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Offline cd4_ crash

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crazy labs with rapid loss of cd4
« on: February 26, 2010, 10:50:16 AM »
hey guys
i hope you can help iv had some crazy lab results the last few months il share them with you and if anyone can tell me what they think it would be good thanks

sep 09 cd4 603 49%  vl 380.000
oct 09 cd4 653 37% vl 180.000
nov 09 cd4 918  :o vl 30.000
dec 09 cd4 518 vl 80.000
jan 10 cd4 400 26% vl 190.000

as you can see since November iv lost 500 cd4 cells per mil
just had bloods ran again yesterday and am awaiting results but at the rate they are falling i am scared i will require meds very soon or worse fall below 200 cd4 between tests my specialist says she dose not like the term rapid progresser but if there was such a things she thinks i may fall in that group
im 29 female British and fel very alone
i had a very bad seroconversion i do not know if this has made my condition worse
thanks for taking time to read
« Last Edit: February 26, 2010, 10:56:08 AM by cd4_ crash »

Offline WillyWump

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Re: crazy labs with rapid loss of cd4
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010, 11:08:56 AM »

Welcome. Do not feel alone, you have many friends here.

I dont see the "rapid fall" you are talking about, I see bounces and adjsutments. But I'm not an expert on numbers and I will defer to the more versed members of the forum who will be along shortly.

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Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir

Offline Ann

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Re: crazy labs with rapid loss of cd4
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2010, 11:33:32 AM »
Hi CD4, and welcome to the forums.

If you tested poz and started getting your labs right after your seroconversion, I wouldn't worry too much about those numbers just yet. Your body is still learning to deal with the virus. It's more about trends over time. If you were getting your labs done every three months instead of every month, you wouldn't have that spike to get upset about.

What I mean is that if you had the sept labs done and didn't test again until dec, you wouldn't think it was all that big a change.

I also had a very extreme seroconversion illness (should have been in hospital) and I'm still med free with good numbers nearly 13 years later. (seroconverted in spring of '97) My numbers are in my profile. Unfortunately, I don't have numbers from the first few years.

You're gonna be ok, so hang in there.


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Offline cd4_ crash

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Re: crazy labs with rapid loss of cd4
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010, 12:11:32 PM »
well mine is a strange story i thought i seroconverted  december 08 i got sick and had positive antibody i continued to have positive antibody for some months but no vl  then a negative antibody they said i was neg,  then i got real sick bad stomach throat purple rash all over like the time b4 really bad tho and ended up in hospital where at first they thought i may have very bad swine flu not the case  on the 9/9/09 i had another antibody and this time vl 380.000 and it was for sure in my DNA this time,
so was i really pos in dec 08 or was sep 09 the time i was infected
this is why i have so many labs done because my docs think im a strange case lol


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