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Author Topic: Switching from Atripla to Viramune and Truvada...  (Read 1955 times)

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Offline DaBear

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Switching from Atripla to Viramune and Truvada...
« on: December 23, 2009, 08:54:29 PM »
Well folks after giving Atripla a try for over 11 months I am now switching meds. The dream part was just too much for me. Every night for the last 11 months I have had these vivid dreams and they just didn't get any better. I am actually excited (yes I am saying excited) about switching. Hopefully the side effects will be minimal and I will finally feel like I get some sleep.

Wish me luck and thanks for listening. ;D

Offline GNYC09

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Re: Switching from Atripla to Viramune and Truvada...
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 11:12:18 PM »
Good luck!  I love the dreams although they're not as LSD-like as they used to be  :-\

Offline Nashvegas

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Re: Switching from Atripla to Viramune and Truvada...
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 09:26:16 AM »
Hey DaBear -

Hope your switch goes well.  I was very leery of taking Sustiva because of the central nervous system side effects, and so I enrolled in a clinical trial for Viramune and Truvada (it's actually to determine whether a once-a-day extended release Viramune is safe and effective).  I have had literally NO negative side effects from this combo, and I love it.  The most significant risk that most people with Viramune is a rash in the initial stages, and I've read somewhere that taking Benadryl can help minimize the likelihood of that rash developing.  Something that you might want to look into.  Keep us posted on how things go with the switch.   
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Offline DaBear

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Re: Switching from Atripla to Viramune and Truvada...
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 12:09:48 PM »
First night went well. Took the pills at 9 and went to bed around 11:30. Didn't feel any effects from the pills at all. I didn't have a great night of sleep but this could have to do with the cold I am fighting. Just took my second dose of Truveda.( Taking it twice a day). We shall see...

Once again, thanks for listening everyone


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