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Offline kitty1

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COMPLERA
« on: October 05, 2011, 10:33:36 AM »
I was on atripla for 5 years and the crazy dreams started getting crazier last year so few weeks ago i talked to my dr about switching meds. She switched me to Complera and I have been on it for a week.  I am now experiencing pain in my back and upper abdomen as though I have gas.  Am I freaking out?  I will be talking to my dr today about this.  Has anyone experienced any of this and for how long and if so does the pain go away over time?

Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 06:00:17 AM »
I was on atripla for 5 years and the crazy dreams started getting crazier last year so few weeks ago i talked to my dr about switching meds. She switched me to Complera and I have been on it for a week.  I am now experiencing pain in my back and upper abdomen as though I have gas.  Am I freaking out?  I will be talking to my dr today about this.  Has anyone experienced any of this and for how long and if so does the pain go away over time?
I have almost completed a month on that same medication and I have gotten night sweat, high fever and "Roid-Rage" or just plain old rage.  I am changing from this meds for the side effects are too much.  I would not recommend it to anyone.
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Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 08:34:45 PM »
I've read the side effects of it on http://www.aidsmeds.com/list.shtml and I will change to another meds.
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Offline scottieman

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 09:10:11 PM »
I am confused, I am recently diagnosed and am starting Complera because it's indicated for people who have NEVER had meds before.  But you said you were on something else and switched to Complera?  Can you explain I may just be very confused.
August 19, 2011 Negative Oral Swap
August 30-September 4, 2011 (Thought Strep throat really sero-conversion)
October 5th, HIV Diagnosis
October 22 labs, CD4 619, VL 21,000 21%
November 13th, Started Complera
January 9th, Labs CD4 631, VL-UD 28%
March 28th Labs CD4 610, VL-UD 31%
July 2nd CD4 792, 34% VL-75
August 7th, 2012 CD4 899, 35% VL-97
September 17th, 2012 CD4 989, 33% VL-27
November 8, 2012  CD4 850, VL-UD, 39%
December 6, 2012 CD4 849, VL-UD, 39%
April 2, 2013 CD4 904, VL-UD, 33%
July 17, 2013 CD4 988, VL UD, 38.2%

Offline vaguesbleues

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011, 01:14:15 AM »
Well, while Complera is currently FDA-approved for those starting HIV therapy for the first time (those who are "treatment-naive"), this doesn't stop doctors from prescribing the medication outside of current guidelines.  My guess is that it won't be too terribly long before Complera is approved for those who have been on treatment before.
03/10/2011 - Tested HIV negative
04/26/2011 - Inconclusive WB result
05/19/2011 - Confirmed HIV positive
                    VL < 50, T-Cell 747 (30%)
06/13/2011 - VL 345, T-Cell 841 (30%)
08/23/2011 - VL 50,100, T-Cell 1155 (19%) - CMV
09/18/2011 - Started Atripla!!
11/07/2011 - VL 489, T-Cell 881 (31%)
02/08/2012 - VL Undetectable!!, T-Cell 772 (34%)
08/08/2012 - VL UD, T-Cell 1070 (42%)
11/05/2012 - VL UD, T-Cell 1174 (35%)
03/18/2013 - VL UD, T-Cell 972 (28%)
10/04/2013 - VL UD, T-Cell 1025 (34%)

Offline kellybryana

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2011, 03:35:56 AM »
I just recently switched from edurant/truvada to complera with no side effects or problems. On edurant.truvada, my viral load went from 75,000 to 270 in one month. I just got blood taken on 10/31 so I'll know if the complera is working as well in a couple weeks. It is my understanding that complera and edurant/truvada have similar active ingredients, so its my guess that thats why my doctor thought it was ok to switch...

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011, 02:10:13 AM »
this is a good Newt question, but anyone feel free to give their opinions.  I;m thinking bout changing the atripla to complera.   originally my vl was higher, but now its not so much so im thinking iits a good alternative.  but i guess we will see./
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD

Offline scottieman

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011, 10:45:22 PM »
Just took my first dose of Complera today.   Fingers crossed for mild to no side effects!

August 19, 2011 Negative Oral Swap
August 30-September 4, 2011 (Thought Strep throat really sero-conversion)
October 5th, HIV Diagnosis
October 22 labs, CD4 619, VL 21,000 21%
November 13th, Started Complera
January 9th, Labs CD4 631, VL-UD 28%
March 28th Labs CD4 610, VL-UD 31%
July 2nd CD4 792, 34% VL-75
August 7th, 2012 CD4 899, 35% VL-97
September 17th, 2012 CD4 989, 33% VL-27
November 8, 2012  CD4 850, VL-UD, 39%
December 6, 2012 CD4 849, VL-UD, 39%
April 2, 2013 CD4 904, VL-UD, 33%
July 17, 2013 CD4 988, VL UD, 38.2%

Offline LivingItUp

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 12:37:18 AM »
I'm on complera, took two days.. first day ended up in the ER because I got terrible right facial trigeminal neuralgia... Took it again on the second day, still produced that excruciating pain... My doctor told me to skip day three (which was today) had no pain at all... Tomorrow I'll take dose number three and we.ll see how it goes... Fingers crossed... Neuropathies are no joke, hurts soooo bad... but other than that I had no other side effects, I'm hoping this neuralgia stuff goes away, I really want to stick o this med; it's supposed to be really good... we'll see :-/.. good luck
Take Care. Much Love

Offline scottieman

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2011, 06:18:27 AM »
Update, today starts day 8 on Complera and I have no complaints.  I've experienced no side effects at all and have had no problems taking it.  I dose at night with dinner.  Truly easy 1 pill, 1 time a day.
August 19, 2011 Negative Oral Swap
August 30-September 4, 2011 (Thought Strep throat really sero-conversion)
October 5th, HIV Diagnosis
October 22 labs, CD4 619, VL 21,000 21%
November 13th, Started Complera
January 9th, Labs CD4 631, VL-UD 28%
March 28th Labs CD4 610, VL-UD 31%
July 2nd CD4 792, 34% VL-75
August 7th, 2012 CD4 899, 35% VL-97
September 17th, 2012 CD4 989, 33% VL-27
November 8, 2012  CD4 850, VL-UD, 39%
December 6, 2012 CD4 849, VL-UD, 39%
April 2, 2013 CD4 904, VL-UD, 33%
July 17, 2013 CD4 988, VL UD, 38.2%

Offline Ostrowsky86

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2011, 12:29:51 PM »
Hi Scottieman.  I have been on Complera since July and had a number of months of side effects but am now pretty much side effect free.  I am sure you will do well on it too!
05/16/2011 - Confirmed HIV positive
05/23/2011 - VL 34,000 T-Cell 462 (23.1%)
06/13/2011 - VL 34,500, T-Cell 268  (23.7%)
07/18/2011 - VL 21,000 T-Cell 398
07/18/2011 - Started Complera
08/15/2011-  VL <50 T-Cell 475 (30.5%)
09/12/2011-  VL <50 T-Cell 543 (31.7%)
10/07/2011-  VL <50 T-Cell 584 (33.8%)
11/07/2011-  VL <50 T-Cell 625 (34.3%)

Offline Since2005

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2011, 02:49:32 PM »
Hey living it up, Can you tell if you are still experiencing any side effects being on complera?

Offline LtnSoulMix

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 12:36:43 PM »
Hey living it up, Can you tell if you are still experiencing any side effects being on complera?

Same here, only had minor side effects the first couple of weeks. Feel like my old self again.
7/18/2011: antibodies detected at HIV Mobile Site
8/19/2011: HIV confirmed by IDS
9/12/2011: CD4-438 VL-74,000
9/19/2011: Started Complera

Offline LivingItUp

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 02:15:52 PM »
Hi Since 2005

well it's been a little while since I've been on, so sorry I didnt get back to you sooner. But, I am a month and three weeks into complera and totally side effect free. I feel great and have no complaints. I did experience that trigeminal neuralgia I posted about earlier in this thread but that was it, thankfully. I got my blood drawn today and get my results a week from today. Overall I feel great and will let you know what the numbers say ;) take care
Take Care. Much Love

Offline Ostrowsky86

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Re: COMPLERA
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2012, 08:33:44 PM »
Living it up, that is great news!!
05/16/2011 - Confirmed HIV positive
05/23/2011 - VL 34,000 T-Cell 462 (23.1%)
06/13/2011 - VL 34,500, T-Cell 268  (23.7%)
07/18/2011 - VL 21,000 T-Cell 398
07/18/2011 - Started Complera
08/15/2011-  VL <50 T-Cell 475 (30.5%)
09/12/2011-  VL <50 T-Cell 543 (31.7%)
10/07/2011-  VL <50 T-Cell 584 (33.8%)
11/07/2011-  VL <50 T-Cell 625 (34.3%)

 


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