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Author Topic: One year on meds  (Read 2017 times)

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Offline bmancanfly

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One year on meds
« on: March 12, 2009, 10:04:05 AM »
Hi All,
I am a long time reader and only occasional poster.  But I just wanted to share my results on meds after one year.

I started with a CD4 of about 225 and a VL of 250,000 +  (I guess they stop counting above that).   I started on Atripla for about 60 days and my VL went to undetectable within that time.  I switched because of sleep issues.  Now I'm taking Viramune and Truvada, both once a day.  Since then no sides at all.  I'm still a little fatigued from time to time, but that was the case before meds.  There are no side effects that I can directly attribute to the meds at all.  As a matter of fact I had to buy a pill box because I couldn't remember if I had taken my pills without it.

One year since starting and my labs came back;  CD4 435   VL still undetectable.

This website has been a great source of information and support.  I wanted to thank everyone who contributes here, this journey would have been much more difficult without this place.

To those reading this who are still sitting on the fence about meds, at least for me, it has been a breeze and the results speak for themselves.

Peace all, and Thanks.
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: One year on meds
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 09:36:52 AM »
[ the sound of chirping crickets  ]   
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline dixieman

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Re: One year on meds
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 10:48:41 AM »
Good news... wishing you well!

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: One year on meds
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 11:59:02 AM »
Thanks so much!  Same to you.   ;)
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline clsoca

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Re: One year on meds
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 04:09:55 PM »
To bmancanfly:

You just made my day. I love to hear of success in fighting this intruder. 

I pray I replicate what you have done.
10/07 Infected
11/07 Seroconversion
07/08 Tested Poz
07/08 VL 487  CD4 658  (No Meds)
10/08 VL 286  CD4 724  (No Meds)
01/24/09 VL 30,100   CD4 329 CD4 30% (No Meds)
02/06/09 VL 44,000   CD4 367 CD4 36%  Blood Work @ UCLA (No Meds)
02/06/09 VL 44,000   CD4 317 CD4 35% Blood Work @ USC (No Meds)
02/12/09 VL 52,000   CD4 297 CD4 29%
02/12/09  Started Atripla
04/01/09 VL 60  CD4 667   CD4 48%
06-05-09  VL UD CD4 427   CD4 39%

Offline mecch

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Re: One year on meds
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 04:27:43 PM »
Congratulations.
By the way, some labs in some countries certainly do measure viral loads much higher than 250,000.  Look at my signature!
Hope you continue your smooth sailing.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: One year on meds
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 07:49:34 PM »
It's great to see such positive  ;) results.  Congratulations.  Here's to many more years!
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%

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: One year on meds
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2009, 08:57:39 AM »
To bmancanfly:

You just made my day. I love to hear of success in fighting this intruder. 

I pray I replicate what you have done.

My boyfriend is on Atripla now for about a year and absolutely no side effects.  If you have problems there are plenty of other options.  Best of luck.


Thanks all for the positive feedback.
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline richva

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Re: One year on meds
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2009, 05:32:14 PM »
A wonderful and encouraging post.  I, too, had sleep issues with Atripla; since switching, everything has been fine.  Good messages to share with others.  So glad you (and your boyfriend) are doing well.

Best,

Rich
08/1989 Acquired
04/1992 Diagnosed
03/25/2008 (YUP - 16 years later!) CD4 336/21% VL 217,000; started meds
08/2012 - Alive, living! and doing just fine, TYVM (w/ props to my doc, insurance carrier and Complera. I remember every day that I'm a lucky boy.)

Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: One year on meds
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2009, 06:10:31 AM »
Cheers to all...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I3ba3lnFHik

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