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Offline aztecan

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Meds update
« on: January 07, 2008, 01:36:20 PM »
Hey all,

Some folks have been asking so I thought I would post a little thread about my meds.

The Lexiva is working beautifully, so far as I know. I have had no side effects at all. Nor any from the Norvir.

My stomach is back to its happy self thanks to Protonix.

So, all is well so far. I will probably need to get labs done this month. I don't remember when I had my last labs done, but its been a while.

HUGS,

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

Offline SoSadTooBad

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 09:57:55 PM »
Mark - very glad things are quieting down for you.  Perhaps a shrimp cocktail to celebrate.

Offline joemutt

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 01:13:30 AM »
That's good to know Mark. Hugs Joe

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008, 04:59:15 AM »
Glad you finally found something that will work for you Mark.

Rodney

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008, 08:46:32 AM »
Mark, I'm glad your meds are working for you.  What is Protonix?  I've never heard of it.  Does it help deflate lipo?
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline aztecan

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008, 11:51:52 AM »
Hey Bettty,

No, I wish Protonix did deflate lipo, but, alas, no such luck.

Protonix is a proton pump inhibitor, like Prilosec, but stronger. Works great, no acid reflux, no acid indigestion (which was constant without it) and I can eat pretty much what I like without too much trouble.

Makes me a happy camper.

HUGS,

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

Offline BT65

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2008, 03:23:41 PM »
Oh, darn, I thought I might learn about a new thing that could help get rid of my belly that maybe Medicare would cover. :D  Glad it's working for your indigestion, as I know that was a concern for you. 
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 06:10:21 PM »
Hello Marc,

Glad to hear that the new meds are working for you !!!!


(((HUGS)))-----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Robert

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 01:18:03 AM »
that's great.  Good to know the meds are working.

Now, about that tooth ache......

robert
..........

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008, 01:23:25 AM »
Glad to hear the meds are working for you!

 Let us know how the labs  come out.

Tooth Ache?
Positive since 1985

Offline ubotts

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2008, 05:39:52 AM »
Protonix is a proton pump inhibitor, like Prilosec, but stronger. Works great, no acid reflux, no acid indigestion.

Umm. I have acid reflux so bad lately, and I know its not the truvada nor the noviar.
Its you new meds rezataz. oops forgot the spelling.

If just switching to protonix, then I am changing my meds.
I have reflux acid bigtime.

They told me I was only allowed  to take pepcid..which does nada....I was on prilosec
but was taken off when my drug regime changed......... :'( Iam not happy about this
one bit..

I will talk it over when I see my doctor which is monday.

Anyway,I am so glad that you are feeling good with your new meds. ;D you deserve
it honi...................now go get em.. ;)
 
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline aztecan

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2008, 11:21:21 AM »
Hey Ubotts,

That is exactly why I talked to my doc about switching from Reyataz to Lexiva. Pepcid failed me miserably and I needed my Protonix.

I would certainly talk to your doc about it were I you.

HUGS,

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

Offline ubotts

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2008, 07:14:02 AM »
Hey all,

Some folks have been asking so I thought I would post a little thread about my meds.

The Lexiva is working beautifully, so far as I know. I have had no side effects at all. Nor any from the Norvir.

My stomach is back to its happy self thanks to Protonix.

So, all is well so far. I will probably need to get labs done this month. I don't remember when I had my last labs done, but its been a while.

HUGS,

Mark


Hi there, I  can not take protoniix due to being allergic to batrium...damn..I did read your post
and after I did I called my dr. to see if I can switch like you did..but no good for me..
So who knows what they will switch the reyataz to...someone suggested it might be the norvir..but I believe its the reyataz doing the acid reflux harm to my belly,...

Ill post back later on today and let you know what the doctor recommended..
Damn I was so happy to see your post and find out how to stop the acid but when I called
my dr..She said No good for me............boo freggin hoo.....Just my luck lately..
Hopefully we will discuss and find out what works for me..
WIsh i wasnt allergic to batrium...that would of helped alot...Its the sufates that i am allergic to...anyway ..wish me luck one more time. :-\
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline ubotts

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2008, 07:18:09 AM »
Ok went back to doctors, and was put on Lexiva...Phew (wiping the sweat off my brow)
I know i am allegic to batrium and this has some in it, but I said lets take a shot at it, and now i am on norvir truvada and lexiva...
So far so good, but i only started yesterday....
I was able to get previcad again, thank god, but I dont think ill be needing as much as I did when I was on reyataz...

Mixing coctails can be very interesting....Lets hope this on does the trick to a few years.
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline DAF

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2008, 11:52:30 AM »
Hi,

Glad to hear that your meds are doing well for you. What is Protonix? Is it a liquid or a pill and how meny times a day do you take it? My stomach is not a happy camper most of the time and that makes things more complicated with the Diabetes.

Take care

DAF
No disease on the face of the planet has been 100% fatal

Offline aztecan

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2008, 08:01:41 PM »
Hey Daf,

Protonix is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of stomach acid your stomach produces. It works wonders for me. It is similar to Prilosec, but somewhat stronger.
It is a diamond shaped pill that you take once a day. I take mine in the morning.

HUGS,

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

Offline DAF

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2008, 10:43:56 AM »
Hi Mark,

Like Ubotts I am alergic to Bactrum. So I guess that this drug is of the list for me too. Oh wellmayb I will just keep using my stand buys. Ginger, Saltines, Cal Betten ( bismuth tablets ). Thanks for the info and the Hug.

Big Hug to you,

DAF
No disease on the face of the planet has been 100% fatal

Offline ubotts

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2008, 08:14:55 AM »
Hi Mark,

Like Ubotts I am alergic to Bactrum. So I guess that this drug is of the list for me too. Oh wellmayb I will just keep using my stand buys. Ginger, Saltines, Cal Betten ( bismuth tablets ). Thanks for the info and the Hug.

Big Hug to you,

DAF
Hey you have to get this it just might help your stomach and throat from all the acid we bring right back up after meals, or even at timetime..infact anytime.lol..

This is what the nutritionist gave me yesterday..L-GLUTAMINE 500 MGS
 THIS IS FOR INNER TISSUE REPAIR.. YOU TAKE 2 SCOOPS WITH EVERY MEAL..SO THAT A TOTAL OF 6 SCOOPS A DAY...
AND ADD IT IN ANYTHING YOU
DRINK..IT HAS NO FAVOR AT ALL AND IS VERY EASY TO MIX WITH EVER YOU WANT TO DRINK IT IN...SO GIVE YOUR NUTRISTIONIST A CALL...

IT WORTH CHECKING OUT... :-*
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline aztecan

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Re: Meds update
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2008, 10:09:41 AM »
Hey all,

I did some research but cannot find any link between Bactrim and Protonix. They are vastly different drugs for vastly different problems.

Before I would write proton pump inhibitors off, I would check into them further.

Daf, If you are interested in trying a proton pump inhibitor, there are several out there: Prilosec, Protonix, Nexium, just to name those that popped to mind.

I would ask your doc about them, were I you.

Just an FYI.

HUGS,

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

 


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