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Author Topic: meds and nutritional supplements  (Read 1429 times)

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Offline jerek

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meds and nutritional supplements
« on: February 16, 2008, 12:26:28 AM »
i am currently on the norvir, reyataz and truvada combination once a day.  instead of going on another cycle i decided i might try a muscle building supplement.  everyone at the gym is talking about nitro tech hardcore.  what i would like to know is....does anyone know if there is any interaction between the meds and this particular supplement.  i tried to search the net but i could not find anything.  i would appreciate any help i can get.  thanks in advance.


Offline allanq

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Re: meds and nutritional supplements
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 10:06:05 AM »
.... instead of going on another cycle i decided i might try a muscle building supplement....


What does "going on another cycle" mean?

Top (Breakfast): Prezista, Norvir, Isentress, Zoloft (2), Glyburide (2), Aspirin
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Bottom left (Bedtime): Sustiva, Trazodone (2), Lipitor, Septra (no longer taking this)
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Re: meds and nutritional supplements
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 07:42:31 PM »


What does "going on another cycle" mean?


I think the gentleman means another menu of drugs because I think he's finding the ones he been prescribed depleting.

I am wondering about supplements generally. I was initially warned OFF St John's wort when I started meds a year ago. Too bad. My poor mood!! Lately I've had a resurgence in sleep problems due to the Sustiva ingredient in my ATRIPLA. I sleep maybe two hours. Most of the meds seem to carry a warning against HERBAL MEDICINES, which if one thinks about it is absurd since what distiguishes herbal medicines from the herbs we use for EATING. Anyway, I went out in search of Melatonin, and I found a Melatonin/Valerian root combo, with Vitamin E. It wasn't until I got it home and read more carefully the back of the box - the dreaded fine print - that I read "Consult your physician before using if you have an autoimmune condition or depressive disorder ..."

So it would SEEM I am to either stop taking ATRIPLA, switch to another "cycle," or forego HERBALS for PHARMACEUTICALS, like sleeping pills
- cd4 20 2/07 & 50K VL

**** 3/07 started ATRIPLA *******
- cd4 70 5/07 & Undetectable VL
- cd4 218 11/07 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 297 3/08 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 439 1/09 & Undetectable VL
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-cd4 442 8/09 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 512 11/09 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 531 2/10 & Undetectable VL
-cd4 439??? 6/10 & Undetectable VL ...


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