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Author Topic: Atripla Works for me!  (Read 3528 times)

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Offline NewYorkKat

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Atripla Works for me!
« on: January 22, 2010, 11:08:00 AM »
Just wanted to give a quick update:

I started Atripla on Dec 12, 2009. Take it every 10 PM. Only side effects are the dreams. No biggie.


VL; 13826
CD4 370 16%

Had blood drawn on Jan 7th:

VL: 130
CD4: 372 17%

Doc says that is pretty good since it's been 3 short weeks but I need to wait awhile before I see some increase in my CD4's but she thinks Atripla is working!

My next blood drawn will be April 2010.
Any thoughts?

Thanks

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 12:07:30 PM »
Pretty damn good for 3 weeks! You should start to see your CD4's increase as your Vl continues to decrease
Yes, Atripla rocks!

Congrats! Good luck!


-Will
POZ since '08

Last Labs-
11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 12:36:22 PM »
I agree -- Atripla has been great for me!
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline NewYorkKat

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 03:20:57 PM »
Thanks! Let's see in April where I stand. Yes, it ROCKS!!! :)

Offline Etay1207

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 01:29:44 PM »
Congrats, NYKat!  That is a quick decline.  I only had one friend complain about Atripla.  Everyone else loves it. 
POZ since 1999
1/07 tcells: 530 vl: 72,922 7/07 tcells: 542 vl: 26,577
9/08 tcells: 339 vl: 56,120  7/09 tcells: 267 vl: 663,160
11/09 tcells: 71 vl: 498,670 2/10 tcells: 52 vl: 322,000
 no meds and feeling great!

Offline next2u

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 01:50:19 PM »
Congrats and what a great way to start off the new year. Any thoughts? Keep getting those great results and stick to it!
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 02:49:30 PM »
I have been blessed with great results from Atripla also...and I actually like those occasionally bizarre dreams.  Given the retail price of the prescription (jaw dropping) I guess I am glad they don't charge extra for the psychedelic effects!

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline next2u

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010, 02:55:14 PM »
lol...too funny.
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
aug13 cd4 930; vl ud; cd4% 44.3
jan14 cd4 813; vl ud; cd4% 42.8
may14 cd4 783; vl *; cd4%43.5

Offline GNYC09

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2010, 11:03:47 PM »
great results!  congrats!  ;D
enjoy the dreams while you can (I miss the nights of super vivid dreams!)

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2010, 11:16:52 PM »
about a month and 1/2 into Atripla and I still have dreams every now and then -- don't really remember them when I wake up -- but one of my pillows is always on the floor -- which never happened, so I know I am dreaming and when it is happening i know it is --- still I love the atriiipla..... anything that keeps me alive.  :-)
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2010, 11:31:40 PM »
I never did dream very much but my daydreaming ran the gauntlet of weirdness.  Since starting Atriple I've been having all sorts of weird dreams the first of which involved David Spade in a gay bar taping a work out video.  (I fell asleep watching "Just Shoot Me" which then turned into an infomercial for some workout machine).

Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2010, 11:42:00 PM »
Nice improvement on that viral load, Kat.  Congrats.

I never did dream very much but my daydreaming ran the gauntlet of weirdness.  Since starting Atriple I've been having all sorts of weird dreams the first of which involved David Spade in a gay bar taping a work out video.  (I fell asleep watching "Just Shoot Me" which then turned into an infomercial for some workout machine).

I think I had my first atripla nightmare last night (so far I had just had really funky dreams that I sort of enjoyed)... this one involved a helicopter dropping recently decapitated heads, realising that I was in the year 2030 and things had gone really haywire, and then some dude breaking into my house trying to kill me and my family (I kept on looking for a knife, but kept on finding only plastic-ware).  It was one of those dreams when you wake up and fall asleep again only to continue.  Maybe I shouldn't have had those mojitos a couple of hours before my pill.
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2010, 11:51:45 PM »



   If any of you guys are paying more than a $50 co-pay on your Atripla I have a card that will pay anything after the first $50 up to $200.  I don't know of any insurance carriers that have it this way, but if any of you are paying a high co-pay I would be happy to mail it to you for free (meaning I'll foot postage).

   I can't use it because my 3 month co-pay is $30 and I am going off Atripla as soon as I am done with this  bottle.

   The card also works with mail order pharmacies .
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Offline StrongGuy

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2010, 12:40:00 AM »
Congrats!!! It is a great combo. Wishing you continued success for many many years to come . :)
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"You know you all are saying that this is incurable. When the real thing you should be saying is it's not curable at the present time' because as we know, the great strides we've made in medicine." - Elizabeth Edwards

Offline ruralguy

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2010, 12:08:51 PM »
Excellent numbers.  I've had a good experience with atripla as well.  I went undetectable in only a few weeks and after 4.5 months my CD4 doubled.  I switched to take it in the morning with no problems and I sleep better.  Good luck and keep us posted.
tested positive June 19, 2009
7/3/09 vrl 9000 cd4 - 300
8/14/09 cd4 - 350, 20%
started Atripla 9/14/09
10/5/09 vrl undetectable, WOW so fast!
12/28/09 vrl undetectable, CD4 - 615  27% cholesterol down, kidney function normal
4/26/10 vrl undetectable, CD4-600, kidney and liver numbers normal
9/9/10 vrl undetectable, CD4-685
1/3/11 vrl undetectable, CD4-700
all 2011 and Jan 2012 visits vrl undetectable CD4 ranged from 715-645
5/7/2012  vrl undetectable, CD4-615, all liver, kidney, lipids, heart functions, etc normal


On Atripla:  "Your mileage may vary"

Offline Sera

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2010, 02:59:03 PM »
Congratulations Kat. Its encouraging to hear all these Atripla success stories.

Wish you more success.

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2010, 03:45:10 PM »
Congrats NewYorkKat !

For your info, I started as follow:

Before Atripla:     CD4 = 550 CD4% = 17.7% VL = 450
After one month: CD4 = 477 CD4% = 19.5% VL < 40
Today (+1 year): CD4 = btw 844-1025 CD4% = 27% VL <20

So as you see, a month after having started Atripla, my CD4 went down a bit, and the CD4% increase slightly by 1.8%. And a year after, I am still UD, almost doubled my CD4 and get almost 10% more on my CD4%.

I hopes you will enjoy very soon spectacular improvement.

Best wishes
John

Offline NewYorkKat

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Re: Atripla Works for me!
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2010, 04:43:24 PM »
Thanks for the great replies! I am happy to hear that the many of you who have chosen Atripla get great results. For me, the dreams a re indicator that I am a getting a good nights sleep. The dreams are so real I sometimes wish they were real.

I will keep you posted! Thanks again for the wonderful feedback!

 


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