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Offline denb45

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Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« on: March 14, 2011, 07:16:34 PM »
OK I know this has been done before, but I was way too lazy to look up whatever thread is was on :P
so here's my updated list of Meds, how do yours stack up, I thought this was more appropriate for the LTS forums?

20 years of treatment, 19 different medications.

Zidovudine (AZT)
Epivir (3TC)
Viread
Videx (ddI)
Zerit (d4T)
Ziagen
Hivid (ddC)
Crixivan    
Sustiva
Viramune
Kaletra
Norvir
Viracept
Reyataz
Fuzeon
Isentress
Hydrozyurea
APTIVUS
TRUVADA
« Last Edit: March 14, 2011, 07:19:06 PM by denb45 »
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 10:58:10 PM »
19 yrs of treatment, 17 medications
(positive 26 yrs)
Epivir, Epzicom, Emtriva, Retrovir/AZT, Truvada, Videx, Videx EC, Viread, Zerit, Ziagen, Viracept, Norvir (liquid, gelcap, pill), Sustiva, Viramune, Crixivan, Kaletra (liquid, gelcap), Reyataz
« Last Edit: March 14, 2011, 11:52:57 PM by leatherman »
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Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 11:42:09 PM »
27 years positive next month and I've only been on medication since 2005

Sustiva
Truvada

Kaletra for a week

Atripla

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 11:54:59 PM »
only been on medication since 2005
lucky dog ;) woof, woof!

Kaletra for a week
:D ;D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 12:44:37 AM »
27 years positive next month and I've only been on medication since 2005

Sustiva
Truvada

Kaletra for a week

Atripla

WOW Rod, I started AZT back in 1990, been on meds for the last 21 yrs now  ;)
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011, 05:25:28 AM »
lucky dog ;) woof, woof!
 :D ;D
I have to agree, I was real lucky and thankful I didn't have to go thru a lot of what you all have had to go through. It still hasn't been a walk in the park and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011, 07:52:24 AM »

I started meds in 2003

Been on:

Viramune ( still am, started on it)

Epzicom ( still am, but was taking it in the beginning in separate doses)

Trizivir-for about a month ( around 4/04)

Zerit- for about a month ( in 03 )

Viread was added to Viramune and Epzicom - from July of 04 to October of 09.  I was on a four drug regimen, and decided to stop the Viread, and take my chances. So far so good.

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 April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
 62 years young.

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 12:10:12 PM »
Wow, this was a great way to test my memory   ::)

The only way I could remember was in groups of the various regimens.  I think I remembered them all, LOL

Viramune, Epivir, AZT

Viracept, Zerit, Epivir

Ziagen, Combivir

Zerit, Epivir, Ziagen, Rescriptor, Viread (replaced Zerit or Epivir eventually?)

Kaletra, Sustiva, Zerit

Epivir, Zerit, Sustiva

Current: Epzicom, Sustiva
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Seroconverted: Early 80s
Tested & confirmed what I already knew: early 90s

Current regimen: Atripla. 
Last regimen:  Epzicom, Sustiva (since its inception with NO adverse side effects: no vivid dreams and NONE of the problems people who can't tolerate this drug may experience: color me lucky ::))
Past regimens
Fun stuff (in the past):  HAV/HBV, crypto, shingles, AIDS, PCP

Jan 2012: 818/21%
Apr 2012: 964/22%
Jul. 2012: 890/21%
Oct. 2012: 920/23%

Still UD after all these years

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2011, 12:59:29 PM »
I had to use the AIDSmeds treatment list as a "cheat sheet":

Zidovudine (AZT)
Epivir (3TC)
Invirase (Saquinavir)
Viread
Zerit (d4T)
Ziagen
Hivid (ddC)
Sustiva
Viramune
Norvir
Viracept
Truvada
Combivir
Epzicom
Emtriva
 
My "favorite" of these is Saquinavir; it saved my life (literally) in 1996.  My most "hated" is AZT, followed by
a close second, ddC.

Currently, I am taking Viramune, Ziagen, and Emtriva
 

"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline denb45

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 02:00:33 PM »


Alan, it dose jog the ole memoires tho  ;D
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 03:16:15 PM »
I have often thought of trying to make a list of all the medical problems I have had (with HIV) but I could not do it without dr's charts to go by, because I (stupidly) did not keep a journal, was too sick to keep one a lot of the time anyway, and I have only sketchy memories to go by.
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2011, 03:16:40 PM »
Not nearly as many as others have been on.

Let's see . . .

AZT
Epivir (3TC)
Saquinavir (later reformulated as Invirase)
Crixivan
Sustiva (replaced the AZT,Epivir with Combivir)
Reyataz
Norvir
Lexiva
Truvada
Isentress

This, of course, doesn't include the other meds I take for other things, including those caused by the above drugs.

But, it did make me stop and try to remember.

HUGS,

Mark

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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2011, 04:21:30 PM »

I have often thought of trying to make a list of all the medical problems I have had (with HIV) but I could not do it without dr's charts to go by, because I (stupidly) did not keep a journal, was too sick to keep one a lot of the time anyway, and I have only sketchy memories to go by.
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I understand, the sketchy memories play havoc ,for me, with having a clear idea off time lines, some years are represented by one or two hyper clear memories and that's it. Off course I was a great believer in herbal pain control,
all most evangelical
love mhtv
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2011, 05:52:29 AM »
I also had to use the drugs section on here to help jog my memory because my memory was never very good to begin with and also because I actually tried to forget a lot of these drugs.  Heres the list as best as I can recall.

Emtrivia
Epivir
Truvada
Viread
Zerit
Viramune
Norvir
Kaletra
Prezista
Fuzeon
Isentress

Least favorite - Back when they had trouble producing Norvir (late 90s) and I had to drink that NASTY liquid norvir

Current -
Truvada, Prezista, Norvir, Isentress

Hugs & Stuff,
AA
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2011, 10:17:16 AM »
Least favorite - ... that NASTY liquid norvir
agreed! but what do you expect from a 'gasoline' (ethanol) based medication?!?!  :D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2011, 10:51:23 AM »
I cant begin to remember them all but I will name a few ... and they are not in the right order .
AZT
Zerit
Epivir
Norvir
DDI
Viramune
Isentress
Prezista
Truvada
Sustiva

And now back to Atripla .
 

Offline denb45

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2011, 12:40:28 PM »
I cant begin to remember them all but I will name a few ... and they are not in the right order .

And now back to Atripla .
 

You did just fine jg, just fine, thanks for your im-put, this really gives some info, on what we've taken thur the yrs. and maybe some Doctor will come in here and see this, and tell us why were all so fucked up with are health and bodies, you just never know, I hope to find this info out anyway I can, I hope  :(
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2011, 08:20:44 PM »
AZT
Norvir
Crixivan
Epivir
Zerit
Viramune
Truvada
Epzicom
Ziagen
Isentress
"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2011, 07:06:44 PM »
AZT
Zerit
Epivir
Norvir (remember the orange liquid that left a bitter taste for hours?  the most horryfying one of all)
Crixivan
Ziagen
DDI
Hivid
Invirase
Viramune
Sustiva
Viread
Epzicom

My guess is I have taken about  75.000 HAART pills since I started.. now, how many full  bathtubs would that be ?

xxx Hermie
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2011, 07:23:28 PM »
.
ďFrom each, according to his ability; to each, according to his needĒ 1875 K Marx

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2011, 07:28:09 PM »
Infected for (at most) 23 years (at least) 21 years, AIDS diagnosis for 18 years, 18 years of treatment, 18 different medications
« Last Edit: March 27, 2011, 08:18:30 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2011, 07:45:21 PM »
Infected for (at most) 23 years (at least) 21 years, 18 years of treatment, 18 different medications

We are some old mo fo's  :D I gave my list to my ID-Doctor, and she ask me if she could use my list for training purposes @ the school of HIV/AIDS Medicine @ University of New Mexico, I was quite flattered  ;)
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2011, 04:48:54 AM »
Are you talking just about HIV meds?  Or meds in general?  Strangely enough, I cannot remember all the names of the meds.  Like Alan, I never kept a journal, doctor's notes, labs etc.   I know I took all the early ones-AZT, ddC, ddI, 3tc, Crixivan, liquid something (could it have been Kaletra, or maybe Norvir), Viramune, Zerit, Sustiva, Lexiva, Truvada, Abacavir (isn't this the one you have to carry a warning card with you), now on Truvada and Isentress (easiest combo I've been on). 

I'm sure that's probably not a complete list.  I was diagnosed 21 years ago, most likely been infected for 23 or 24, diagnosed with AIDS 16 years ago.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2011, 04:50:38 AM by BT65 »
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2011, 10:53:43 AM »
Nope just HIV/AIDS Medicine, but your right Betty, if I did included all of the other ones in 20 yrs. that were for the side effects, then it would be a lot more, and I can't even recall a lot of em'  ;)
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2011, 05:14:57 PM »
Dear Denb!!!

I take out my hat for you! LOLOL... a great list, and a great survivor!!! not surprised your doctor has taken your list as a "case-of-teaching".

Mine is a short one:

Truvada
Sustiva
Reyataz
Norvir
Etravirine

I've been lucky, all the times, once a day. Norvir in those lovely and discrete big alcohol smelling capsules. I must confess it helped me to improve my swalowing skills...  ;D

Hugs!
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2011, 11:09:54 PM »
Alberche,

Just a reminder that this is the Long Term Survivor's forum and only long term survivors may post here.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2011, 09:17:03 AM »
I'm lucky (?)  Positive 20 years, this year.

Brief start up on AZT mono therapy, but got off of them quickly.

Waited 5 or so years before going on anything else:

AZT, DDI (puke makers)
AZT, DDI, Viramune
AZT, 3TC, Viramune
Combivir, Viramune

Hmmm, but the list of other meds is MUCH longer ;D

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2011, 04:20:05 PM »
Dear David, I take note, and will only post back here when I'm a LTS too, into 15 years or so, I promise! but I hope I can drop from time to time to read LTS colleagues' very interesting posts, from which "not newbies-not LTS" people, just like me, find lots of interesting advises and informations to learn from.

Kind regards :-)
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2011, 10:38:36 AM »
Good Thread Dennis! I think that doctors are just now discovering the long term side effects of the drugs we've taken in the past. Hence my screen name.
AZT
DDI
Epivir
D4T
Crixivan (kidney stones and surgery due to this drug)
Kaletra (one of my favs...constant diarrhea even with 2 doses of immodium per day)
Viread
Sustiva
Isentress

Plus the other drugs for OI's, drugs to counteract side effects, and more drugs to counteract the side effects of the first counteractive side effect drugs!  A vicious cycle. LOL

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2011, 10:43:33 AM »
Good Thread Dennis! I think that doctors are just now discovering the long term side effects of the drugs we've taken in the past.
Plus the other drugs for OI's, drugs to counteract side effects, and more drugs to counteract the side effects of the first counteractive side effect drugs!  A vicious cycle. LOL

Yup, you got that right, Yeah us LTS know this all to well, and we all have the fucked up bodies for proof, I know I'm one of the living dead, but I try not think about it so much  :D
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« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2011, 10:56:26 AM »
LOL Dennis! Reminds of the recent series on AMC..."Walking Dead" :D

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2011, 02:22:53 AM »
You may be the "walking dead" but you dang sure don't look like it - lol!!!!  18 years and 16 different meds (will be 17 with Insentress).   ;)
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2012, 07:52:45 PM »
:: Bump::

I think this thread needs to be resurrected so that those who are newly diagnosed and/or hesitant about starting a regimen for fear of the side effects (who always read the LTS forum) can see what they were fortunate to have missed out on.
don't equate intelligence with lack of masculinity
Jim Phelps, Mission Impossible
____________________________

Seroconverted: Early 80s
Tested & confirmed what I already knew: early 90s

Current regimen: Atripla. 
Last regimen:  Epzicom, Sustiva (since its inception with NO adverse side effects: no vivid dreams and NONE of the problems people who can't tolerate this drug may experience: color me lucky ::))
Past regimens
Fun stuff (in the past):  HAV/HBV, crypto, shingles, AIDS, PCP

Jan 2012: 818/21%
Apr 2012: 964/22%
Jul. 2012: 890/21%
Oct. 2012: 920/23%

Still UD after all these years

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2012, 08:25:50 PM »
:: Bump::

I think this thread needs to be resurrected so that those who are newly diagnosed and/or hesitant about starting a regimen for fear of the side effects (who always read the LTS forum) can see what they were fortunate to have missed out on.

Well we don't wanna scare anyone off, just the mire sight of some of us LTS is bad enough  ;D
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2012, 09:20:58 PM »
No, but maybe some of them will stop bitching about having to take ONE pill/day or complaining about something that taking Gas-X will cure   ::)
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Seroconverted: Early 80s
Tested & confirmed what I already knew: early 90s

Current regimen: Atripla. 
Last regimen:  Epzicom, Sustiva (since its inception with NO adverse side effects: no vivid dreams and NONE of the problems people who can't tolerate this drug may experience: color me lucky ::))
Past regimens
Fun stuff (in the past):  HAV/HBV, crypto, shingles, AIDS, PCP

Jan 2012: 818/21%
Apr 2012: 964/22%
Jul. 2012: 890/21%
Oct. 2012: 920/23%

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2012, 09:28:29 PM »
No, but maybe some of them will stop bitching about having to take ONE pill/day or complaining about something that taking Gas-X will cure   ::)

I'd complain too if I got AIDS because some scheming poz queen lied to me about his infection, or if I'd gotten it by not having sex at all in the first place.
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2012, 09:29:35 PM »
No, but maybe some of them will stop bitching about having to take ONE pill/day or complaining about something that taking Gas-X will cure   ::)

You've hangin out in the Living w/ and AM threads much too long welcome back to the fold, you've been missed around the LTS Thread  ;)
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2012, 09:35:42 PM »
I'd complain too if I got AIDS because some scheming poz queen lied to me about his infection, or if I'd gotten it by not having sex at all in the first place.

Oh you mean those gift givers are still up to their dirty tricks?  Quel dommage!!!

You've hangin out in the Living w/ and AM threads much too long welcome back to the fold, you've been missed around the LTS Thread  ;)

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don't equate intelligence with lack of masculinity
Jim Phelps, Mission Impossible
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Seroconverted: Early 80s
Tested & confirmed what I already knew: early 90s

Current regimen: Atripla. 
Last regimen:  Epzicom, Sustiva (since its inception with NO adverse side effects: no vivid dreams and NONE of the problems people who can't tolerate this drug may experience: color me lucky ::))
Past regimens
Fun stuff (in the past):  HAV/HBV, crypto, shingles, AIDS, PCP

Jan 2012: 818/21%
Apr 2012: 964/22%
Jul. 2012: 890/21%
Oct. 2012: 920/23%

Still UD after all these years

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2012, 09:38:52 PM »
Oh you mean those gift givers are still up to their dirty tricks?  Quel dommage!!!

I came to my senses after realizing that not everyone can swim with bitchy sharks.

Child PLEASE...you know dam well some of these queers are scared of water...... ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2012, 10:21:05 PM »
I just drop by this forum to wallow in self pity from time to time .

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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2012, 10:25:56 PM »
I just drop by this forum to wallow in self pity from time to time .

I drop in here to see if I'm suffering more than anyone else.
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2012, 06:05:34 AM »
I just drop by this forum to wallow in self pity from time to time .

 ;D  Thanks for the smile this morning.  I agree with Solo, perhaps some of the newbies can see our history and have thanks for a one a day pill.  I'm sure many of us don't even have that option.  I believe it was the liquid Norvir that I could barely take and hold down, another medication that had to be refridgerated and yet another one that had to be taken every 4 hours.  Critical not to miss a dose.  What a joy setting the alarm clock to achieve that.

I can't recall, nor care to research, all the combos that I've taken but I know it's close to 15 different meds. 
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Re: Do any of you know how many meds you've taken thur the yrs.
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2012, 01:02:18 PM »
;D  Thanks for the smile this morning.  I agree with Solo, perhaps some of the newbies can see our history and have thanks for a one a day pill.  I'm sure many of us don't even have that option.  I believe it was the liquid Norvir that I could barely take and hold down, another medication that had to be refridgerated and yet another one that had to be taken every 4 hours.  Critical not to miss a dose.  What a joy setting the alarm clock to achieve that.

I can't recall, nor care to research, all the combos that I've taken but I know it's close to 15 different meds. 

I remember going to the movies and hearing dozens of watch-alarms go off, and see a bunch of guys make a beeline for the lobby.

They didn't all come back.

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20 years of treatment, 18 different medications.
« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2013, 08:15:36 AM »
25 years of treatment, 18 different medications.  what were your past & current Meds .......share yours

Zidovudine (AZT)
Epivir (3TC)
Viread
Videx (ddI)
Hydrozyurea
Zerit (d4T)
Ziagen
Hivid (ddC)
Sustiva
Viramune
Kaletra
Norvir
Viracept
Fuzeon
APTIVUS
TRUVADA
Isentress current meds
Complera current meds
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Re: 20 years of treatment, 18 different medications.
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2013, 11:41:15 AM »
OK, in the order I took them, to the best of my recollection:

AZT (6 capsules a day)
Epiver (3TC) (two tablets a day)
(Eventually switched to Combivir, which is the above two drugs in one pill, twice a day)
Saquinavir (9 capsules a day with full fat meal and grapefruit juice)
Crixivan (6 capsules a day - 2 every 8 hours precisely - on an empty stomach)
Sustiva (1 pill a day)
Reyataz (1 capsule a day)
Norvir (one soft gel capsule a day)
Lexiva (one pill a day)
Isentress (current med) (one pill twice a day)
Truvada (current med) (one pill once a day)

These are just the HIV meds. There is other stuff as well.

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Re: 20 years of treatment, 18 different medications.
« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2013, 02:07:30 PM »
Yikes!  ::)  I feel like such a HIV/AIDS dinosaur, just trying to recall of these meds  :-\  guess I'm not alone  :-[


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DEN
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Re: 20 years of treatment, 18 different medications.
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2013, 03:42:35 PM »
Den,

I started AZT in 1989, and since then I've taken 20 different HIV drugs.

Currently taking:

Prezista
Norvir
Sustiva
Isentress


Other drugs I've taken:

Retrovir (AZT)
Epivir (3TC)
Videx (ddI)
Zerit (d4T)
Ziagen (abacavir)
Hivid (ddC)
Adefovir (clinical trial)
Rescriptor (delavirdine)
Crixivan (indinavir)
Saquinavir
Agenerase (amprenavir)
Aptivus (tipranavir)
Reyataz (atazanavir)
Viracept (nelfinavir)
Kaletra
Fuzeon

~ Allan
Top (Breakfast): Prezista, Norvir, Isentress, Zoloft (2), Glyburide (2), Aspirin
Bottom right (Dinner): Prezista, Norvir, Isentress
Bottom left (Bedtime): Sustiva, Trazodone (2), Lipitor, Septra
Center: Alprazolam (Xanax)
Not shown: various vitamins & supplements

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Re: 20 years of treatment, 18 different medications.
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2013, 04:39:45 PM »
 Here are some that I remember:

AZT
3TC
DDI
D4T
Crixivan
Atripla and the separate components before they were combined in one pill
Isentress (current)
Truvada (current)

There may have been a few more but my memory sucks. :)
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Re: 20 years of treatment, 18 different medications.
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2013, 05:21:35 PM »
Can,t remember my present combo without getting the drug bag out.
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Re: 20 years of treatment, 18 different medications.
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2013, 05:49:24 PM »
Goodness, I don't remember all the meds I've taken .  Like Theyer, I have enough difficulty remembering my current ones.  Which reminds me, I need to update my laminated list that I always attach for medical purposes. 

I don't remember it's name, but the one that had to be refrigerated was the worst.  Such a pain in the ass when taking trips. 
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