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Author Topic: Stopped Antibiotics - Great!  (Read 423 times)

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Offline Loa111

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Stopped Antibiotics - Great!
« on: May 22, 2020, 11:09:29 am »
Got good news this week. Clinic phoned me with the wonderful news that I can stop taking my daily 2 spoons of Atovaquone antibiotic. My blood tests of last week came back with a CD4 of 222, whilst Januarys CD4 was 241, so being over 200 consistently Doctor told me to stop taking Atovaquone.  ;D

I was hoping my Cd4 would have increased, not decreased slightly, but I do understand from reading on this forum that CD4s can rise and fall daily. Maybe if I tested on a different day it could be higher. Next blood draw in early September.

I am delighted with this as it's is 2 years now I've been taking Atovaquone.  So one less med to take eases things a lot.

Plus I am thinking a bit less stress on my body now as I am guessing daily antibiotic for 2 years could be hard on the body & system.

Delighted to throw the remaining Atovaquone in the bin now! LOL. Good riddance!


Offline Ptrk3

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Re: Stopped Antibiotics - Great!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 03:58:00 pm »
Great news!  Congratulations!

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Offline CR2016

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Re: Stopped Antibiotics - Great!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 06:11:54 pm »
great to know about this Loa111! congratulations for your effort.
As you mentioned, CD4 numbers moving trough a day, important now is you are still above 200. is your viral load undetectable? i want to think so; this mode you should be quiet. CD4 number goes up slowly almost always.
keep a peaceful mental state and please let us know how you feel.
Regards and hugs from México.

 


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