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Author Topic: first time on meds  (Read 1141 times)

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Offline hivplym

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first time on meds
« on: March 18, 2012, 02:08:28 PM »
hi folks. i have had hiv for 6 yrs now and recently started taking meds a week ago.
I am on ATRIPLA. the first night i didnt sleep much, which i kinda put down to anxiety of getting side effects. Next night was much better. Only thing i found was i was getting a dry mouth and getting up in the middle of the night for a drink.
I later put this down to the fact that my brother who i live with had the heating on all nite!

Went out last night on the town, overindulged in alcohol. took my atripla before i went out. seemed to be ok on it. was sick as a pig when i got up this morning, but feel fine now so must be a hangover!

So really to sum it up, i dont seem to be having much in the way of side effects. Have got my next hosp appointment in 2 wks to see how my viral load and cd4 are since taking meds.

Offline aztecan

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Re: first time on meds
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 10:11:44 PM »
Sounds like you are doing well with Atripla.

It, along with Complera, is the easiest regimen to take - one pill once a day.

i am happy you seem to be adjusting to it very well.


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Offline emeraldize

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Re: first time on meds
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 08:10:11 AM »
Seems as if a welcome is in order!  Welcome.  Hope your upcoming visit is a good one.  That's a fast visit -- under 30 days on meds? or will it be right at the 30-day mark?

Offline hivplym

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Re: first time on meds
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 08:48:18 PM »
well i had a blood test just before i started meds, and my consultant said to see him 3 wks after, so who knows?


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