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How many pills do you take per 24 hour period? (Including all meds and vitamins)

Less than 10
33 (61.1%)
Between 10 and 20
13 (24.1%)
Between 21 and 30
6 (11.1%)
Between 31 and 40
0 (0%)
41+
2 (3.7%)

Total Members Voted: 54

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Offline Maestro

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How many pills per day do you take?
« on: March 18, 2007, 09:31:39 AM »
Last I counted for the ole' Uncle he was taking 41 per day NOT including any vitamins....

Steve

Offline aztecan

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2007, 10:08:26 AM »
All in all, I take 22 pills a day. Of course, that includes my vitamin, fish oil and, of course, ARV regimen and two meds to fight the lipids.

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline pozinbama

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2007, 10:09:27 AM »
2 pills. One Atripla and One 20 mg Lexapro.

Offline budndallastx

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2007, 10:18:54 AM »
Wow, I just counted mine it's an amazing 11 pills a day !!  OMG  :o

Blood Pressure(3), Cholesterol (1), Allergy(1), HIV(3), Vitamins (3) ...

Wonder if I can get this in a combo pill ??
Meds since: 11/20/2006
Sustiva / Truvada
12/08/2008 VL:<48 CD4 622 (38%)   
9/8/2008 VL:<48 CD4 573 (30%)
5/2008 VL:<48 CD4 464 (30%)
1/2008  VL: <50  CD4 425(28%)
9/2007   VL: <50  CD4 465 (27%)
6/2007   VL: <50   CD4 443 (26%)
3/2007  VL: <50   CD4 385 (25%)
12/2006 - VL: <50   CD4: 384 (25%)
11/2006 - VL:  22K  CD4: 208 (18%)

Offline JPinLA

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007, 10:23:56 AM »
So far 5 - 3 ARV, 1 mulitvitamin and 1 supplement!
11/06 - Diagnosed - VL/5784 & CD4 326
2/07 - VL/6000 & CD4 290 2/07
3//07 -Began Truvada/Viramune 
4/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 320 22%
7/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 286 22%
11/07 VL/undetectable and CD4 302 26%

Offline thunter34

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2007, 10:38:56 AM »
Um....prescribed or unprescribed?   ::)



Seriously, I'm at 9 for the HIV. 

4 Kaletras and 4 for the Combivir split- broken into its 2 parts for economics + my latest addition, Crestor the Magnificent.  I'm counting this as an HIV related pill because it came about from the side effects of the others.

I may not be a part of the one-a-day chic, but I am happy with my little HAART Happy Meal so far.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline milker

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2007, 10:51:40 AM »
Wonder if I can get this in a combo pill ??
That would be a suppository my friend :D
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mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2007, 11:26:23 AM »
oops... I voted incorrectly.  Mine should be 26 pills PLUS (and this poll leaves this special grouping out) two daily injections of fuzeon which OH-SO much more involved than popping some little pills.  You have to prepare it by mixing the powdered fuzeon with a vial of saline solution, wait 20 minutes, draw it all in a syringe and then you're ready to go... and another 10 minutes in case blood comes out from where you injected it.

My 26 pills (always taken at once... I'm really good at swallowing huge loads!) also contain a multi-vitamin and an essential fatty acid complex.  6 of the pills are for diarrhea and 6 are digestive enzymes for absorption issues.
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Offline marc11864

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2007, 12:36:47 PM »
Currently I take 4 Kaletra, 1 Truvada, (HAART) 1 Strattera (ADD), 1 Ciprofloxacin (Don't ask)  ;D , and sometimes Loperamide (again don't ask)  ::) .

I strongly suspect that the day that I'm going too have to start managing the side-effects of the HAART is getting close so I'm sure I'll be taking a few more soon enough.
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2007, 01:51:23 PM »
4 Kaletra
1 Truvada
1 Bactrim
1 tube of testosterone
1 lexapro
15 ml of Noxifil

Offline coltsteele

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2007, 02:04:22 PM »
I take 4 currently

1 Atripla
1 Zyprexa
1 Multi Vitamin
1 Iron
Diagnosed 05-25-2006
CD4 - 42, Viral Load >100,000
12/2006 CD4-264 VL 2000
03/2006 CD4 270 VL 410

Offline aupointillimite

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2007, 02:05:26 PM »
1 Sustiva
1 Truvada
Your tastebuds can't repel flavor of this magnitude!

Offline bocker3

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2007, 02:57:59 PM »
Each morning:
2 - 150mg Reyataz (next script will be for one 300 mg -- yeah!)
1 - Norvir
1 - multi-vitamin
2 - fiber tablets
1 - Glucosamine Chondroitin (so my old joints can continue playing tennis)
1 - Allegra

Each evening
1 - Atripla
2 - fiber tablets
1 - Omega-3 Fish Oil capsule
1 - lipitor

So a grand total of 13 -- not too bad, I guess.
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
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May2013 691/31% <20

Offline scotttt

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2007, 03:08:43 PM »
Rob  takes 1 atripla, 1 dapsone, 1 ativan .5 milligram, and 8 lomotils.




Offline sdcabincrew74

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2007, 03:28:39 PM »
Two 150 Reyetaz, they have 300's?  I need them!
One Norvir soft gel thingy
One Zoloft (because I am a bit mental)
One Truvada
One multivitamin because, well, I do not always eat like I should.

I used to take a lot more, bactrim, zithro, etc.  But, now I am kind of boring which is good I guess LOL! 
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Offline blondbeauty

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2007, 04:02:27 PM »
1 Truvada
3 Sustiva 200mg (sustiva 600mg was unavailable last time)
1 Selenoprecise (Selenium Yeast 200mcg)
1 Alpha Lipoic Acid 300mg.
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2007, 04:08:01 PM »
1  x Ritonavir
2  x Atazanavir
2  x Trizivir
5  x Sodium valproate
4  x Lamtrogine
.5 x Bactrim

Plus oxazepam and metoclopamide PRN.

MtD

Offline TugaMan

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2007, 06:11:35 PM »
1 Truvada
1 Stocrin (Sustiva)
Sometimes one multivitamin complex.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2007, 07:10:41 PM »
2 Norvir
2 Lexiva
1 Epzicom

& 1 Loratidine on an as-needed basis

Offline bear60

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2007, 07:14:09 PM »
Maestro
Your "uncle" never ceases to be a source of amazement.  He has become like the ENERGIZER BUNNY or the TIMEX watch...takes a licking and keeps on ticking.  How are you holding up? Did you sort out the insurance problems?
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Offline david25luvit

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2007, 09:13:50 AM »
Hmm let's see....
1 norvir
2 rayetez
1 truvada
5 acyclovir
4 Lori-tab 10's'
2-3 Soma's
2 vitamin C (500 mg)

not bad I guess considering David was taking some forty odd pills at one time
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Offline aztecan

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2007, 09:33:29 AM »
Darn it, Bocker reminded me of my glucosamine-chondriotin-msm-collagen goop that I drink once a day. And, my dears, I mean GOOP!

Add that to the Combivir, Crixivan, Pravachol, Zetia, Omeaprazole, Loratadine, 4,000 mgs fish oil, 200 mcgs selenium, multivitamin, 180 mgs (standardized) milk thistle and, of course, a Chantix in a pear tree.

Edited to add: Again, I forgot one. Advair, which I am supposed to inhale once in the morning and once in the evening.

Does anyone wonder why I quit smoking?

HUGS,

Mark

(Who thought he might as well list them as everyone else was.)
« Last Edit: March 19, 2007, 09:57:26 AM by aztecan »
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Offline Maestro

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2007, 05:13:40 PM »
Bear,

Still no insurance solution. 

Wow, I never realized how off the charts his 41 pills per day was!

Steve

Offline antibody

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2007, 06:54:20 PM »
8. 50mg tramadol for pain
1. 25mg nortriptyline for neuropathy
2. 25mg benedryl for itchies
1. 100mg zoloft cause i'm crazy
2. 5mg marinol for the munchies
1 15mg temezapam cause i can't sleep
1. Atripla cause i'm tainted
2 1,000mg flaxseed oil

so about 18. it would be 20 something if i had to take the components of Atripla separately.
edited to add.
2 packs Androgel
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Offline Kellyk

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2007, 07:41:22 PM »
Daily -
Atripla
Bactrim
Selenium
Lisinopril
multivit

once weekly - azithromycin

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2007, 07:46:16 PM »
I take 10 pills a day but not hiv meds. I take 9 diabetic meds and 1 pill for my low ldls...
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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Offline Christine

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2007, 08:09:27 PM »
Daily:
2-Ziagen
2-Epivir
2-Norvir
4-Prezista
4-Valcyte
1-Viread
1-Soloxine
1-GS-9137
1.5-Zoloft
1-Trazodone

18.5 pills taken daily

Weekly
1-Procrit Injection
2- Azithromycin

Bi-Weekly
Aerosolized pentamidine

As Needed
Atavan
Fluconazole
Tretinoin Cream
Zofran
Advil
Imodium
Benadryl

Lots of pills.....

Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline ademas

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2007, 08:58:30 PM »
Sustiva - 1
Combivir - 2
Lyrica - 3
Gemfibrozil - 1
Ibuprofen - 6
Androgel - 1 packet (topical)
81 mg aspirin - 2
multi-vitamin - 2

methotrexate - 6 (weekly)
Humira (injection) - bi-weekly



Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2007, 10:10:13 PM »
I remember taking 30 pills each day but 18 were Norvir and had to drink a full glass of water with each serving of 6.  I hate drinking water because of it.  That was 10 years ago and today... I take 1 Trizivir in the morning and 1 Trizivir at night with 1 Sustiva.  Because I also have RLS, I take 1 Requip on bad nights.  Have the best day
Michael
(who will drink water if it is J&B w/water back)

Offline bluelove

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2007, 10:11:11 PM »
Nine is my lucky number!!!

Offline BKNYLivin

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Re: How many pills per day do you take?
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2007, 06:25:41 AM »
Only 25..................
Diagnosed 9/18/06
10/13/06 - CD4:449, 33%,  VL:>500,000
11/20/06 - CD4: 392  VL:425,000
02/08/07 - CD4: 361, 16.9% VL:133,000
02/13/07 - Started HAART: Atripla
03/08/07 - CD4:401, 23.8% VL:643
06/05/07 - CD4:614, 33.6% VL:225
09/14/07 - CD4:612, 37%  VL: <50
12/14/07 - CD4:582, 38.5% VL:<50
4/11/08 - CD4: 658, VL: <50
3/5/09 - CD4: 847, 49% VL: <50
7/29/09 - CD4: 965, 50.1% VL: <50
12/28/09 - CD4: 925, 49.2% vl <50
9/16/10 - CD4: 1011 vl: <50

 


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