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Author Topic: Meds tomorrow,no bloods or Doctor review.Meds to be given at door.  (Read 761 times)

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Offline paintedroom

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Hi all after a long absence.
Tomorrow I get my 6 months meds and of course covid is having it's say.Meds to be received at door,no Doc review,no bloods.All of this is no real inconvenience to me and my thoughts are of course with all those healthcare workers who are in the line of fire daily.I haven't missed a single dose since I became poz so I'm not worried.
I have had recurring throat problems since September,3 courses of antibiotics before I was told it was not bacterial and expected to get a referral to see a specialist this week but now that seems unlikely.Think it's also now in chest/upper respiratory so I'm conceivably now bumped up to elderly vulnerable category..timing ! Strange old shadowy Limbo that has oddly materialized into a new reality - Hiv, possible throat cancer and now covid19..sux ! One thing about us Hiv'ers,we've been through a lot already and earned our stripes so it's let the cards fall where they may..within reason.
May you live in interesting times they said..would prefer a dearth of possibilities frankly.
Hope you all holding up reasonably well.P
Dx`d mid July 2016
8/8/2016 - CD4 50     VL 50,000
5/9/2016 -  CD4 150
13/9/2016  VL  undetectable.
March `17 - CD4 193   VL undetectable.
March  `18 CD4 214    VL undetectable
March 2019 CD4 325  VL UD
Genvoya

Offline harleymc

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Re: Meds tomorrow,no bloods or Doctor review.Meds to be given at door.
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 07:35:08 am »
6 months of sore throat is way too long. As inconvenient as it may be  you need to see a doctor, doesn't need to be your HIV specialist!

Offline paintedroom

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Re: Meds tomorrow,no bloods or Doctor review.Meds to be given at door.
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 01:08:44 pm »
Thanks for reply Harley
My Hiv specialist is also my GP.He was about to refer me to specialist but ended up in hospital himself with sepsis.Am now in a kind of Limbo until the end of the month at least.My throat issue is now in the upper respiratory tract as well.Im beginning to suspect it might be GERD so I'm taking Gaviscon and put some books under the head of my bed to ensure I'm at a angle when I sleep to stop acid reflux.Will try this for a week to see if it makes some difference..then back to Doc.

Thanks again for your message..hope all well with you.
Dx`d mid July 2016
8/8/2016 - CD4 50     VL 50,000
5/9/2016 -  CD4 150
13/9/2016  VL  undetectable.
March `17 - CD4 193   VL undetectable.
March  `18 CD4 214    VL undetectable
March 2019 CD4 325  VL UD
Genvoya

Offline MitchMiller

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Re: Meds tomorrow,no bloods or Doctor review.Meds to be given at door.
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 09:26:45 pm »
This is a bad year here in the US for respiratory infections. I know a guy who is hiv neg that had an upper respiratory ailment for nearly 3 months.  In December, I had something that mimicked CV-19.  It was the harshest lower respiratory inflammation I ever had (I'm 63).  I've had ones that lasted longer (3 months +), but never one this harsh.  A month later, I caught a mild upper respiratory bug that hung on for about 3 weeks.  Both were circulating in my gym.

Don't stress too much about the respiratory problems.  IMHO is part of aging.  An elderly woman I briefly worked with said she gets respiratory problems each year that last over 3 months, but always go away in the spring.

Offline wardp

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Re: Meds tomorrow,no bloods or Doctor review.Meds to be given at door.
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 11:42:31 am »
If its here you should try omeprazole if their are no interactions with your arcs' etc
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld .3,462 Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov. Switched to truvada efavirence 200mgx2 14 Dec 2017, 2 Feb 2018, us cd4  466, 25%  CD 8 ,595, 32%..1 may 2018
switched  to instgra truvada.7th june switched to truvada  nevirapine stavudine. .21 june switched to truvada nevirapine. X 2 a day...9 aug 2018 ud. 2n Nov 2018 CD 4. 455..22.70% 13th Nov switched  to lamivir and nevirapine  due to kidney issues...jan 10,2019 UD..may 13 2019 ud  cd4 482 28% 14th nov 2019 ud. Cd4 414 .27% cd8 444 29%,may 16 2020,ud ,cd4 741"19.62.

Offline wardp

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Re: Meds tomorrow,no bloods or Doctor review.Meds to be given at door.
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 11:44:32 am »
Sorry that was gerd and arvs
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld .3,462 Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov. Switched to truvada efavirence 200mgx2 14 Dec 2017, 2 Feb 2018, us cd4  466, 25%  CD 8 ,595, 32%..1 may 2018
switched  to instgra truvada.7th june switched to truvada  nevirapine stavudine. .21 june switched to truvada nevirapine. X 2 a day...9 aug 2018 ud. 2n Nov 2018 CD 4. 455..22.70% 13th Nov switched  to lamivir and nevirapine  due to kidney issues...jan 10,2019 UD..may 13 2019 ud  cd4 482 28% 14th nov 2019 ud. Cd4 414 .27% cd8 444 29%,may 16 2020,ud ,cd4 741"19.62.

Offline paintedroom

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Re: Meds tomorrow,no bloods or Doctor review.Meds to be given at door.
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 12:20:58 pm »
@Mitchmiller  - Thanks for your input Mitch.
Yes that seems oddly true here in Ireland as well..certainly in my circle/neighbourhood.The last 6 months of 2019 i was plagued by one thing or another - Gum infections,multiple sore throats,feeling under the weather,low energy,lowsy sleep..so much so that i had said to friends i couldn`t wait till the new year began in the hope of the Gods taking their feet off my neck.The New year began with the continuation of this mild but ever present throat issue and now our great big new pal - Covid ! My frustrations were multiplied by the standard medical protocals which is to look down your throat and prescribe antibiotics;As i previously mentioned i`ve had 4 different lots of em before i found out the issue wasnt bacterial..will spare you the details.
At the moment i`m on antacids(must be taken at least 3 hours after ARV`s) and started PPi`s(esomeprazole) 2 days ago so hopefully things improve.
Many thanks again.P.
Dx`d mid July 2016
8/8/2016 - CD4 50     VL 50,000
5/9/2016 -  CD4 150
13/9/2016  VL  undetectable.
March `17 - CD4 193   VL undetectable.
March  `18 CD4 214    VL undetectable
March 2019 CD4 325  VL UD
Genvoya

Offline paintedroom

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  • Dx`d July 2016
Re: Meds tomorrow,no bloods or Doctor review.Meds to be given at door.
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2020, 12:22:29 pm »
@wardp   Thanks man..yes started esomeprazole 2 days ago.
Dx`d mid July 2016
8/8/2016 - CD4 50     VL 50,000
5/9/2016 -  CD4 150
13/9/2016  VL  undetectable.
March `17 - CD4 193   VL undetectable.
March  `18 CD4 214    VL undetectable
March 2019 CD4 325  VL UD
Genvoya

 


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