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Author Topic: Immune Restoration Syndrome  (Read 1250 times)

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Offline SASA39

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Immune Restoration Syndrome
« on: February 17, 2007, 03:15:54 PM »
Has anyone have to deal with this ?

It happened when a Cd4 rises quickly regardless of a number......

I`m frightened a litlle bit -  cd4 has arose from 58 - 203 in just a 1,5 month !

Is there any way to avoid it ?

Oct.     `06.  CD4=58  ?    %       VL not perform. ?!?
25.Dec.`06.         203       14        VL= 0
29.May.`07.    broken device        VL=1363
20.June`07     broken device        VL=0
25.Dec `07  CD4=582                  VL=70
14.May `08  CD4=448
29.July `08                                  VL=0
26.Nov `08  CD4=674                    VL=179
16.Mar `09  CD4=554                    VL=0
19.Jan`10 CD4=715               
03.Mar`10                                    VL=0
24.Aug`10 CD4=524                     VL=0
04.Dec`10 CD4=626                     VL=0
15.Sep`11                                   VL=93
17.Nov`11                                   VL=0
05/26 .Jul`12 CD4=713                 VL=0
28.Nov`12 CD4=916                     VL=0
09.May`13                                 VL=0

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Immune Restoration Syndrome
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007, 03:18:43 PM »
I've gotten it several times, whenever I started antiviral therapy. It sucks, but so long as you are in contact with your doctor (in case things get out of hand), you should muddle through.  There's really no way to avoid it, and it appears that for the most part, only OTC drugs can minimize the effects.

You simply might have to get sicker before you get better, as your immune system finally begins to kick in again.

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Offline whizzer

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Re: Immune Restoration Syndrome
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2007, 07:16:08 PM »

I had immune reconstitution syndrome a couple of months after starting meds.  My CD4s rose from 260 to 1400 in two months.  I don't think there's a whole lot you can do to avoid it.  Some physicians prescribe corticosteroids to control it, if it occurs, though that is not true in all cases.  Anyways, a few weeks later I was all better.

Offline Elizabeth

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Re: Immune Restoration Syndrome
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2007, 07:31:36 PM »
What basically causes this is that when your immune system starts to work again, it suddenly recognizes diseases that have infected the body, but that the immune system was too messed up to recognize.  Hence the immune system suddenly gets on the stick and starts to fight these diseases and you end up sicker than you were.  Some can be very serious illnesses.

Here's a link to several articles on the subject.


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