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Author Topic: Two steps forward, now one step back...  (Read 1507 times)

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Offline AaronbytheC

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Two steps forward, now one step back...
« on: October 27, 2010, 04:20:07 PM »
Well crap, my clear picture of where I'm headed just fogged up and now I don't know what to think!   >:(

I've been holding off starting meds to let my body adjust to this little bugger running a muck in my system.  My infection is relatively new, first labs were below 350 but climbed above 500 shortly there after.  I just got my fourth labs and they went down to 406 but my %'s went back up to 18% and VL stayed in the 10K range.   :-\  I haven't actually got a chance to talk to my Doc, but I'm wondering if the fact that I started my Hep A/B vaccines last month would knock me back down? 

I'm trying not to stress over too much these days, but I have to be honest a part of me just wants to get started with the meds and take control over my live again!   ::)

04/2012 CD4 721 / 29% / VL UD
12/2010 CD4 587 / 24% / VL 210
11/2010 Started Atripla
10/2010 CD4 420 / 18% / VL 13,500
09/2010 CD4 541 / 17% / VL 10,500
08/2010 CD4 498 / 18% / VL Not Taken
07/2010 CD4 307 / 18% / VL 9,500
06/2010 Confirmed Poz
03/2010 Infected
06/2009 Neg

Offline numbersguy82

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Re: Two steps forward, now one step back...
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 05:29:02 PM »
Don't stress! Have a nice talk with your Doc and get all the options and I'm confident that you will make the right decision. No matter what you decide you will be fine as long as you are being monitored. I don't know if A/B vacs will cause any stress to your immune system.

Hmmm keep your chin up and talk to your doc soon!

8/10- 73 cd4, 7%, and 300k VL *First Labs*
9/10- Started Norvir, Prezista, and Truvada
10/10- 511 cd4, 22%, and 886 VL
12/10- 498 cd4, 22%, and 106 VL
3/11- 529 cd4, 29%, and 101 VL
8/11- 620 cd4, 30%, and 74 VL- Switched to Atripla
10/11- 580 ce4, 30%, and 62 VL
12/11- 684 cd4, 31%, and FINALLY *UD*


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Re: Two steps forward, now one step back...
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 08:54:10 PM »
Sometimes vaccinations, colds, the flu, stress,  wrong asshole getting elected   ::)  can cause little blips. I wouldn't worry. Over a long term trend is what you need to watch. Part of your CD4 (white cells) probably have been allocated in the short term to help make antibodies  for you Hep.  you were vaccinated for. That is what they do.  You'll  probably will see a bounce back up. Cheers!


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