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Author Topic: going to the west coast from the east coast for a few days later this week...  (Read 1502 times)

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Offline surf18

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do i take my meds at east coast time or west coast time?
so if my normal med taking is say 7 am east coast , and 6 east coast time
do i take it 4 am west coast time and 3 pm west coast time. i know the window thing there two hours or so but to keept it simple i m taking that into consideration.thanks

Offline SteveInToronto

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Just take them at the same time you normally would in the other time zone... a few hours variance won't matter.

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Stick with the west coat time
April 2010- tested neg.
Oct-Dec 2010- Came in contact time frame
March 29 2011- tested positive
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22% (Hometown hospital)
April 10 2011-  First Actual Appointment
April 11 2011-  CD4 576 VL 11898  44% (Out of state hospital)
May 09 2011- Genotype test no resistance
Jun  02 - CD4 363 VL 22,850  (Hometown hospital)
July 11 2011 - CD4 372 @25% 41,000 (Out of state hospital)
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
Sept 1 2011- CD4 485 VL 73
Oct 17 2011- CD4 389 VL UD @ 25%
Nov 21 2011- CD4 424 VL UD @ 31%
Mar 12 2012- CD4 504 VL UD @ 35%
May 14 2012- CD4 630 VL UD @ 43%
Aug 17 2012- CD4 689 VL UD @ 45%
Nov  6 2012 - CD4 659 VL UD @ 42%
Dec 17 2012 - CD4 859 VL UD @ 48% (out of state hospital)
Mar 18 2013 - CD$ 867 VL UD @ 44%

Offline leatherman

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stick with the same time so you don't screw things up. the window period / half life / absorption rate of meds is a lot longer than just a couple of hrs. Being late or early by the several hours difference in east to west coast isn't going to make any difference.

I don't even have an exact "set" time for my meds. I take them with dinner - which falls between 5pm and 8pm. And that's when I kept taking them (at dinner) when I recently went from SC to WA for AMG 2011. (well I basically stuck to that schedule, except for the one day when I ate a huge lunch and skipped dinner. I washed my pills down that evening with a couple vodka and cokes as we went bar-hopping up the hill. ROFLMAO)
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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Offline newt

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I recommend what steve in toronto and leatherman said. It's easier to remain consistent and the time difference for the two time changes changes won't make any difference if you are on on modern meds. This is what I do when I travel. The last thing you want when you are away from home is taking meds at a different time eg morning vs evening and having a weird trip.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline surf18

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Im on Selzentry and Truvada. UD since last october if that makes  a difference.thanks again guys

Offline newt

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Not really. It is probably one of the easier combos to bring forward to a new time if you want to be precise, but me, I would just stick with the same time local time, it's easier.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"


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