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Author Topic: Recently diagnosed and have questions  (Read 1129 times)

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Offline Jose0205

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Recently diagnosed and have questions
« on: October 20, 2013, 06:35:02 PM »
I was diagnosed last month that I am hiv positive.
Since then I haven't been to the doctor yet. I'm waiting for my Ryan White to kick in.
I was wondering if its okay for me to exercise right now? I'm scared to cause I'm worried I might over work my body cause I'm not on any medications right now. Also is it okay for me to take a multivitamin? I'm scared to take that cause I'm worried it might affect the medication the doctors put me on. I'm 21 years old btw

Offline ad2san

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Re: Recently diagnosed and have questions
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 07:01:58 PM »
Hi there, off course you can go and exercise, right now, tomorrow  ;), whenever you want ....  I practiced 10 years karate semi-pro level and was not on med ... Multivitamin are fine too ! Enjoy life.  8)
Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
October 2012 CD4 684 UD 29%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
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Offline weasel

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Re: Recently diagnosed and have questions
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 08:17:47 PM »
I was diagnosed last month that I am hiv positive.
Since then I haven't been to the doctor yet. I'm waiting for my Ryan White to kick in.
I was wondering if its okay for me to exercise right now? I'm scared to cause I'm worried I might over work my body cause I'm not on any medications right now. Also is it okay for me to take a multivitamin? I'm scared to take that cause I'm worried it might affect the medication the doctors put me on. I'm 21 years old btw

  Nice to meet you Jose ,
                                       You will be OK .   
 I know it is very new to you and very scary . But it will grow to be normal one of these days .
   Living with HIV  for 30 plus years I have found the more exercise the better . I do not take Vitamins , I eat good foods  ;)
  I'm sure you will find many people here to help you threw the bad times and the good times that will
follow . 
            Now do some sit-ups  :)

                                                    Be well ,          Weasel 
" Live and let Live "

Offline Houskypoz

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Re: Recently diagnosed and have questions
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 12:01:01 PM »
work out and exercise and get your body healthy and ready to fight this virus.  You'll be fine. You'll live a long life.  I was just diagnosed a few months ago and I was put on meds.  Don't see a difference at all, no side affects.  Still work out every day.
Take your vitamins, work out, eat right.  Do all the stuff you did or should have done before. 
Live life to it's fullest.  You have a great future ahead of you.

Offline Jose0205

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Re: Recently diagnosed and have questions
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 08:31:58 PM »
Thanks guys. I've been gaining weight like crazy due to me just lying in bed sad all the time eating. But I'm feel great and ready to move forward in life. Making a exercise plan for me

Offline hoyw1975

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Re: Recently diagnosed and have questions
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 02:56:31 AM »
I got diagnosed in June this year and one of the things I found really helpful was that several people pointed out that this isn't the end of the world. I have a long-term, chronic health condition, sure. But it's one that can be managed -- managed more easily than diabetes. It's not all roses and puppies, but it's really not the end of the world either. And the latest studies are that the life expectancy for HIV+ people is pretty much the same as the life expectancy for negative people. Our diagnosis does not mean we're going to die young any more.

Are there support organisations in your city? Here in the UK, the Terrence Higgins Trust runs group courses for newly diagnosed people and I found that pretty helpful too -- I got to meet some other guys in just the same situation as me.

Don't be scared about going to the HIV clinic. They won't judge you or make you feel stupid or bad. But they will monitor your overall health, so that you can start meds before you get ill. But no-one will force you to start meds if you're not ready to. And, as Houskypoz pointed out, plenty of people don't get side-effects or only get minimal side-effects -- and side-effects get better as your body gets used to the meds anyway.

It's a tough thing to get diagnosed with HIV, but everyone here has been through what you're going through now and we're all happy to help in any way we can.

Good luck, dude!  :)

 


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