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Offline bigrob37

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thanks everyone for your replies
« on: October 08, 2008, 12:43:39 PM »
just got back from my appt today and my count went from 12 to 55
the viral load is undectable. Time to celebrate question I used to drink beer a lot
and its been a year since I have had one. Has anyone drank while on there meds, is it safe.
My doc says go ahead and tryone, just makes me a little nervous. After taking my meds at night I feel drunk.
take care everyone

Offline jennynyc7

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Re: thanks everyone for your replies
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 12:47:38 PM »
i am quite the opposite, never drank before HIV. Now that I am dating a guy in a band (yeah, I know, my mom told me those guys are "bad"...lol)  I drink on occasion, but not beer, yucky, I drink Rum, Bourbon or vodka but I don't drink much.What meds are you on? I am on Viramune & truvada so it is risky on my liver as it is but the Dr says it is ok in moderation. I am sure beer would be more gentle than the hard stuff I drink. When were you diagnosed?
1/3/08-ARS began
Initial Vl=99000
2/14/08-began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
3/01/08=Swapped Reyataz for Viramune
5/1/08:     vl= undetectable
10/24/08:  vl=undetectable
                cd4=1172 (55%)

12/4/08:    vl=254 (hopefully just a small blip)

Offline atlq

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Re: thanks everyone for your replies
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 12:49:58 PM »
Moderation is the key here (and don't be drinking/pillin' and driving), but I think your doc  is giving you good advice. Have a beer! You deserve to celebrate!

Pillin' is a registered trademark of atlq productions
“Keep up the good work....   And God bless you.”
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Offline atlq

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Re: thanks everyone for your replies
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 12:54:54 PM »
Oh and Rob...ya might want to move this over to the Living with Forum.....or the Just Tested Forum......

edited to make me look prescient...
« Last Edit: October 08, 2008, 02:21:53 PM by atlq »
“Keep up the good work....   And God bless you.”
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Offline pozmnguy

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Re: thanks everyone for your replies
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 08:15:50 PM »
Big Rob,

Way To Go!!!!!  Woo Hoo!

My doc say like the rest everything in moderation, and with that kind of news I would be bellied up to the bar w/ Martini in hand!


3/08   Diagnosed
4/08  CD4  34           VL     537,000   Started Atripla
5/08  CD4 144    8%  VL        1,010
9/08  CD4 141    8%  VL            60

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: thanks everyone for your replies
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 08:34:35 AM »
Rob, it's good to know you're doing well and moving along.

Moderation is the key about drinking. It's really good that you are developing a good working partnership with your doctor. That's one of the best tools you have for staying well.

Andy Velez

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: thanks everyone for your replies
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008, 09:28:35 AM »

   Glad you are experiencing improvement in your numbers.  Any increase is a good reason to celebrate just do it in moderation.  I use to drink quite a bit before I became positive.  By the time I got my diagnosis I slowed down considerably.  I have tried to drink since starting my meds and I do remember when I was on Atripla that I would get ill after I drank one beer.  Didn't happen with some of the clear liquors and wines, but one beer would make me sick.

   My doctor asked me if I drank and I told them no, which they replied, "It's Ok to drink a little".

   Like everyone else said moderation is the key.
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