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Author Topic: Clinic Vist Yesterday  (Read 722 times)

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Offline Loa111

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Clinic Vist Yesterday
« on: September 10, 2020, 05:43:35 am »
Had my latest clinic visit yesterday. It was good to see it operating nearly as normal, all the doctors back (who'd been seconded to Covid wards in recent months). Only difference was social distancing, masks etc as would be expected.

I felt like a car in for an overhaul I'd that much done  lol  ;) bloods taken, plus extra bloods which they said were tested and used for the future if a Covid vaccine becomes available and how it might effect poz people. Good to see them doing that. They even offered me a free pee test for STIs which must be a new service at my clinic.

Plus I got a booster shot for the Hep vaccine, and the first shot (1 of 3) of the HPV vaccine, which is good to have. Shots in the arm which is aching, & I do feel a bit tired & headachy today though, must be after effects of shots.

Got loaded up with meds for 4 months, and back in 2 months circa November for the flu vaccine & next HPV shot.

They even sent me down for a Chest xray as I have been a bit wheezy breathing recently. Lol so you can see why I said I felt like a car in for an overhaul! :)

All is well, and will be a couple of weeks to hear bloods results.
Great to see things back working as normal there.

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Re: Clinic Vist Yesterday
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 05:56:28 am »
Glad to hear all is well, asides for the wheezing, hope that clears soon.
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Offline Loa111

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Re: Clinic Vist Yesterday
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 08:19:06 am »
Thank you Jim. They tell me I've mild asthma, which was discovered after PCP cleared. Personally I suspect it's acid reflux at night, which can cause wheezing, & I mentioned it to them yesterday. Might as well get value out of the clinic visit lol/  8)

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Re: Clinic Vist Yesterday
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 10:31:48 am »
I'm glad to hear that you were finally able to get to the clinic. I myself have had my follow-up visit, originally planned for April, rescheduled three times due to COVID-related issues. I totally get why it's been happening, but as someone still in his first year since the diagnosis, it's been a bit unnerving at times.

I've been feeling good, and all my recent blood work numbers came back great, but I still want to hear from the doctors that everything is where it should be.

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Re: Clinic Vist Yesterday
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 01:54:11 pm »
Loa111, what are your CD4s, so your doc can vaccinate you against HBV? My doc claims I can't get a vaccine when I have CD4 220, it is too low and there won't be a response.
I'm afraid about co-infection.
OI - CNS Toxoplasmosis, oral candidiasis
17/05/2018  CD4 - 27  VL 188.000 Dexamethasone i.v., Sulfadiazine 2x3g, Daraprim 75mg, Leucovorin 15mg 1xd, Azithromycinum 1xweek 600mg
31/05/2018  start Triumeq
21/06/2018  discharge from hospital
08/07/2018  CD4 - 124  VL 37 Sulfadiazine 1.5g2xd, Daraprim 50mg 1xd, discontinue Azithromycinum
14/08/2018  CD4 - 110 11%
10/10/2018  CD4 -  94  9% 
16/10/2018  CD4 - 154 VL <20
16/11/2018  CD4 - 180 VL<20
20/01/2019 CD4 140 VL<20
29/06/2019 CD4 220 VL <20 13%
29/08/2019 CD4 180  13%
25/09/2019 CD4 220  14%  CD4/CD8 0.31 discontinued Daraprim/Sulfadiazine
18/05/2020 CD4 220 12%
21/08/2020 VL - 39

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Re: Clinic Vist Yesterday
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 07:23:53 am »
My cd4s only recently passed 200.  I have had about 8 shots for hbv.  Low levels of antibodies but my tells should have good memory of hbv.

Offline Loa111

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Re: Clinic Vist Yesterday
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2020, 07:49:01 am »
My last CD4 a few months back was 222 (previous 241) but have not results yet from
Last weeks visit.

Obviously doc things my CD4s are enough to start HPV vaccination. The other shot was a Hep booster because the hep vaccination from when I was close to 200 was low in blood and needed a boost.

I was very tired and felt funny n headachy for a few days after those shots.


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