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Need a new drug?
      #241587 - 08/22/08 04:05 AM

I have had HIV for 6.5 years now, no drugs I am a slow progressor. I just came back from my doctor and found out I should start a regimine of medication. I am shocked, yes shocked or in denial after 6.5 yrs without needing drugs Now I need them, can anyone tell me what to expect I heard alot of horor stories about side effetcs and I will need to be on them for the rest of my life! I am alittle depressed now and know that waiting longer may make me sicker. Can anyone help?

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Re: Need a new drug? new
      #241624 - 08/25/08 02:27 PM

The meds effect everyone differently. Make sure to talk to your dr. It is difficult to have to start the meds because now the reality of your status has hit home. I understand, I went through the same thing when I had to start them.
I will say the meds have gotten better, but it depends on your body.

Good luck


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Re: Need a new drug? new
      #243637 - 12/27/08 05:57 PM

With this you will be able to increase your CD4 count and continue to stay off medicine for life.Start doing the pranayam, and get a check up after 4 to 6 months. Please report your progress after 4 weeks or whenever.
You need to help your body to build up your immune system.The breathing exercises - pranayam is a holistic approach creating extra oxygen supply in the body and will slowly help with the health problem.Do the pranayam to see the benefits.If you feel tired or dizzy stop, and resume after 1 minute.Build up your timing slowly and after two weeks at the suggested duration you will start to notice benefits.

Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.Duration upto 5 minutes.

Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for upto 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

Anulom Vilom - Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 10 times
Only by doing you will benefit and will feel good that you can do something to help the body.Copy and print this to master the technique.This is simplified pranayam for everyone and you do not have to go to classes to learn. This is for life unlike short term classes where you do it in the class then stop when classes are over.
Tell someone else when you start to feel the benefits.

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