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Author Topic: cd4 - cd8 ratio extreem fatique  (Read 1210 times)

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Offline Pricho01

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cd4 - cd8 ratio extreem fatique
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:55:32 AM »
Hi guys hope everyone is doing alright. I have a question I am hoping someone might be able to answer.I am suffering from extreme fatigue ( I constantly want to nap all day) Also suffering from excessive sweating. Finding it hard to get every day tasks done. My last cd4-cd8 was 22% and viral load 110,000.  Not currently on meds. Has any one else experienced this as it is impacting on my every day life. Would love some feed back on this please.
If any one has has this and has started meds has it helped in any way ?

Appreciate all feed back
Thanks
Phil
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Re: cd4 - cd8 ratio extreem fatique
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 06:21:51 AM »
Phil, your fatigue most likely has little or nothing to do with your CD4/CD8 ratio and everything to do with that high viral load. Why aren't you on meds yet with those numbers? Your CD4% is on the low side - what's your absolute CD4 count?

Your body is constantly fighting that high viral load - no wonder your tired! I had a much lower VL and I was also quite fatigued before I started meds. I have much more energy now.

By the way, you posted this in the Lipo forum. I've moved it to the Living forum as that's the more appropriate place for it.

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Re: cd4 - cd8 ratio extreem fatique
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 12:18:53 PM »
Hi guys hope everyone is doing alright. I have a question I am hoping someone might be able to answer.I am suffering from extreme fatigue ( I constantly want to nap all day) Also suffering from excessive sweating. Finding it hard to get every day tasks done. My last cd4-cd8 was 22% and viral load 110,000.  Not currently on meds. Has any one else experienced this as it is impacting on my every day life. Would love some feed back on this please.
If any one has has this and has started meds has it helped in any way ?

Appreciate all feed back
Thanks
Phil

Hi Phil. 

When I spoke to my doctor about being fatigued he said it was most likely due to my viral load being 50,000.  He said as my viral load comes down this should get better. 

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Re: cd4 - cd8 ratio extreem fatique
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 01:31:46 PM »
Hey there Phil!

I would seriously consider getting on meds.  Seems like that high VL is what is taking the starch out of ya.

George

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Re: cd4 - cd8 ratio extreem fatique
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 02:00:40 PM »
Yep, i can agree with everyone on this...
I had a high vl of 250,000 at diagnosis...21%
inwas dead tired all the time and had no energy.
Started meds and im a new person again...
Got my weight back on and back to my old self again..
You might want to seriously look into starting meds.  Talk to your doctor asap about this.
Good luck.
Feb 23. 2011  poz diagnosed
Feb 28.  cd4 257, vl 262400, %21
Mar 14.  start Atripla
May 18.  cd4 639, vl 690, %33
Aug 19.  cd4 583, vl 60, %38
Nov 18.  cd4 450, vl UD, %38
2012
Feb.19   cd4 649, vl UD, %35
Jun 08.  cd4 524, vl UD, %34
Sep 16.  cd4 567, vl UD, %35
Dec 02.  cd4 592, vl UD, %35
2013
Mar 10.  cd4 688, vl UD, %35

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Re: cd4 - cd8 ratio extreem fatique
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 02:27:45 PM »
The OP was once on Atripla, then halted it last (early) September and wrote that he/she was starting a new regimen in "six weeks" (never understood the cause for the wait but whatever). Just curious what happened and what's gone on in terms of treatment decisions. Plus your first post in this thread doesn't clearly state what your actual cd4 count is, only the %.
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Offline Pricho01

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Re: cd4 - cd8 ratio extreem fatique
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 05:41:10 PM »
The OP was once on Atripla, then halted it last (early) September and wrote that he/she was starting a new regimen in "six weeks" (never understand the cause for the wait but whatever). Just curious what happened and what's gone on in terms of treatment decisions. Plus your first post in this thread doesn't clearly state what your actual cd4 count is, only the %.

Hi thanks everyone.... my cd4 count was 600. The problem I have that my specialist tends to be hesitant about putting me on meds. Last time I saw her (2 weeks ago) she said my vl really wasn't that high cause it can get into the millions.

I may have to force the issue and insist.....

Phil
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Re: cd4 - cd8 ratio extreem fatique
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 06:16:19 PM »
From what I know, anything in the 6 figures is considered on the high side.
Dxd: 9/11/12
Blot confirmed: 11/12
12/12 cd4: 280 (20%) vl: 129,000
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2/13 cd4: 350 (26%) vl: 80
4/13 cd4: 510 (29%) vl:: 35
6/13cd4 350 (31%) vl: 21
9/13 cd4 492 (30%) vl: ud
12/13 cd4 846 (36%) vl: 100
1/14 cd4 480 (31%) vl: UD
3/14 cd4 650 (33%) vl: UD
6/14 cd4 410 (35%) vl: UD
9/14 cd4 439 (38%) vl: UD

Offline Pricho01

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Re: cd4 - cd8 ratio extreem fatique
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 07:26:14 PM »
I have called through and my specialist will hopefully call me this afternoon.  Thanks to everyone for your responses.

And I just would like to add that a post is a snapshot of a particular time.  Things change. I've started pt work and want to be able to manage it. Which I'm finding difficult.  Im over being on the pension!  :-\

I'll just insist.....

Thanks again.
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