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Author Topic: yay sick and feel horrible  (Read 2086 times)

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Offline MiniPozToyota

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yay sick and feel horrible
« on: January 17, 2013, 05:48:27 PM »
Hey recently just became sick, Im coughing up this thick green mucus and chest somewhat hurts. The dr said I was neg on my flu test and gave me some robi dm for coughing and some headache meds along with some sudofed. (sp) any ideas to help out of just a lot of rest and sleep?
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 05:54:06 PM »
Hey recently just became sick, Im coughing up this thick green mucus and chest somewhat hurts. The dr said I was neg on my flu test and gave me some robi dm for coughing and some headache meds along with some sudofed. (sp) any ideas to help out of just a lot of rest and sleep?

Lots of people swear by mucinex but I'm not much on over the counter meds myself . Lots of liquids and warm soup loosens up the crud well enough for me . I have found Jalapeno peppers help clear my head and chest also . Get some rest and a speedy recovery bud .

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 05:57:14 PM »
Thanks might go sit in a hot bath, just checked my temp and its 100.3
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline coreFighter

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 08:26:57 PM »
that sucks !!! get better soon.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 10:59:38 PM »
sounds like an upper respiratory chest infection and/or bronchitis -- and yes get some Mucines-DM (or a generic form of this)
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Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 03:48:50 PM »
Finally starting to get over this cold or flu think this will bring my cd4 count down?
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 07:03:31 AM »
Finally starting to get over this cold or flu think this will bring my cd4 count down?

It might, and it might not. If it does, it will only be temporary. It's not like CD4s can only go in a southerly direction - they can and do fluctuate up and down all the time.

Funny enough, the last time I had a kidney infection brewing my CD4s were higher than they had been for my previous two or three quarterly blood draws. Go figure.

The nurse practitioner I spoke to at the time said that it may have been because my overall WBCs were a lot higher than normal (due to the infection).

CD4s are a subset of WBCs, so it does stand to reason. WBCs will normally increase in the presence of a bacterial infection.

Anyway, the take-away message in this is... don't sweat it. Any fluctuation in your CD4 count due to a cold or flu will only be temporary. 
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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 08:33:03 PM »
well its going on about a week (thursday) since i caught something, the fever isn't there anymore but the thick mucus is still and the constant coughing (sounds like ive been smoking since i was two!!) btw i dont smoke, I've been through 3 bottles of cough meds and still nothing.... any ideas? oooo yeah also in the morning tim im coughing up blood for about 10mins throughout the day is slighty coughing no blood but at night its like hardcore coughing HELP!!
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 08:41:13 PM »
If you're coughing up blood you should be calling a doctor, not posting incessantly on a web forum. Same rule goes for blood coming out of your butt hole.

It still sounds like bronchitis to me. Does the medicine you bought contain guaifenesin?
« Last Edit: January 23, 2013, 08:43:13 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 08:46:34 PM »
Not sure how we can help.  Even if you were sitting right next to me, I'd still give the same advice.  Coughing blood isn't normal and you should question your doctor instead of hoping for some random answers.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 09:03:53 PM »
Yeah i have another apt for the dr at 740am tomorrow and yes had guaifenesin in one of the meds i picked up.. that ok?
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 09:13:54 PM »
guaifenesin is an expectorant, so yes if it's a respiratory infection it should help. But if it's as bad as you are describing there may be something else going on.
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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 10:06:01 PM »
You should see your doctor.

Succinct information link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coughing-up-blood/MY01064

Take care.
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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 09:44:21 AM »
well its going on about a week (thursday) since i caught something, the fever isn't there anymore but the thick mucus is still and the constant coughing (sounds like ive been smoking since i was two!!) btw i dont smoke, I've been through 3 bottles of cough meds and still nothing.... any ideas? oooo yeah also in the morning tim im coughing up blood for about 10mins throughout the day is slighty coughing no blood but at night its like hardcore coughing HELP!!

When were you last screened for TB? There's a lot of it about these days.
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 04:13:28 PM »
Mini,

Did you see your doctor today?

Hope you are better.
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Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2013, 11:53:26 PM »
hey sorry for the late reply but im 100% better turns up i was getting broncis (SP) and they gave my some antibonics (SP) btw i cant spell worth crap  but i took 2 pills each day for three days and was 10000000 times better thanks for the help people.
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline tednlou2

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Re: yay sick and feel horrible
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2013, 11:59:40 PM »
Glad you're feeling much better. 

 


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