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Author Topic: WAR: im failing  (Read 1936 times)

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Offline isitthatbad

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WAR: im failing
« on: November 05, 2008, 05:03:52 PM »
My CD4 in July was 610..My CD4 in Nov is 459 :'( Im devestated but the clinical nurse says its a good result?? I dont have an appointmemt to see my consultant for another 2 weeks its not normal to fall that much so quick..is it??? please tell me??

Offline Longislander

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Re: WAR: im failing
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 05:07:05 PM »
Cd4's rise and fall without meds.  459 is still a good #.  I don't know if you're on them or not from your post.  You can see my fluctuations below my signature line.

Stress is NO GOOD with HIV, try your best to relax until you can see your counselor, ok??

infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline isitthatbad

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Re: WAR: im failing
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 05:09:22 PM »
Thanx..im not on meds..yet..i am stressed i constantly worry about the "damage" but receiving the result today has got me down

Offline aztecan

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Re: WAR: im failing
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 09:47:19 PM »
Well, before I went on meds, my CD4s were known to rise and fall quite a bit, sometimes 200 to 300 at a time.

Don't sweat a single lab result. Look for ongoing trends.

And, as Longislander said, stress doesn't do anybody any good. So, try to take a few deep breaths and remember one set of labs doesn't really mean much by itself.



"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline newt

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Re: WAR: im failing
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 06:09:20 PM »
WAR: im failing

Nah, your CD4 is practically normal. The numbers game is a bit like bingo, but personally I don;t pay much attention to my CD4 now as long as my viral load is undetectable (on treatment). it can really screw your head fretting over 50 CD4s there and 50 here, when most likely they's hiding in your lymph or pancreas or sommat and so not available for counting. Plus a variation of +/- 100 or more is easy on CD4 counts, depends on so many factors. as Aztec says, it's the trend that counts (I am so getting a t shirt with that on).

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline isitthatbad

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Re: WAR: im failing
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 12:23:16 PM »
My VL has increased from 119000 upto 29000


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