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Offline aztecan

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med anniversary
« on: March 14, 2013, 01:09:44 PM »
Hey, it's March isn't it!

That means I have now been on meds for 12 years and am heading for lucky 13.

March 1996: Saquinavir, AZT and Epivir - 17 pills a day and massive projectile diarrhea.

March 2013: Isentress, Truvada - 3 pills a day and no gastrointestinal side effects at all.

I feel MAHVELOUS!

HUGS,

Mark
« Last Edit: March 14, 2013, 01:13:03 PM by aztecan »
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Online Jeff G

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 01:18:40 PM »
Congratamedulations Mark ... Please keep taking your meds and remember what happened to the nutty professor when he stopped taking his potions .

Offline denb45

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 01:56:47 PM »
Only 13 yrs.  been on Meds since 88

AZT was what I started with

anywho, here's to 20 more wonderful yrs.

and congrats to ya  ;)


HUGS


DEN  :D
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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 04:52:27 PM »
congrats Mark!

Our stories are very similar.
I started a bit earlier with the crapola AZT but got on the "good" meds in 1996 as well.
Switched a couple of weeks ago to the same meds you take.
(changed from Atripla)
My head is much clearer in the AM with the only side effect being insomnia.
(hope THAT goes bye-bye)
Happy to hear you are feeling Mahvelous!!! :)

31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 12:58:54 AM »

Congratulations Mark !  BUT,!!,  If you started meds in 1996, wouldn't you have been on meds going on 17 years ?

Glad to hear that things are better for you, on the newer meds. nice that the gastro problems ceased.  I never had issues with that.

I will be on meds just 10 years this coming October.

Peace----Ray
« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 01:01:00 AM by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline aztecan

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 02:18:27 AM »
Hey, it's March isn't it!

That means I have now been on meds for 17 years and am heading for 18.

March 1996: Saquinavir, AZT and Epivir - 17 pills a day and massive projectile diarrhea.

March 2013: Isentress, Truvada - 3 pills a day and no gastrointestinal side effects at all.

I feel MAHVELOUS! (Although I just edited this because I found out I cannot add or subtract properly.  :o)

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline wolfter

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 07:19:12 AM »
Congrats on the milestone!!!!!   Even if your math skills aren't as sharp as they once were, you're still marvelous. 

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

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 07:45:24 AM »
... you're still marvelous. 

much luvs
Wolfie

I agree !!

Mark,...

You haven't forgotten your age yet have you?  :o  I remember having to as Ed a few years ago, whether I was 57 or 58. There was something about the late 50's , that kept playing mind games with me. I guess the years were just zipping by too fast.   :P  It's easy to remember 61, since big things are changing for me when I reach 62, in 9 months.

I always hated math, and mess up all the time ! It was my worst subject in school, otherwise, I am pretty much a genius ( LOL)  :P

Ray 8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline denb45

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 09:21:00 AM »

I always hated math, and mess up all the time ! It was my worst subject in school, otherwise, I am pretty much a genius ( LOL)  :P

Ray 8)

Don't feel too bad Ray

I cannot even balance my checkbook

Bob has to do it for me if things go too south

he can always fix my mistakes

gotta love him for that  ;)


HUGS

DEN  :D
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

Offline denb45

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 09:29:36 AM »
Congrats on the milestone!!!!!   Even if your math skills aren't as sharp as they once were, you're still marvelous. 

much luvs
Wolfie

Mark, are you sure you haven't been on Meds longer  ???

Heck, your my age  :o  don't you turn 56 this yr.  ;)

HUGS

DEN  :D
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

Offline aztecan

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2013, 11:35:20 AM »
Yes, I will be 56 this year, although for the life of me, I thought I was going to be 57.

I think Ray is right, the years are just speeding by too quickly.

I am planning a visit to Lauglin, Nev., so I can feel young again.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline AlanBama

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 06:49:39 PM »
I wondered about your 'calculation' when I first read the post...LOL.

I started the dreaded AZT in 1988.  Added 3TC in 1992 (and there went the nerves in my feet!).   Also started the Saquinavir in 1996, and it saved me from imminent death.
Glad you are doing well on your current meds with no "real" side effects.

Our ride wild continues, Mr. Toad....:)
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline phillypinko

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013, 07:56:16 PM »
My triglycerides have skyrocketed over the last two years. I take Reyataz,viread,isentress and a norvir booster. I am also bipolar and take zyprexa which can throw fats haywire. The strange thing is my cholesterol is under 200. Foating between 150 and 180. Im begnning the process of finding out WHICH drug is trowing everything out of whack....any suggestions or tips?

Offline aztecan

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2013, 11:48:48 AM »
Hey Phillypinko,

If I were to hazard a guess, I would say it could be the PIs or the Zyprexa.

Were it me, I would ask your doc about the Reyataz/Novir, to see what he/she thinks.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline LongTimeSurvivor

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2013, 07:13:26 AM »
Hmm...I think I'll congratulate you for managing to survive despite being on drugs for so long.

On a slightly different note...I haven't been on this here internet thingy as much lately so might have missed some gossip...wanted to know how things were going since your operation. Hope you have experienced success!

LTS
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Offline aztecan

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2013, 10:48:46 AM »
Hey LTS,

The surgery was a success. The hump is history, I hope.

There is still a chance it could come back, but I refuse to dwell on that prospect, and shall, instead, enjoy it while I don't have it!

I am still paying the bills, though. But, that's life in America.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Online Jeff G

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2013, 10:57:00 AM »
Mark , I'm so happy to hear you had a successful surgery and are ready to rock and roll .


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2013, 08:58:15 AM »
Hey LTS,

The surgery was a success. The hump is history, I hope.

HUGS,

Mark


Mark,...

Glad to hear the surgery was a success !

Ray  8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Online mitch777

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2013, 02:09:00 PM »
Great to hear Mark!
Must feel like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders.
(sorry, couldn't resist. :-[.)
Get your rest and I hope your recovery is quick and easy.
m.
31 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline Fisher

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2013, 05:15:21 PM »
Good news Mark! But watch out for 57! Kind of makes one try to be 35 again and very resistant to the passing of time and to age 58. 
- fisher
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 Western Blot
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: med anniversary
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2013, 06:03:57 PM »
I am SO glad Mark!  I know it is something you WILL NOT miss one bit!

HUGS, Alan

PS  now you can buy some new shirts, right?
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