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Offline HIV? poz about being neg

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First Dose
« on: April 14, 2010, 01:16:07 AM »
Just swallowed my first dose of Atripla
Jan/25/07 VL > 100 000 CD4 480 21%
Apr/13/10     Started Atripla
May/11/10    VL !! 300 !!     CD4 520
Jul/15/10      VL    75          CD4 400   27%
Dec/20/10    VL UD             CD4 390 28%
Jan/10/12    VL UD              CD4 670 28%
Mar/31/14    VL UD              CD4 580 37%
May/27/14    VL UD              CD4 750

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 01:41:03 AM »
Good luck and sweet dreams!

Offline next2u

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 02:22:08 AM »
as in beyonce style!
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 kev72

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 08:59:14 AM »
Just swallowed my first dose of Atripla

Good luck! I am sure it will be easy once you get through the first week. It seems like an easy drug.

I am really happy with my results. In just 3 weeks, my VL dropped majorly and my CD4s have began to rise. These drugs are amazing. keep us posted. Kev

Offline metekrop

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 12:38:51 PM »
Just swallowed my first dose of Atripla

This is amazing.  Why were you waiting this long to be on your Atriplas.  Doc advise or your being denial?  ::)
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
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
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

Offline HIV? poz about being neg

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 01:10:25 PM »
well very uneventful first night...just got sleepy and went to sleep... no dreams that i can remember. And as for why I waited so long to start maybe some denial, some fear and my doctor didn't want to rush me.
Jan/25/07 VL > 100 000 CD4 480 21%
Apr/13/10     Started Atripla
May/11/10    VL !! 300 !!     CD4 520
Jul/15/10      VL    75          CD4 400   27%
Dec/20/10    VL UD             CD4 390 28%
Jan/10/12    VL UD              CD4 670 28%
Mar/31/14    VL UD              CD4 580 37%
May/27/14    VL UD              CD4 750

Offline scotti2427

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 05:01:48 PM »
I had my first meds last Thursday after being poz for 12+ years.

Atripla isn't going so well for me - the side effects are awful.

Glad you didn't have a bad experience with them - everyone says they are a great drug combination.

Scott

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 05:37:44 PM »
If you blink (miss the first 2-3 days) you'll miss the crazy sense of euphoric Bjork video vertigo and after that it calms down to almost nothing.  Although interestingly enough I'm beginning to have the dreams again, not as vividly as I used to, but definitely dreaming a lot more than before the drug.

Offline Dsd09

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2010, 04:54:52 AM »
If you blink (miss the first 2-3 days) you'll miss the crazy sense of euphoric Bjork video vertigo and after that it calms down to almost nothing.  Although interestingly enough I'm beginning to have the dreams again, not as vividly as I used to, but definitely dreaming a lot more than before the drug.

Same here. I am noticing absolutely nothing in the way of side effects now after Atripla threw everything it had at me for a month. Except the dreams, which have started to pick up again.

I might think about trying the pill in the morning instead...
07/2009 - Diagnosis
08/2009 - CD4 354 / VL 4700
09/2009 - CD4 286 / VL 3200
10/2009 - CD4 249 / VL n/a - Started Truvada / Sustiva
12/2009 - CD4 318 / VL <40
01/2010 - CD4 316 / VL <40 - Switched Atripla
04/2010 - CD4 370 / VL <40
12/2010 - CD4 342 / VL <40

Offline HIV? poz about being neg

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 10:28:35 AM »
Had my second dose and yet another uneventful evening just got drowsy and went to bed. probably having some of the best sleep I've had in a long time actually if it wasn't for the uncomfortable occasional aches from the shingles. which are now on day 10 and getting better everyday.
Jan/25/07 VL > 100 000 CD4 480 21%
Apr/13/10     Started Atripla
May/11/10    VL !! 300 !!     CD4 520
Jul/15/10      VL    75          CD4 400   27%
Dec/20/10    VL UD             CD4 390 28%
Jan/10/12    VL UD              CD4 670 28%
Mar/31/14    VL UD              CD4 580 37%
May/27/14    VL UD              CD4 750

Offline BrotherDavid

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2010, 11:09:20 AM »
Good for you. I am sure that you will begin to see a lot of changes for the better as the medication begins to work.

Just a word of advice based on my experience. After a few days, you may experience some side affects from the drugs as they get to levels in you're system. I think this is normal when starting any drug.

Try and keep that in mind and don't panic if you start to feel a little crummy. Read the older posts and you will see this is fairly common. Unless you have a significant issue, hang in there. Post you're concerns and I am sure people also taking the drug will ease you're worries.

Good luck

Offline HIV? poz about being neg

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2010, 11:31:33 PM »
Ok so I'm not sure if this is all in my head but like I said only day two about to take my third dose and my energy is amazing,the over all improvements that i am feeling is incredible. The last few months I had a constent issue with my sinus's sore throat just was feeling lousy as soon as I'd get home from work I'd pretty much eat and fall asleep and feel tired all day long...   so I do have the shingles so my skin is a bit itchy but other then that you guys 100% honestly is this just in my head or what?
Jan/25/07 VL > 100 000 CD4 480 21%
Apr/13/10     Started Atripla
May/11/10    VL !! 300 !!     CD4 520
Jul/15/10      VL    75          CD4 400   27%
Dec/20/10    VL UD             CD4 390 28%
Jan/10/12    VL UD              CD4 670 28%
Mar/31/14    VL UD              CD4 580 37%
May/27/14    VL UD              CD4 750

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2010, 12:48:33 AM »
Ok so I'm not sure if this is all in my head but like I said only day two about to take my third dose and my energy is amazing,the over all improvements that i am feeling is incredible. The last few months I had a constent issue with my sinus's sore throat just was feeling lousy as soon as I'd get home from work I'd pretty much eat and fall asleep and feel tired all day long...   so I do have the shingles so my skin is a bit itchy but other then that you guys 100% honestly is this just in my head or what?

That's psycho-somatic sweetheart :D

I really doubt 2 days worth of meds have turned you into superman.  That takes a minimum of one week.

Offline scotti2427

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2010, 04:08:09 AM »
That's psycho-somatic sweetheart :D

I really doubt 2 days worth of meds have turned you into superman.  That takes a minimum of one week.

They made me very hyper-active during the daytimes right from the second day too.

Offline HIV? poz about being neg

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2010, 10:55:56 PM »
Well 5 days still feel really good almost no side effects at all other then the getting drowsy after I take it but then I just go to bed and fall asleep.
Jan/25/07 VL > 100 000 CD4 480 21%
Apr/13/10     Started Atripla
May/11/10    VL !! 300 !!     CD4 520
Jul/15/10      VL    75          CD4 400   27%
Dec/20/10    VL UD             CD4 390 28%
Jan/10/12    VL UD              CD4 670 28%
Mar/31/14    VL UD              CD4 580 37%
May/27/14    VL UD              CD4 750

Offline HIV? poz about being neg

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Re: First Dose
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2010, 11:51:41 AM »
Going to be one month on Atripla still no side effects other then the drowsiness after i take them... Going in for my Lab work tomorrow ..
Jan/25/07 VL > 100 000 CD4 480 21%
Apr/13/10     Started Atripla
May/11/10    VL !! 300 !!     CD4 520
Jul/15/10      VL    75          CD4 400   27%
Dec/20/10    VL UD             CD4 390 28%
Jan/10/12    VL UD              CD4 670 28%
Mar/31/14    VL UD              CD4 580 37%
May/27/14    VL UD              CD4 750

 


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