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hblue23
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Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options?
      10/16/08 11:49 PM

Hi.

Please excuse the long drawn out story, but I need help and I am scared.


I just had a baby, she's 5 months old now. I was on the HIV meds for the pregnancy because it was necessary to protect her and it is known that your immune system is down while pregnant. But usually I maintain any where from an undetectable viral load to maybe a 1000 copies...not much while not on meds. The highest my CD4 count has been is 750 in 7 years. I don't consider this so bad considering I don't take the meds. When I have taken them, the side effects have been unbearable and debilitating. So here I am with a baby, not a lot of sleep for obvious reasons, lots of stress, poor diet and very little exercise. And I am very TIRED and FATIGUED. So I went to the doctor. My viral load came back as 400 but the bad news was my CD4 was only 265. I panicked. Cried actually, and my husband thinks I'm dying. Sucks. So I took the meds. For the two days I could stand it I had flu symptoms and aches and pains and nausea and diarrhea. So I stopped there. I have no idea what to do. I thought I would try getting more sleep, eating better, and exercising. My stress levels are constant, can't really change that, but the rest is doable. My question after all of this is has anyone else had this happen or a variation of it and what worked for you? Pardon the long story and I appreciate the help...

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* Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? hblue23 10/16/08 11:49 PM
. * Re: Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? Lovinlife   10/27/08 04:47 PM
. * Re: Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? hblue23   10/28/08 10:24 PM
. * Re: Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? Lovinlife   11/02/08 07:49 PM
. * Re: Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? Margaret   10/22/08 11:13 PM
. * Re: Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? ScotCharles   10/17/08 11:19 AM
. * Re: Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? hblue23   10/28/08 11:04 PM
. * Re: Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? Seekyah   10/17/08 01:29 AM
. * Re: Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? Jackie__Blue   10/17/08 06:48 AM
. * Re: Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? magneticmama   10/23/08 03:28 AM
. * Re: Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options? hblue23   10/28/08 11:47 PM

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