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Old 03-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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Re: Living with hiv for about 18 years without knowing!

one thing i can say is if you had hiv that long,
you are extremely lucky you haven't had serious heath complications
along the way!
i have to wonder myself
did you ever have any bad fatigue
or a noticable loss of strength over the years?

the meds you are takeing will effect each person a different way.
all of the ones
i have taken have given me different side effects.
i have had to change my meds around a few times to find what me or
my body could best tolerate.

that would be best done by sitting down with the doctor and discussing
what options you have.
different meds will effect different parts of the body and organs
some are hard on the liver, others on the kidneys and so on.
so alot would depend on how your health is.
also give yourself some time.
i hated every thing with pills and still do.
i take mine once a day and slam them down at night
and don't think about them again
until i feel like crap waking up in the morning
i come out of the fog and get thru the day.
i'm just very thankful i still wake up and can do things i love to do
so its a small price to pay.