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Author Topic: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!  (Read 2168 times)

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Offline marc11864

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Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« on: February 08, 2008, 07:19:06 PM »
 ;D

My doctor and I have decided to "make the switch".

After two years of a combination of Kaletra and Truvada, which worked well sans the minor GI issues and never ever being able to get my cholesterol and triglycerides remotely under control, I begin Atripla, the Once A Day Car Polish! Errrm, Once a day HIV med...  :D

There was some concern with a prior pcp because of some mental health issues that I sometimes exhibit, (depression, anxiety) but the new Dr felt we could successfully test and monitor this treatment safely and I'm inclined to agree. If there was ever a time for me to try it, it would be now because so many things are going so well and I'm Sooooooooo blessedly undepressed (is this a word?) right now that I feel I can tell if the Atripla begins to affect me negatively.

WOW, ONE PILL ONCE A DAY!!!  ;D

Wish me luck!  :)
Let us cavort like the Greeks of old! You know the ones I mean.

Offline thunter34

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 07:37:06 PM »
If there was ever a time for me to try it, it would be now because so many things are going so well and I'm Sooooooooo blessedly undepressed (is this a word?) right now that I feel I can tell if the Atripla begins to affect me negatively.

Wow.  Now there's a cheerful statement just begging to be quoted!

Best of luck with the new regimen!
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 08:14:37 PM »
Wish me luck!  :)

Luck luck luck! wishing you smooth sailing :)

I think one can say "non-depressed" but I dunno about "undepressed".

Offline bosco

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008, 08:16:25 AM »
Good Luck...I really hope it works for you.
"Dog is my co-pilot".

Offline lucas clay

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008, 11:20:20 AM »
;D

, I begin Atripla, the Once A Day Car Polish! Errrm, Once a day HIV med...  :D



Wish me luck!  :)

Glad to see you are on a positive note on this, and i love the humor.
Wishing you all the luck in the world my friend.

                                                       Lucas

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008, 01:35:47 PM »
Hello,

Wishing you the best. Let us know how things are going.


Take care----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 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 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline marc11864

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008, 03:56:20 PM »
Thanks all!  ;D

Was a little intimidated when I started by stuff I've heard about the Sustiva component but I think I'm tolerating it pretty well. And I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that I no longer am dealing with the runs  ::)
Let us cavort like the Greeks of old! You know the ones I mean.

Offline anniebc

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008, 04:19:28 PM »
Quote
And I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that I no longer am dealing with the runs 

Thats good to hear Marc, glad you are doing ok, one pill a day is certainly better than a handful.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline mjmel

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2008, 06:31:10 PM »
One pill.
Very, very nice.
Oh, I wish!

Mike

Offline David_CA

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2008, 08:12:46 PM »
Good luck with the Atripla, Marc.  Hubby and I have been on it since Dec. '06 and haven't had any emotional / mental issues from it.  Well, we have had weird dreams.  I take mine in the morning first thing and sometimes feel a bit stoned, but nothing bad!   ::)  Hopefully, you'll do as well on it as we have.

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline NLEWLAD

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2008, 06:45:51 AM »
Good luck on your once a day regime,

personally i suffer from depression and i have made the desision not to take sustiva or atripla 

i would be interested if you could post how you are finding the sides

Simon - Location Manchester England
Negative test 10/11/07
Tested poz 28/12/07
Confirmed WB 07/01/08
Sero-converted Late December 07

Date        CD4            %              VL

7/01/08   1273 :)      N/A       100,232
24/01/08   755 :(      42%         4,010
13/2/08     922 :)      45%       78,234
09/04/08   652 :(      38%       36,604
05/05/08   936 :)      39%       38,952
07/07/08   844 :)      34%       24,000
12/11/08   753 :(      31%       45,600
no meds yet:)

Offline aztecan

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Re: Goodbye 1st Regimen, Hello 2nd!
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2008, 10:19:34 AM »
Hey Marc,

Good luck on your switch to Atripla. Let us know how it goes.

HUGS,

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

 


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