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Offline Mrmojorisin

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The Flu
« on: December 11, 2012, 06:27:41 PM »
 Well, in October I got my first flu shot in over 20 years...and here I am now in bed with the flu..fat lot of good the shot did..this sucks. I haven't had the flu in 8 or 9 years.
Started Meds On 5/1/2012 Norvair, Truvada, Prezista, and Bactrim

4/17/2012--CD4 83/ VL 353,000  7.0%
5/15/2012--CD4 218/ VL 4,970    14.1%
6/27/2012--CD4 146/ VL 420      6.1%
10/11/2012-CD4-223/ VL-62       9.5%
2/14/2013--CD4-215/ VL-119      13.6%
7/3/2013---CD4-256/ VL-UD       18.0%
10/18/2013 CD4-223/ VL-UD       22.2%
01/23/2014-CD4-381/VL-UD       25.3%--Dropped the Bactrim

"arrrrhhhhh ahhrrhhhhh aaaarrhhh"- Chewbacca

Offline mitch777

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 06:35:19 PM »
sorry the flu shot missed it's mark this time. :(

hope you are feeling better soon!
get your rest. :)
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 06:51:29 PM »
Maybe it's not the flu and just a bad cold.
Pray God you can cope
I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 06:59:28 PM »
You can still get the flu even if you've had the flu shot. The shot only covers you for what they expect the several dominant strains of the season to be, not every strain.
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Offline Mrmojorisin

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 07:19:08 PM »
Maybe it's not the flu and just a bad cold.
I went to the doctor and confirmed it was the flu.
Started Meds On 5/1/2012 Norvair, Truvada, Prezista, and Bactrim

4/17/2012--CD4 83/ VL 353,000  7.0%
5/15/2012--CD4 218/ VL 4,970    14.1%
6/27/2012--CD4 146/ VL 420      6.1%
10/11/2012-CD4-223/ VL-62       9.5%
2/14/2013--CD4-215/ VL-119      13.6%
7/3/2013---CD4-256/ VL-UD       18.0%
10/18/2013 CD4-223/ VL-UD       22.2%
01/23/2014-CD4-381/VL-UD       25.3%--Dropped the Bactrim

"arrrrhhhhh ahhrrhhhhh aaaarrhhh"- Chewbacca

Offline WindySkies

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 07:41:30 PM »
Same thing happened to me.  Got a flu shot for the first time in years, and got the flu.

The flu shot actually contains strains of the flu, so all we're really doing is making sure the flu gets into our bodies 100%!
10/11/2012 Journey Started
10/17/2012 First Labs: VL=57,645  CD4+=730  37%
10/31/2012 Started Complera
11/30/2012 Labs: VL=80  CD4+=929 40%
12/24/2012 Started Stribild

Undetectable since 1/15/13 CD4+= Over 1,400 and 49%

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 08:03:01 PM »

The flu shot actually contains strains of the flu, so all we're really doing is making sure the flu gets into our bodies 100%!

Are you implying that the shot gave you the flu?
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 08:50:03 PM »
I'm getting sick again, and I cannot believe it ??? I have a sore throat and headache and all achey feeling. sigh. Im going to take some Emergen-C and then start hitting the Nyquil.

I hate this shit.

-Will
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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 phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 10:01:46 PM »
I'm getting sick again, and I cannot believe it ??? I have a sore throat and headache and all achey feeling. sigh. Im going to take some Emergen-C and then start hitting the Nyquil.

I hate this shit.

-Will

I have been a bit under the weather for past few months- worse the past two weeks. ENT put a scope down my throat and says that my voice box looks tore up - She is going to check it again in a month to make sure there is nothing else going on....

ID doc took three cultures last week -
The strep came back negative -
The other two got kicked back by the lab - so she emailed me tonight that I am supposed to come in again this week and get the two cultures done again, but she is going to give me some type of antibiotic intramuscular injection in my arm as she thinks it may be something bacterial....

We shall see.... in the meantime, I have been getting lots of orange juice, advil, thera-flu severe cold and flu.... 
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline bocker3

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2012, 10:16:33 PM »
Same thing happened to me.  Got a flu shot for the first time in years, and got the flu.

The flu shot actually contains strains of the flu, so all we're really doing is making sure the flu gets into our bodies 100%!

This is ridiculous!  The flu shot contains inactivated (e.g. KILLED) virus -- it simply can NOT, under any circumstances, cause anyone to get the flu.
The flu mist, contains attenuated (weakened) virus -- there is little chance of it causing disease in healthy adults -- HIV Positive individuals should NOT get the mist.

So, technically, a flu shot DOES get the flu virus into your body -- of course, they are DEAD.  Know facts before making outlandish insinuations

Drives me batty that I hear this crap every year.

Mike
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Offline tednlou2

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 12:17:35 AM »
I always thought even if you get the vaccine, and even if you come into contact with one of the strains it protects against, you could still possibly get sick--it isn't 100%?  I mean, it works very well, but is not a sure guarantee?  And, it takes a few weeks to develop a response. 

I think it is better than the pneumonia vaccine, no?  I was told one may still get pneumonia, but the vaccine should make it less severe.  Older folks often get a stronger flu vaccine, right?  A double dose or something.  I've wondered why doesn't everyone do that, especially those with compromised immune systems.  We don't check titers for flu, like we do with the heps.  I hope I am not just pulling that out of my ass, but thought I read the elderly often receive a stronger dose. 

Any corrections would be appreciated. 

Online Grasshopper

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 12:27:26 AM »
The vaccine consist indeed of "inactivated" current variety flu virus. Your body will develop an immune response, hence the sometimes flu like symptoms but NOT a real flu. When you later get in contact with the real virus, you still might get the real flu but with milder symptoms.

I was told, way back, that people with a severely compromised immune system may fail to develop an adequate immune response from the vaccine, thus still get the real flu (full force).

Hope you feel better soon.

Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 02:47:40 AM »
I've heard that if you have cold or flu symptoms that you should not get the vaccine until you are all cleared up, or it may make you more sick.
Pray God you can cope
I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 02:58:09 AM »
Know facts before making outlandish insinuations
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 07:00:47 AM »
Dayuummm it -
Woke up this morning shivering/chills and it is 78 degrees outside (never a good thing)....
Congested...
Slight headache...
Muscles hurt....
And cough coming from my chest burns when I cough (owwww!)  >:(

Phild is not happy - slight fever - just took Advil....

Think I may be going to work just long enough to pick up the projects I need to work on and asking if I can turn around and come back home to work..... Unless everyone else in the office wants to have what is looking more and more like..... THE FLU!!!!!!

I may be the first case of virtual transmission. Dayummm it people - cover your keyboard when you cough  ;)
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline Jeff G

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 10:03:34 AM »
I may be the first case of virtual transmission. Dayummm it people - cover your keyboard when you cough  ;)

Should I be wearing a mask to read this . Hope you recover quickly .

I have been dodging sick people all month trying to avoid the flu plague . Every New Years I go to the beach with some friends and I missed last year because I was sick , so when my friend Tim was here last weekend and became ill I asked if I could get him anything , he said no and I told him good , now go home .   

Offline wolfter

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 12:44:45 PM »
Each year, the CDC predicts which strain is mostly likely to be prevalent.  It is basically a guesstimate as it needs to be produced many months in advance.  Sometimes they get it wrong and people come in contact with a different strain than they were inoculated against.

I must be freakish as I've never had the flu and don't even recall having a cold in recent years.  I go straight to the severe infections. ;D

Proper hygiene is still one of the best preventative measures in addition to the shot at protecting against the flu.

Hope all you sickos get well soon.

Wolfie
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012, 01:50:38 PM »
Each year, the CDC predicts which strain is mostly likely to be prevalent.  It is basically a guesstimate as it needs to be produced many months in advance.  Sometimes they get it wrong and people come in contact with a different strain than they were inoculated against.

I'm surprised that doctors aren't explaining this to people.
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012, 06:25:13 PM »
Oh NOES! I just noticed that there is Echinacea in my Ricola Honey Lemon Cough Drops!

Am I going to die?

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
.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2012, 06:32:56 PM »
Oh NOES! I just noticed that there is Echinacea in my Ricola Honey Lemon Cough Drops!

Am I going to die?

Can I have all your stuff , I love doing yard sales .

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 06:33:52 PM »
Okay - Mucinex Fast Max (2 doses down so far)....and fever is still a climbin'

101 about 2 hours ago
101.5 about an hour ago
and 102 just now....

On the bright side, I think my skin is hot enough to have a toasted cheese samich off of my belly.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline WillyWump

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 06:36:24 PM »
Can I have all your stuff , I love doing yard sales .

You do realize I am a minimalist, right? It would only take about 9 boxes to pack up all my belongings. (up from 6, I went on a buying spree).


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
.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2012, 06:37:09 PM »
Okay - Mucinex Fast Max (2 doses down so far)....and fever is still a climbin'

101 about 2 hours ago
101.5 about an hour ago
and 102 just now....



Are these rectal readings?
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
.

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2012, 06:38:23 PM »
You do realize I am a minimalist, right?

So we have um, err heard....  ;)
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline WillyWump

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2012, 06:44:38 PM »
So we have um, err heard....  ;)

oh, here come the balls jokes ::)
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
.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2012, 06:47:19 PM »
I only know of one ideal thing to cure the flue.

... so stop complaining and get busy
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2012, 06:48:01 PM »
Are these rectal readings?

Nope mouth -
I can't do rectal - I always lose the thermometer when I do that... must have about 10 or 12 of them up there from past illnesses  :o
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2012, 06:48:54 PM »
Lie down on a tile floor to draw it out of you! 

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2012, 06:50:16 PM »
Lie down on a tile floor to draw it out of you!

the flu or the thermometer?
Sounds like you have had similar occurrences?   lol
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2012, 06:51:16 PM »
I only know of one ideal thing to cure the flue.

... so stop complaining and get busy

Sounds like a plan - except the only people who I could probably contact to get some from have all been banned from the forums ---- DAYUMMMMM
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2012, 06:53:09 PM »
Da Feva!!

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2012, 06:54:56 PM »
Da Feva!!
Ahhhhh.... okay.... I usually do that when I am hugging the toilet with a hangover.

Doc has me coming to see her Friday -

 
Hey, does anyone know what brown phlegm means?
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline WillyWump

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2012, 06:56:18 PM »

 
Hey, does anyone know what brown phlegm means?

Death is imminent.

Can I have your stuff? (before JG jumps in)
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
.

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2012, 06:57:03 PM »
means you been smokin!

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2012, 06:57:43 PM »
I wonder if Wumpy still eats fast food when he's really ill. My guess is "yes".
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2012, 06:58:55 PM »
Death is imminent.

Can I have your stuff? (before JG jumps in)

I don't see a problem with that - the only thing I am missing, I must let you know, is a long purple dildo.....

I think I may have lost it at the airport on one of my recent business trips. 
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2012, 07:00:10 PM »
means you been smokin!

Oops - could be....
Maybe if I add some green food coloring to it, my doc won't figure out that it is actually from smoking...  (just thinking out loud here).
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2012, 07:02:22 PM »
I wonder if Wumpy still eats fast food when he's really ill. My guess is "yes".

For your info, Today I have had only Oatmeal and 2 bowls of Golden Grahams, oh and a V8.
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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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Re: The Flu
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2012, 07:13:22 PM »
i have been stuggling forever today trying to figure out how to post a pic while all of you are getting the flu!
i am SO slow in more ways than i can count. ::)

Please, ALL of you get well soon!!!
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Re: The Flu
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2012, 10:24:33 PM »
Well, fever dropped for about 1 hour to 101.... but now it has went back up....102.2.  Chills - I feel so horrible.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2012, 10:30:40 PM »
 :(
get your rest.
is it feed a fever or the other way around?
anyway,
hope you get over this quick phil. :)
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Re: The Flu
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2012, 06:40:08 PM »
Nurse! Nurse!

Does anyone know what the max amount of Acetaminiphin is in a day, everything Im taking has some in it, the Nyquil, Advil, Goody's.

I guess all this should go ahead and "do in" my mediocre kidneys.

Actually I guess the Advil ahs only Ibuprofen, so can I take Ibuprofen, Aceta and Aspirain all together.

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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Re: The Flu
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2012, 07:16:00 PM »
Will , That seems like allot of over the counter meds . I call your pharmacy and ask them . Its a personal decision but Ive never been a fan of over the counter meds , but then again I'm on pain meds so I don't even have to use oven mitts .

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2012, 08:26:59 PM »
First I have been online today -
Slept until 5:30 pm ---- woke up three times during the night and got sick (as the medicines and orange juice tore up my stomach)
Fever topped off at 102.8 last night.
It finally broke this afternoon and has been staying around 101 for the last few hours.
See my doctor tomorrow.... just to make sure that nothing has went into my lungs, as I have a pretty nasty cough coming straight from the depths of my chest ---- sounds really, really "yucky."

I'm hoping that I through the worst of this....
Boss told me to take tomorrow off and use the weekend to rest.

I would not wish this on my worst enemy (okay - that is a lie) - but I wouldn't wish it on most people who are not my enemies.

The FLU sucks!
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline WillyWump

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #44 on: December 13, 2012, 09:15:03 PM »
What a great night to be bed ridden, there is a marathon of Les Miserables Movies on TCM, a sampling of 3 different movies...the one form 1932 is on now  :D


Will , That seems like allot of over the counter meds . I call your pharmacy and ask them . Its a personal decision but Ive never been a fan of over the counter meds , but then again I'm on pain meds so I don't even have to use oven mitts .

Yes, I should call my doc if it doesnt get any better tomorrow. it's jsut that my head feels like it is going to explode, and the body aches. blah. hence all the otc pain relief. However I suppose I could jsut pop a Methadone and be done with the apsirin for awhile  :P
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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Re: The Flu
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2012, 09:49:40 PM »
Phil ... that sounds nasty , hope you feel better and get that cough checked out . The last time I had the flu ... no , every time I get sick its when I have no food or anything I need in the house . Its the pits when you have to shop sick .

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2012, 10:03:53 PM »
OMG -- you two (Wumpy and Phil) seem to be in some sort of contest here......  Although my money is on Willy being a tad dramatic ;-P   -- but if Phil is missing work he MUST BE SERIOUSLY SICK!!!

Rest easy you two -- call your docs and please, keep all your nasty viruses to yourselves!!  I want none of them up this way -- of course, I got my flu shot months ago.

Hugs,
Mike
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2012, 10:07:49 PM »
OMG -- you two (Wumpy and Phil) seem to be in some sort of contest here......  Although my money is on Willy being a tad dramatic ;-P   -- but if Phil is missing work he MUST BE SERIOUSLY SICK!!!

Rest easy you two -- call your docs and please, keep all your nasty viruses to yourselves!!  I want none of them up this way -- of course, I got my flu shot months ago.

Hugs,
Mike

Stop being a suck up Mike , I already got dibs on their stuff .
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Re: The Flu
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2012, 10:12:17 PM »
Stop being a suck up Mike , I already got dibs on their stuff .
r

but I suck up so good...........  so I'm told
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2012, 12:03:11 AM »
Nurse! Nurse!

Does anyone know what the max amount of Acetaminiphin is in a day, everything Im taking has some in it, the Nyquil, Advil, Goody's.

I guess all this should go ahead and "do in" my mediocre kidneys.

Actually I guess the Advil ahs only Ibuprofen, so can I take Ibuprofen, Aceta and Aspirain all together.

I think your question was rhetorical, but it was 4,000 mgs per day.   I think it's been lowered, or recommended.  2,000 per day, if you drink.  My gastro doc said they prefer patients to take Tylenol over NSAIDS, even those with liver issues. 

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