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Author Topic: Isentress/Zerit/Reyataz  (Read 2842 times)

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Offline OnePapi

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« on: May 08, 2008, 10:33:49 PM »
Anybody on this Combo?
Week and Half and so far feeling good...Not much second effects....other than feeling like a LIL high...
would that be the Isentress?

Offline allanq

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Re: Isentress/Zerit/Reyataz
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 11:59:11 AM »
I've been on Isentress since March 2007 (through the expanded access program). I haven't seen any reports of Isentress causing a feeling of being high. However, it's still a fairly new drug. So far, it seems to have few side effects, but sometimes as drugs are used more, side effects do become evident.

I'm concerned about the Zerit in your combination. Zerit is not commonly used anymore in the U.S., since it is a major cause of neuropathy and is also strongly associated with lipoatrophy--loss of fat in the face, butt, arms, and legs. AZT is another drug that is associated with lipoatrophy.

If you can substitute another nucleoside such as Viread for the Zerit, I think you'd be better off. It's something to talk to your doctor about.

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Re: Isentress/Zerit/Reyataz
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 02:32:58 PM »
I've had no side effects from Isentress and have been on it now for 7 months.
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Offline OnePapi

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Thanks Philly,but listen
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008, 01:17:04 PM »
Philly thanks for your repply.....your concern,its been my concern.....I DONT LIKE THE ZERIT.........neither i liked the retrovir he gave me before that....but whn i went to complain...he didnt like that......i guess he want s to be THE MAN...is a new doctor i got in nyc after just moving from fl..........he seemed cool at first.......one main thing for me is to be able to work and discuss some things with my doctor........i have had bad neuropathy in the past....all the way to have had to be on wheelchair.......i recovered to even lift weights.........the loos of fat I HAD IT TOO!..........i have explain this things to him...................now those 2 things u say put u at risk....man anybody olease some insight........i am n my 10 day of that...so far feeling good//

Offline OnePapi

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Re: Isentress/Zerit/Reyataz
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008, 01:20:07 PM »
Im also allergic to viread...or he said that was damaging my kidneys........so he took m,e off it.........
can i combine isentress/reyataz   with sustiva or intelence or the non-nukes instead?

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: Isentress/Zerit/Reyataz
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008, 02:11:02 PM »
I'm not sure of your whole history of anti-HIV meds -- it would help if you listed the combos you've been on before.  But I am also very surprised to see Zerit in your combo.  I don't know any docs in the US that still prescribe it, especially to someone with a history of lipoatrophy (your last post said you've had fat loss, right? -- was this in your face, arms, and/or legs?).

The only reason I can think of that would lead him to use it is if you are resistant to all the other nukes.  Have you had any resistance tests done?  Ask him for copies of these so you can give us more info to on as you seek advice here.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2008, 02:12:47 PM by Peter Staley »


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