 10:23:37 PM »
Don't think/worry about it too much. You are UD, that's great news already and the CD4s will recover eventually...

Offline texano89

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Re: New labs...
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 10:47:26 PM »
Congratulations  for your good news!


Offline Ann

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Re: New labs...
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 06:34:21 AM »
You might have to be patient with your CD4s after starting so low. Give it time and try to not worry about it too much. The stress of worrying about it isn't going to be doing your CD4s any good.

And don't forget - you don't know what your CD4s were like before hiv. You could be one of those people whose CD4s were naturally at the lower end of the "normal" range, like in the 500s.

Just relax and give it time. What's most important is that your VL is UD.
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Offline Common_ground

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Re: New labs...
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 02:08:12 AM »
Liver and kidney test came in today.
ALT: 22
eGFR: 0.8

Also got to switch to Atripla, brand name and only 85USD a month. Thats without any insurance or copay, just straight out of pocket.
2011 May - Neg.
2012 June CD4:205, 16% VL:2676 Start Truvada/Stocrin
2012 July  CD4:234, 18% VL:88
2012 Sep  CD4:238, 17% VL:UD
2013 Feb  CD4:257, 24% VL:UD -viramune/truvada
2013 May CD4:276, 26% VL:UD

Offline Anqueetas

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Re: New labs...
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 10:28:50 PM »
Getting UD is what really matter though, it mean the med works as it suppose to. For CD4, well it up to your body to make that number goes up. Try to rest, eat quality food, regular exercise will surely help with your cd4.  Hey make sure you don't have any kind of infection or nutritional deficiency.   Alcohol and smoking is detrimental for your immune system recovery, try to avoid that.

Goodluck 
ARS, hospitalized for very high fever-July 2011
diagnosed HIV positive - October 16 2011
CD4 460 19.5% VL 49000 - late October 2011
CD4 625 19.5% VL 50030 - January 2012
CD4 369 19% VL 69000 - March 2012
Start Sustiva+ Truvada - April 17 2012
CD4 524 24.5% VL UD - August 22 2012
Switch to Nevirapine+Truvada
CD4 490 26% VL UD - November 2012
CD4 539 29% VL UD - February 2013
CD4 621 28% VL UD - May 2013

 


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