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Author Topic: HIV / Allergies  (Read 3428 times)

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Offline oksikoko

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HIV / Allergies
« on: May 02, 2013, 03:35:02 AM »
Has this happened to anyone else?

  • Before HIV: Debilitating seasonal allergies
  • After HIV: Like living in a hypoallergenic paradise

Besides the fact that it seems to have happened, is this thing which happened (Did I mention it happened?) even possible?

  • Can your immune system be too busy to trifle with false attacks (aka allergies)?
  • Maybe elvitegravir and/or cobicistat are powerful anti-histamines. Just in case and by means of this post, I claim 33% of any profits from all relevant future marketing efforts throughout this and any subsequently discovered universes for perpetuity (assuming either is ever approved for use on its own, that is).

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Offline Jeff G

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Re: HIV / Allergies
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 07:17:33 AM »
I wish HIV had stopped my allergy's , its bad here , real bad . 
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Offline darryaz

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Re: HIV / Allergies
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 08:49:56 AM »
Can your immune system be too busy to trifle with false attacks (aka allergies)?[/li][/list]

You're actually pretty close to my understanding of how allergies work.  And at least in my case the allergies came back with a vengeance after about 2 years.  I notice that when my CD-4 dips to around 400 my allergies disappear but anywhere over about 500 they're as nasty as ever.

Hail Zyrtec!!!!

Offline weasel

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Re: HIV / Allergies
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 09:50:38 AM »

     I may plant a Sunflower in my nose !

    There is enough stuff clogging my head I am sure a Flower will

    do quite  well  :o


    P.s No pictures to follow  :-X
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Offline darryaz

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Re: HIV / Allergies
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 10:29:17 AM »
        P.s No pictures to follow  :-X

Thank you for sparing us   ;D

Offline alberche

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Re: HIV / Allergies
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 11:02:06 AM »
Well, in my case, I have asthma since I was a child, and, since I am poz, asthma episodes have become more sporadical and less intensive, to the point that, in certain periods of the year I can pass many days, even weeks, without need of using my inhalator (terbutaline). Though, skin dryness and symptoms such as rashes, come and go more often since I'm on meds (by 7 years now). Maybe there are some links between allergic immune response and the fact of being HIV+. But never heard or red studies about this subject. Once, I asked my doc about this, and she said there were not enough informations on this, and seemed to consider these changes as not very important.
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: HIV / Allergies
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 11:00:52 PM »
That's been my understanding how the immune system may work, when it is compromised.  We've seen some with dire numbers (one member who passed away) say they never get a fever, allergies, etc.  I heard other members say your body may not react to the smaller things, because it is compromised. 

But, of course, you may just be lucky this year.  Luckily, and knock wood, I have been spared bad allergies.  And, Louisville is always near the top for them.  I think it is because we live in the Ohio Valley.  We live in a bowl, kinda.  I think that is why we have more pollution issues, than other cities our size. 

Offline Anqueetas

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Re: HIV / Allergies
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 01:59:28 PM »
I wish i was lucky with Allergy. Although my CD4 number and CD4% keep climbing now at 621 28%, UD for about 11 months but I end up with Chronic sinusitis that I can't get rid off. I caught a cold from a friend in early Jan developed into a full blow sinusitis. I get to a doctor get prescribe a month long of Augmentin 1G for 1 month then 1 month of Avelox, the mucus was a lot less but not completely gone. Then my ENT decided to perform a sinus surgery because of  blockage in my ethmoid and left maxillary sinus which he said was successful, sadly even after surgery I was on Augmentin for a another 2 weeks. I'm sill have occasional green mucus coming out. So no HIV make it worse, now I'm stuck with untreatable sinusitis for the time been. I also do saline irrigation twice daily that seems to help somehow.  Yep also on nasal steroid and zrytec. 
ARS, hospitalized for very high fever-July 2011
diagnosed HIV positive - October 16 2011
CD4 460 19.5% VL 49000 - late October 2011
CD4 625 19.5% VL 50030 - January 2012
CD4 369 19% VL 69000 - March 2012
Start Sustiva+ Truvada - April 17 2012
CD4 524 24.5% VL UD - August 22 2012
Switch to Nevirapine+Truvada
CD4 490 26% VL UD - November 2012
CD4 539 29% VL UD - February 2013
CD4 621 28% VL UD - May 2013

Offline Souledout

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Re: HIV / Allergies
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 04:23:39 PM »
This has got me wondering whether my recent eczema remission is to do with changes I've made to my skin care or HIV's effect on my immune system. I'll be pissed if its the latter as I can expect it returning once I start medication. I can enjoy it in the meantime though.
Infection sometime April-August, no noticable seroconversion symptoms
Not currently on medication
13/09/12 CD4 672 (33%) VL <40 (diagnosis date)
18/09/12 CD4 ?               VL 43
27/09/12 CD4 ?               VL 127
19/11/12 CD4 676 (38%) VL 959
03/03/13 CD4 642 (32%) VL 291
04/07/13 CD4 791 (33%) VL 26,437 (active cold sore, tooth infection)
18/07/13 ------retest------VL 3704
18/11/13 CD4 802 (36%) VL 65


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