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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Atripla Dreams Thread
« on: September 06, 2010, 10:15:11 AM »
So, at the risk of being duplicative (I don't know if someone long ago in a galaxy far away had a thread specificallly dedicated to Atripla dreams) - I wanted to start a thread where us Atripla users can share some of our Atripla dreams (at least the ones or parts of ones we can remember).

Last night's dream:
I was in the Middle Ages - going through the countryside with a bunch of guys that looked like they were from the Capital One commercials -
The King of Persia and his henchmen were after us -
Had to hide inside an old castle and ended up in a winding well.... we managed to elude the Persian King and his men -- saw the horses, the flags, the armor...

The inside of the castle and well were so realistic - stones, caverns, dirt floors -

The crew I was with seemed to enjoy hanging out with me - although they were much more adapted to the region...

Overall a good dream - from what I can remember.
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 10:31:28 AM »
My favorite Atripla dream was the one I had about Cher .

She had come to visit me to show me her rocking body she had just whipped into shape to go on tour . The problem was she had big fat kankles that everyone seemed to be ignoring but me .

I was worrying myself to death in that dream about how I was going to tell poor Cher she had enormous fat ankles .   

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 12:38:28 PM »
Hey phil thanks for starting such a cool thread. I have always had weird dreams even before Atripla, but it does seem to enhance them since I started taking it. I dreamed about a masked man on horseback riding into my room through my window last week (dunno if he was hung like a horse tho). Last night I dreamed I was on this highway and trying to climb over this giant rock in the road with like ropes and stuff. I also dreamed I was in like Narnia or something last night, and the final battle was about to begin. Crazy! No wonder I felt so drowsy this morning lol.

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 12:40:10 PM »
Hubby usually has nightmares.  Stuff like rows of combines racing through fields of green crops not ready to harvest at high speed,  tornadoes flying around,  roof blowing off the house,  nurses making very  horrifying comments in hospitals.  The other night he was dreaming that he had a boner,   woke up ....nothing,   went back to sleep, dreamed he had a boner,  woke up.... nothing,  went on like 6 or seven times that way all night.  ::)

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 12:44:13 PM »
I miss the atripla dreams, the one that stands out is...

Waking up to find that the State Police had opened a substation in my bathrroom, and they were drinking all my coffee. But what could i do.

It was  nice to wake up from that one.

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 01:00:51 PM »
I was considered posting about my Sustiva-induced zombie dreams (where they were trying to get me - back when I was really sick) and my Chantix-induced zombie dreams (where I was whacking off their heads - when my counts were finally stablizing) but I see I did that in a previous thread about Atripla dreams back in Feb 2009  :D

woke up.... nothing,  went on like 6 or seven times that way all night.  ::)
I know you've mentioned the hubby's problems, so tell him if he ever has THAT dream again to not wake up; but to just go with it and enjoy it. ;)
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 01:05:27 PM »
My favorite Atripla dream was the one I had about Cher .

She had come to visit me to show me her rocking body she had just whipped into shape to go on tour . The problem was she had big fat kankles that everyone seemed to be ignoring but me .

I was worrying myself to death in that dream about how I was going to tell poor Cher she had enormous fat ankles .   

she might just cut you! that is not an enviable position to be in :)
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 04:43:28 PM »
I dreamt i was in an earthquake, and rode a six story building down as it collapsed.  Weird but not really scary.
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 04:48:25 PM »
I have dreams like this and I'm not on Sustiva.
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2010, 05:50:45 PM »
I dreamt i was in an earthquake, and rode a six story building down as it collapsed.  Weird but not really scary.

Now that is one of the scary ones, except we are always crossing a bridge over the Mississippi river and all the sudden the bridge disappears and we fall into the river. We actually had a discussion about Atripla nightmares at last Thursday's group meeting. Seems like everyone said the same thing, that they have their dreams/nightmares right before they wake up instead of the usual in the middle of the night. Hubby went about 2 years without any  dreams/nightmares.  they just started this spring.

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2010, 05:54:42 PM »
Quote from: leatherman l  :D
I know you've mentioned the hubby's problems, so tell him if he ever has [i
THAT[/i] dream again to not wake up; but to just go with it and enjoy it. ;)

 yeah , I think one time he said he had one that he did sleep through the whole thing, but this one was so real that he actually reached down to feel each time he woke up ::). L.O.L. The sand man was pulling a mean one on him that night.

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2010, 03:11:34 AM »
My dreams seem to be rather erotic. I don't recall the exact details of my dreams. But, I know my dreams have gotten really erotic since starting the Atripla. Not at all what I was warned would happen. I was told I would have nightmares. But, actually my dreams seem to be really sexual. The few non erotic dreams I have had have been so obscure that I can't really remember the content of them. But, I do know they weren't nightmares.

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2010, 02:40:27 PM »
Relieved others are having similar experiences with Atripla. I've been having powerful, vivid dreams and nightmares, talking in my sleep, sometimes I wake up so disoriented it takes me a minute to sort out reality. Woke up once screaming for my dead grandmother. Some are nightmares, in one I hit my son, closed fisted in the face, i've never done that, never come close. About a week ago, I swore someone shot out my window, I could smell the powder, heard my old drill sgt yelling about a rem 700 .308 (memories of drill sgt are unwanted in dreams) heard glass breaking.

I took ambian for a about a week, and it helped, but I've tried to limit the number of pills I take. I've tried valerian, yellowroot, and camo meal (sp;) teas with good results, but I worry about herbal interactions with Atripla. My doc has only stressed not taking St Johns Wort, but other than that, I'm not up on plantlore.

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 04:03:53 PM »
On a general note, dreams etc which persist for 6+ months indicate speaking to doc about changing/doing sommat else. Switching is not the only way to manage the situation, but it merits dicussion. This kinda situation is not a long term liveable situation. It can be better. - matt
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2010, 08:04:19 PM »
Been on Atripla since Jan 2010/My first med since being Poz. Been having Dreams and Nightmares. From winning the lottery to getting caught in a tidal wave in a peaceful lagoon. My ID Doc told me to watch some porn right before going to sleep. He said it's good for relieving stress. Lol. Haven't tried it but I do wake up with a morning hard on.

Relieved others are having similar experiences with Atripla. I've been having powerful, vivid dreams and nightmares, talking in my sleep, sometimes I wake up so disoriented it takes me a minute to sort out reality. Woke up once screaming for my dead grandmother. Some are nightmares, in one I hit my son, closed fisted in the face, i've never done that, never come close. About a week ago, I swore someone shot out my window, I could smell the powder, heard my old drill sgt yelling about a rem 700 .308 (memories of drill sgt are unwanted in dreams) heard glass breaking.

I took ambian for a about a week, and it helped, but I've tried to limit the number of pills I take. I've tried valerian, yellowroot, and camo meal (sp;) teas with good results, but I worry about herbal interactions with Atripla. My doc has only stressed not taking St Johns Wort, but other than that, I'm not up on plantlore.



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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2010, 08:47:09 PM »
I still have some pretty wild Atripla dreams almost nightly (started on meds in March).  My favorite was hitting a huge jackpot on a slot machine (750K).  Very very few are nightmares but once in a while I wake up from one and am glad it is over.  I have yet to have one about Cher, State Police, zombies, or even the guys in the Cap One commercials.  I will say that there is one guy in the Cap One commercial that I would not mind having in my dream.  (thats a story for a different thread)

My father who has been dead for 10 years was in my dream last night.  I seem to dream that I am back at work at Nasdaq quite a bit for some reason and every now and then I dream of having magical powers that allow me to fly or do things that you would see on that old TV show, Bewitched.  Last week I dreamed that a group of us went back to the year 1958 and took others from that time to the year 2441 (maybe I should play those numbers in the pick 4).  Only once have I dreamed about killing people and then having to deal with hiding the dead bodies.... now that one really was 'out there'. 

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2011, 04:22:40 PM »
Resurrecting this thread as it is not necessary to start a new one.

This past week I had one of the wildest Atripla Dreams yet:  My brother and I were visiting a friend in Savannah and somehow we went to an insane asylum (I know.. that part is weird but thats what happened in the dream) I wanted to play the piano for the patients.  They all gathered around and I sat down at the piano then proceeded to play this wild Billy Preston like tune w/o missing a note.  (you know how he use to tear up those keyboards back in the day)  Then all of a sudden we were in the historic district at my friend's home and in this dream I knew I was dreaming but somehow needed to get to LA before midnight to take my daily dose of Atripla.  Now the weird part to me is this was my first Atripla dream where I knew in the dream that I was dreaming AND that I had to take my Atripla. 

I have been on this med since March of 2010 and the wild dreams show no sign of stopping.  I sometimes wish there was a way we could digitally record them for playback.  Only a few in the past year have been what I would call a nightmare.  Each night its a new adventure for sure. 




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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2011, 04:35:37 PM »
Agreed Hope that very few of mine have been nightmares, can probably count them on three fingers, but man some really vivid and clear stuff that I can wake up and then go back to! Talk about trippin...
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2011, 04:57:54 PM »
Agreed Hope that very few of mine have been nightmares, can probably count them on three fingers, but man some really vivid and clear stuff that I can wake up and then go back to! Talk about trippin...

Hey Drew,

I find what you say very interesting. I highlighted it in bold. This is how my dreams have always been! LOL. I always found it weird that I can wake up and fall back to sleep quickly and resume my dreams where I left off.

I wonder how my dreaming will be affected if I am prescribed Atripla...

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2011, 06:30:28 PM »
I wonder how my dreaming will be affected if I am prescribed Atripla...

Wow, Dan!
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2011, 06:38:13 PM »
Every night is a new adventure in dreamland for me. 

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2011, 06:43:48 PM »
A couple of years ago there was a article about South African youth who would crush sustiva and smoke it like crack for the high. Wonder if that story was true, and if it would make you hallucinate.
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2011, 06:45:56 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2011, 06:55:59 PM »
I bet that would taste pretty awful if you smoked it.... nothing like some good bud in a clean bong thats for sure. It does not matter if I take it on an empty stomach or right after a steak dinner, the dreams are wild pretty much every night.  Like Drew said, I can go back into them after I wake up for a piss break right where I left off.  

Perhaps the episode tonight will have a hot naked stud that wants to screw my brains out instead of playing some piano in Savannah.  LOL  
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« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2011, 06:58:11 PM »
Gee, detergent, sustiva, rat poison and weed?  Who the fuck came up with that.
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2011, 07:06:44 PM »
The wiki article says its basically heroin.
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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2011, 07:19:02 PM »
I can go back into them after I wake up for a piss break right where I left off.  

Which makes it really good if you are dreaming about banging or being banged by the special someone. These dreams are so damn vivid, many times, I can't wait to get back to it!

Read a conspiracy theory site when i first seroconverted that claimed sustiva was a chemical cousin of LSD.

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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2011, 05:15:11 PM »
Had my first Atripla dream last night and it was horrible. I was sent to jail for a crime I didnt commit.  The dream lasted forever.  Finally I was able to see a judge who set me free.  Ive been on Atripla for over 4 months and I just now had a screwed up dream.  It blowed.
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« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2011, 05:19:56 PM »
Those dreams are so real when you are in them.  I am glad you got off by the grace of an honorable judge. 

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« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2011, 12:21:40 AM »
i had a dream last night i was a co-pilot on a korean air flight, it was very vivid and went on forever, i could tell you all the cities we flew over...lol.  Some of the dreams are fun and sexual, but never to the point of no return, if you know what i mean..not yet anyways..TMI i guess
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2011, 02:27:32 PM »
Will be starting Atripla next week. This is my first med. Does everyone have these dreams and how long do the dreams last? My CD4 is 378 and VL is 14500. Thanks
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« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2011, 03:07:49 PM »
I don't know that everyone has them Rocky but I sure do and find them enjoyable about 99% of the time. Some are strange, some weird and some are very sexual but I would not classify any as being a nightmare in my experience.  :)
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« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2011, 03:38:50 PM »
Will be starting Atripla next week. This is my first med. Does everyone have these dreams and how long do the dreams last? My CD4 is 378 and VL is 14500. Thanks

Not at all. I've been on Atripla for awhile and only had one long bad dream.  Otherwise I sleep rather well (however the first month i dont think I slept at all).    When you do have them they are long, and just very vivid and intesnse, and creative.  They are not necessarily bad.  Absolutely nothing to worry about.
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2011, 08:31:16 AM »
My doc at one time tried to switch me to another drug ( away from my Viraday (generic Atripla) ),

AND I NEARLY HAD TO BITCH SLAP HER!!!

the vivid super real dreams are the BEST part of HIV!!!
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« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2011, 05:22:04 AM »


the vivid super real dreams are the BEST part of HIV!!!
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2011, 10:37:09 PM »
Would like to thank everyone for the info.  Still scared about the side effects.  Medical doctor may take me off my Prozac before I start atripla this Friday night. My ID doctor did not believe the Prozac would be a problem. I guess I will see what happens.

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Started Atripla on 4/23/11
5/27/11   CD4 - 572 VL - 130
9/30/11   CD4 - 566 VL - UD
3/23/12   CD4 - 640 VL - UD
9/21/12   CD4 - 699 VL - UD

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2011, 10:38:37 PM »
I am on Prozac and Atripla. No problems.
MAY 2010
VL>500,000 CD4>8

JUNE 2010 STARTED ATRIPLA

DEC 2010
VL>30 CD4>323

Atripla. Valtrex, Trilipix, Fluoxotine

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2011, 05:08:44 PM »
drewm thanks - Medical doctor now is going to wait one month and see how things go.  Maybe I can stop the prozac.  Looks like you had a good response to Atripla by your numbers and can only hope for the same.

Last number were cd4 378  vl 14500
Started Atripla on 4/23/11
5/27/11   CD4 - 572 VL - 130
9/30/11   CD4 - 566 VL - UD
3/23/12   CD4 - 640 VL - UD
9/21/12   CD4 - 699 VL - UD

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2011, 10:34:16 PM »
drewm thanks - Medical doctor now is going to wait one month and see how things go.  Maybe I can stop the prozac.  Looks like you had a good response to Atripla by your numbers and can only hope for the same.

Last number were cd4 378  vl 14500

Expect good results on Atripla. Most of the labs I have seen from peeps on this drug are very encouraging. Remember though that if it doesn't work, for whatever reason, there are plenty of other options.  :)
MAY 2010
VL>500,000 CD4>8

JUNE 2010 STARTED ATRIPLA

DEC 2010
VL>30 CD4>323

Atripla. Valtrex, Trilipix, Fluoxotine

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2011, 10:40:51 PM »
I fell asleep watching The Hangover last night and I had a dream that I was in the actual movie going through all this ridiculous stuff and I ended up beating the shit out of the naked Asian guy that jumped out of the trunk..That was so creepy
01-12-08 Tested poz cd4 700 vl 8,000
04-25-11 Lowest cd4 count of 415 vl high at 250,000
05-03-11 Started Atripla
05-16-11 Hospitalized and treated for 2 weeks (neurosyphilis)
07-05-11 CD4 count 585 VL 550
10-04-11 CD4 count 700 VL 75
02-03-12 CD4 count 799 VL UD
08-08-12 CD4 count 838 VL UD

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2011, 07:30:36 PM »
Last night I had some Haagan Daz (sp) when I took my Atripla pill.  Ending up having some strange dreams that involved monkeys wearing suits ruling the world. 
"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2011, 09:53:40 PM »
I've been on Atripla for several years now, and I have always had weird dreams with it, but it's such a great medication I hope I don't have to change anytime soon.  The weirdest ones are where I am about to die from being stabbed, shot or burned alive.  They are quite vivid and only rarely have I had to wake myself up in order to get past them.  I sometimes wonder if the dreams aren't actually something that I have been through in a past life and the Atripla just allows me to focus on them.  Gawd, I hope not.

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2011, 11:28:20 PM »
Having just finished my second week on the drug, I am still having very vivid dreams. I, like many on the thread, have always had vivid dreams but almost never were they violent or scary. Some have been like deja vu, etc BUT, since being on Atripla I am finding that my dreams have turned into a bit more violent images but it's like no one dies or really gets seriously hurt but lots of blood and cuts. It's very odd. I don't usually wake up afraid, just feeling very odd.

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2011, 11:22:02 PM »
So last night I had a short, strange and a little scary Atripla dream - which woke me up and had the dream paralysis again that I experienced a while back -
In my dream, my cpap (sleep apnea) machine had gotten tangled up in my iron - which somehow was on my bed and plugged in -- it was throwing sparks and getting closer to burning me up (YIKE) --- I tried to jump up and get it off of me - but couldn't move..... very strange dream ---- I guess it was the late night ice cream sandwich I had before I went to bed and a few minutes after I took my meds.

So, how do I follow that up - while, I'm getting ready to take my Atripla and have a piece of baked chicken ---- tune in tomorrrow for a follow up on tonight's dream(s) which I am sure I will have  ;D
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2011, 04:03:25 AM »
So last night I had a short, strange and a little scary Atripla dream - which woke me up and had the dream paralysis again that I experienced a while back -
In my dream, my cpap (sleep apnea) machine had gotten tangled up in my iron - which somehow was on my bed and plugged in -- it was throwing sparks and getting closer to burning me up (YIKE) --- I tried to jump up and get it off of me - but couldn't move..... very strange dream ---- I guess it was the late night ice cream sandwich I had before I went to bed and a few minutes after I took my meds.

So, how do I follow that up - while, I'm getting ready to take my Atripla and have a piece of baked chicken ---- tune in tomorrrow for a follow up on tonight's dream(s) which I am sure I will have  ;D

Pizza+Atripla= An 8 hour movie starring me as a mutant who can control the weather...I summoned a tornado to rip thru my job when my boss pissed me off
01-12-08 Tested poz cd4 700 vl 8,000
04-25-11 Lowest cd4 count of 415 vl high at 250,000
05-03-11 Started Atripla
05-16-11 Hospitalized and treated for 2 weeks (neurosyphilis)
07-05-11 CD4 count 585 VL 550
10-04-11 CD4 count 700 VL 75
02-03-12 CD4 count 799 VL UD
08-08-12 CD4 count 838 VL UD

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #45 on: June 23, 2011, 05:09:04 AM »
I feel like I'm missing out hehe.

Kinda like acid tho huh?  Never know if you're going to get a good or bad trip.
04/19/11 - Diagnosed positive
04/29/11 - CD4 188 @ 12.5% / VL 18k
05/03/11 - CD4 171 @ unk% / VL 7k
06/04/11 - Start Truvada/Isentress
07/11/11 - CD4 not tested / VL UD
09/07/11 - CD4 252 @ unk% / VL UD

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2011, 08:25:30 AM »
I only had good or neutral "trips" on Atripla.  Sometimes exhausting however.
For that matter, I never had a bad acid trip.  Famous among friends for that.  My mind never "went there".
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2011, 01:33:25 AM »
I only had good or neutral "trips" on Atripla.  Sometimes exhausting however.
For that matter, I never had a bad acid trip.  Famous among friends for that.  My mind never "went there".

Maybe THATS where the real name for Atripla came from...The first two syllables are A TRIP.....Ironic huh? Lol
01-12-08 Tested poz cd4 700 vl 8,000
04-25-11 Lowest cd4 count of 415 vl high at 250,000
05-03-11 Started Atripla
05-16-11 Hospitalized and treated for 2 weeks (neurosyphilis)
07-05-11 CD4 count 585 VL 550
10-04-11 CD4 count 700 VL 75
02-03-12 CD4 count 799 VL UD
08-08-12 CD4 count 838 VL UD

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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2011, 03:43:29 AM »
 :)Hi there, Am I the only one who has not had a Atripla dream, not even a nightmare, how boring is that still there is time I suppose, I have only been on the Medication Atripla for 3 years now coupled with my shingles medication Acyclovir and Gabepentin for pain relief since 2005, if that makes sense  ::)Perhaps I'm having one now, a dream that is...I was diagnosed on the 5Th November 2004 with H.I.V by way of a Needle stick whilst out Urban gardening in my district of Manchester in the U.K. ( the dangers of gardening, which I still enjoy) just thought I'd mention it now time to wake up get dressed and out into the garden..
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2011, 03:04:54 PM »
:)Hi there, Am I the only one who has not had a Atripla dream, not even a nightmare, how boring is that still there is time I suppose, I have only been on the Medication Atripla for 3 years now coupled with my shingles medication Acyclovir and Gabepentin for pain relief since 2005, if that makes sense  ::)Perhaps I'm having one now, a dream that is...I was diagnosed on the 5Th November 2004 with H.I.V by way of a Needle stick whilst out Urban gardening in my district of Manchester in the U.K. ( the dangers of gardening, which I still enjoy) just thought I'd mention it now time to wake up get dressed and out into the garden..

Well maybe not having dreams is a blessing.  I had wild dreams. But soon enough I had, as well, disagreeable CNS reactions.  Maybe people who have the dreams are more reactive to the drug and also more disposed to having bad CNS reactions.  I couldn't stay on the drug.  So if its completely neutral for you, maybe that's just as well.
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Re: Atripla Dreams Thread
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2011, 03:07:24 PM »
]Perhaps I'm having one now, a dream that is...[/glow]I was diagnosed on the 5Th November 2004 with H.I.V by way of a Needle stick whilst out Urban gardening in my district of Manchester in the U.K. ( the dangers of gardening, which I still enjoy) just thought I'd mention it now time to wake up get dressed and out into the garden..

Why don't you put that in its own thread and see the reaction you get.  It's only going to result in a hijack in this one.
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