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Author Topic: Latest labs and Dexa scan results.  (Read 473 times)

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Offline mitch777

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Latest labs and Dexa scan results.
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:14:40 PM »
Well, add another one to the Osteopenia list. I got the results from my Dexa scan today. The doc tried to explain what the numbers were all about but I really didn't understand anything but the diagnosis. He couldn't find my vitamin D level on my labs and will get back to me. My calcium level is fine. It doesn't appear too bad (I think) but here are the numbers:

Lumbar Spine T score: 0.0
Total Hip T score: -1.4
Femoral Neck T score: -1.8

In other news, My Red Blood count continues to go up@ 6.00 M/UL and my Hematocrit higher as well@ 55.4%. An upward trend over the last 5 labs for both. He is now strongly considering having me let blood on a regular basis.

Also discussed my sleeping issues and the fact that I am not sleeping as well even with the Trazodone. Maybe another med change coming my way.

There you have it.
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline wolfter

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Re: Latest labs and Dexa scan results.
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 05:43:32 PM »
Is your doctor considering meds for the osteopenia?  Or is a wait and see approach?  I believe one of those results borders on Osteoporosis.  I don't recall exactly the cut offs. 

I've been hesitant to explain my issues with Isentress as I don't want people to be freaked out about the side affect I had with it.  We've shared before the struggles I was having with that drug and my inability to sleep.  A simple med change corrected that almost immediately.  I can now sleep without the assistance of white zin  sleep aids.  :)

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Offline mitch777

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Re: Latest labs and Dexa scan results.
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 08:43:52 PM »
Is your doctor considering meds for the osteopenia?  Or is a wait and see approach?  I believe one of those results borders on Osteoporosis.  I don't recall exactly the cut offs. 

I've been hesitant to explain my issues with Isentress as I don't want people to be freaked out about the side affect I had with it.  We've shared before the struggles I was having with that drug and my inability to sleep.  A simple med change corrected that almost immediately.  I can now sleep without the assistance of white zin  sleep aids.  :)

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Ya, it's a wait and see kinda. I'm wondering if a vitamin D test is a separate test from the routine blood work. I have a hard time keeping track of my own stuff let alone others but are there hiv meds that are harder on the bones? Too tired to dig into it.

I'm really hoping for a med change once again. This one just isn't working for me although I know the vast majority seem to have no issues.

As far as letting blood, I asked him how often. He said it could be as much as every 6 weeks. Smoking and Androgel are the biggest culprits. Ugh. I already knew that but...


Seems odd that it wasn't listed.
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

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Re: Latest labs and Dexa scan results.
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 09:02:43 PM »
Vitamin D test is usually separate from a regular cbc blood test. 

The Tenofovir in Truvada is known to cause bone loss. 

I'm sorry to hear about this.  You have had a lot on your plate lately.  I hope things get better.
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Offline mitch777

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Re: Latest labs and Dexa scan results.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 09:07:51 PM »
Vitamin D test is usually separate from a regular cbc blood test. 

The Tenofovir in Truvada is known to cause bone loss. 

I'm sorry to hear about this.  You have had a lot on your plate lately.  I hope things get better.

Thanks. The plate still seems full and will be for quite some time.

I think my doc didn't want to admit to me that he didn't think ahead to order that test. Disappointing.
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

 


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