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Author Topic: 2 or 3 hours late to take meds is a problem?  (Read 1437 times)

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Offline Pek

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2 or 3 hours late to take meds is a problem?
« on: November 16, 2012, 12:24:12 AM »
On my last appointment I said to my doctor that sometimes I take 2 or 3 hours late my meds. She said to me it isnt a problem as long as I dont miss that. Actually I never missed but that delay  has been happening very often. I had change my time of taking meds by myself for 1 hour later trying to fix it but it still happening.
The point is if I take them on that variable time but no more than 3 hours is that a problem for my treatment?
thanks

Offline emeraldize

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Re: 2 or 3 hours late to take meds is a problem?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 01:42:17 AM »
The answer is no, but it reads as if you would be better off just picking a new time since you're concerned and averaging 2-3 hours later than you first decided?

In two years since starting meds, I've altered my timing by 4 hours from where it first was. Work, play, travel---stuff gets in the way and you figure out what makes adherence easiest for you.

Offline vaguesbleues

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Re: 2 or 3 hours late to take meds is a problem?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 03:12:57 PM »
I agree with emeraldize.  I just take my medication prior to going to bed, whether that is at 10 pm or 3 am after a night out on the town.  Many of the new(er) regimens are quite forgiving in terms of timing, much more than the older regimens. 
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%)
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Offline Hideyoshi

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Re: 2 or 3 hours late to take meds is a problem?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 10:08:56 AM »
I think if it happens sometimes it's not a big deal but you should do your best to not make it a recurring thing. My doctor told me not to be more then a half hour off.
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Offline Hideyoshi

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Re: 2 or 3 hours late to take meds is a problem?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 10:13:47 AM »
So i think it is ideal to take it as close to the same time as you can but not crucial. And it's better to take it a few hours late then not at all.
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Offline thunter34

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Re: 2 or 3 hours late to take meds is a problem?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 12:30:56 PM »
I think if it happens sometimes it's not a big deal but you should do your best to not make it a recurring thing. My doctor told me not to be more then a half hour off.

My doctor told me that same stuff once upon a time, but I think he was most concerned with trying to instill a sense of urgency in me about being diligent in taking them everyday.  Truth is, it varies some from med to med, but they've all got a little built in wiggle room for staying in your system.

I would agree with Em, though.  If it's happening that frequently and you are thinking about it so much, just restructure your dosing time to something that works better.
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Offline MilburnCreek

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Re: 2 or 3 hours late to take meds is a problem?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 08:59:39 PM »
My Doc asked me to always strive for within 4 hours on *either side* of a target time.  So, my target time is 9:30 pm....and that means that while I shoot for 9:30, I will vary from 5:30 to 1:30am depending on my activities for the night.

Offline gadawg1979

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Re: 2 or 3 hours late to take meds is a problem?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 04:33:16 PM »
The first 4 months I was spot on between 7 pm and 9 pm and went undetectable. Now as long as I take it between 6 pm and 10 pm I do not stress. It is more about taking it everyday. I have yet to miss a dose.
Diagnosed March 2012
Initial CD4- 156 VL 200K (started Complera) Genotype test no resistance
First labs on meds CD4- 246 VL 2K Taken after 30 days on Complera
90 Day labs VL 306 No CD4 Drawn
8/21/2012 CD4 474 VL Undetectable (40) %20.6
11/27/2012 CD 4 522 VL Undetectable (40)
2/14/2013 CD 4 464 VL Undetecable (30) 19.6%
6/8/3013 CD 4 528 VL Undetectable (30)
9/24/2013 CD 4 546 VL Undetectable (40)
1/30/2014 CD4 560 VL Undetectable (40) 22 %
6/19/2014 CD4 584 Vl Undetecable (30)

Offline wolfter

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Re: 2 or 3 hours late to take meds is a problem?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 06:53:02 PM »
On my last appointment I said to my doctor that sometimes I take 2 or 3 hours late my meds. She said to me it isnt a problem as long as I dont miss that. Actually I never missed but that delay  has been happening very often. I had change my time of taking meds by myself for 1 hour later trying to fix it but it still happening.
The point is if I take them on that variable time but no more than 3 hours is that a problem for my treatment?
thanks

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