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Author Topic: Recreational drugs (bath salts) and CD4+ count  (Read 1929 times)

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Offline multifan

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Recreational drugs (bath salts) and CD4+ count
« on: May 20, 2022, 07:37:29 am »
Until the end of last year I never used any drugs, even cigarettes and alcohol.Unfortunately, for a few months I took bath salts every weekend, sometimes more often - chemsex parties.Today, I received my labs and I'm scared about my CD4 count. In my county it isn't a good idea to talk about drugs with my ID. My ID simply claims I shouldn't take it, because I can lose consciousness. I never expected it. She doesn't tell me anything that can decrease my labs.

Do bath salts and GBL cause decreased CD4s itself?

How long can it take to recover CD4 when I stop taking it?I never missed any HIV pills, I always count them. My CRP is low. Maybe it is only a STD.

Thank you for your advice.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2022, 07:43:40 am by multifan »
OI - CNS Toxoplasmosis, oral candidiasis
17/05/2018  CD4 - 27  VL 188.000 Dexamethasone i.v., Sulfadiazine 2x3g, Daraprim 75mg, Leucovorin 15mg 1xd, Azithromycinum 1xweek 600mg
31/05/2018  start Triumeq
21/06/2018  discharge from hospital
08/07/2018  CD4 - 124  VL 37 Sulfadiazine 1.5g2xd, Daraprim 50mg 1xd, discontinue Azithromycinum
14/08/2018  CD4 - 110 11%
10/10/2018  CD4 -  94  9% 
16/10/2018  CD4 - 154 VL <20
16/11/2018  CD4 - 180 VL<20
20/01/2019 CD4 140 VL<20
29/06/2019 CD4 220 VL <20 13%
29/08/2019 CD4 180  13%
25/09/2019 CD4 220  14%  CD4/CD8 0.31 discontinued Daraprim/Sulfadiazine
18/05/2020 CD4 220 12%
21/08/2020 VL - 39, Chlamydia Trachomatis
08/01/2021 CD4 240 13% CD4/CD8 0.4
03/03/2021 CD4 280 14% CD4/CD8 0.3 VL<40
20/05/2022 CD4 250 18% CD4/CD8 0.5

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Re: Recreational drugs (bath salts) and CD4+ count
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 08:26:18 am »
Today, I received my labs and I'm scared about my CD4 count.

You got the results and are scared. What were the results?

Your past results were floating around 12-14%
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Re: Recreational drugs (bath salts) and CD4+ count
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2022, 04:37:50 pm »
Until the end of last year I never used any drugs, even cigarettes and alcohol.Unfortunately, for a few months I took bath salts every weekend, sometimes more often

Thank you for your advice.

What one does in one life is their own free will & choice, and I wish you well in every way.

Be very careful with the "bath salts", I'm guessing meth, right? It is highly addictive, & an incredibly nasty experience if you do, I know first hand because it happened to me about 14+ years ago. What was a bit of fun over a few weekends with some girls over in Asia (it's a common drug over there), turned very fast into frequent use for days unend and continued over a year or two. I went down from fit & muscular 90kg to 67kgs skinny & terrible looking, & it messes up every aspect of life. Thank God, I got off it myself.

Usually it is made from vile chemicals too, so God knows what damage it can do to your brain, body & health.


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