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Offline jinghua

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shingle again??
« on: August 03, 2006, 11:52:19 AM »

help!!! i had shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so scare~~~what can i do? does this mean my cd4 had reached the minimum?? and if i have to start meds,i will have to be taking the meds EXACTLY the same time everyday??? please~~~~~~HELP ME!!! I don't want to have shingle again!!!
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Offline jkinatl2

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Re: shingle again??
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 12:06:34 PM »
Welcome to the forums! I am sorry you are experiencing shingles. Have you seen a doctor about them? Have you gotten medication to help treat them? What is your CD4 count?

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Re: shingle again??
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 05:56:46 PM »
Hi Jingua,

You sound really scared. I hope you'll find some support here.

Shingles can happen with a reasonably high cd 4 count. And yes it is possible that you get it again, so you better go to a doctor, the sooner it gets treated the better!

Medicationschedules are often easier nowadays, but I think your first priority has to be to get medication for shingles ASAP
Some people get shingles pretty often and have medication in their homes for emergencies. That enables you to start treatment quicker so that it doesn't get that serious.

Hope this helps!

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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: shingle again??
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 12:30:25 AM »
I have had them twice.  It doesn't mean you have to go on HIV meds.  But as the others said, GO TO THE DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.  You must start the antiviral for the shingles IMMEDIATELY.  Do not wait, do not hope they will go away...if it is a false alarm, no harm done. 

I hope you don't have them.  You already know what a trial they are.  I wish you the best.

Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
08/16:  Switch from Atripla to Genvoya

Offline Eldon

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Re: shingle again??
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2006, 12:38:08 AM »
Hello Jinghua, it is Eldon. Welcome to the forums where you will find answers to your questions along with unconditional love and support.

Go to your Doctor immediately and get the treatment that you need.

Offline jinghua

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went to dr already
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2006, 05:51:34 AM »
BIG Thank you for everyone~~~~after i had read your replies i immediately rushed to my dr and got some medicine,hopefully it can help me~~~~~ ;D
Live started to change...i wish i can have a better life...


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