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Offline SASA39

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« on: December 26, 2007, 04:26:06 PM »
Has anyone had a wounds that would not heal for a long time as a side effect of a HAART .
P.S.: Triglicerids and Cholesterol are high and  fatty liver is under suspicion.
My doc still thinks that it is from a varicose veins     ??? on my right foot but the small itches that protrude into a little woundes are not just at my right foot.
Blood in sugar is normal .
Tumor markers also.......
I also have a swollen feets/hands from time to time
Any expiriences or suggestions...........?
12. Oct`06.  CD4=58 %  VL not issued
25.Dec.`06.         203     VL= 0
25.Dec`06.- 19.Oct`16 :
various ups & downs- mostly ups - from 58-916 and back in #CD and few blips in VL.
19.Oct`16     CD4=644      VL=0

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Wounds
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2007, 08:19:02 PM »
Has anyone had a wounds that would not heal for a long time as a side effect of a HAART .
P.S.: Triglicerids and Cholesterol are high and  fatty liver is under suspicion.

No, Can't say that I have. Been on HAART for 4 years, 2 months, and I always heal very quickly. If one is diabetic, it may may add to the healing time, also cause problems in healing.

As far as the Vericose veins, I have clusters of small ones, just above the ankles on the front of the legs, that haven't really caused me any problems yet, haven't had any problems with the feet swelling, so I can't make any comment on that. Hopefully your doctor will get things sorted out for you. Just try to keep the wounds dressed properly, with some sort of antibiotic ointment, to help in the healing process.

Take care-----Ray

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed 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 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 65 years young.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Wounds
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 11:09:45 PM »
Hey Al,

I've never noted any problems with wounds taking a long time to heal and I've been on meds for nearly 12 years. I guess it could depend on the meds you're on.

I know you've told me before, but I'm getting forgetful. Which meds are you taking?

I have noticed that I bruise/injure more easily now that lipoatrophy has removed much of the fat from my arms and legs. But these don't seem to take longer to heal.

Since your blood sugar is normal, I will guess that diabetes isn't an issue for you.

This is definitely something a doctor should weigh in on and take a look at. Wish I could be more help.



(Big hugs to your wife and children too!)

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Re: Wounds
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2007, 09:33:21 AM »
i definitely have had slight cuts that did take a very long time to heal(mosquito bites,blisters,small cuts etc...)i am presently taking truvada ,norvir and lexiva.if i do get a cut i already know that i have to apply an antibiotic cream and i have to keep it bandaged until it heals.

Offline SASA39

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Re: Wounds
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007, 08:25:29 AM »
For Ray :
Thanks for all advices and because some of you there really are thinking about me..............
A surgical procedure was advised to me a few years before  , because my right leg "venae safena" is not working anymore at all in her upper part.

For Marc :
Thanks , buddy , but it seems to me that I would have to find something on my own to resolve my problem because my doc is so stubborn and he is also a chief of stuff ( and no second opinion because there are only 2 more docs working in a whole state along with him).
Just to inform you that thing with antacids treatman with green apples really work.I take a Famotidine therapy ( H2 inhibitor ) , but when I take a one sliced green apple after a meal sometimes I could just skip Famotidine or took a lesser dose.
I`m on Sustiva , Ziagen (abacavir), and Epivir(lamivudine)

As for wounds I take a good care of them but I`m scared because my daughters want`s me to play , cuddle and hug them and I do not know If I have some new small cut in a place where I could not spot it.
I also have in plan to post here my expiriences about this desease in a few longer posts....................( promising treatmans , alternative addition therapy...)

Ald for all of you that are thinking about me I wnat to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with a lot of health.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2007, 08:31:47 AM by SASA39 »
12. Oct`06.  CD4=58 %  VL not issued
25.Dec.`06.         203     VL= 0
25.Dec`06.- 19.Oct`16 :
various ups & downs- mostly ups - from 58-916 and back in #CD and few blips in VL.
19.Oct`16     CD4=644      VL=0


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