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Author Topic: Started Haart regimine today. Took first pills today. No side effects at all!  (Read 1413 times)

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Offline jportland

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Started my meds today.... Never been sick at all or any OI's since being poz. Background info if interested... 33 and a half years old. hiv poz since age 28 or for 5 and a half years now and have never needed or taken meds until today.  viral load was always 5 to 40 thousand and t cells always 350 to 600 for almost 5 and a half years... then in january 2008 t cells 268/21% and viral load shot all the way up to 131000. march t cell 231/21% Viral load 261000. So time for meds, I got my perscription filled 4 days ago. Was nervous to begin so waited till the weekend when friends and family would be off from work to be around me. Took my first pills about 9 hours ago. Nothing has happened at all. So far it's like I took advil or a multi vitamin. Not one thing happened and I was very nervous that something would but nothing so far! I am taking 3 pills once a day and my regemine is: Reyataz 300-mg, Norvir 100mg, and Epzicom. 1 pill each. So far so good with nothing to report in the way of side effects on this first day... hope this continues as I will be taking these pills now everyday. And here I was SO worried about starting meds and side effects and am amazed that not one little side effect has happened.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2008, 03:49:41 PM by jportland »
2001 tested neg
8/2002  seroconvert
9/2002 Tested Poz
No Meds
2/2003 302/25% 76K
9/2004 463/23% 14K
8/2005 342/22% 19K
7/2006 381/29% 24K
3/2007 386/34% 34K
3/2008 230/21% 269K
3/2008  Started Meds
7/2008 485/23% VL 140
9/2008 465/24% VL Undetectable
1/2010 581/29% VL Undectectable

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Congrats on doing so well with the meds, I know it can be crazy, wondering how one will react.  You might want to get some Imodium, though, just in case.  Isn't the Norvir the one that can cause diarrhea? 

~ Cindy

HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

Offline Assurbanipal

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Hope today goes well for you too and you start getting those positive side effects (increased energy, etc.) soon
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

BobF

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Good continued luck with the meds and hopefully you'll see great results on your upcoming labs!

Bob

Offline aztecan

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Hey J,

Congratulations! I hope the meds continue to be as worry frree for you as they are right now.

I found Reyataz a very easy drug to take. The Norvir is a low dose meant to boost the Reyataz, so it shouldn't cause the problems taking the therapeutic dose did for so many.

I've never had any experience with Epzicom, but I know several people taking it and they have had not problems as a result.

Again, keep up the good work and let us know what the next set of labs show.

HUGS,

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

Offline BlueMoon

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Yeah I know, it's almost a disappointment when nothing happens. 

I did the same thing, waited for the weekend, stocked up on Imodium, then. . . nothing.  It's been three weeks now.  I hope it continues well for you.
...................VL.....CD4.....%
-----------------------------------------
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline jportland

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Thanks for all your support and well wishes. :D  I don't have any imodium in the house and I hope I don't ever have to get some! It is day 2 and still nothing to report in side effects.  I'll keep u posted if i ever do have any side effects and yes I will also post my upcoming labs to see what the hiv-drugs did on the numbers front. Talk soon! Cheers!~
J.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2008, 03:35:12 PM by jportland »
2001 tested neg
8/2002  seroconvert
9/2002 Tested Poz
No Meds
2/2003 302/25% 76K
9/2004 463/23% 14K
8/2005 342/22% 19K
7/2006 381/29% 24K
3/2007 386/34% 34K
3/2008 230/21% 269K
3/2008  Started Meds
7/2008 485/23% VL 140
9/2008 465/24% VL Undetectable
1/2010 581/29% VL Undectectable

 


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