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Author Topic: Is it odd?  (Read 2099 times)

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Offline JamieD

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Is it odd?
« on: July 01, 2007, 06:19:28 PM »
Question, just wondering.

I have been on treatment for about 2 weeks and have experienced no side effects to speak of, other then the slightest bit of nasea. Do side effects not usually come until later?

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Is it odd?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 07:36:02 PM »

I don't believe it is that odd not to experience side effects.It depends on each of us individually.
When I was started on treatment in October of 03, I was started on viramanune, Epivir and Zerit) I also had very little side effects at the time. I was expecting something dramatic to happen ( and took off a couple days of work in anticipation of that) but nothing happenned. I only started feeling better and getting my appetite back. Never had any problems with rashes ETC. Everything was pretty tolerable.

I guess it depends on the medication. For example I know that some  hypersensitive reactions can occur with Ziagen (Abacavir) and can take up to 6 weeks to show. And Viramune is started in half doses for two weeks to minimize side effects, and to make sure the body can tolerate it.

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg






Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/16/16,  t-cells are at 501,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 12%

 65 years young.

Offline MarkInSF

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Re: Is it odd?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007, 02:44:57 AM »
Wow, ur lucky.... what meds are u on???

Offline Tempeboy

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Re: Is it odd?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2007, 02:49:50 AM »
Many people don't get the nasty side effects.

Sounds like you have a dream combo.
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Offline JamieD

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Re: Is it odd?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2007, 10:37:37 AM »
Reyataz and Truvada.

Not a single side effect.

Offline MarkInSF

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Re: Is it odd?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2007, 12:21:59 PM »
Thats cool you are not getting any side effects.  I'm on kaletra/truvada but my doctor did offer me to try reyataz/truvada but I turned it down because she says theres a chance of getting yellow eyes/skin (jaundice).

Offline dtwpuck

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Re: Is it odd?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2007, 06:28:24 PM »
Be very glad.    Many of my friends don't have any side effects either. 
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