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Author Topic: Change of clinic intensive work up  (Read 1748 times)

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Offline harleymc

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Change of clinic intensive work up
« on: October 09, 2022, 08:14:36 pm »
 I have changed clinic.  I was seeing a general practice (GP) for my primary health care but have switched back to a specialised hiv/ std clinic.  I will still need to find a new doctor for my general health issues.

I had a full panel of bloods and examination. HIV viral load and cd4 counts good, but...

Turns out I have elevated cholesterol, a 16% risk of stroke or heart attack in the next 5 years, so I'm a new bunny for the crestor pills.

Hope these work :)

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Change of clinic intensive work up
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2022, 04:45:09 pm »

Turns out I have elevated cholesterol, a 16% risk of stroke or heart attack in the next 5 years, so I'm a new bunny for the crestor pills.

Hope these work :)

Good luck with the Crestor ! Hopefully you will get it back to range soon.

 I have been off my statin  (symvastatin) since the end of May, when I had the pneumonia, AFIB, and that urinary track infection. No one has told me to restart it ,  so I will be extremely curious as to my next cholesterol numbers, on my next labs, in a month. I think I will be in for a shocker !

Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , Eliquis, Diltiazem. Pravastatin 40mg UPDATED 4/26/23
 Tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of April 18th 2023, Viral load Undetectable. <20 (HIV log Copies <1.30)

CD 4 @661 /  CD4 % @ 18 %
Lymphocytes,absolute-3623 (within range)

CD8 Absolute- 2118 (H)
CD8 percentage-58 (H)
CD4/CD8 Ratio-0.37 (L)


Offline harleymc

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Re: Change of clinic intensive work up
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2022, 06:54:33 pm »
you'll never believe what happens in the cholesterol diaries - click here!


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