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Author Topic: What was that Pill?  (Read 987 times)

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Offline wolfter

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What was that Pill?
« on: February 05, 2011, 03:49:35 PM »
Sorry if I appear to be starting so many threads but I am trying to re-create my medical history.  I never thought it'd be important to keep all my records especially since I didn't have a real HIV doctor until 2 years ago.
I've been on so many different meds that they're blending.  I was on one medication that I had to take every 4 hours.  I remember being preached to about adherence which included setting an alarm clock in the middle of the night to take it.  I remember the worst side affect was being totally exhausted as we had to take it every 4 hours.  Does anyone remember what that was?  I might be off, but I think it was recommended to take it nightly with white zin.
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: What was that Pill?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 04:06:35 PM »
Does anyone remember what that was? 

I remember AZT being dosed at 4 hour intervals. Is that what your referring to? I had several close friends , back in the 80's, And if my memory serves me right, AZT was taken every 4 hours.

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: What was that Pill?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 04:07:46 PM »
The exhaustion stuff sounds a lot like AZT. AZT left me as tired as a motherfucker.

Fucking awful headaches too.

MtD

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: What was that Pill?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 04:10:39 PM »


Just wanted to add, I was on Trizivir for a brief period back in 2004 Trizivir contained AZT. It was pretty rough stuff to handle. Trizivir was not taken every 4 hours though. I think I lasted about 30 days on it before I changed back to the original regimen.

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline leatherman

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Re: What was that Pill?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 08:46:23 PM »
azt was a white capsule with a blue band around it's center and a horse or unicorn or something like that on it. dosing was 4 pills every 4 hours, 24 hrs a day. Night and Day you had to keep setting an alarm clock to ring every 4 hours. It was always had to tell if it was waking up for meds 2 or 3 times in the night, or the anemia and the puking that was making you so damned tired.


by the way, once when I went back and was trying to reconstruct my regimens etc through the 90s (I mean who gave a f@ck about what you were taking then, when you were probably still just going to die anyway. I didn't keep records or even bother paying taxes for quite a few years) anyway, I used the aidsmeds drug list to figure out most of what I took when.
http://www.aidsmeds.com/list.shtml
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

 


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