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Author Topic: Dumping Fuzeon  (Read 2062 times)

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Offline AndyArrow

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Dumping Fuzeon
« on: May 08, 2008, 02:48:03 AM »
I met with a new ID doctor who is actually close to my home today.  My current ID people are three hours away.

He agreed (as several others here have suggested) that my regimen seemed a bit like over kill.  I'm currenly on Fuzeon/Prezista/Norvir/Isentress & Truvada.  He has decided that I can take a two week break from the Fuzeon and then we will have my labs taken again.  If my numbers remain good he will let me dump the fuzeon for good.

It's a wonderful drug and it really works but it gets harder and harder to find sites to inject.  Plus, I'm not a big fan of needles.
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 05:11:07 AM »
Plus, I'm not a big fan of needles.

u and me both. i hope it works out Andy

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 07:47:32 AM »


Andy, wishing you the best on dropping the Fuzeon.


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

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Offline BT65

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 08:03:14 AM »
Good luck, Andy.  Really, you need something good to be happening.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 08:44:41 AM »
Does sound like overkill.  Especially since you're on Isentress, the wonder drug (incredibly potent, with few if any side effects).

Good luck with the next bloods!

Offline Roie

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 03:33:07 PM »
Good luck. I hope too that it will work out well for you.
Cruise on down the High Way

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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 04:38:44 PM »
Thanks for all your kind words.  It is going to be a long two weeks and then waiting several more days for the lab results.  The morning injection wasn't so bad but the second injection right before bed was the one I really hated.  I would be all sleepy, comfy and ready to drift off to sleep and then have to find a good spot on my stomach or legs to jab with a needle.  It woke me right up.
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline Dragonette

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2008, 05:53:34 AM »
Good luck and good health Andy. I didn't read this before b/c I thought it was about how to get rid of the vials and needles safely. You were (are) on so many meds. Hoping for good news soon,
"If you keep one foot in yesterday, and one in tomorrow, you piss all over today". Betty Tacy

Offline sharkdiver

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008, 06:15:03 AM »
You are in my thoughts A

Sharkie

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008, 10:13:25 AM »
I'm sure you'll be fine dropping it.  I'm on the exact same regimen as you are now on after dropping Fuzeon, and when I made the switch my numbers completely maintained their levels.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2008, 02:24:46 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement.  I feel just fine although it has only been about a week and a half.  It would really make my regimen easier to follow and make it a hole heck of a lot easier if/when I fly again.  If I can really dump the fuzeon and then maybe get rid the tube in a few months that would be great!!  I'll be sure to post an update once I know more.

AA
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2008, 02:30:15 AM »
PS to philly ... Love Fannie Flagg  Match Game! :D
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline rondrond

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Re: Dumping Fuzeon
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2008, 05:51:33 AM »

 If I can really dump the fuzeon and then maybe get rid the tube in a few months that would be great!! 

AA


I'm with you on that one. And it sounds like it is going to happen.
hoping for the best
ronnie



"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

 


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