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Offline mikeyb39

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happy feet again
« on: March 10, 2012, 08:45:21 AM »
hi all,

It seems that my feet are starting to come back to life.  After doc removed the Truvada, especially the Viread portion.  my right foot has no pain or numbness and my left foot is getting there as well, seems to still be in healing stage.   In the past week I have been able to focus on other things versus the pain in my feet. I've been able to get back to the gym so real happy about that.

Also the numbness and constant buzzing has all but gone from my arm, hands, and fingers.

I just hope that the medications my doctor has me on continue to keep my VL undetectable, since I'm now only taking a boosted PI and Isentress, so basically just two medications versus the normal 3.  He believes that it will work since I was already UD when i switched.  but we will check again in a couple months.  I sure don't want to go back to the Truvada.
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD
09/05/2014 switched meds isentress, prezcobix -still only two antivirals
10/14/2015  cd4-600 , VL-UD

Offline newt

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Re: happy feet again
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 12:34:32 PM »
Very good

I am thinking of going on a "cut-down" combo, boosted Prezista and FTC, so will lose Viread too. Will report back so we can compare notes.

- matt
« Last Edit: March 10, 2012, 04:48:43 PM by newt »
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: happy feet again
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 04:17:16 PM »
hi all,

Also the numbness and constant buzzing has all but gone from my arm, hands, and fingers.

Glad to hear that things are getting better for you. I stopped Viread in Nov of 09, but the neuropathy still exists.

I often wonder if it was the epivir, that I was started on in 03, that may have been the culprit.  Because the PN didn't start for me, until after I started on meds.  Or, It may have been the severely compromised immune system back then that caused it.

I don't think I will ever know.  But at least I can live with it, I don't have to take anything for it, and it's more of a nuisance, and doesn't cause me any real discomfort. My tinnitus is more of an annoyance,  than the neuropathy at this point. 

Let us know how everything goes..

« Last Edit: March 11, 2012, 08:02:57 AM by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 65 years young.


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