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Author Topic: My update  (Read 1897 times)

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Offline joemutt

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My update
« on: December 13, 2006, 02:22:16 AM »
M cd4s were 1440 at 48% in June and now 769 at 41 %, my dr said I shouldn't worry about, actually I feel betterthen before, but I think it's down a lot nevertheless. ???
I changed my meds today from Combivir and Viramune to 3TC Viread and Viramune, quite happy to kick the azt after 9.5 years, let's see how that goes, whether I can feel the Viread Wind beneath my Wings. ::)
oh, and I moved, live in my own appartment now, lost 6 pounds since i moved becoz eat only healthy stuff now. :)
ok now the bf and the car and the gym and I can retire peacefully, lol. :D
(I m a 45 year old gwm who found this site on Jan 8 06, I live in Thailand, life's pretty ok)
Happy Holidays y'all.

Offline yowsaa

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Re: My update
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 02:41:17 AM »
Hiya Joe !

9.5 years on azt, yikes. I was starting to dissolve(lipo) after 4.5  ;)  .Haha, yes the viread might give you wind alright , maybe out of the tailpipe  ;)

A very merry holiday season to you also  :)

p.s. nice numbers

Offline Nadine

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Re: My update
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 06:36:13 AM »
Looking good Joe

Happy Holidays to you!  :)

Offline Longislander

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Re: My update
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 11:12:02 PM »
all sounds good Joe ;D
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline AlanBama

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Re: My update
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006, 11:22:40 PM »
Sounds good Joe.   I gave up Combivir this year also.....the lipoatrophy had started to hit me HARD.   I attribute it to AZT, maybe I'm wrong, but it's easy for me to make it the villain, since I have always hated it, back from the days when that was all I had.....

hugs & congrats,

"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 Eldon

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Re: My update
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006, 11:27:35 PM »

"Don't Give Up, Don't Give In... Cause it is all within you to WIN!"

Offline Val

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Re: My update
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006, 04:42:01 AM »
So glad to learn that you're doing great, Joe!  As for the TCells, I'd rather concentrate on your percentage which has not changed that much...

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Offline heartforyou

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Re: My update
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006, 05:10:23 AM »

Things seem to fall into place for you finally.
Congratulations with your "own place" Living in a hotelroom can be "limiting".

764... I think it is a great number and it is all about how you feel with it .

The new combo is great... I had practically no side effects at all.

keep going....

Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Kivexa (Epzicom),Tivicay once daily.

Switching to Viramune, Isentress and Emtriva

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline joemutt

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Re: My update
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006, 08:29:42 AM »
That's sweet Herm, off course my 2006 would'nt
have been the same if I hadn't met you and your whirlwind energy.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: My update
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2006, 08:39:59 AM »
happy that you're happy! (no more azt!)  ;D

sending love,

Offline water duck

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Re: My update
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2006, 11:41:55 AM »
Dear Joemutt,

Thank you so much for the up-date. You seems disappointed about your cd4 counts, i only got slightly more than half of what you have. You had always told me not to worry, what must i said to you then ??

Now that is the great news i had been waiting for awhile !! YOUR OWN APPARTMENT !! Now that you have stopped holed up in that hotel room, things are going to open up. So so happy for you, give me a warm glow, knowing where you are coming from.

How about trying GYM , bf and car !!??


Offline blondbeauty

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Re: My update
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2006, 12:13:33 PM »
Hi! Nice to hear from you!  :-*
Maybe teh AZT is responsible for your slight drop in your cd4 count. I am shure they will be above 1.000 with the new meds.
Anyway those numbers are excellent.
 :-* :-* :-*
The only member in these forums approved by WINBA: World International Nail and Beauty Association.
Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
Last V.L.count (Oct 2013): Undetectable
Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

Offline poet

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Re: My update
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2006, 05:14:05 PM »
Thought I would post that while Combivir didn't work for me because of the other, non-AZT drug in the combo., I haven't had any physical reactions to AZT after perhaps 10 years on it.  Sorry to hear that it became a problem for you, Alan.  I just wanted to open the door to anyone reading this thread that you may or may not have a side effect from it. 

Happy holidays to you, Joe.  I am so glad that this year has gotten you so far from where you started it. Best, Win
Winthrop Smith has published three collections of poetry: Ghetto: From The First Five; The Weigh-In: Collected Poems; Skin Check: New York Poems.  The last was published in December 2006.  He has a work-in-progress underway titled Starting Positions.


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