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Author Topic: Why am I so tired?  (Read 10328 times)

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Offline pointer165

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Re: Why am I so tired?
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2007, 08:28:23 PM »
I was a Pharmacist about 18 years ago when I went on disability...so going on 19 years now being POZ..for the past three years I joined my gym just because it gives me social interaction with the rest of humanity & not just POZ people(there's nothing wrong with all of you people but I just don't like to hang with just you..I like variety :-)  )...so I got involved with an aquaaerobics class.........I can not swim but was looking for something that was not high impact & this was the answer...so I do that twice a week on Wed & Friday and have added a day out of the pool on Monday with Nia(which is a combo of karate,ballet,yoga etc)......it's allot of fun & what is MOST IMPORTANT..YOU GO AT YOUR PACE..IT IS NOT A MARATHON..if I tire I just walk to keep my heartbeat up then join in again...I only do it because it HAS to be fun and out of that fun comes the benefit.....which is TOTAL exhaustion when I get home(I almost always take a nap when I come home from the gym)  & meeting new & interesting people....but especially in the cold ,dark winter mornings...I drag my ass into that gym because it costs me allot of money...my mind says get up!..go use it...and then it kicks in why I'm there when I'm there....and the bow on the package is that the pool class has now become an extended family of sorts...we have an annual xmas party,Halloween party(in the pool BTW)....so yes yes yes to excercise...if my body was NOT in the shape it was in last year I would never have been able to recover from that cancer in my ear(stage one lymphoma) & the chemo that went with it..I learned that one the hard way!.and always take naps...it helps if you don't work...but I know in this world if you haven't set youself up financially...you have to work!

Tony
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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Why am I so tired?
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2007, 12:02:38 AM »
Lisa,
A 12 hour a night sleep is the norm for me anymore. But I've been on meds for 23 years. But I have always battled fatigue, ever since I can remember. I recently went to a sleep center and discovered I have sleep apnea. I'm hoping that once I get started on a new machine, that it will help me sleep better (more REM sleep). I hope this is just a freak thing for you. Has it been going on for a while now?

Hope you get your strength back soon .
Positive since 1985

Offline northernguy

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Re: Why am I so tired?
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2007, 10:34:02 PM »
Amazing.  This is SOOOOOOOOOOO me too.  There are some moments when I'm absolutely exhausted all the time!  I've noticed this over the past few years, especially as my sinus infections and eczema has gotten worse.  (Now that I'm diagnosed I can see - in hindsight - that these are all symptoms of being hiv+). 

Plan to ask my doc about the exhaustion at my first appointment for my bloods.

Your experiences are exactly mine: sinus aches & problems, bad eczema and some days I'm so tired I think I'll fall of my chair.
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Why am I so tired?
« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2007, 01:28:44 AM »
I have to get at least 9 hours or more of sleep. And I have noticed that I take more naps recently. With the way my counts have dropped recently, I expect this is the reason for the fatigue.
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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Offline Fosbery

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Re: Why am I so tired?
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2007, 02:00:59 AM »


Well I'm glad to see that I'm not alone, I am tired all the time and like most of you by the time I get home from work I'm so tired I have to have a nap, this was never something I use to do, and unlike some of you and wish I could have a solid sleep at night, but all I do is twist and turn all night. My doctor like the rest of you seems to dismiss it and tells me to get my ass to the gym andl lose some weight and I won't be so tired. I use to go to the gym 5 days a week and now I'm lucky if I get there twice a week. I've gained like 25lbs since this all started a year ago. It really sucks.

Offline belgium

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Re: Why am I so tired?
« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2007, 06:03:42 AM »
i am by nature a very nervous person, i always managed with 4 hrs sleep a night and i race tru the day at full speed.
but this year it has been very difficult, i need at least 7 hrs of sleep a night to be in a fit state and when i'm tired i start to shake all over my body.
i know i should slow down but i just can't (won't), i accepted a new job recently wich is much fun but it depletes my energy levels even more then my previous one used to do.
doctor gave me a very mild sedative for,  as he put it "put my engine on a lower rev"
it is frustrating though, i dont want to slow down and i see myself in a sort of battle with HIV, most of the days i win, but sadly i noticed that recently HIv is scoring points too!
maybe i'm losing ground, my last labs weren't very good, VL 12000 and CD4 500 ,wich is very low for me, oh we'll see this month , dracula comes to bite again!
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Offline ndrew

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Re: Why am I so tired?
« Reply #56 on: March 11, 2007, 10:23:01 AM »
Hello,

I was exhausted some mornings even before infection.  Some of it is getting older, but I think my allergies run my body down as well.  Going to the gym helps, but then sometimes that makes me feel like sleeping all day.  I try to keep busy, but sometimes I have to take a lot of breaks, because if I am exhausted I get easily frustrated with what I am doing and stressed.

Drew

 


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