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Author Topic: Atripla and food  (Read 679 times)

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Offline Newtolife

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Atripla and food
« on: August 12, 2016, 02:54:39 PM »
Having a question relating to atripla please
I am taking my pill at 10 pm which is two hours after my last meal( basically i am nt eatng any thng after 8 pm) but i feel hungry sometimes at night at around 11 or 12 ?
Can i eat ? And if yes what i can eat?

Online zach

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 03:55:35 PM »
i wouldn't eat fatty red meats on top of atripla, makes the dreams worse

Offline Gavroche

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2016, 05:58:25 PM »
Hi,
I also take atripla at around 10, als 2/2h30 after meal; sometimes, but rarely, i eat a little something. Sometimes it increases the feeling of dizziness, then i know it's time to bed. But perso, never had theses famous "vivid" dreams in two years and half on atripla....

Offline Chris_90

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 11:08:42 PM »
Hi,

I have Atripla as well, and I take it before bed, but still get hungry so I basically eat something light, fruit or cereal.


PS. I miss those vivid dreams they were so much fun. LOL

Offline virgo313

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 11:18:16 PM »
I am taking Generic drug at 11pm.
I have no issue taking any food when feeling hungry after dinner.
I guess it all depends on individual.
I have yet to earn myself "A golden ticket" after eating chocolate.
Yeah.. Sometimes i miss those vivid dreams quite a bit.. haha
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Offline Newtolife

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2016, 04:51:32 AM »
Yea had a fruit yestrday nd was ok ( an hour after my doasge )
Only issue is gettng up ealy lol , i took panadol night today morng to fall asleep again

Offline Newtolife

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 07:04:11 AM »
Just an update
Still facng insomnia with atripla,, checked with my dr today and he advised me to take it in the mornng instead if evenng
Any comment/advice on the above?

Offline Ptrk3

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 07:57:18 AM »
The reason many people take Atripla in the evening is because it may make them drowsy, but that seems not the case for you.

Try the Atripla in the morning if it is causing you sleep problems when taking in the evening.  It doesn't matter when you take Atripla during the day, as long as you take it once a day.

Your doctor is giving you sound advice.
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Offline Newtolife

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2016, 10:37:36 AM »
@Ptrk3 i have an idea , just correct me if i am wrong
atripla will cause drowziness effect in the first 3 to 4 hours and once efavinzer reach its max blood conc whh is 4 to 5 hrs after intake it causes insomnia
What if i wake up mid night around 3 am take my pill nd sleep again till 8 am ? Any body tried this before?

Offline virgo313

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2016, 10:46:15 AM »
Just wonder why want to "disturb" your sleep?
As you know, taking meds will be a DAILY thing to do.

I suggest to keep continue taking for a longer period & see what happens first.
Give some time for your body to adjust to it. Thanks
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Offline Newtolife

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2016, 10:53:40 AM »
You are right , i am just on my 5 th week nd still nt havng quality sleep . Shall i wait for longer?

Offline virgo313

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2016, 11:05:49 AM »
I am quite new. I will leave other members to advise more. Thanks
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Offline Ptrk3

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2016, 11:09:50 AM »
Drowsiness is a side effect of Atripla for some people, not all.  I take Atripla and it does not make me drowsy.  As virgo313 suggests, you may wish to try longer and see if this "side effect" passes.

However, your doctor did provide you with a reasonable option.  Certainly, you can "experiment" to determine what time of the day is best for you, but make sure you take your Atripla daily.

If this "side effect" never passes, you can always discuss with your doctor a medication switch.
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Offline Wade

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2016, 11:19:36 AM »
Newtolife, We discussed this in another thread .
I had horrible insomnia from Sustiva many years ago and I was miserable.

Do as Patrick suggested and try what your doctor advised with the time change, if you still are not sleeping go for the med switch , its the only thing that helped me.

Best, Wade
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Offline Newtolife

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2016, 11:36:31 AM »
Thxs guy , just final question then to close the topic
I am taking my dose tonight at 10 pm
And if tomorrow i will change it to 10 am this means in 12 hrs i will be takng two pills
Is it ok?

Offline Wade

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Re: Atripla and food
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2016, 11:47:20 AM »
It should be fine if that is what your doctor has advised, personally I would take it a few hours later and work my way to the 10 AM mark.

I should add it was too long ago to remember if i tried this , I went straight
for the med switch.

Wade
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 11:51:05 AM by Wade »
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