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Offline strykern

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Early Morning Dry Heaves
« on: August 16, 2008, 05:45:26 PM »
Greetings All...

I have been on Atripla for 10 months and could not be happier about the results.  My viral load went undetectable almost immediately and my CD4 count continues to rise.  Other than the extra "bathroom" time I get to spend, the only thing really bothering me is a morning round of dry heaves.

For those that used to party, remember the dry heave you would get before the X kicked in?  Well,  I get that lovely experience every morning, bright and early, usually out walking my dog.  It last for just a minute but I am sure the sound is ever so pleasing to my neighbors at 5:30 AM. 

Anyone else experiencing this type of abdominal workout in the morning?

I take my dose every night at 9:30 (ish). 

Just wondering?
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Re: Early Morning Dry Heaves
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008, 06:11:52 PM »
Hi strykern,

You might want to try out a trick that pregnant women experiencing morning sickness use. Before you go to bed, put a few saltines on the bedside next to you with a glass of water. Eat the saltines before you get out of bed in the morning. In your case, it might work just the same if you eat them just after you've gotten out of bed.

Good luck - dry heaves are the pits!

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Re: Early Morning Dry Heaves
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 05:07:49 PM »
Sorry to hear about the dry heaves.  I haven't experienced that little "treat" yet.

I think you and I started Atripla about the same time.  (I started 9/20/07).  And I think we both started the "loose stool" phenomenon about the same time.  (I started three days after my first dose of Atripla.)  I thought I had "cured" my bathroom problem with peanuts, yogurt, and a banana every day, but alas, I'm still going to the bathroom more times per day than I would like.  In fact, I usually jump out of bed in the morning, and make my first stop in the bathroom almost immediately.  I reckon some of us just don't have very good luck (stomach-wise) with our Atripla.  But as long as it keeps working ....

I think Ann has a good idea about nibbling on the soda crackers. 
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Offline Roie

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Re: Early Morning Dry Heaves
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 06:42:47 PM »
I have been mixing into my coffee 1/3 teaspoon of Indian cinnamon, that I take 4 time a day. It helps me with diarrhea.
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Re: Early Morning Dry Heaves
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 12:33:09 PM »
My grandmother always used flat gingerale.  That's supposed to really help those "special" moments.
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Re: Early Morning Dry Heaves
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 11:14:19 AM »
Ginger is an anti Nausea agent.

You can try some pickled ginger - what you would get at a sushi restaurant.

And you even take freeze dried ginger caps.

If you take in the morning, it just might help.

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