Oct 24, 2012
Without knowing it at the time, I was infected in March 1999. Prior to that month I remember I was extremely energetic and active, possessing a real buzz for life; particularly having a hunger for extreme mountain biking; almost an addiction.
I was diagnosed in 2008. Looking back, I can see a marked difference in my energy levels and that buzz I had for life and my love for my mountain bike addiction from March 1999.
This is just a personal observation. Could the virus have an unconscious affect on our desire to be active/for that adrenalin hit? Can it take that buzz from us without us knowing?
In comparison, now, I really have to make myself go out on the bike. I do it now as a necessity rather than an addiction.
Your thoughts please.
And thank you.
Ps. Can I add that I miss Dr Bobs contribution. I am sure he is sorely missed by you guys.
Response from Mr. Vergel
Fatigue has been my main problem. I am convinced that sleep disorders are more common in HIV although we have very little data to support that statement. I also think that HIV medications can cause fatigue. Replicating HIV can also add to the problem. Hormone imbalances are also not uncommon in HIV+ people. So, there are many factors that could get in the way of healthy stamina.
Yes, we all miss Dr Bob! He can never be replaced.
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