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Author Topic: sustiva + truvada taking them at the exact right time??  (Read 1451 times)

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Offline jdn

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sustiva + truvada taking them at the exact right time??
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:56:55 PM »
Hello everyone!! :)
I've been taking my pills regularly.... well I think so.... I mean I'm suppossed to take them at 11.30pm but somedays, maybe 20 or 30% of the times it can happen at 12.30 or 1.00 am.... Am I not doing really badly or is it ok???
Any opinions on this, anyone has done it and it is been OK?
Thanks for your tips
ciao

Offline YaKaMein

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Re: sustiva + truvada taking them at the exact right time??
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 06:29:54 PM »
I began HAART with your two drugs [for one month] and have been on Atripla which is one pill [a combination of your two drugs] since Aug 06. Generally, I take it anywhere between 9-midnight depending on my schedule. My VL went undetectable almost since as soon as I started and has remained so. I feel fortunate that my regimen is minimal compared to others and that it works. I won't rock the boat and it's easy for me now.

More important is to stay adherent or compliant to your meds, that is, DON'T miss a daily dose. Do what it takes to help you take your pills, set an alarm, do it as you watch a favorite TV, plan ahead and take your pill(s) with you if you know u won't be home.

LOL, I even took an extra dose a couple of times the next morning instead of my Bactrim --  quite the trip in the middle of the morning - but just get back on schedule.

How's it working for ya? My first night was quite enjoyable: hallucinations, wild dreams. I still get the 'buzz' 3-4 times a week. Never know when it's gonna happen. It's suggested to take without food. I've done both food and empty stomach. But that's me and again it's working for me.

See the 'drugs' section here:
  http://www.aidsmeds.com/list.shtml

You will be fine or I hope so .... and enjoy the dreams!
-YaKaMein
« Last Edit: June 18, 2008, 06:50:48 PM by YaKaMein »
09/11 Endocrine Consult
08/11 CD4 328 14.9% VL 0
 Disc'd Bactrim DEXA -3.1 Tscore
03/11 CD4 338 14.7% VL 0
11/10 CD4 300 14.3% VL 0 <20copies
07/10 CD4 336 14.0% VL 0 DEXA -2.7 Tscore
03/10 CD4 308 13.4% VL 0 Vit D normal
01/10 Began FOTO
11/09 CD4 274 13.7% VL 0 Chol 173 Trig 131
07/09 CD4 324 13.5% VL 0 DEXA -3.1 Tscore lumbar
03/09 CD4 207 10.9% VL 0
11/08 CD4 227 10.3% VL 0 Chol 176 Trig 156
04/08 CD4 228 9.5% VL 0
01/08 CD4 194 9.0% VL 0
09/07 CD4 176 8.3% VL 0
03/07 CD4 130 9.5% VL 0 Chol 261  Trig 227
12/06 CD4 109 6.4% VL 0
09/06 CD4  88 5.5% VL und desens'd rtd to Bactrim
08/06  Began Atripla
07/06 CD4  59 5.0% VL 145 Chol 117 Trig 104
06/06  Bactrim rash, X2 Dapsone
 EFV & Truvada Chol 128 Trig 131
05/06 CD4  6 (2.0%) VL 78667 only V179D mutation Dx PC MAC

Offline newt

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Re: sustiva + truvada taking them at the exact right time??
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 08:29:10 PM »
Consider your adherence perfect.  Anthing within +2 hrs over the on-the-dot timing can be considered perfect.  :)

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline jdn

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Re: sustiva + truvada taking them at the exact right time??
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2008, 02:34:10 AM »
UFFFF thank you... So I'm on the right track...
Once taking it at 1.30am in between two shots of whiskey............. MMMMmm I got all wasted so quickly. So I guess alcohol will affect much quicker. This is a pain in the ars!! But oh well, I hope to be able to do someday a break or holliday treatment.
Thanks again and see u around
 ;)

 


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