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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2012, 04:00:49 PM »
Back from doctor...
Shot in my ass (ouch!)
5 day course of Zithromycin
Doc said she thinks we caught it in time as the nasty little flu bug and its associated symptoms were settling comfortably into my lungs and on the verge of pneumonia.

So, have to watch for any difficulty breathing, spikes in temperature... and if these occur, head to ER....

Hopefully, the antibiotics will handle it.....
Just getting a lot of rest and liquids.

At least the fever has come down.

Will: Hope you are feeling better. Make sure you get to doc if it doesn't start clearing up - My doc says this year's flu is hitting earlier and harder and she is seeing more and more people developing pneumonia after having it.

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 mitch777

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2012, 04:37:06 PM »
Will and Phil,

I hope you get through this ugly flu bug without crappy complications.
Get your rest!!!

(that will be another $20. please.)
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2012, 01:06:16 PM »
Glad you are on the road to wellness Phil. Im felling better, but now I have an earache, it feels like it is clogged and the pain goes down the side of my neck. But Ill take that over the soar throat and other BS.

Onward through the fog.
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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
.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2012, 01:12:57 PM »
Glad you are on the road to wellness Phil. Im felling better, but now I have an earache, it feels like it is clogged and the pain goes down the side of my neck. But Ill take that over the soar throat and other BS.

Onward through the fog.

You verify everything my mother ever said about men being incapable of being sick with an ounce of dignity.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline WillyWump

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2012, 01:19:06 PM »
You verify everything my mother ever said about men being incapable of being sick with an ounce of dignity.

I'm a horrible patient and I really need someone here to take care of me and nurse me through this. Although I think this is why I cant keep a boyfriend.
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 #55 on: December 15, 2012, 01:20:52 PM »
I have given up on saying that I am 'starting to feel better' because everytime I say that, a few hours later I feel like shit again...

Woke up several times last night with fever - then would wake up drenched with sweat from fever breaking...

Still have the nasty cough --- trying my best to stay hydrated - but that is difficult - when nothing tastes good... I don't even have an appetite.

Still at the risk of regretting saying it in a few hours... I do think that I am starting to feel better.

This year's flu is a mean mofo...
I need to be over it, as I am leaving next Friday for journey to Ocala - then leaving Ocala on Saturday of next week to drive to Pennsylvania for the holidays.

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 Dachshund

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #56 on: December 15, 2012, 01:21:54 PM »
I'm a horrible patient and I really need someone here to take care of me and nurse me through this. Although I think this is why I cant keep a boyfriend.

That and a tiny peenie.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #57 on: December 15, 2012, 01:23:41 PM »


Still have the nasty cough ---

Are you still taking your Mucinex? I find Mucinex DM the best for coughs, it's a must have.
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 #58 on: December 15, 2012, 01:25:11 PM »
Although I think this is why I cant keep a boyfriend.

No, the reason you don't have a boyfriend is manifold. But primarily it's because no 19 year old is interested in your saggy tits.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2012, 01:28:24 PM »
Are you still taking your Mucinex? I find Mucinex DM the best for coughs, it's a must have.

Yep - Mucinex, Advil, juice, chicken noodle soup (when I can stomach it).... Fever goes away for a few hours then comes right back - but at least it isn't shooting up like it was the other day.

Boss has already given permission for me to phone in for an important meeting on Monday if I am not up to going into the office - but I am going to try to make it in, as I feel completely out of sorts having missed three days already. Today definitely would have been a "no go" in terms of work. I have to try to get some school work done this evening or at least tomorrow.

I did shave today  ;D   I was beginning to look like Grizzley Adams, as I had not shaven since Tuesday.  Time for my next dose of Mucinex and some juice.
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 Miss Philicia

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #60 on: December 15, 2012, 01:30:35 PM »
Haven't you people had the flu before?
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #61 on: December 15, 2012, 01:31:57 PM »
Haven't you people had the flu before?

Nope - up until this point, I had been highly favored by God.
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 #62 on: December 15, 2012, 01:32:16 PM »
No, the reason you don't have a boyfriend is manifold. But primarily it's because no 19 year old is interested in your saggy tits.

Now Now be kind , there is some one out there for every one . Short men into nipple play love men with saggy tits . 

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #63 on: December 15, 2012, 03:38:12 PM »
It appears that Hillary caught my flu bug during our last meeting together:

Hillary Clinton Faints - Suffers Concussion
http://news.yahoo.com/secretary-state-faints-sustains-concussion-172605823--politics.html

Sorry Hillary, please forgive me for giving you my flu cooties.
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 #64 on: December 15, 2012, 09:32:03 PM »
That and a tiny peenie.

The baby arm is doing fine, thank you. Testo is not known to affect penis size.

No, the reason you don't have a boyfriend is  your saggy tits.

LMAO.

...you people

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 Mrmojorisin

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #65 on: December 15, 2012, 11:13:17 PM »
Sorry to hear you guys had it so bad...I left work monday and went to the doc..he gave me Tamiflu and loratadine..
 I stayed home on tuesday, I was feeling like shit..stayed in bed and drank gatorade, water and ate crackers...I should have stayed home on wendesday, but went anyway..I am doing a lot better, but still have a minor cough and a little lightheaded..
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 wolfter

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #66 on: December 16, 2012, 12:11:06 AM »
I woke up with the flu this morning too.  Head hurting, slight tummy ache, and excessive need for coffee.  After a couple of mugs, I had an aha moment.  I had the temporary zin flu.
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline Ithappens

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2012, 03:00:48 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.

It's 4grams..so 2 (500mg tabs) x 4 doses but you can rotate tylenol and advil/motrin every 4-6 hrs
4/2009 Negative
6/24/09 ER with 104 degree temp
July-Nov 09 constantly had a cold and was tired, late Nov i asked to be tested
11/30/09 Tested positive and my Dr had the results confirmed before he told me
12/30/09 Appt with ID MD
1/28/10 cd4: 382 VL:72226
2/11/10 Started Atripla
4/10 cd4: 530 VL: UD
8/10 cd4: 551 VL: UD
11/10 cd4: 430 VL: UD
3/11 "                     "
9/11 cd4: 628 VL: UD
2/12 cd4: 638 VL: 103
7/12 cd4: 644 VL: UD 35%
1/13 cd4: 665 VL: UD 36%

Offline eric48

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2012, 07:12:46 PM »
Interesting link here
http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=kb-03-01-08#S4.4X

especially the chapter named:
Effect of Vaccines on HIV Disease Progression

They make a point about flu vaccine transiently increasing HIV RNA (aka VL)

Hope this helps

Eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 3 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF)

Offline bocker3

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Re: The Flu
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2012, 10:35:00 PM »
They make a point about flu vaccine transiently increasing HIV RNA (aka VL)

Eric

No, they do not!  They say some studies show this, some do not.  They DO say there is is increased hospitalization for HIVpoz who get the actual flu though.

Stop trying to scare folks off with half truths

M
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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