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Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2009, 06:21:55 PM »
Structure310 & BM: Are you guys taking Reyataz with a meal? If not, it could be the reason for the heartburn-type sensation you're describing.

From aidsmeds.com:

Reyataz should be taken with food, preferably a complete nutritious meal, to ensure proper absorption of the drug into the bloodstream.

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2009, 08:06:56 PM »
I take the pills at night, with some fruit/vegetable juice.  I am hesitant to switch to mornings only because I eat my breakfast at work and would feel on edge about a co-worker seeing me take my three pills, the pills make noise when you fidget around too.  I might have to though if the bloating is related to the time of day.

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2009, 10:00:02 PM »
I take the pills at night, with some fruit/vegetable juice.  I am hesitant to switch to mornings only because I eat my breakfast at work and would feel on edge about a co-worker seeing me take my three pills, the pills make noise when you fidget around too.  I might have to though if the bloating is related to the time of day.

Regardless of what time you take it, it should be taken with a meal. Whatever time you do take it, it should be pretty much the same time every day (give or take a couple hours). The bloating could be because you are not having a meal with it, having it with a meal is important for the proper absorption.

If you take it with only fruit/vegetable juice that is not enough, you need to eat real food when you take it.

 

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2009, 10:03:38 PM »
Not that I'm a morning person, i just find that i can have a regular morning routine as my nights can be irregular. One of the reasons why I went PI instead of Atripla.

So the morning routine is a small breakfast as we need to have an acid stomach for Reyataz to work properly.

I either have a English Muffin with peanute butter, two pieces of raisin toast with Peanut butter, a sandiwhich if I'm adding protein with a 5 ounces of a Yogurt smoothie bought from the store. (Stoneybrook Farms Strawberry.)

I also drink my Fiber/Glutamine drink and take my multi and a couple of other supps including D3, at 2,000 units. (I skip a day if I've been out in the sun).

I have not noticed any burning effect. But I'm drinking about 10 oz of water with the fiber drink, and I'm also drink the smoothie. Which might ease that response.

But you are supposed to take it with a small meal or snack.

As to bloating. Truvada is the likely culprit. My doc talked to me about that specifically as a side effect of truvada. At worse, I had some occassional gas. But I'm also doing the fiber and yogurt thing, which may be helping(?)

Right now I'm not having any noteworthy side effects after 4 weeks.  

risred1 - hiv +
02/07 CD4 404 - 27% - VL 15k
10/07 CD4 484 - 31% - VL 45k
05/08 CD4 414 - 26% - VL 70k
01/09 CD4 365 - 23% - VL 65k
05/09 CD4 291 - 23% - VL 115k - Started Meds - Reyataz/Truvada
06/09 CD4 394 - ?% - VL 1200 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
07/09 CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
09/09 CD4 375 - ?% - VL Undetectable - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
12/09 CD4 595 - ?% - VL Undetectable - VIT D 34 - Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #54 on: June 24, 2009, 10:09:27 PM »

But you are supposed to take it with a small meal or snack.

 

A small meal or snack might be ok, depending on what it is but you are supposed to take it with a full meal.

From aidsmeds:

Reyataz should be taken with food, preferably a complete nutritious meal, to ensure proper absorption of the drug into the bloodstream.

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #55 on: June 24, 2009, 10:43:04 PM »
Interesting, the documentation and advice from my doc, who is fallible, was "small meal".

of course what is a "small" or "complete" meal. very very relative terms.

I consider what i do as a small meal. But to me seems sufficient. Fat's, Carbs, Protiens, Fiber, are all present and I think it averages about 550  calories. Raisin toast  2 pieces 160 calories, 2 TBS's of Peanut Butter 190 calories, Half a Yogurt smoothie 115 calories. total 565 calories plus the fiber drink, etc.

For some, 550 calories is alot of food, and for others, not even close to what breakfast is...

Oh well.

I don't think Juice is enough of a "food", of course it is. And for some, Juice will absolutely generate an acid stomach. But is it enough? Or do we need bulk?

I see my doc tomorrow, I'll seek clarification.
risred1 - hiv +
02/07 CD4 404 - 27% - VL 15k
10/07 CD4 484 - 31% - VL 45k
05/08 CD4 414 - 26% - VL 70k
01/09 CD4 365 - 23% - VL 65k
05/09 CD4 291 - 23% - VL 115k - Started Meds - Reyataz/Truvada
06/09 CD4 394 - ?% - VL 1200 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
07/09 CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
09/09 CD4 375 - ?% - VL Undetectable - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
12/09 CD4 595 - ?% - VL Undetectable - VIT D 34 - Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2009, 12:23:47 PM »
Doc stated that you need an acid stomach for Reyataz to work properly.

How to ensure that is via the consumption of food to trigger the stomach's digestive process.

How much food? A complete meal? Much of this is based upon your test results.

If one is getting a good response, then what your doing is fine. If one is not getting the right response, then there are ways of tuning when you eat and when you take your Reyataz. Such as waiting and hour after the meal, etc.

He thought what I'm eating in terms of calories is sufficient to trigger a PH response that Reyataz needs.

He also stated that no matter when you take it, breakfast, lunch or dinner, that is a meal. But tuning to make sure your stomach is acid enough at the time you take your pill is a consideration. A heavy meal may take time to fully develop the PH that Reyataz needs in other words.

As to progress...

After today's dose, 28...

Physically dramatically improved. I rode a bike two days in a row, day one for an hour day two for 1 1/2 hours. I was sore, but essentially fine the next day. Earlier in the Spring, it took me 4 days to recover from the 1 1/2 hour ride.

Physical energy is up considerably.

I am sleeping well.

I do not have any digestive issues, but I am continuing my morning routine with the psyllium fiber drink and glutamine and my supps.

headaches have for the most part have past.

I have not had a recurrence of a skin reaction. small red splotches on my chest. That was a 1 day thing.

Work performance is improving. Fatigue being a factor in my lethargic behavior.

As a part time musician, surprisingly, I'm playing significantly better, singing better...

So far, the improvements in how i feel have been well worth it, and the transition relatively easy.

I'll report back when my blood tests are reviewed with my doc in about a month.

And I'll be happy to answer any questions in the meantime about my experience getting on this regimen.




« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 03:11:12 PM by risred1 »
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02/07 CD4 404 - 27% - VL 15k
10/07 CD4 484 - 31% - VL 45k
05/08 CD4 414 - 26% - VL 70k
01/09 CD4 365 - 23% - VL 65k
05/09 CD4 291 - 23% - VL 115k - Started Meds - Reyataz/Truvada
06/09 CD4 394 - ?% - VL 1200 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
07/09 CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
09/09 CD4 375 - ?% - VL Undetectable - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
12/09 CD4 595 - ?% - VL Undetectable - VIT D 34 - Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2009, 02:32:30 PM »
Structure310 & BM: Are you guys taking Reyataz with a meal? If not, it could be the reason for the heartburn-type sensation you're describing.

From aidsmeds.com:

Reyataz should be taken with food, preferably a complete nutritious meal, to ensure proper absorption of the drug into the bloodstream.

I swallow my tablets after a bowl of muesli with full fat milk (my only foody luxury! :P).

Offline Structure310

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2009, 10:39:17 PM »
My bloating has subsided some but is still there, have been on this combo for three weeks now.  I am confident that it's not the truvada that is causing the gas in that I was on truvada before when taking Atripla with no digestive issues.  That means that in my case its either the Norvir or the Reyataz. 

I'm taking the combo a half hour to an hour after lunch now, which has helped with heartburn and bloating.  I'm gonna give this combo three months though before I consider switching to Isentress/Truvada.  Any thoughts?

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2009, 10:47:34 AM »
Hi together,

I've been on this quad for 62 days. At the beginning I did not notice any side effect except slight yellow eyes (confirmed by bilirubine increase in lab). @day 30 T4 went up from 306 to 458 and VL down from 3500 to 300. I was taking the drugs @11:00 but I am actually shifting slowly (1 hour per week) to 16:00.
One thing I noticed is that I wake up at least three times at night to urinate, that never happened to me before. Anyone having the same situation ?
Second I am still very confused with the saying "you have to take Reyataz with a full meal". I personally have a fruit and a muesli bar plus something to drink (generally water). I guess it is enough because whatever you can find on the net is very confusing ... even my doc is not clear on this topic.
I would be very curious to know when you guys take your medications (i mean at what time)
Cheers

Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Apr 2011 CD4 523 UD 21%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
October 2012 CD4 684 UD 29%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
May 2013 CD4 385 UD 28%
July 2013 CD4 CD4 636 UD 25%
Oct 2013 CD4 588 UD 39%

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #60 on: July 05, 2009, 08:25:15 PM »
Hey ad, I also urinate more frequently then before too.  I took my meds with coffee (I figured coffee has acid and would help), and it actually did help, less bloating then before.  I might be on to something, will keep everyone posted. Also, my eyes have not gotten yellow, maybe slightly darker, but nothing that I can really decipher, my eyes were never stark white anyway.

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #61 on: July 06, 2009, 12:43:05 AM »
Hi together,

I've been on this quad for 62 days. At the beginning I did not notice any side effect except slight yellow eyes (confirmed by bilirubine increase in lab). @day 30 T4 went up from 306 to 458 and VL down from 3500 to 300. I was taking the drugs @11:00 but I am actually shifting slowly (1 hour per week) to 16:00.
One thing I noticed is that I wake up at least three times at night to urinate, that never happened to me before. Anyone having the same situation ?
Second I am still very confused with the saying "you have to take Reyataz with a full meal". I personally have a fruit and a muesli bar plus something to drink (generally water). I guess it is enough because whatever you can find on the net is very confusing ... even my doc is not clear on this topic.
I would be very curious to know when you guys take your medications (i mean at what time)
Cheers


i notice that i gotta go pee a lot more. it was like getting 3 or 4 times a night but that has taper down to 1 or 2 but it's always urgent.
my doctor said a 1 single cracker was enough to take with meds
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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2009, 02:40:05 AM »
i notice that i gotta go pee a lot more. it was like getting 3 or 4 times a night but that has taper down to 1 or 2 but it's always urgent.
my doctor said a 1 single cracker was enough to take with meds

Hi, thanks for the answer.

When do you take the meds ?

Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Apr 2011 CD4 523 UD 21%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
October 2012 CD4 684 UD 29%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
May 2013 CD4 385 UD 28%
July 2013 CD4 CD4 636 UD 25%
Oct 2013 CD4 588 UD 39%

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #63 on: July 06, 2009, 06:34:23 AM »
Also, current guidlines state that if Tenofovir (Viread) and Reyataz are used together, then the Reyataz MUST be boosted with Norvir. This is because Tenofovir antagonises Reyataz, leading to suboptimal levels in the blood. Tenofovir is one of the drugs in Truvada. I urge you to check this with your doctor as soon as possible.

For more info, see:

http://www.aidsmeds.com/archive/Reyataz_1563.shtml

In particular,

if Reyataz is to be combined with Atripla, Truvada, or Viread, it must be combined with Norvir.

Hi, i take Truvada+Reyataz 300mcg + Norvir.

I asked to my doctor why some docs do not somminstrate Norvir. He explained me that he prefers to give Norvir beacuse it helps Truvada and Reyataz to do their job perfectly without disturbing one and other. Persons who  do not take Norvir, must take  a higher dose of reyataz because reyataz is weaker than truvada.

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #64 on: July 06, 2009, 08:56:40 AM »
Actually, the recommendation is with taking Truvada, you really should have Norvir to boost the Reyataz as a drung in the Truvada actually lowers Reyataz in your blood. The Norvir supresses uptake in the Liver, which boosts Reyataz in your blood.

If you were taking Epzicom, you can Take Reyataz Unboosted at 400mg.

But you must boots with Truvada. It is in the guideline, and there was a discussion about this earlier in my log as my doctor made a mistake and gave me unboosted Reytatz with Truvada.

risred1 - hiv +
02/07 CD4 404 - 27% - VL 15k
10/07 CD4 484 - 31% - VL 45k
05/08 CD4 414 - 26% - VL 70k
01/09 CD4 365 - 23% - VL 65k
05/09 CD4 291 - 23% - VL 115k - Started Meds - Reyataz/Truvada
06/09 CD4 394 - ?% - VL 1200 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
07/09 CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
09/09 CD4 375 - ?% - VL Undetectable - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
12/09 CD4 595 - ?% - VL Undetectable - VIT D 34 - Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #65 on: July 08, 2009, 08:45:05 PM »
Hi, thanks for the answer.

When do you take the meds ?


usually around 11 am with my lunch. i try to drink lots of water and orange juice and stuff but nothing too late coz i pee enough.
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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #66 on: July 21, 2009, 11:41:02 AM »
Reviewed my number with my doctor after my 30 day blood draw.

So far it has been about 2 months on meds at this appointment.

My 30 Day numbers:

CD4 394, up from 290.
VL 1200 Down from 115k.

Everything else blood test wise was about the same, with the bilibrium around 2.

After 60 days, I'm feeling pretty good and its good to be riding the bike again. I've been able to lose about 5 lbs since treatment began. My energy surge I relished has leveled off. But that can simply be because i like staying up to late and I'm not getting enough sleep at night. I often take a nap, so the body has a way of getting it what it wants.

Immediate goals are to, continue to loose wieght and continue getting into good shape via cardio work on a bike and weight lifting.

Based upon the 60 day draw, which results will be completed in 2 weeks, I'm to check back in with the doctor in Sept. Where we will do another blood draw and discuss the future.

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02/07 CD4 404 - 27% - VL 15k
10/07 CD4 484 - 31% - VL 45k
05/08 CD4 414 - 26% - VL 70k
01/09 CD4 365 - 23% - VL 65k
05/09 CD4 291 - 23% - VL 115k - Started Meds - Reyataz/Truvada
06/09 CD4 394 - ?% - VL 1200 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
07/09 CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
09/09 CD4 375 - ?% - VL Undetectable - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
12/09 CD4 595 - ?% - VL Undetectable - VIT D 34 - Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #67 on: July 21, 2009, 12:52:51 PM »
It sounds great, you are doing all the right things ;)

 

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #68 on: July 21, 2009, 02:31:47 PM »
Yep, sounds you are doing all well ... 36% CD4 increase and VL / 1000. Pretty good  :)
Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Apr 2011 CD4 523 UD 21%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
October 2012 CD4 684 UD 29%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
May 2013 CD4 385 UD 28%
July 2013 CD4 CD4 636 UD 25%
Oct 2013 CD4 588 UD 39%

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2009, 01:34:39 PM »
2nd test results, around 2 months on meds...

CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada.

Continued to feel good overall. Generally no side effects issues. I just take my pills and go about my business.

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02/07 CD4 404 - 27% - VL 15k
10/07 CD4 484 - 31% - VL 45k
05/08 CD4 414 - 26% - VL 70k
01/09 CD4 365 - 23% - VL 65k
05/09 CD4 291 - 23% - VL 115k - Started Meds - Reyataz/Truvada
06/09 CD4 394 - ?% - VL 1200 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
07/09 CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
09/09 CD4 375 - ?% - VL Undetectable - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
12/09 CD4 595 - ?% - VL Undetectable - VIT D 34 - Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #70 on: August 18, 2009, 07:50:53 PM »
My doctor gave me a 2 hour range to take it everyday, so I time my meds so that I am taking it no later than 2 hours before or after my last dose.  Is this what everyone else is doing?

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« Reply #71 on: August 19, 2009, 03:00:57 PM »
Hi,

I decided not to look at the watch in order to take the meds, so I take them with Breakfast, this is between 08:30 and 11:30  am. If I have to wake up at 04:00 to catch a plane, then I try to stick on the schedule. If it may stress me, I take the meds and that's it, stress over.

Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Apr 2011 CD4 523 UD 21%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
October 2012 CD4 684 UD 29%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
May 2013 CD4 385 UD 28%
July 2013 CD4 CD4 636 UD 25%
Oct 2013 CD4 588 UD 39%

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #72 on: November 09, 2009, 11:34:02 PM »
Just wanted to update that my Sept Test VL was Undetectable.

I was surprised to hear it. Every since my diagnosis, I've always had a Measureable Viral Load, at least in the 10,000 range. I was quite giddy to hear it.

My september testing also showed an elevation of my pancreatic enzymes. This is to be watched carefully. So far, no symptoms of a problem.

So far, I've been happy with this treatment path.


risred1 - hiv +
02/07 CD4 404 - 27% - VL 15k
10/07 CD4 484 - 31% - VL 45k
05/08 CD4 414 - 26% - VL 70k
01/09 CD4 365 - 23% - VL 65k
05/09 CD4 291 - 23% - VL 115k - Started Meds - Reyataz/Truvada
06/09 CD4 394 - ?% - VL 1200 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
07/09 CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
09/09 CD4 375 - ?% - VL Undetectable - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
12/09 CD4 595 - ?% - VL Undetectable - VIT D 34 - Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #73 on: January 19, 2010, 10:13:20 AM »
December Update:

CD4 595, VL Undetectable.

Got my Vitamin D checked, came in a 34. Normal range is 30-80. I am supplementing 2400 units a day. Will be increasing to 3400 a day during Winter Months.

In my September test, there were concerns about elevated enzymes in the pancreas and questions focused on Intestinal upset and vomiting. I am experiencing neither. But it is something they will watch. I don't know if that changed or not as it was a phone query on my test results. I get a more detailed review when I meet with my Doctor.

I am feeling good! Occassional Fogginess after i take meds, but slight. Frankly, sleep dep and marijuana use see to bring this out. Considering switching from Truvada and Norvir to Epzicom to see if this is even better that what I am experiencing, which is pretty good. No Digestive issues. Daily Fiber/Glutamine/Yogurt routine in place. Take meds in the morning, but time is variable, by as much as 4 hours.

No other physical symptoms of note. No Lipo changes I can see, although the holidays put some pounds on me. No skin issues. No yellowing. Lead an very active life.

I have not missed a dose, but have forgotten only to discover my preloaded pill bottle in the cabinet... worse offense was 12 hours late. I still took them, and scaled back to morning by 4 hours each day until back in the morning.

At this time, treatment has been a big improvement over what I was experiencing with HIV.

« Last Edit: January 19, 2010, 10:22:07 AM by risred1 »
risred1 - hiv +
02/07 CD4 404 - 27% - VL 15k
10/07 CD4 484 - 31% - VL 45k
05/08 CD4 414 - 26% - VL 70k
01/09 CD4 365 - 23% - VL 65k
05/09 CD4 291 - 23% - VL 115k - Started Meds - Reyataz/Truvada
06/09 CD4 394 - ?% - VL 1200 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
07/09 CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
09/09 CD4 375 - ?% - VL Undetectable - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
12/09 CD4 595 - ?% - VL Undetectable - VIT D 34 - Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #74 on: February 26, 2011, 09:33:59 PM »
Per the CDC guidelines that came out in January 2011, you can take Truvada and unboosted Reyataz as long as it's (reyataz) 400mg per day. I was on Truvada and Kaletra for 7 months and ended up being hospitalised for 6 days due to gastrointestinal issues due to the Norvir. I switched about a week ago and as of yesterday I no longer have the negative Norvir side effects and it appears I have much more energy today than I've had while I was in Kaletra. Ive been
Undetectable but my triglycerides and cholesterol went off the charts they were so high. The Kaletra also lowered my potassium to very low amounts. I'll go back for new labs in 5 weeks so ill keep you posted on how this unboosted Reyataz and Truvada works.
06.25.10 Tested Positive
06.29.10 CD4 134 10.3% VL 61820
07.20.10 CD4 179 10.5% VL 38720
07.23.10 Bactrim; Truvada/Kaletra
09.17.10 CD4 346 14.4% VL 160
11.30.10 CD4 422  13.6% VL UD
03.18.11 CD4 574 18.5% VL UD
Started Truvada / Reyataz - had negative reaction
Started Atripla
05.18.11 CD4 882 19.6% VL UD

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Re: Starting Treatment with Reyataz and Truvada - Log
« Reply #75 on: February 28, 2011, 03:24:43 PM »
I haven't logged on for quite a time, and surprise surprise, my MED log from nearly two years ago is near the top of the list!

Thanks for the information regarding the CDC guideline. I'll be looking into it.

I would say that I've adapted to the Norvir with no apparent side effects from it. However, if I can swap it out with no ill effects and just boost the Reyataz, then I should consider it.

However, my doctor is very hesitant to change, especially if we are achieving results with the current combo. I've approached him about changing out the novir and truvada for epizicom, and he was coaching me not to make a change unless there is a compelling reason to do so. So if I'm not experiencing side effects, why make a change and invite those things that change can bring with it.

So it will be an interesting discussion.

Thank you for the information!
risred1 - hiv +
02/07 CD4 404 - 27% - VL 15k
10/07 CD4 484 - 31% - VL 45k
05/08 CD4 414 - 26% - VL 70k
01/09 CD4 365 - 23% - VL 65k
05/09 CD4 291 - 23% - VL 115k - Started Meds - Reyataz/Truvada
06/09 CD4 394 - ?% - VL 1200 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
07/09 CD4 441 - ?% - VL 118 - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
09/09 CD4 375 - ?% - VL Undetectable - Boosted Reyataz with Norvir and Truvada
12/09 CD4 595 - ?% - VL Undetectable - VIT D 34 - Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir

 


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