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Author Topic: Ooopsie  (Read 1343 times)

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Offline Ravhyn

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Ooopsie
« on: June 07, 2010, 12:52:04 AM »
So I dont think it would, but just want to check here. I forgot I had taken my meds earlier freaked took them again only for my husband too bust in and ask me what I was doing since I had already taken my meds.

So question, taking double dosage is okay right?  Just to make sure...
April 2006 - Sero-Conversion
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Re: Ooopsie
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 05:15:55 AM »

Ravhyn,

Taking double doses is NOT ok. Taking a double dose of Truvada puts a big strain on your kidneys.Will once be a problem? Probably not, but definitely don't make a habit of it. Set up a system whereby you know if you have taken your meds or not (weekly pill carrier).

Good luck,

v


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Re: Ooopsie
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010, 12:27:04 PM »
One time will likely not do too much harm but as V says, you don't want to make a habit out of this. Since you are on Reyataz this might add to the jaundice, so if you get yellow you'll know what it is. Drinking more water might improve the yellowness if you do get it.

As V says, you should probably do the pill box thing. I usually fill two weekly pill boxes up at a time so I don't have to do it every week. And I recommend you get the ones that are transparent so you can see at a glance what's in there without having to open up the little compartments.

On a separate but related note: since you use Walmart for your HIV meds, as opposed to a pharmacy that specializes in HIV, you should make sure to order your refills as soon as possible every month so you won't be stuck without meds for a few days since they probably have to special order it. Maybe even build up a little supply if you can.
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Re: Ooopsie
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010, 01:00:35 PM »
I have a large tray that contains seven daily removable pill boxes, and each daily box has four compartments. Because the meds I take are once daily, I fill the whole tray, which gives me a 28 day supply.

It's handy because I have to submit a prescription renewal every month, and this way I can see at a glance how much time I have before submitting my renewal. I've also taken to keeping the renewal slip in the tray too after hiding it on myself one month.

 I also have one separate daily box that I use when I'm on antibiotics or other multiple dose med on a short-term basis.

I can't tell you how many times I have forgotten whether or not I took my meds. Pill-boxes are life-savers.
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Re: Ooopsie
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 01:13:29 PM »
I just remembered, isn't it recommended that your meds (Reyataz) be taken with a meal? That can also help as far as making it part of a routine, like taking it with breakfast or whatever.

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Re: Ooopsie
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 02:01:43 PM »
Yes take the advice - order ahead of time. How many weeks months can you get at a time?
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Offline Ravhyn

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Re: Ooopsie
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 03:18:27 AM »
hey everyone sorry about the delayed response. I should have added it was just the Norvir I took twice.

Everything else is in a pillbox I just have the Norvir in the fridge because wally world messed up and I had to switch from the tablets for a month to the gel capsules.  so I had forgotten my husband had given it to me freaked ate a bunch of cookies and took it again when my hsband was like "what are you doing!?!?" 

April 2006 - Sero-Conversion
December 2009 - Diagnosed
Jan 2010- VL 3,800 CD4 152
Summer 2010 VL UD, CD4 over 200
September 2010 VL UD, CD4 324
March 2011 VL UD, CD4 477
May 2011 VL UD, 338

 


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