Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 05, 2016, 11:43:41 AM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 704450
  • Total Topics: 56074
  • Online Today: 247
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: I messed up my meds yesterday and need advice...  (Read 1604 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mookiesmack

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
I messed up my meds yesterday and need advice...
« on: July 20, 2007, 04:55:46 PM »
Hey all -- I'm on Combivir and Sustiva... I take one Combivir in the morning and a Combivir and Sustiva at night... Yesterday, I took two Combivir in the morning by mistake (thinking the other one was a vitamin).  I called my doc's office and the nurse told me to just take the Sustiva last night and do my regular routine today...

This is the first time in four years that I've messed up...  I guess I'm just really neurotic because I'm scared to screw up my regimen, which has been very effective for me. 

Has anyone else done this?  I hope it's not a big deal but really need some peace of mind... If anyone has had a similar experience, please let me know.


Offline Dachshund

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,058
Re: I messed up my meds yesterday and need advice...
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007, 05:04:15 PM »
We've all done it and a rare mistake ain't going to hurt you. One time in four years is an excellent record and nothing to sneeze about...your nurse was spot on and you are worrying needlessly.

Offline aztecan

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,512
  • 31 years positive, 59 years a pain in the butt
Re: I messed up my meds yesterday and need advice...
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007, 06:42:59 PM »
Hey Mookie,

What the nurse said. You are doing great and, believe me, we have all messed up once or twice.

As long as it doesn't become a habit, don't sweat it.


"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Catman

  • Member
  • Posts: 419
  • Blessed with more than 9 lives! + since 1986
    • Who is the Catman?
Re: I messed up my meds yesterday and need advice...
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007, 07:06:17 PM »
  That's nothing to what happened to me a few weeks back. I ran out of two of my 3 meds for about 7-8 dosages because the clinic was out of stock and the shipment was waaay late. I was shitting bricks that weekend and still am not sure if any damage has been done. I'm resistant to all other meds so I'm fucked if my hiv has gotten tough with this regimen which could be my last chance...I'd prefer your situation a zillion times to my experience! :-\

Meow to the birds
Meow to the tree's
Meow to the end
of this dreadful disease...

Offline mookiesmack

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Re: I messed up my meds yesterday and need advice...
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2007, 05:13:11 PM »
Thanks, guys, for the feedback... your comments helped me feel better...

Catman, I can only imagine the stress you've been under... I hope everything ends up ok...

Thanks again!


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.