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Author Topic: Forgot to take my meds last night  (Read 2745 times)

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Offline dingowarrior

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Forgot to take my meds last night
« on: May 13, 2011, 06:42:42 AM »
hi all, how everyone is well.
I fell asleep last night without taking my ATRIPLA.

I notice it was still on my dresser when I got up at 6:30 this morning,

I have been positive and undetectable since 06 and ony miss taken my medicine once,maybe twice in those 5 years...
i took it as soon as i saw it this morning...should i be worried??
please let me know,thanks in advance
dingowarrior

Offline wolfter

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Re: Forgot to take my meds last night
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 06:54:26 AM »
Forgetting a dose when first starting treatment or if you have a high vl would more likely create a problem.  Since you are UD, it probably isn't an issue.  There's really nothing to do but wait to see if there's any rise in your VL.  If there is, it'll probably require genotyping. 

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Offline metekrop

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Re: Forgot to take my meds last night
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 07:23:38 AM »
D O   N O T   W O R R Y   :'(  I have so many days of this kind.  I have no problem at all.   
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,

Offline ad2san

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Re: Forgot to take my meds last night
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 07:41:11 AM »
Hi there, me too  ::)
No worry since u r UD too. Cheers
Feb   2009 CD4 358 VL 2000 16%
May  2009 CD4 305 VL 3069  14% <---- Started TVD+ATZ/r
Jul  2009 CD4 512 VL <50   18%
Jul 2010 CD4 418 VL <50 24%                     
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Norvir + Reyataz (due to sleep problem)
Aug 2010 CD4 606 VL <50 25%
Apr 2011 CD4 523 UD 21%
Jul 2011 CD4 494 UD 23%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Viramune XR (due to kidney problems)
January 2012 CD4 564 UD 31%
October 2012 CD4 684 UD 29%
January 2013 CD4 594 UD 26%
Switched to Kivexa (Epzicom) + Isentress due to BIG increase GammaGT
Feb 2013 CD4 699 UD 28%
May 2013 CD4 385 UD 28%
July 2013 CD4 CD4 636 UD 25%
Oct 2013 CD4 588 UD 39%

Offline Maelrod

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Re: Forgot to take my meds last night
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 09:02:11 AM »
Hi everyone. I say don't  worry my Dr said to me if I missing on pill is fine is better to take soon is possible but no excuse to missing pill for 3 days or more.  Is that's happen is better stop w that medicine and I should call her (my Dr )
Is better STOp living in the past, the I SHOULDn't doesn't exist.

Offline billy

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Re: Forgot to take my meds last night
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 03:23:26 AM »
I don't think it is serious to forget meds once a month... I mean I take mine always +-20 minutes.
And in the last 3 yrs I forgot to take them totally about 4-5 times. And there was no effect on my numbers. Funny... yesterday I forgot them again, and took them about 4 hrs later.
09/07: VL 2.200.000
12/07: Kaletra-Kivexa
01/08: T4 720 VL<50
04/08: T4 1.350 VL<50
09/08: T4 1.465 VL<50
02/09: T4 1.230 VL<50
07/09: T4 1.150 VL<50
12/09: T4 1.110 VL<50
06/10: T4 1.600 VL<50
11/10: T4 1.390 VL<50
05/11: T4 700 VL<50
07/11: T4 1.035 VL<50
02/12: T4 1.010 VL<50
06/12: T4 965 VL<50
11/12: T4 850 VL<50
04/13: T4 1220 VL<50
09/13: T4 1100 VL<50
02/14: T4 1120 VL<50

Offline metekrop

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Re: Forgot to take my meds last night
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 03:07:04 PM »
By the way what would you say about people who are made to miss their meds due to lack of ADAP funding or losing their insurance for a long time.  Hope it is a devastating experience.
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Forgot to take my meds last night
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 07:22:03 PM »
I was six hours late taking my dose on my one year anniversary of taking Atripla.  My doctor said the same thing others here told me when it happened to me "don't worry about one late or missed dose, but also dont make a habit of it. 

It does freak you out then you get pissed off because its the most important pill of the day and you forgot to take it. 

Offline bufguy

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Re: Forgot to take my meds last night
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011, 11:23:37 AM »
Atripla has a very long half life. Since you are undetectable there is sufficient amount of the drug in your system. In fact a study was done a few years ago called FOTO...five on, two off, that studied patients on Atripla who took weekends off from meds.....small study, so not recommended...they found very little difference in performance of the meds compared to 7 days straight.
The trouble is, this left no room for error if you did miss one more dose.
5/29/08 confirmed HIV+
6/23/08 Vl 47500  CD4 511/29% CD8 .60
start atripla
8/1/08 Vl 130  CD4 667/31% CD8 .70
9/18/08 Vl un  CD4 not tested
12/19/08 Vl un CD4 723/32% CD8 .80
4/3/09 Vl un CD4 615/36% CD8  .98
8/7/09 vl un CD4 689/35% CD8 .9
12/11/09 vl un CD4 712/38% CD8 .89
4/9/10 vl un CD4 796/39% CD8 1.0
8/20/10 vl un CD4 787/38% CD8 1.0
4/6/10 vl un CD4 865/35% CD8 .9
8/16/10 vl un CD4 924/37% CD8 1.0
12/23/10 vl un CD4 1006/35% CD8 .9
5/2/10 vl un CD4 1040/39% CD8 .9
8/7/13 vl un CD4 840/39% CD8 .9

 


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