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Author Topic: Switching from Kaletra to Reyataz ?  (Read 1284 times)

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Offline roy100

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Switching from Kaletra to Reyataz ?
« on: March 01, 2011, 10:30:29 AM »
I am starting to think to switch, Kaletra to Reyataz.

Reason for it:  I am very tired and fatigued all the time. I have heard this is a common side effect of Kaletra.

I have no diarrhea as one of the side effects of my AD is constipation.

Also I am fine with my cholesterol,and triglycerides.  No signs of lipodistrophy.

I have been on Kaletra and Truvada for 10 months, my first combo.

I suffer from GERD ( acid reflux ) and I do take Omeprazole once a day.

I know that Reyataz needs to be taken with an acid stomach base, therefor, my Omeprazole would be interfering with the pH  needed for the Reyataz to be absorbed.
What I am wondering is if by taking it with a glass of lemonade or orange juice , I will have an acid pH  for absorption ?
Also I would like to take the 400 dosage of Reyataz without Norvir as this Norvir enhances the effects of many other drugs.I would continue with Truvada
I know the new guidelines do accept this possibility.
My Dr appointment will be soon and I want to talk to him about this switch.
I would love to decrease my dependency on AD , and I do tend to think this lack of energy, and tiredness come from there ( Kaletra ) and not from my depression.
I would like to have more of a night life, going places or doing exercise , but my fatigue makes me want to stay at home.
I am also going to take a long vacation 10 days and will go overseas and meet new people, and I am afraid my lack of energy will stop me from doing some sightseeing, or night life.
Thanks in advance for the output.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2011, 10:56:40 PM by roy100 »
Diagnosed 18Th March 2010
March 30Th VL +100,000 CD4 46
CD8T  575 CD8 %60.6
On Truvada and Kaletra. . Remeron 15mg  and150 mg  wellbutrin xl for depression. Clonazepan 2 mg to sleep. Omeprazole 20  once a day.
July 17 2010 Vl 362 CD4 155, 6.4 %
CD8T suppressors 1482 CD8% 61.1
 Nov 16 2010: V l 937 CD4 188,10%
CD8T Suppresors 997 CD8%55.8
August 15th 2011 Vl UD, less than 40.
CD4:543(26.7%) CD8:887 (43.6 %) Ratio .61
Jan 14th,2012 ,less than 40.
CD4:478 (24.4%) CD8: 962 (49.1%) Ratio.50
June 2012 CD4 599, CD8 856 UD
Oct 2013 CD 702, CD 843 UD Ratio:.87


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