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Author Topic: new numbers not as good as I wanted  (Read 451 times)

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Offline 2tcells

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new numbers not as good as I wanted
« on: November 12, 2013, 03:46:33 PM »
So I started with 2 then 4 a month later then 40 a month after that now 2 months from 40 my cd4 is 54... I was thinking it would be like 100 since its been at least doubling all the other times and its been 2 months since then so that sucks. I have been taking my meds on time everytime. Is this a normal increase or slower than normal?
7-4-13 diagnosed cd4- 2      vl-220,600
8-3-13                     cd4- 4      vl- 448
9-3-13                     cd4- 40    vl- ud
11-3-13                   cd4- 54    vl-ud
1-9-14                     cd4- 62    vl- 43
4-3-14                     cd4- 110  vl-ud yay!
8-5-14                     cd4- 95    vl-ud boo

Offline mecch

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Re: new numbers not as good as I wanted
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 03:55:44 PM »
What did the doc say about it? Unfortunately, rebuilding t-cells from 0 can sometimes take a very time.  Keep your steel up - eventually you will get there.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline Mrmojorisin

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Re: new numbers not as good as I wanted
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 07:08:26 PM »
From what I understand it can take a while sometimes. Mine is not increasing as fast as I wish it would. Mine started at 83 when I was diagnosed a year and a half ago. It climbed to 223 6 months later. That was in Oct 2012. I just got my numbers back from the blood draw in Oct this year and my cd 4's are still 223 a year later...
 Got a doctor visit thursday....
 But if you talk to some of the long term guys it took some of them a very long time to get their numbers up..hang in there. It will get better
Started Meds On 5/1/2012 Norvair, Truvada, Prezista, and Bactrim

4/17/2012--CD4 83/ VL 353,000  7.0%
5/15/2012--CD4 218/ VL 4,970    14.1%
6/27/2012--CD4 146/ VL 420      6.1%
10/11/2012-CD4-223/ VL-62       9.5%
2/14/2013--CD4-215/ VL-119      13.6%
7/3/2013---CD4-256/ VL-UD       18.0%
10/18/2013 CD4-223/ VL-UD       22.2%
01/23/2014-CD4-381/VL-UD       25.3%--Dropped the Bactrim

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Offline Jeff G

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Re: new numbers not as good as I wanted
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 07:19:55 PM »
Im a LTS guy and its true ... the meds allow you get to undetectable on a fast track and then is a slow go for the CD4 count to climb . It took me almost 10 years to get above 500 , now I hover around 700 .

Steady wins the race when it comes to CD4 counts .   

 


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