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Offline bubble

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Frequent urination at night
« on: October 06, 2006, 07:57:59 AM »
well the title pretty much says it all... i've been on Kaletra/Truvada for a week now and since i started the combo i have to get up 3 times a night on average and urinate. Has anyone else had this happen? i'm scared that it has something to so with my kidneys. So far my urine is clear/yellow but i just think it's odd that suddenly i have to wake up so often when before i wouldn't go at all at night or only once.
thanks.
diagnosed 03/08/05
reluctantly started my first combo (Kaletra/Truvada) on 09/28/06 cause my tcells were dropping and vl increasing.
01/26/07 - undetectable!
12/01/08 - started new combo because of problems with Kaletra. Now on Truvada/Isentress.
Still undetectable. :)

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 08:35:46 PM »
Hello,

I remember, when I had started on medication, that the frequency of urination increased quite a lot. I went through about, one month of that. It seemed the minute I drank something, it immediately came out the other end.I also was waking up frequently to go. For me, everything went back to normal frequency again. Have you been drinking a lot more water or liquids, then usual??

Make sure to mention this to your doctor, if the problem does not resolve. If you need to, call your doctor earlier. part of the blood test consists of liver and kidney function tests, so if something is going on,the doctor should be able to tell from the tests.



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 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 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
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Offline PETERJC

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 09:31:54 PM »
Hey There!  When I first started this combo I had the same issue, it went away for me and I am not getting up  2-3 times a night.

If it persists for a long time, do mention it to your doctor.

My TCells nearly tripled in 6 months (started at 120 and it is 350) and my VL is undetectable...I hope this will be good for you too.
"Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river." Lao Tse

Offline bubble

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2006, 02:33:43 AM »
thanks for the feedback. I actually saw my doc today - it's been over two weeks since i started meds. he did bloodwork and made my pee in a cup - he stuck a tab thing in it and said it was fine. I'm actually not going as much now - last night i only woke up once. So hopefully it will go away. I'm so luck this is my only real short term side effect i've had.
diagnosed 03/08/05
reluctantly started my first combo (Kaletra/Truvada) on 09/28/06 cause my tcells were dropping and vl increasing.
01/26/07 - undetectable!
12/01/08 - started new combo because of problems with Kaletra. Now on Truvada/Isentress.
Still undetectable. :)

Offline Brian360

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2006, 11:14:20 AM »
It's nice to see that I'm not the only person with this problem.  I'm taking a round of Truvada and Fosemprenavir (was taking Kaletra when it first started) and then a mixture of all sorts of anti-bacterial drugs.

But I've had the same problem for the past two months.  At one point getting up nearly every hour on the hours during the middle of the night.  I was drinking lots of fluids (water and juices) so I eased up on my intake.  The last couple of weeks I've noticed that I've had to get up at least 3 times a night to urinate.

Like most of the replyers of this topic...I can't wait until I can get a full nights rest!

Brian
July06: Tcells 0, VL >+750,000
Aug06: TCells 22, VL 214,000
Sep06: TCells 32, VL 34,500
Oct06: TCells 92, VL 9,560
Dec06: Tcells 27, VL 25,000
Jan07: Tcells 43, VL - un-detect
Jan10: TCells 111 - popped to 160 fall 09, VL  undectable since Oct. 07

Offline TugaMan

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2006, 05:48:54 PM »
I'm also on Truvada.... like most people here I also had to pee a lot. During the night also. Now it's just normal... Probably, like the rest of us, you just have to be patient... it will go back to normal.

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2006, 05:46:10 PM »
i'm on atripla for about 5 months and noticed i'm up about 3 times a nite when i would only go once before treatment so i know it cant be good. i have a pain in my side on the left just under my ribs, there is a hard round mass there. i showed it to my doctor and of course he blew it off as nothing. maybe a swollen lymph gland. i'm pretty sure it's some internal organ turning to rock from the toxic meds. so when it turns out to be something worse don't i say i didn't tell ya so!
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2006, 03:11:56 PM »
Hmpfh!  I'm bumping this thread back up just because I am back in one of those pissy periods myself now...

And I am, well...pissed about it!    >:(
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline ManISOMan

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 05:01:05 PM »
I aslo find myself urinating frequently.  The first time I mentioned it to a doctor, the response was, well what goes in, comes out.  Just recently, i mentioned it again.  I was told by one doctor that my blood sugar was just slightly on the high end, not out of range, and I was fasting.  So, I had my hiv doctor test for it, I forget what test it was called.  It came back fine.

I mentioned it when I last saw the doctor for my shingles, he asked if I was drinking a lof of caffeine.  Mostly, I drink water.  I have a soda occasionally.  It seems like when I'm stressed a that I really need to urinate frequently. 
 
Perhaps, it just goes along with the fact that we take medication, get dry mouth, need to drink, and do need to urinate more.  I don't know.  I've often thought it must be an indication of a problem, and apparently it's only something that we as hiv/aids patients must think. 

You've all seen the commercials for overactive bladders.  I guess negative people have a complaint and they get a pill made for it.  .Is it just me, am I too sensitive?

Okay, it's getting really trite now, isn't it?  It's just one more thing to live with..................and it does beat the alternative.........................

Offline Ihavehope

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007, 08:22:16 PM »
I go through the same i just thought it was because I was taking my pills at 9:30 and went to bed at 11 and drank alot of water with the pills. After all there are 5 pills I take at night.

Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2007, 08:30:47 PM »
If you like continual pissing try being on an anti-biotic and a blood pressure diuretic at the same time.  It's like every 30 minutes.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline ManISOMan

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2007, 09:18:36 PM »
Well, Philly, is it continual pissing or like just every 30 minutes?  I'd like to find something to make me piss about every 10 minutes.  I'll just wait for another posting.  And, yes, I'm a smartass, but you win the pissing contest.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2007, 10:01:22 PM »
I was exaggerating, but it's quite a bit of pissing.  It's to be expected with a diuretic which I take for high blood pressure, yet another benefit of extended years on HAART.  High blood pressure at the age of 41, and I'm not obese -- crazy stuff, no?
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline ManISOMan

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2007, 11:16:47 PM »
I know what you mean, Philly.  You're 41, and have high blood pressure.  I'm 44, first of all that's three years older, and I've already had shingles twice in my entire lifetime, the high blood pressure is probably just around the corner.  And, I don't know how you feel, but I know I wasn't thinking about these things when I enjoyed that unwrapped penis.........................do i regret it......................was it worth it................................okay, I have to be honest.......................it felt good at the time........and at times even more painful than the shingles.

Offline ManISOMan

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2007, 11:19:17 PM »
Okay, I must say this in regard to my last post.  I do know that not everyone became infected by being a bad boy/girl like me.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2007, 11:49:42 PM »
I was infected by a Venezuelan hustler face down on a green shag carpet on 110th street. 

just kidding... but it's a possibility (an NO Boo I did not pay for him... I just saw him in the company of older gentlemen thereafter in clubs!), but yes of course I was infected "being bad" and not using a condom, though I generally did try to use one.  Hell, I was only 25.  Old enough to know better though.  I don't beat myself up about it ever, and never have.  And yes, the Venezuelan was a GREAT lay.

ps:  my blood pressure has been fine now for 6 months but I'm afraid to go off the medication
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Offline ManISOMan

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Re: Frequent urination at night
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2007, 11:54:21 PM »
I stay on Lipitor, even though my cholesterol numbers are great, for I'm guessing the same reasons.  And the doctors agree.  I'm glad your blood pressure is good, Philly.

 


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