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Offline northernguy

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My Atripla Diary
« on: February 22, 2010, 09:42:44 PM »
Indulge me, I'm recording it as much for my benefit as for those who may follow.  ;)

- After 2 days, I felt no major sides, doc seemed a bit surprised.
- After 5 days: uh oh.  Here come the sides: hard time getting to sleep, felt very hot.  Woke up a couple times during the night.  After the alarm rang I lay in bed for 30 minutes then got up, feeling as though I hadn't slept a wink.  Nice morning wood though.

More to come...
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
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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 09:55:58 PM »
ahhh yes, the Atripla Woody! I miss it so.

My Testosterone replacement doesnt even give me the morning wood that Atripla did.

I look forward to reading your diary, especially when the bizarre dreams start rolling in ( I miss those also).

-Will
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6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010, 09:56:26 PM »
Hey buddy,

I am not on Atripla but from what we can read it's a rather forgiving drug to take (guess you don't need me to tell you that). The sleeping problem is likely caused by the Sustiva component and in my case I am still having occasional problems with my sleep pattern after a year. So it may take a while to adjust.

Well, wish you the best, and from your accounts of the "morning wood" it's not all bad.. ;)

Hugs, Shaun
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
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Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 10:23:59 PM »
Hopefully, once you're able to get some sleep, you'll have some funky dreams to share with us.
"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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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 08:31:52 PM »
ahhh yes, the Atripla Woody! I miss it so.

My Testosterone replacement doesnt even give me the morning wood that Atripla did.

I look forward to reading your diary, especially when the bizarre dreams start rolling in ( I miss those also).

-Will

Oh yeah, the vivid dreams are now here.  Ask me how I stowed away on a Dash-8 turboprop flight from Vancouver to Australia last night!  ;D

Woke up at 5 am again sweating like crazy.  Also my lips and hands tingled for the first couple hours I was awake. ???
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
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Offline northernguy

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010, 09:46:39 PM »
9 nights later..still having trouble sleeping, but nothing major.  Looks like I might have a bit of rash on my back but again, nothing major.

I had kind of hoped to see some improvement in my red, flaking skin, but nothing yet.  I suppose its early days.  On the plus side, no real GI issues.
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 Nashvegas

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 11:36:50 AM »
Sorry to hear that you're having some problems sleeping but at least it's nothing too major.  In the meanime, I hope you're enjoying the Olympics.  You Canadians started off a bit slow, but you sure have picked up steam in recent days!  I guess you must have found that the presence of the Olympics in Vancouver didn't cause TOO much gridlock and confusion downtown. 

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9/21/06 -- CD4 - 586; viral load 8,000; 29%
12/25/06 -- CD4 - 373; VL 2,800; 23%
2/10/07 - CD4 - 228; VL 865; 25%
3/15/07 -  CD4 - 365 (no viral load test)
5/1/07 = CD4 - 341; VL 4,358; 27%
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7/2/08 - CD4 272 (20%), VL 113  :-)
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8/14/08 - CD4 - 280 (22%) VL-undetectable
1/04/09 - CD4 - 250 (28%) VL-UD
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Offline northernguy

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 12:09:29 PM »
Sorry to hear that you're having some problems sleeping but at least it's nothing too major.  In the meanime, I hope you're enjoying the Olympics.  You Canadians started off a bit slow, but you sure have picked up steam in recent days!  I guess you must have found that the presence of the Olympics in Vancouver didn't cause TOO much gridlock and confusion downtown. 

Actually the Olympics helped and hurt. I had one appointment with my doc, his office is very near a station downtown.  When I went to board, the train was so jammed I turned around and got a cab, there were virtually no cars downtown.

On the plus side, the hospital pharmacy where we get the meds dispensed had given their clients all additional amounts so they wouldn't have to come in during the Olympics.  As a result there was absolutely nobody else waiting when I went!
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 northernguy

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010, 10:02:05 PM »
Going for my firsts set of labs after starting Atripla tomorrow.  Doc says these are more to ensure kidneys, liver etc aren't reacting badly to it.  Vivid dreams are really vivid as much as intense, and worse when I eat too close to the meds.  One weird thing, my hair (facial and on scalp) feels softer?  ???
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 metekrop

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2010, 11:35:02 AM »
Started Atripla in July 2009.  Some side effects at the beginning.  But now everything is okay.  It is a friendly drug. Sleep well.  Eat well.  But I think I got high cholesterol since I began this drug.  I some times miss my drug due to forgetfulness.  I have doc appointment today March 10, 2010.  My last CD was 300. That was in October 2009.  I don't know how much it would be.  I am curious to know it.   ;D 
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Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
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Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
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May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
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Offline Bruce

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2010, 05:53:21 AM »
Been on Atripla now for three weeks and have had practically no side effects beyond a little dizziness in the morning. Interesting that you also experience the morning wood :) I am 54, fit for my age and never had problems with wood but now I wake up with rock solid wood like a 19 year old - even in the middle of the night! - and my libido rocketed in the first week. Anyone else experiencing this?

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2010, 10:54:42 AM »
Been on Atripla now for three weeks and have had practically no side effects beyond a little dizziness in the morning. Interesting that you also experience the morning wood :) I am 54, fit for my age and never had problems with wood but now I wake up with rock solid wood like a 19 year old - even in the middle of the night! - and my libido rocketed in the first week. Anyone else experiencing this?

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

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=31288.msg382203#msg382203

Offline northernguy

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2010, 10:13:40 PM »
So a month or so into it, I notice my bowels are getting a little "looser".  There hasn't been a dietary change, so I assume its the Atripla.  Is that common?

I also had my first alcohol last night since going on meds, a cocktail and glass of wine with dinner.  Felt like a truck hit me this morning! 
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
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Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline Luke

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2010, 07:21:53 AM »
Make sure you get plenty of soluble fibre (i.e., oats, juices and root vegetables) in your diet to act as a binding agent.

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2010, 08:39:08 AM »
Make sure you get plenty of soluble fibre (i.e., oats, juices and root vegetables) in your diet to act as a binding agent.
And your scientific evidence is from where?

http://www.atripla.com/pdfs/pi.pdf
– – – – – – – – – – DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
• Recommended dose: One tablet once daily taken orally on an empty stomach,
preferably at bedtime.

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2010, 08:49:37 AM »
And your scientific evidence is from where?

http://www.atripla.com/pdfs/pi.pdf
– – – – – – – – – – DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
• Recommended dose: One tablet once daily taken orally on an empty stomach,
preferably at bedtime.


Where have I said anything about not taking it on an empty stomach? Maybe your HIV dementia is getting the better of you, Rod .. or maybe you just need to slow down a little in your desperation to pick holes.

Increasing your intake of foods that contain soluble fibre can help since they absorb water and expand, binding together the intestinal contents.  http://www.catie.ca/SideEffects_e.nsf/toc/961D4AA6D6FF264C85256C7C00654945?OpenDocument
« Last Edit: April 04, 2010, 08:55:03 AM by Luke »

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2010, 08:56:53 AM »
Make sure you get plenty of soluble fibre (i.e., oats, juices and root vegetables) in your diet to act as a binding agent.
Fruit juices can contribute to diarrhea. Now that doesn't take a rocket scientist.

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2010, 09:04:35 AM »
Fruit juices can contribute to diarrhea. Now that doesn't take a rocket scientist.

*yawn*

There is no point in discussing with someone who persistently chooses to ignore scientific evidence, and in so doing relegates his credibility to something less than that of your average Aids denialist.

It is the skins of some fruits (which are rich in insoluble fibre) which cause cause diarrhoea .. not the juice (which is rich in soluble fibre).

Clearly some people aren't the rocket scientists they believe themselves to be.


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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2010, 09:06:16 AM »
*yawn*

There is no point in discussing with someone who persistently chooses to ignore scientific evidence, and in so doing relegates his credibility to something less than that of your average Aids denialist.

It is the skins of some fruits (which are rich in insoluble fibre) which cause cause diarrhoea .. not the juice (which is rich in soluble fibre).

Clearly some people aren't the rocket scientists they believe themselves to be.


Let me know when you put some scientific backing behind your posts. Until then it is BS.

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2010, 09:14:54 AM »
Let me know when you put some scientific backing behind your posts. Until then it is BS.

Rod being the resident expert on posting BS, like "There has never been anyone contract HIV by peircings [sic] or tattooes [sic] (because he is singularly incapable of understanding the critical difference between "never happened" and "never documented").
« Last Edit: April 04, 2010, 09:33:52 AM by Luke »

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2010, 10:50:26 AM »
And here I find another thread being hijacked with an argument between Luke and Rodney. Knock it off, guys.

Rodney, it is a fact that a fiber-rich diet can help with both diarrhea and constipation.

Luke, please don't throw accusations of aids-related dementia around. It isn't nice and it isn't clever and you can state your position without resorting to this kind of tactic.

Please consider yourselves warned, both of you.

And the hijack ends here. Thank you all for your cooperation.

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2010, 02:59:01 PM »
And here I find another thread being hijacked with an argument between Luke and Rodney. Knock it off, guys.

Rodney, it is a fact that a fiber-rich diet can help with both diarrhea and constipation.

Luke, please don't throw accusations of aids-related dementia around. It isn't nice and it isn't clever and you can state your position without resorting to this kind of tactic.

Please consider yourselves warned, both of you.

And the hijack ends here. Thank you all for your cooperation.

Ann
Juice is not fiber induced and it promotes diarrhea. http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/Nausea_4857.shtml

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2010, 03:09:12 PM »
Juice is not fiber induced and it promotes diarrhea. http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/Nausea_4857.shtml

That is a nice link to an article explicitly recommending fruit juice to help control diarrhoea :)

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2010, 03:21:47 PM »
That is a nice link to an article explicitly recommending fruit juice to help control diarrhoea :)
•Clear juices, such as apple, peach, or pear avoid any juices that is high in acid. ie orange and grapefruit juices. 

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2010, 03:24:48 PM »
•Clear juices, such as apple, peach, or pear avoid any juices that is high in acid. ie orange and grapefruit juices.  

Indeed .. but acidic juices from citric fruits should in any case be avoided with most meds, because they have the theoretical ability to interfere adversely with the blood levels of many drugs (not just HIV drugs).

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=14760
« Last Edit: April 04, 2010, 03:29:52 PM by Luke »

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2010, 03:34:10 PM »
Make sure you get plenty of soluble fibre (i.e., oats, juices and root vegetables) in your diet to act as a binding agent.
No where did you put what types of juices. Your use of just juices don't get it for those having a problem with diarrhea.

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2010, 03:38:03 PM »
No where did you put what types of juices. Your use of just juices don't get it for those having a problem with diarrhea.

And equally, you dismissed ALL juices and supported that with an article which actively recommends juices to control diarrhoea.

Just face it, Rob, you went looking for a fight and in the process simply proved that you are full of the proverbial shit and don't even have the intelligence to realise it (and if that gets me banned, then I will happily take it and hold it up as an clear example of the unequal treatment that is so prevalent in this cesspit of misinformation where the dementia addled clique are free to abuse, troll and flamebait to their hearts content .. and are actually cheered on in doing so by some of  the hypocritical moderators).
« Last Edit: April 04, 2010, 03:58:08 PM by Luke »

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2010, 04:03:03 PM »
bye
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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2010, 04:11:43 PM »
And equally, you dismissed ALL juices and supported that with an article which actively recommends juices to control diarrhoea.

Just face it, Rob, you went looking for a fight and in the process simply proved that you are full of the proverbial shit and don't even have the intelligence to realise it (and if that gets me banned, then I will happily take it and hold it up as an clear example of the unequal treatment that is so prevalent in this cesspit of misinformation where the dementia addled clique are free to abuse, troll and flamebait to their hearts content .. and are actually cheered on in doing so by some of  the hypocritical moderators).

While I don't give a rat's patootie about your mildly entertaining little tiff with Roddles, I do find your constant incorrect accusation of dementia offensive. Highly offensive to those of us that dealt with folks who actually suffered from AIDS related dementia. So, I'm going to report you and hope I'm able to help you hold it up as a clear example of your unequal treatment.  

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2010, 04:15:45 PM »
While I don't give a rat's patootie about your mildly entertaining little tiff with Roddles, I do find your constant incorrect accusation of dementia offensive. Highly offensive to those of us that dealt with folks who actually suffered from AIDS related dementia. So, I'm going to report you and hope I'm able to help you hold it up as a clear example of your unequal treatment.  

Yes, you go ahead, dear hypocritical Dachshund. I notice you don't make similar complaints when your dear friend Matty openly attacks and abuses people and gets actively cheered on by Ann :)
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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2010, 05:27:54 PM »
Luke, whatever point you may have had in this conversation has now become totally obscured by your snarky retorts. That stuff is unacceptable here. You've had a Time Out before this so yes, you are at risk for being banned.

Either clean up your conversational act in here or you'll get that ban which you seem to playring around about.

Express what you want to about an issue but make sure it's in a more civilized tone.

Consider yourself warned.
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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2010, 06:36:51 PM »
I am relatively new to this forum and I am surprised that this type of posting is taking place. Do we not have enough heartache and drama just being + without this bitching? I don't know the history of these two guys who are sniping at each other, but I think that it needs to stop now!
Peace,
Billy
VL 4420 CD4 340 CD4% 24   3/15/10 Started I&T
VL  UD   CD4 340 CD4% 26.5 05/13/10
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.1 08/3/10
VL  UD   CD4 310 CD4% 28.4 11/22/10
VL  UD   CD4 420 CD4% 27.9 02/11/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 26.4 06/08/11
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.7 09/23/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.3 01/20/12
VL  UD   CD4 430 CD4% 28.8 05/11/12
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.1 09/07/12
VL  UD   CD4 390 CD4% 32.3 03/14/13

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2010, 10:13:33 PM »
Hey, isn't this thread supposed to be all about moi?  ;)
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

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2010, 11:46:43 PM »
What was the question? Oh yea, I couldn't sleep, had hot flashes and was very frisky when I tried  Atripla. I actually felt like I was on Cocaine! That high was all good back in the 80s when I was in Atlanta partying at Back Streets or Hollywood Hots. But now that I just became a member of AARP, I could not deal and pussed out after only a few weeks on Atripla.

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VL 4420 CD4 340 CD4% 24   3/15/10 Started I&T
VL  UD   CD4 340 CD4% 26.5 05/13/10
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.1 08/3/10
VL  UD   CD4 310 CD4% 28.4 11/22/10
VL  UD   CD4 420 CD4% 27.9 02/11/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 26.4 06/08/11
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.7 09/23/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.3 01/20/12
VL  UD   CD4 430 CD4% 28.8 05/11/12
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.1 09/07/12
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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2010, 01:44:03 AM »
What was the question? Oh yea, I couldn't sleep, had hot flashes and was very frisky when I tried  Atripla. I actually felt like I was on Cocaine! That high was all good back in the 80s when I was in Atlanta partying at Back Streets or Hollywood Hots. But now that I just became a member of AARP, I could not deal and pussed out after only a few weeks on Atripla.

Billy

Yeah, I seem to get those Atripla hot flashes when I'm sleeping.  I have also noticed a mild anxiousness, that wasn't there pre-Atripla, but so far I can deal with it. 

Still no improvement in my skin, which really bums me out.  As MissP suggested, it may be time to ask my doc what else could be causing the severe flakiness if the HIV isn't.
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

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2010, 10:53:36 AM »
Yeah, I seem to get those Atripla hot flashes when I'm sleeping.  I have also noticed a mild anxiousness, that wasn't there pre-Atripla, but so far I can deal with it.  

Still no improvement in my skin, which really bums me out.  As MissP suggested, it may be time to ask my doc what else could be causing the severe flakiness if the HIV isn't.
Did you have the flaky skin pre Atripla? A couple years ago I developed dermatitis on my face that was worse in the winter. My ID Doctor and my Dermatologist both said that it could be from many things (allergies, stress or weather) or it could be the HIV as skin problems are fairly common.
Since I did not stay on Atripla long enough I can't comment on it's effectiveness to relieve it. I can say that a few weeks after I started Isentress & Truvada my face has cleared up. I really don't know if it is the Meds or the fact that I am no longer stressed out because I have taken control of my virus.
Billy
VL 4420 CD4 340 CD4% 24   3/15/10 Started I&T
VL  UD   CD4 340 CD4% 26.5 05/13/10
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.1 08/3/10
VL  UD   CD4 310 CD4% 28.4 11/22/10
VL  UD   CD4 420 CD4% 27.9 02/11/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 26.4 06/08/11
VL  UD   CD4 360 CD4% 27.7 09/23/11
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.3 01/20/12
VL  UD   CD4 430 CD4% 28.8 05/11/12
VL  UD   CD4 370 CD4% 28.1 09/07/12
VL  UD   CD4 390 CD4% 32.3 03/14/13

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2010, 12:29:24 AM »
Did you have the flaky skin pre Atripla? A couple years ago I developed dermatitis on my face that was worse in the winter. My ID Doctor and my Dermatologist both said that it could be from many things (allergies, stress or weather) or it could be the HIV as skin problems are fairly common.
Since I did not stay on Atripla long enough I can't comment on it's effectiveness to relieve it. I can say that a few weeks after I started Isentress & Truvada my face has cleared up. I really don't know if it is the Meds or the fact that I am no longer stressed out because I have taken control of my virus.
Billy

Yep, the dermatitis was there pre-Atripla.  Maybe I'm just expecting results on it  too quickly.  Something to add to the laundry list for my next doctors' appt.
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

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2010, 04:24:43 AM »
It seems that everyone who starts Atripla has a precipitous drop in VL with a rise in CD4.  Has anyone who reads this had a negative experience?  I wonder why most Poz people are not on this drug?

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2010, 01:57:21 PM »
Hi most pos people in the western world are on this treatment its the reccommended first line in most modern countries. Also becoming popular is isentress with truvada which has similar results with less side effects but it is taken twice a day against atripla once a day. Some people cant take atripla due to certain side effects to do mainly with deppresion i believe or they have resistance to it for various reasons.
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2010, 02:29:54 PM »
It seems that everyone who starts Atripla has a precipitous drop in VL with a rise in CD4.  Has anyone who reads this had a negative experience?  I wonder why most Poz people are not on this drug?

As Tommy mentions, most poz people in the developed world are on this drug, mainly because of it's once a day, one pill dosing.

As far as anyone having negative experiences with Atripla, some people do have issues. If you search on here for "Atripla side effects" or just "Atripla" you'll see lots of threads discussing this. Keep in mind this is skewed since most people who are on Atripla with no issues are not likely to come and post on here.

The bottom line is all of the current first-line recommendations work great at suppressing the virus and rebuilding the immune system and they each have their pros and cons:

http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/q_a/patient/recent_questions/lost_on_choosing_medication.html?contentInstanceId=513447&siteId=7151

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Re: My Atripla Diary
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2010, 02:54:13 AM »
Not much to contribute, having just started 3 days ago...but I Did have a Very hallucinogenic/trippy dream the first night....it involved Michael Cade!  Yum!  I woke up and still felt drugged/like I was tripping.
I thought it might have been because I am also on Bactrum and an antibiotic, so stopped both of those, and no dreams the last two nights.
I don't like medication, unless it is Absolutely necessary, and feel there was a bad conflict there.
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