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Author Topic: about side effects on meds  (Read 3584 times)

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Offline sanitex

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about side effects on meds
« on: February 18, 2008, 01:57:01 AM »
hi every body here 
                          pls i'd like to know any possible side effects with this meds,i'm on meds called (sustiva, tenofovir,lamivudine,)but i'm scaled for liver problem ,is their any one know something about this meds pls tell me i'll appreciate it thanks,my cd4 is 20 and vl is 1000000 when i got my first diagonise last year december 27 but i hope to go for second vl test next month.
27/12/07 cd4 20 vl 1million
10/4 /08 cd4 86 vl 63
1/7/08  cd4 186 vl undetectable
16/10/08 cd4 196 vl undet
23/1/09 cd4 248 vl un
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
13/12/11 cd4 410 vl undet 23%
24/2/12 cd4 545 vl undet 26%
on 22/2/12 change truvada to Recovir-EM
due to no stock on Truvada.
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
7/7/12 cd4 359 vl <40 22%
23/8/12 cd4 400 vl <40 23%,
testosterone test 7.5 ng/ml and
thyroid (TSH)1.32 ulu/ml creatinine.eGFR blck 1.5 all fasting test morning.
13/12/2012 cd4 523 24% vl <40
18/3/2013 cd4  513  23% vl <40
regimen ATRIPLA
03/8/2013 cd4 429 22% vl <40
13/11/2013 cd4 455 23% vl <40
Anti-HBs test (quantitative ) Anti-HBs positive
Titer 16.95 mlu/ml <10.00
22/3/14 cd4 396 vl <40 % 24
24/7/14 change to Teevir

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: about side effects on meds
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 10:10:55 AM »
Have you tried researching your concerns here first?:

http://www.aidsmeds.com/list.shtml
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline sanitex

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living with hiv
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 01:31:03 AM »
! guys
              i was recently diagnosed last year december 27,my cd4 is 20 and vl 1000000,before i don't know anything about this hivaids history  but i found this web i began to encourage myself everyday,so thank you guys for your encouragement.

anyway pls i need to ask this question,with this meds they called HAART,can this meds help me out of this numbers i mension here?
from what  i read low cd4 is already aids,but i still look heailty despite some rashes on my leg(ankle)and some black spots on my hands which i always try to put on with long sleeves,. can this spots move out again? but i used some cream called scar remover.

i'm on meds like,(sustiva,tenofovir.lamivudine)i go for next test on 28 march hoping to see my cd4 rise again and vl come down,but my doc told i look very healty since i stared my meds.

i am also on anxiety meds (lexapro, betalol,tranxene)because i got panic for long time b4 i was digonised,my business now is like am confuse .pls i need more advice on what to do,can i travle out with this low immune?i scale about having infection .i live in thailand (sanitex )thanks for your urgent reply
 
27/12/07 cd4 20 vl 1million
10/4 /08 cd4 86 vl 63
1/7/08  cd4 186 vl undetectable
16/10/08 cd4 196 vl undet
23/1/09 cd4 248 vl un
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
13/12/11 cd4 410 vl undet 23%
24/2/12 cd4 545 vl undet 26%
on 22/2/12 change truvada to Recovir-EM
due to no stock on Truvada.
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
7/7/12 cd4 359 vl <40 22%
23/8/12 cd4 400 vl <40 23%,
testosterone test 7.5 ng/ml and
thyroid (TSH)1.32 ulu/ml creatinine.eGFR blck 1.5 all fasting test morning.
13/12/2012 cd4 523 24% vl <40
18/3/2013 cd4  513  23% vl <40
regimen ATRIPLA
03/8/2013 cd4 429 22% vl <40
13/11/2013 cd4 455 23% vl <40
Anti-HBs test (quantitative ) Anti-HBs positive
Titer 16.95 mlu/ml <10.00
22/3/14 cd4 396 vl <40 % 24
24/7/14 change to Teevir

Offline sanitex

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please i need your advice
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 01:46:14 AM »
! guys
              i was recently diagnosed last year december 27,my cd4 is 20 and vl 1000000,before i don't know anything about this hivaids history  but i found this web i began to encourage myself everyday,so thank you guys for your encouragement.

anyway pls i need to ask this question,with this meds they called HAART,can this meds help me out of this numbers i mension here?
from what  i read low cd4 is already aids,but i still look heailty despite some rashes on my leg(ankle)and some black spots on my hands which i always try to put on with long sleeves,. can this spots move out again? but i used some cream called scar remover.

i'm on meds like,(sustiva,tenofovir.lamivudine)i go for next test on 28 march hoping to see my cd4 rise again and vl come down,but my doc told i look very healty since i stared my meds.

i am also on anxiety meds (lexapro, betalol,tranxene)because i got panic for long time b4 i was digonised,my business now is like am confuse .pls i need more advice on what to do,can i travle out with this low immune?i scale about having infection .i live in thailand (sanitex )thanks for your urgent reply
 
27/12/07 cd4 20 vl 1million
10/4 /08 cd4 86 vl 63
1/7/08  cd4 186 vl undetectable
16/10/08 cd4 196 vl undet
23/1/09 cd4 248 vl un
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
13/12/11 cd4 410 vl undet 23%
24/2/12 cd4 545 vl undet 26%
on 22/2/12 change truvada to Recovir-EM
due to no stock on Truvada.
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
7/7/12 cd4 359 vl <40 22%
23/8/12 cd4 400 vl <40 23%,
testosterone test 7.5 ng/ml and
thyroid (TSH)1.32 ulu/ml creatinine.eGFR blck 1.5 all fasting test morning.
13/12/2012 cd4 523 24% vl <40
18/3/2013 cd4  513  23% vl <40
regimen ATRIPLA
03/8/2013 cd4 429 22% vl <40
13/11/2013 cd4 455 23% vl <40
Anti-HBs test (quantitative ) Anti-HBs positive
Titer 16.95 mlu/ml <10.00
22/3/14 cd4 396 vl <40 % 24
24/7/14 change to Teevir

Offline sanitex

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Re: about side effects on meds
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 01:50:10 AM »

yes i've done that, but i need to know more about it
27/12/07 cd4 20 vl 1million
10/4 /08 cd4 86 vl 63
1/7/08  cd4 186 vl undetectable
16/10/08 cd4 196 vl undet
23/1/09 cd4 248 vl un
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
13/12/11 cd4 410 vl undet 23%
24/2/12 cd4 545 vl undet 26%
on 22/2/12 change truvada to Recovir-EM
due to no stock on Truvada.
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
7/7/12 cd4 359 vl <40 22%
23/8/12 cd4 400 vl <40 23%,
testosterone test 7.5 ng/ml and
thyroid (TSH)1.32 ulu/ml creatinine.eGFR blck 1.5 all fasting test morning.
13/12/2012 cd4 523 24% vl <40
18/3/2013 cd4  513  23% vl <40
regimen ATRIPLA
03/8/2013 cd4 429 22% vl <40
13/11/2013 cd4 455 23% vl <40
Anti-HBs test (quantitative ) Anti-HBs positive
Titer 16.95 mlu/ml <10.00
22/3/14 cd4 396 vl <40 % 24
24/7/14 change to Teevir

Offline komnaes

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Re: living with hiv
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008, 02:04:55 AM »
Hi Sanitex, I might not be the best person to answer you but I think you should first have a look at some online resources now to get a basic idea on the regiment of drugs you're taking now. Go check this link out. And HAART it stands for Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. It's the combination of drugs that attack different parts of HIV or stop the virus from entering blood cells. In many cases, people do see an increase of CD4 though in what rate it depends on each person.

There are of course also potential side effect issues. Have you discussed them with your doctor? You should also bring any other health issues like rashes to your doctor before you use any off-the-shell "scar remover".

Since you're also on other meds for your anxiety, etc, and you're probably dealing with some side-effects, couple with the fact that you've just started to take meds, you should think hard before committing yourself to any long haul travel whether the trips are necessary.

The early period of adjustment is difficult to say the least. Are you in Bangkok? If so, have you checked out the local support groups

I hope it helps, Shaun

PS - I am in Hongkong, and there a few others from Bangkok as well.. just so you know there's a small group of Asia-based pozzies here.
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline komnaes

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Re: about side effects on meds
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008, 02:06:15 AM »
Someone should combine Sanitex's threads .... ;)
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline joemutt

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Re: please i need your advice
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008, 04:24:57 AM »
Pls take some time to adjust to this new and no doubt shocking situation.
Mostly the meds will have good results and your numbers will rise, though that's not an
absolute promise. Do you meditate? It can help a lot with anxiety. Wat Mahatat on Sanam Luang gives free meditation instruction. (daily). Other than that I wish you a lot of strength, it is a real life change.
(I have been poz for 10 years and have been ok, so maybe you can draw some strength and hope from that)
added : Please follow Shaun's and Philly's splendid advise and also read Lessons and Drugs very thoroughly, it's like essential first reading.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2008, 04:44:51 AM by joemutt »

Offline BT65

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Re: please i need your advice
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008, 10:17:22 AM »
Sanitex, the meds that you are on will no doubt improve your cell function.  Your viral load will probably decrease dramatically.  It takes awhile longer for CD4 cells to increase.  But yes, things should improve. 
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline BT65

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Re: living with hiv
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008, 10:18:56 AM »
Sanitex, though I am not a moderator here, I would suggest that you keep your concerns in one thread.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: please i need your advice
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2008, 10:31:20 AM »
Sanitex, I began with an AIDS diagnosis 15 years ago and immediately went on meds.  I currently have no viral load and +1,000 cd4s, but it took me a long, long time to reach that and I had to make a lot of effort throughout the entire journey.

Yes, it can be done, and ALWAYS keep in mind that current treatments are wildly better for you in the year 2008 than they were for me, so hopefully you won't have as hard of a time.  Still, your numbers are very low, so you need to be more prudent with your treatment than other patients.  Don't miss doctor's appointments, and be extra careful to take all of your medications daily and on time, and I think you will fare well.

As far as traveling with your current numbers, I'd inquire about what your doctor has recommended.  I'd put in context as well.  Travel where, and doing what when you travel?  Personally I'd take it easy for a while if you can, but of course if you have a job that requires travel then that's a different story.  I did go overseas after my diagnosis, but it was to France so I didn't feel that I was in some dangerous situation where I'd not get good treatment if something went awry.  And I probably continued to do such things once per year, and of course I never worried traveling within the US.  My cd4's were not as low as yours though.  I think in hindsight and if my numbers had been what yours are I'd try, if possible, to let them at least get up past 150 but that's just me.

Anxiety issues SUCK, and I've had this issue too for the past 7 years.  Meds do help greatly for this, but please do take care and combine regular cognitive behavioral therapy with your meds so that you can hopefully learn to control the issues which give rise to your individual anxiety.

Lastly, welcome to AIDSmeds and I do hope you will make use of the board and keep us posted with your progress.

Take care,

David
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: about side effects on meds
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2008, 09:38:53 PM »
Sanitex, I've merged your threads because I think this discussion all belongs in a single thread.

Andy Velez

Offline sanitex

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Re: about side effects on meds
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2008, 12:26:34 AM »

thank you guys for the advice concerning my issues,also much thank to philly267 for deavouted your time to write to me,
pls more question,dose anyone know the phone number for the surport group in thailand as well,or their e-mail addrs]
27/12/07 cd4 20 vl 1million
10/4 /08 cd4 86 vl 63
1/7/08  cd4 186 vl undetectable
16/10/08 cd4 196 vl undet
23/1/09 cd4 248 vl un
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
13/12/11 cd4 410 vl undet 23%
24/2/12 cd4 545 vl undet 26%
on 22/2/12 change truvada to Recovir-EM
due to no stock on Truvada.
10/9/11 cd4 418 vl <40 %22
7/7/12 cd4 359 vl <40 22%
23/8/12 cd4 400 vl <40 23%,
testosterone test 7.5 ng/ml and
thyroid (TSH)1.32 ulu/ml creatinine.eGFR blck 1.5 all fasting test morning.
13/12/2012 cd4 523 24% vl <40
18/3/2013 cd4  513  23% vl <40
regimen ATRIPLA
03/8/2013 cd4 429 22% vl <40
13/11/2013 cd4 455 23% vl <40
Anti-HBs test (quantitative ) Anti-HBs positive
Titer 16.95 mlu/ml <10.00
22/3/14 cd4 396 vl <40 % 24
24/7/14 change to Teevir

Offline joemutt

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Re: about side effects on meds
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2008, 03:43:33 AM »
AIDS Network Development Foundation (AIDSNet)
Email: aidsnetn@loxinfo.co.th

Bangkok Christian Hospital (Silom Community Clinic)
3rd floor, Silom Road, Bangkok
Tuesday to Saturday 16.00 - 22.00
Targeting Thai men who have sex with men. STD and HIV testing and treatment (free clinic)

Bumrungrad Hospital and Medical Centre
22 Sukuhmvit Soi 3, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110
TEL: (02) 667-1000
FAX: (02) 667-2525
Full Treatment - also HIV/AIDS conselling by specialists and HIV testing. (private hospital)

Center for AIDS Rights
166/23 Mu 5, Nuttakarn 3 Village, Paholythin Road, Klong Than, Sai Mai, Bangkok 10220
TEL: (02) 972-6738
FAX: (02) 972-6385
Providing legal assistance and conselling service for those infected with HIV/AIDS
Campaingning on rights of those infected/affected through training and publications. Medical care and treatment

Men's Health Clinic (formerly Men Loving Men Clinic)
Bangrak Hospital
189 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok
02 6765383
Specialist STD, AIDS/HIV clinic for gays and male sex workers in the locality.

Chulalongkorn Hospital
Rama 4 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
TEL: (02) 252-8181-9, 256-5398
FAX: (02) 256-4410, 256-5017
Full Treatment - also HIV/AIDS conselling by specialists and HIV testing. (Public Hospital)

Hotline Center
145/6 Soi Song Saard, Vipawadee Rangsit Road, Lard yaot, Chatujak, Bangkok 10900
Tel: (02) 279-2950, 277-8811, 277-7
Fax: (02) 291-4056, 691-4057
Providing telephone and direct counselling services
Providing knowledge on HIV/AIDS and its prevention
Providing emergency shelters for women and children infected with HIV/AIDS
Producing publication and other education media on HIV/AIDS

Thai Red Cross
Anonymous Clinic
104 Ratchadamri Road, Pathumwan,  Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02-252-2568-9
(Anonymous clinics never have any personal information about you that can connect your test result to who you are - usually, you are given a number on a card which you must have in order to get your test result. ďConfidentialĒ testing assures you that your test results will be kept confidential within that organization)


^^
I am pretty sure they have counselling and support groups here. (sse also : fasiroong.org)

Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre
104 Ratchadamri Road, Pathumwan,  Bangkok 10330
Tel:   02-255-7334-5
Fax: 02-254-7574

(You can also PM me, I have hiv, I live in Bangkok, I am not Thai and I couldnt find a support group in English, maybe someone knows?)
« Last Edit: February 20, 2008, 03:58:53 AM by joemutt »

 


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