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Author Topic: Complera --> Truvada + Tivicay  (Read 282 times)

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Offline discoslice

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Complera --> Truvada + Tivicay
« on: August 27, 2015, 03:38:25 AM »
I'n other posts I've talked about switching from Triumeq to Complera.  Well, I'm still having sinus/head pressure issues with Complera - and just other odd sensations in my dead - so my doc suggested Truvada plus Tivicay would be the next step.  I had seen an ENT about it and he put me on Mucinex-D (which helped some with the head pressure) but I don't wanna have to continue taking that forever.  I was confused at first as to is this a "sinus thing" i'm dealing with but after I take Complera, about 20-30 mins the feelings in my head intensify, and then again later after I eat something.

Can some people comment on their experience with Truvada plus Tivicay? I'm not looking for speediness, mental issues/head pressure or anything else unpleasant.

I realize I'm on Truvada already (from the Complera) - so the Tivicay is the unknown for me.


Offline AusShep

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Re: Complera --> Truvada + Tivicay
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 09:19:14 AM »
I switched to Truvada and Tivicay maybe 18 months ago.  Zero side effects.  If you search for Tivicay, you'll see a few posts with people mentioning some side effects, but I believe they're pretty uncommon. 

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Complera --> Truvada + Tivicay
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 10:10:01 AM »
I switched from Complera to Truvada and Tivicay and have virtually no side effects.  I hope it helps you.
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45% VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37% VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39% VL UD
11/03/14 CD4   711/34% VL UD
03/13/15 CD4   833/36% VL UD
04/??/15 Truvada & Tivicay
06/01/15 CD4 1100/50% VL UD

Offline DodgerDawg

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Re: Complera --> Truvada + Tivicay
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 03:21:50 PM »
I'm on Truvada and Tivicay and have zero side effects.

Take care,

January 2014 CD4 = 5      .03%  VL = 1,800,000
June      2014 CD4 = 206  .15%  VL =            48
January 2015 CD4  = 211  .13%  VL =            71
June      2015 CD4 = 155  .12%  VL =             UD
July       2015 CD4 = 148  .11%  VL =             48

Offline discoslice

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Re: Complera --> Truvada + Tivicay
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 05:18:20 PM »
Thanks guys gonna switch in a couple of days.  When do you guys take it?  In the AM?  Dinner time?  Looks like this combo doesn't have an eating restriction like Complera did - good!

Offline GoForIt

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Re: Complera --> Truvada + Tivicay
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 05:20:07 PM »
On Truvada & Tivicay.
No side effects.
Take it in the AM without food.
Usually eat an hour later or something but you don't have to.
08/09/2013   Diagnosed WB positive
08/20/2013   CD4-506(28%)  VL-10,800
09/12/2013   CD4-391(28%)  VL-14,900
09/17/2013   Start ART (Truvada & Tivicay)
10/11/2013   CD4-377(26%)  VL-UD
12/20/2013   CD4-590(??%)  VL-UD
03/18/2014   CD4-660(29%)  VL-UD
07/22/2014   CD4-613(29%)  VL-UD
08/01/2014    Start Phase 3 TAF Clinical Trial
10/09/2014   CD4-498(29.5%) VL-UD
11/06/2014   CD4-600(30.2%) VL-UD
01/30/2015   CD4-529(31.3%) VL-UD
07/25/2015   CD4-742(36.5%) VL-UD

Offline DodgerDawg

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Re: Complera --> Truvada + Tivicay
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2015, 06:55:45 PM »
I take the Truvada and Tivicay in the morning on a empty stomach, however there are no requirements re: food.

January 2014 CD4 = 5      .03%  VL = 1,800,000
June      2014 CD4 = 206  .15%  VL =            48
January 2015 CD4  = 211  .13%  VL =            71
June      2015 CD4 = 155  .12%  VL =             UD
July       2015 CD4 = 148  .11%  VL =             48


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