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Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada
      08/31/13 09:01 PM

I really appreciate you taking the time to reply to my post. Trust me, over the last year or so I have TRIED DESPERATELY to fight through the fog. I was always a very active, out going, spontaneous, joking, witty person but all of that has been lost somewhere. I am not "depressed" or "sad". I am being tortured mentally. That's the only way I can describe it. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is a chore. I don't want to shave, take a shower, stop for gas, shop for groceries. I get zero pleasure even when I force myself to exercise. I cannot even enjoy a sip of wine or a beer as I get ZERO pleasure any more.

Off the meds completely I'm a totally different person. However I have gone through an occasional "high" even on the meds but it rarely lasts more than a month before I crash very hard again into this foggy state.

I just had an emergency appointment with my Dr. and a pharmacist. They are running a battery of blood/urine tests to rule out things like Toxoplasmosis, CMV, etc. I am also going to have an MRI done of my brain. I live in a very small town so we do not have a Neurologist who specializes in HIV. I may have to travel to Philadelphia if these tests turn out to be negative. I was also positive for Syphillis (which I spent over a year untreated because my prior physician failed to read the test results. Yes, I went more than a year untreated and was never told of my positive results.) So there's a slight chance I may need a lumbar puncture to rule out Neurosyhpillis.

I'm so desperate for a breakthrough. I'm just glad that I have a new doctor now who is very kind, compassionate, caring and spends more than an hour with me at each visit. She held my hands and said that she will not rest until we get to the bottom of all this. So i at least have that going for me.

Thanks again for all of your advice and take care!

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* Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada bscottmatt 08/10/13 02:39 AM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada Chris07   08/22/13 11:09 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada bscottmatt   08/27/13 10:44 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada BrokenWingedBird   08/28/13 08:48 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada bscottmatt   08/31/13 09:01 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada BrokenWingedBird   08/23/13 10:57 AM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada iam1   08/14/13 03:13 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada BrokenWingedBird   08/14/13 10:41 AM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada bscottmatt   08/20/13 10:20 PM
. * Re: Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada BigRiji   08/11/13 10:00 AM

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