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| Low platelet Count, Hepatitis C, Autoimmune Dysfunction and HIV+ |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name Not Given
Posted on: November 25, 2006
I would like to know if you can give me insight. I have been HIV+ for the past 13 years, last year was declared AIDS. My viral load is 500,000 and CD4 is 304. But, that is not my main concern now. I acquired Hepatitis C last year and my viral load is 65,000,000. The spleen is enlarged and my platelets are in 7,000 (Thrombocytopenia). The bone marrow is producing enough platelets, so this is apparently an autoimmune disease. My antibody factor is in 900, (maximum normal range is till 99) meaning my own body is attacking my own organs. I have pain in my joints specially in legs and frequent urination (wake up 3 to 5 times at night to go to bathroom). Right now they want to give me prednisone, but I am refusing because of the side effects. They want to start me on interferon and I don’t want to. I know there are other better ways to heal myself but I don’t have the right answers in my hands. I also had syphilis and had the shoots for it in March. I need to confess that for 2 years I went thru a lot of stress and depression and I even tried crystal meth and cocaine, and even that It was once every month or so. I felt my health going down so quickly. I looked for help and haven’t done any for the last 2 months and I am not going to do it anymore. My self esteem is back and I have a big motivation to keep going up front. Can you help me?
Even if you can give me an advice on how to raise my platelets or what I can do to correct the autoimmune disorder (I have heard about peptides that are able to immunomodulate the immune system).
Because of the complexity of your health problems, I recommend that you consult with a natural health care specialist who can take a full health history and communicate with your doctor. You can find a list of qualified natural health care professionals on our website:
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