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Author Topic: Can a doctor find out If I stopped taking Atripla by lab test?  (Read 278 times)

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Offline thomasgrn

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Can a doctor find out If I stopped taking Atripla by lab test?
« on: November 11, 2015, 07:36:10 PM »
My reason being is I want to die, so I am going to quit taking atripla and wait. Death sounds so comfortable to me, it's all I think about. Been to 2 psychiatrists, their bullshit pills don't work with me.
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Re: Can a doctor find out If I stopped taking Atripla by lab test?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 08:19:38 PM »
One of the side effects of Atripla suicidal ideation . I had the same side effect and it went away after a med change .

Your doctor cant make you take meds and I think you know that Ö talk to your doctor and tell them you are having thoughts about harming yourself Ö I cant believe your doctor or therapist kept you on Atripla once they know you had an issue with depression, Atripla is contradicted in people with mental health issues. If you doctor wont change your meds, find a new doctor.

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Re: Can a doctor find out If I stopped taking Atripla by lab test?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 08:25:42 PM »
Please see a doctor and suggest a med change, per Jeff's suggestion.  This forum just lost a beloved contributor to depression (David, aka Miss P).  Let there be no others.  Please get the help you need.

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Re: Can a doctor find out If I stopped taking Atripla by lab test?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 08:31:15 PM »
I'm sorry to hear you feel this way; but you definitely need to talk with your HIV doctor.

First because some of the side effects of Atripla can be depression and suicidal thoughts! Secondly, it will probably take years for you decline enough to die of AIDS. Plus death by AIDS is a horrible, slow, terrible death.

Please call your doctor immediately! You need to get off of Atripla and onto another regimen!

and to answer your topic title/question, Yes. Your rising viral load, falling cd4, and failing health will certainly alert your doctor to your non-adherence - long before you could die.
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Re: Can a doctor find out If I stopped taking Atripla by lab test?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:55:05 AM »
Atripla should be taken off the market!!  Too many people experience nasty side effects.  OP please don't suddenly stop all treatment.  Ask your doctor for another I .  They'll have no choice but to give you something else.  If no,  find one who will.  Please don't do this because when the effects is Sustiva wear off,  you'll regret risk resistance.  Give yourself to try something else before you give up
You should also seek counseling of some sort.  I agree that psychotropic meds are usually unnecessary,  but please don't throw in the towel.  There are so many treatment options.


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