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Author Topic: Low red cell count?  (Read 491 times)

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Offline wardp

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Low red cell count?
« on: June 13, 2020, 01:28:20 am »
Last month my RBC was slightly low just checked it again and its just in normal range. ESR normal..any suggestions how I can get it higher? Supplement diet 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 bocker3

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Re: Low red cell count?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2020, 10:09:12 am »
If it's normal, why do you want it to get higher??
Seeing you haven't mentioned your hemoglobin level, I'll assume that it's been in the normal range all along.  The main job of the RBC is to carry hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the cells.

You are worrying about nothing here - focusing on a single instance of a single parameter of your Complete Blood Count, is a waste of time.  Even more so, as you say it's "back to normal range".

Mike
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2015 969/28% <20

Offline wardp

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Re: Low red cell count?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2020, 11:16:51 am »
Yes the hemoglobin level is normal but the red cells were low in November also..but if you say not to worry about it then I won't..thanks.
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 MitchMiller

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Re: Low red cell count?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2020, 03:53:12 pm »
My red blood cell count is just below the normal range and has been for 20 years.  My red blood cells are "fat" to compensate.

I remember the doc mentioning it twenty years ago and asked if I had any symptoms of anemia.  Since I did not, it was decided to refrain from attempting to treat it.  Twenty years later, it's still the same.

I sometimes wonder if this condition, along with a low heart rate (40's), lends itself to higher endurance levels when exercising.  I seem to be able to blow away most people my age without a lot of training.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2020, 03:59:28 pm by MitchMiller »

 


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