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Author Topic: Switching from Atripla to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada  (Read 2518 times)

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Offline GuyInLA

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Switching from Atripla to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada
« on: May 16, 2009, 07:19:34 PM »
Started Atripla last weekend.  At first, it seemed perfect.  No side effects at all, except for some groggyness at work the next day, which went away after a few days.  Starting on the 5th day, severe depression and anxiety that only got worse.  I had thoughts going through my mind that I had never imagined before.  I'm still taking it over this weekend, trying to sleep as much as possible, then on Monday I'll be starting Prezista, Norvir, Truvada.  Anyone have any experience with this combo?
Infected - Early Dec 08
The "Flu" - 6 Jan 09
Diagnosed - 12 Mar 09
12 Mar 09 - VL 406,000   CD4 515 (no %)
31 Mar 09 - VL 322,520   CD4 605 (14.5%)
08 May 09 - Started Atripla
09 Jun 09  - VL 160  CD4 594 (27%)
10 Aug 09 - Switched to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada (Atripla drove me crazy)
1 Sept 09 - Undetectable
23 Dec 09 - Undetectable CD4 830 (36.1%)
17 Mar 10 - Undetectable CD4 1000+

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Re: Switching from Atripla to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 07:50:33 PM »
on Monday I'll be starting Prezista, Norvir, Truvada.  Anyone have any experience with this combo?

Yes, I've been on those medications now for three years (the Truvada even longer).  The only side effect I get is occasional flatulence from Truvada, but it's very minimal.  My lab results have been excellent.
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Re: Switching from Atripla to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 02:01:03 AM »
Started Atripla last weekend.  At first, it seemed perfect.  No side effects at all, except for some groggyness at work the next day, which went away after a few days.  Starting on the 5th day, severe depression and anxiety that only got worse.  I had thoughts going through my mind that I had never imagined before.  I'm still taking it over this weekend, trying to sleep as much as possible, then on Monday I'll be starting Prezista, Norvir, Truvada.  Anyone have any experience with this combo?

Offline yesican

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Re: Switching from Atripla to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 02:04:31 AM »
I started taking the same regimine in jan. I have had no real side effects that are noticable. The first labs I got after starting these my cd4 was down a little but my percentage was higher and vl was almost undetectable after starting out at 14000. Dont go back to dr for more labs till alte june. . Not much help I know but wanted to let you know there are people taking what you are.

Offline nbalt2

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Re: Switching from Atripla to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 06:22:12 PM »

I did the same switch 2 weeks ago.  The Atripla did not agree w me. I tried it longer than you did and I imagine that the dpressed feelings must have been very strong to have you switich.  The new combo has worked pretty well w me.  for me it's been important to find the right time to take it and the right food.  My most regular meal in Breakfast, but my prefered brkfast is a protien shake smoothie w fruit....I do not recommend it for the Pres/norv/Tru combo...I( switched breakfast to oatmeal).  Good luck...

Offline GuyInLA

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Re: Switching from Atripla to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 08:32:52 PM »
Update...because the pharmacy did not have Prezista in stock, I was forced to stick it out over the weekend on Atripla.  It turned out to be a pretty good weekend, so I'm continuing with Atripla.  So far, no more depressive moods.  Keeping my fingers crossed...
Infected - Early Dec 08
The "Flu" - 6 Jan 09
Diagnosed - 12 Mar 09
12 Mar 09 - VL 406,000   CD4 515 (no %)
31 Mar 09 - VL 322,520   CD4 605 (14.5%)
08 May 09 - Started Atripla
09 Jun 09  - VL 160  CD4 594 (27%)
10 Aug 09 - Switched to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada (Atripla drove me crazy)
1 Sept 09 - Undetectable
23 Dec 09 - Undetectable CD4 830 (36.1%)
17 Mar 10 - Undetectable CD4 1000+

Offline yairsinho

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Re: Switching from Atripla to Prezista/Norvir/Truvada
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 11:25:29 AM »
  I'm very happy for you! I been afraid to say to you before, that better try a bit longer, most of the side effects of the Sustiva or atripla are going after a few weeks!
If Atripla is the first med you take ever...it's the best!   Good luck! and keep us informed about your labs!!
poz since 2002 (acute HIV infection)
Sustiva+Zerit+Videx
CD4 450 VL<50
2003 no meds
2005 decided to go back to meds
Sustiva+Viread+Epivir (behavior troubles)2005
Lexivia+Viread+Epivir+Norvir
Kaletra+Viread+ Epivir
Norvir+Prezista+Truvada April 2009
CD4 750  VL<50
Isentress+Truvada
cd4 700  vl<40

 


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