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Offline iking2009

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Question for the men on Atripla...
« on: February 15, 2010, 01:56:35 PM »
I've took my 1st atripla pill last thursday night.. I havent had many of the side effect that ive read about, besides feeling drunk the 1st morning.  But one side effect that i have been experiencing is the "morning wood".  Of course most men experience this on a daily basis, like myself.  But dang!!  It seems like everytime i wake up, no matter what time it is in the morning, Its extra pumped up!!  And its not your average eraction.  Its more of a cramp lol  Nothing extreme though so dont worry.  And NO sexual dreams involved...Anyone else?  Or is it just me?!?!
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 02:02:46 PM »
LOL --- been on Atripla for about two months and haven't experienced that --- as long as it isn't bothersome don't worry about it
And, I should b so lucky to have that as one of my side effects  --- lol
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 mecch

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 02:04:07 PM »
I was hornier than I had been, but before HAART my body and mind was exhausted. Maybe your body and mind has breathed with relief, too, and its your body's way of saying thanks.
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Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 02:05:37 PM »
There have been a few threads in which people have mentioned they get more sexual on Atripla, links below.

LINK:

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=24004.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=27360.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=27926.msg344533#msg344533


Also, not that this applies to you but I've read that many ARV meds raise the levels of Cialis and Viagra so if a person is taking those, they should take less than they normally would.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2010, 02:08:47 PM by Inchlingblue »

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 02:22:49 PM »
I've noticed that I'm dreaming a lot more just in general since I've started Atripla.  If I had to guess I would say you're probably having some sort of erotic dream that you simply don't remember.  The vividness of my dreams tends to come and go and of course none of them have been as vivid as the first week.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 05:44:38 PM »
Yes, for the short time I was on Atripla I had the morning wood, which I hadn't had in years.

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Offline iking2009

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 08:01:42 PM »
LOL --- been on Atripla for about two months and haven't experienced that --- as long as it isn't bothersome don't worry about it
And, I should b so lucky to have that as one of my side effects  --- lol
I would think the same thing, but it only kicks in when ur half sleep & 2 tired to get back outta bed lol
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Offline StacheBC

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 09:28:32 PM »
The first few weeks after starting Atripla... I was surprised with intensity and frequency of my morning boners and I'm in my mid 40s.
Things did go back to normal after a month of so, although I still think they happen more often now compared to when I wasn't on treatment.

Just call me Woody Woodpecker   ;D

Offline thoth

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2010, 07:34:50 PM »
No exceptional morning wood here either. Although it's only been 3 days. I'll keep checking; so to speak.

Offline LikeaRock

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010, 04:38:06 PM »
I get that all the time, I just make sure to have a hot trick over so I can slide it in and get rid of it. ROTFL

Offline northernguy

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2010, 09:38:06 PM »
Major wood this morning, I felt like a teenager again.  :D
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline blue_cheese

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2010, 10:42:04 PM »
I was hornier than I had been, but before HAART my body and mind was exhausted. Maybe your body and mind has breathed with relief, too, and its your body's way of saying thanks.


LOL ROFL!!!

Offline Bruce

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2010, 09:45:25 AM »
No,  you are not alone :) and I'm glad to hear it's not just me experiencing this. I started Atripla on the 23rd February 2010 and since I started I get woken two three times a night with wood so hard it's like I'm a teenager again. It's even harder than a boner on Viagra. And impossible to have that middle of the night piss standing up ! .....

I'm glad to say that I have had no other real side effects bar a little dizziness in the mornng which has got less week by week. My dreams have been vivid, but enjoyable. I have been sleeping really well. I caught a mild sore throat two days ago which previously would have developed into bronchitis and had to resist reaching for the antibiotics. Today it is almost gone. My energy levels have improved and I am feeling better than I ever have since being diagnosed two and a half years ago.

Best of all my viral load dropped from 70,000 to 216 in the space of the first two weeks and my doctors anticpate that my next set of tests should show me as being undetectable.

So to all those out there worries about starting on Atripla, I have only positive things to say about  it. Maybe I am lucky, but of all the terrible things you hear about as side effects, I haven't had any experience of them at all. Maybe there are still some to come. But one month in,  so far so good and I am quietly confident that I am going to be ok on this regime. I just regret delaying until my CD4 dipped below 250. There is some research which now advocates starting at 500 when the body is healthier. If I could do it again, I would go for that option, which makes logical sense. I only delayed because of a (needless, as it turns out!) fear of the medication.

Good luck to all the newbies out there. Don't fear the meds. They are your friend. Keep a positive attitude and they will work well for you.


Offline redbull

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2010, 10:04:13 AM »
when I first started atripla last september I experienced this also...it was great!!  I fully took advantage of the situation if you know what I mean...haha.  Anyway,  now that I have been on it a while I don't see it as much, just your normal "activity". 

It probably has to do with the sudden boost in immune system when starting it I would imagine.
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5/20/09  tested poz
6/2/09  CD4-94    VL-380,000
8/09   Allergic reaction to bactrim
9/09/09  started Atripla
5/10    cd4 315  vl undetectable
3/11    cd4 400  undetectable
6/11.   Cd4 520. Undetectable
12/11. Cd4 450. Undetectable
6/12.   Cd4 600. UD
2/13.   Cd4 425. UD

Offline northernguy

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2010, 10:30:02 PM »
Six weeks in for me, and the morning wood has subsided (more's the pity).
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Question for the men on Atripla...
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2010, 10:49:07 PM »
Morning wood is a part of my existence, I can't blame it on Atripla.
"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."

 


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