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Author Topic: Zinc and first post poz cold  (Read 521 times)

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Offline Cojo

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Zinc and first post poz cold
« on: January 21, 2014, 07:13:02 AM »
After two years of being poz I have my first significant cold / flu. That's the good news that it's been that long!
The bad news - anxiety creeping in about my bodies ability to fight it off with 460 CD4 cells. I'm not quite sure when I should be making a doc appointment compared to when I was negative.  May sound trite, but another first.

Does anyone know if Zinc tablets are ok to take? On Truvada and Isentress
May 2011 - Tested Positive
June 2011 - CD4 330   16%   VL182,000 no resistance
Oct 6, 2011 - CD4 300  20%  VL 60,000
Oct 7, 2011 - start Truvada / Isentress
Nov 29, 2011 CD4 280 26% VL 54
Feb 7 2012 CD4 260 25% UD!
Mar 20 2012 CD4 400 28%
June 2012 CD4 330 26% UD
Sept 2012 CD4 450 32% UD
Dec 2012 CD4 310 28% UD
May 2013 CD4 500 32% UD
Oct 2013 CD4 460 33% UD
May 2014 CD4 360 33% UD

Offline +/-

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Re: Zinc and first post poz cold
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 09:43:41 AM »
Hi Cojo ...

Get checked by your GP and take any meds prescribed for cold / flu ... don't get so stressed about your T-cells not being able to fight it off ...

Am in the same range of your CD4 cells, had a cold this winter, was examined, took meds and 2 days later I was at work again ...

Not sure about the Zinc tablets - you should ask this question to your GP - sure thing is that I always consider being examined by either my GP or ID consultant if I am not feeling well, even when it's a simple cold.

You should do the same  :)


Offline Cojo

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Re: Zinc and first post poz cold
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 07:31:35 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to reply and I appreciate the anti-stressing insight. Just one more step on the journey,
May 2011 - Tested Positive
June 2011 - CD4 330   16%   VL182,000 no resistance
Oct 6, 2011 - CD4 300  20%  VL 60,000
Oct 7, 2011 - start Truvada / Isentress
Nov 29, 2011 CD4 280 26% VL 54
Feb 7 2012 CD4 260 25% UD!
Mar 20 2012 CD4 400 28%
June 2012 CD4 330 26% UD
Sept 2012 CD4 450 32% UD
Dec 2012 CD4 310 28% UD
May 2013 CD4 500 32% UD
Oct 2013 CD4 460 33% UD
May 2014 CD4 360 33% UD

Offline buginme2

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Re: Zinc and first post poz cold
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 08:32:25 PM »
a 460 Cd4 count is essentially normal.  Unless there is something special about your "cold" you do not need to see your doctor. 

Skip the zinc.  The latest ive heard on zinc is that 1. it doesnt work so its a waste of money and 2. may not be that great for you (although I dont remember the specifics).

I would recommend a regimen of ginger ale, some netflix, and find a hotty to give you a massage. 

Offline Cojo

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Re: Zinc and first post poz cold
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 07:02:07 AM »
Now your talking bug!
May 2011 - Tested Positive
June 2011 - CD4 330   16%   VL182,000 no resistance
Oct 6, 2011 - CD4 300  20%  VL 60,000
Oct 7, 2011 - start Truvada / Isentress
Nov 29, 2011 CD4 280 26% VL 54
Feb 7 2012 CD4 260 25% UD!
Mar 20 2012 CD4 400 28%
June 2012 CD4 330 26% UD
Sept 2012 CD4 450 32% UD
Dec 2012 CD4 310 28% UD
May 2013 CD4 500 32% UD
Oct 2013 CD4 460 33% UD
May 2014 CD4 360 33% UD

 


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