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SEASONS_CHANGE's Photo SparkPoints: (31,067)
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12/30/11 7:21 P

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Don't be sorry at all, and vent away; and most importantly, don't be scared. I've had this for will be 22 years in April and my tcell counts have been in the 200-300 range for most of my diagnosis. There are combination drug cocktails that don't cause weight gain. And after taking a new combination therapy, it does take some time for your body to get used to them, but after that, you'll feel right as rain. It sounds like the drug combo that you're taking may not be the best fit for you. Currently, I take Truvada, Norvir (the non refrigerated kind) and Reytaz.

Next time you see your doctor, tell him how your current meds are making you feel and see if they recommend changing them.

Keep me posted and if you need an ear, shoot me an email...

Hang in there, it WILL get better!


Those who only talk about it are usually passed up by those who are quiet & actually doing it. Life's a climb but the view is great.


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12/30/11 8:33 A

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I know that weight gains is to be somewhat expected as we age and I have no issue with that. I do have a problem with the fact that my meds are causing weight gain and this past year I was unable to achieve my goals because I kept having health problems.

I feel like know matter what I do I can't shed this darn weight. Everytime I start going in the right direction, I end up falling back due to health. At times I get tired. There are times I only keep going because I know others look up to me because I am a LTS. I even get jealuos of others whose T cells are over 500. Mine will go up then fall right back down to around 300. Past health issues seem to have taken their toll on my immune system. I thought if I my viral load was undetectable my T cells would rise and stay up, but that is not the case.

I am coming up on 32 years, yes I am alive, but know I am wondering what good is it if I have to keep fighting health issues?

Ok, I just needed to get this crap off my chest.... sorry....

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