Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

HIV Life >> Living With HIV

ScotCharles
Legend

Reged: 05/06/05
Posts: 924
Loc: Los Angeles
Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.
      12/05/06 11:03 AM

I just did a month long drug holiday to give my liver a break. My liver test improved markedly. Bilirubin returned to normal, ferritin levels normalized, amylas/lipase normalized, and my thrombocytopenia went away. I am back on my regimen now and am awaiting results of my recent blood work. I hope all will be well. Unfortunately, my painful neuropathy did not improve which I was desperately hoping it would. Elavil helps with the pain but is making me very drowsy alll the time and even at 20mgs the pain continues on and off. The muscular weakness in my legs and arms is not going away which is beginning to worry me. I am all for drug holidays as I believe they prolong the healthy time with HIV/AIDS.

The meds for all their wondrous prolongation of life have very severe long term consequences such as liver disease, nerve damage, and heart disease. AIDS is one son of bitch over the long term, my friends.

--------------------
Life is a river.
Carpe diem.

Post Extras: Remind Me!     Notify Moderator

Entire thread
Subject Posted by Posted on
* Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. sunkyst 12/01/06 10:06 PM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. Shelley   12/06/06 12:53 PM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. ScotCharles   12/05/06 11:03 AM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. alivehoping   12/06/06 09:09 AM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. ScotCharles   12/06/06 12:05 PM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. alivehoping   12/07/06 01:27 AM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. ScotCharles   12/08/06 10:37 AM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. alivehoping   12/08/06 11:23 AM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. Blixer   12/05/06 11:06 PM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. ScotCharles   12/06/06 12:10 PM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. alivehoping   12/08/06 03:02 AM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. Blixer   12/04/06 07:24 PM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. alivehoping   12/05/06 02:35 AM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. antibody   12/12/06 07:16 PM
. * Re: Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients. ScotCharles   12/13/06 11:05 AM

What's New at TheBody.com

Additional Information
0 registered and 0 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  TheBody, bogart, crabman, riverprincess 



Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is enabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Thread views: 6980

Jump to

Contact Us | Privacy Statement The Body

*
UBB.threads™ 6.2.3