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Offline joejoe1972

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Back door blues
« on: December 17, 2009, 12:12:09 PM »
Recently I went to my Doctor and told her that after taking fluconazole for a week or so that my diarrhea had all but vanished. She then told me about a very hard to diagnose fungal infection that lives in our entire GI tract. Now i take fluconazole everyday and no more problems in that area. Just thought I would share this with you guys, so maybe if you have the problem you can ask your own Doctor about it.

Hiv+ since 1991, AIDS since 2001

Offline Still_Here4Now

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Re: Back door blues
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 03:41:45 PM »
Hi and just wanted to say this drug is better know as Diflucan!

Offline peteb

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Re: Back door blues
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 04:17:13 PM »
Hi Joe Joe
my name is pete I just got a poz reading in Feb my c4 was 45 my vl  300000
now C4 188 VL 30000 I just dont know what to expect

Offline Tim Horn

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Re: Back door blues
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 04:49:12 PM »
Hi Pete:

This forum is limited to long-term survivors -- people who were diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s and early 1990s. While we're all really glad you've joined us, so please consider participating in our other forums, especially the "I Just Tested Postive" forum, the "Living With HIV" forum, and the other forums intended for all people living with HIV.

Thanks for understanding,

Tim Horn

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Back door blues
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 06:19:35 PM »
JoeJoe --

I'm glad to hear your are getting relief with fluconazole (I've taken most of the azoles at one point or another with my wonky stomach).  Clotrimazole was the easiest one because that was in troche form. 

I was taking mega doses of fluconazole through my feeding tube and it really bothered my stomach and so I had to to take compazine 1/2 to 1 hr before I took the fluconazole so just be aware of that possible effect of stomach upset.

It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline jm1953

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Re: Back door blues
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 05:48:46 PM »

Welcome back!  Haven't seen you on the forum for a while.  Hope things are going well with you aside from the GI issue.

Question. Is Itraconazole the same as Fluconazole?  I'm taking Itraconazole for a fungal and skin issue?

Just wondered.

Glad you are getting some relief with the Fluconazole?

And good hearing from you!!!!!

All my best,

Positive 29 years. Diagnosed 10/1987.  Current CD 4: 720: Viral load: almost 100.  Current drug regimen, Tivicay, Emtriva, Endurant, Wellbutrin, Clonazepam, Uloric, Losartan Potassium,Allegra, Ambien, Testosterone, Nandrolone, Vicodin, Benedryl, Aspirin, lots of vitamin supplements.

Offline lforsyth

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Re: Back door blues
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2010, 01:06:09 PM »
Thanks for the information.  I'll ask my Dr.

I noticed that since taking once a day meds the affects hit after lunch instead of morning for some reason.  It's hell to have to be careful because a spontaneous cough can be dangerous (lol).
Tested POZ in 1986, knew there was something wrong in 1985. 04/2010 CD4: 975 Viral Load undetectable. Prezista, Norvir, Truvada, Acyclovir, Plavix, Lisinopril, Metoprolol and a bedtime snack of Lipitor (YUM)

Offline peteb

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Re: Back door blues
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 07:26:48 PM »
I was diagnosed with full blown aids in Feb. you dont get aids over night I have been living with HIV for awhile

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Back door blues
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2010, 07:49:13 AM »
Pete, that "living with HIV for a while" and having been diagnosed with AIDS in February is quite different from those who have knowingly lived and dealt with HIV/AIDS for many years.

Rather than getting into a back and forth about this, if you have concerns and/or questions, I suggest you start a thread in LIVING WITH HIV or any other section that seems appropriate.

Thanks for your cooperation.  
Andy Velez


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