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Author Topic: I'm scared, my bf is in Hospital T_T  (Read 1434 times)

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Offline Zanarkand

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I'm scared, my bf is in Hospital T_T
« on: March 05, 2007, 01:33:30 PM »
Jaryd and I are both hiv+
Jaryd was infected about 5 years ago, his current cd4 is at about 70...
I was infected (still hiv-????) last year July 3
I don't know about me, I still test hiv- even though we have done everything a lot
(diff topic)

He hasn't been sick for the last 8 months, I've been taking good care of him.
Before me he didn't eat right, think right... nothing
He didn't even know he was hiv+
Neither did I

Jaryd has very sensitive nasal passages which means he gets headaches from it.
He used to take "Myprodol" which contains Codein(sp??)
His headaches got worse and worse, he started to take more myprodols.
When I found out he was taking about 8 Pills a day, I stopped him straight away
It was obviously addiction.

It's been 6 days now since withdrawl...
He has had migrains worse than hell, He can't sleep, He can't eat he throws up everything.
He experiences a lot of pain everywhere.
He cries at night.

Today (3 Days since side effects)
I decided to admit him to the hospital
His nausea is gone and so are the minor withdrawl symptoms.
He has a massive headache.... At the hospital the only way they could stop the pain was to knock him out.
They took his blood to find that he was 100% clean of Codein....

I'm scared....
What can be causing him such pain?
I fear it could be an OI

T_T

Kent
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Re: I'm scared, my bf is in Hospital T_T
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 02:20:29 PM »
Dear Kent,

I'm sorry to read that Jaryd's ill and having a tough time. Hopefully things can be gotten under control while he's in the hospital. It sounds to me as if he needs a thorough examination.

A few things are not clear to me from what you have written. Is he regularly under a doctor's care?

You say you're both HIV positive but also that you last tested negative in July. When did you test positive and are you under a doctor's care? Along with being concerned about Jaryd, you need to be making sure your own health is being maintained.

When you have the time and the energy please clarify about these matters.

Wishing you and Jaryd well, 
Andy Velez

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Re: I'm scared, my bf is in Hospital T_T
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 02:27:11 PM »
Thanks for your reply Andy

Jaryd is normally under doctor's care, we go often.

Well, I haven't tested hiv+ ever.
I last tested in November....
I'm sure I have the virus but right now Jaryd is my main concern.
I look after myself very well, eating right, soon going to go for full blood tests to see what's going on...



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Re: I'm scared, my bf is in Hospital T_T
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 05:46:10 PM »
Kent, then what about your first, original, statement that both of you are hiv+?  Did you write this because you assume, although you continue to test negative, that you are hiv+? 

As for Jaryd, with a cd4 count of 70, I hope that you know, by using the info. here, that he is likely to get o.i.'s?  Is he on hiv meds?  If not, do you know why?  Since you both see the doctor regularly, can you add details to what you have posted, such as what has he done since testing positive 5 years ago?  Have you seen a pattern to his cd4 count?  To his viral load?  Try to remember anything you may have heard?  Thanks, 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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Re: I'm scared, my bf is in Hospital T_T
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2007, 03:44:19 AM »
He doesn't know his viral load.
His Cd4 was about 150 in sept, now it's about 80 or so...
I'm getting him to start ARVS...
Problem is we can't afford it...
On top of that the government program (south africa) is like a death sentence
They say if youre cd4 isnt below 200 then they won't give you arvs.
What happens when his CD4 reaches over 200? He stops arvs and dies?
We might be able to get something on medical aid... I hope....
T_T

Kent
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Re: I'm scared, my bf is in Hospital T_T
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2007, 05:43:16 AM »
Now I have to hope that our African experts find this thread to offer some help.  Your boyfriend needed to be on ARVS way back before September.  We in the U.S. are looking at 350 cd4's or so as the point to start, although I date way back and started around 250.  In theory, once someone starts on meds. he/she must/should continue on them, not just to bring the cd4's up past 200.  The problem which you point out is money, the cash needed to pay for ARVS if the government or some other entity doesn't step in.  I hope that our African experts will know of programs or that you can access the internet to find them focused on Africa since we keep hearing about them here.  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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