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Author Topic: New labs and med change  (Read 1148 times)

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Offline Stlguy1976

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New labs and med change
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:15:53 PM »
Hey all - summer is flying right on by - had my latest lab results and am back to UD after a very small blip.  CD4 and % hit new records for me :)

I finally came to the decision to change meds after briefly discussing with my doc at my last visit.  I stuck out the Atripla for almost two years and just couldn't take it anymore.  Good news is after explaining all the issues (tiredness, fogginess, anxiety, etc) my doc was on board with the switch.  He wanted me to give Complera a try which is what I wanted as well.  I'm hoping not to feel so mind fucked when I wake up in the morning going forward....

And I guess I almost forgot the best news....I got engaged last week :)

Anyway I hope everyone is doing great.

Diagnosed: October 4, 2011
11/2/11 - CD4 21 2% VL 1,200,000 (started Atripla)
12/16/2011 - CD4 207 13% VL???
03/14/2012- CD4 148 11% VL UD
06/13/2012 - CD4 230 12% VL UD
09/27/2012 - CD4 220 13% VL
1/2/2013 - CD4 237 12% VL UD
4/27/2013 - CD4 251 12% VL 290
6/26/2013 - CD4 256 15% VL UD
6/26/2013 switched to Complera
10/16/2013 - CD4 278 15% VL UD?
1/18/2014 - CD4 308 VL UD

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: New labs and med change
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 01:39:03 AM »
Stlguy;  It is wonderful that you have the combination of good numbers and love! Those two things are an inspiration for others. 

Congratulations and wishing you the best,
jm
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45%  VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37%  VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39%   VL UD

Offline weasel

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Re: New labs and med change
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 08:12:44 AM »


       Hey   STLGUY  ,
                              Glad to hear your new MEDS   are  doing so well .

       It's  sure  nice to see  you are engaged too  ;D


                                                            Weasel   
" Live and let Live "

Offline Stlguy1976

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Re: New labs and med change
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 10:02:59 AM »
Thanks guys - appreciate it - Something I never imagined two years ago...
Diagnosed: October 4, 2011
11/2/11 - CD4 21 2% VL 1,200,000 (started Atripla)
12/16/2011 - CD4 207 13% VL???
03/14/2012- CD4 148 11% VL UD
06/13/2012 - CD4 230 12% VL UD
09/27/2012 - CD4 220 13% VL
1/2/2013 - CD4 237 12% VL UD
4/27/2013 - CD4 251 12% VL 290
6/26/2013 - CD4 256 15% VL UD
6/26/2013 switched to Complera
10/16/2013 - CD4 278 15% VL UD?
1/18/2014 - CD4 308 VL UD

Offline atripla_2013

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  • Diagnoised Jan 2013, start Atripla June 2013
Re: New labs and med change
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 04:11:28 AM »
Hi Stlguy1976,

Congrats for your engagement. It is great to live with love.

I am using Atripla (6 weeks) without major side - effect. My VL downs from 24,100 to 85. But my CD4 only ups 336 to 351.

I am waiting to see the effectiveness of Atripla.

My question is: why doctor did ask you to switch Atripla to Complera?

I hope you can update your health status after switching Atripla to Complera.
 
Male, 30
Diagnoised Jan 2013
Start Atripla June 2013
July.13: CD4: 351, VL: 85
May.13: CD4: 336, VL: 24100

Offline Stlguy1976

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Re: New labs and med change
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 01:18:18 PM »
Hey Atripla - regarding my med switch - I am the one that pushed my doc to switch as I had enough of the Atripla.  Atripla did what it needed to do for me but it was definitely to switch for me.  My mind was always foggy and I never felt like I slept even though I did due to the heavy dreams.  Then it would take me a few hours after I woke up to figure out all the stuff I just dreamed about wasn't real. 

Complera was the choice because it was same class of drugs as Atripla. It the same except for the sustiva component that is n Atripla. 

Anyway after two weeks on the complera I can definitely report a major improvement for me.  I have a few months before my first labs but will report back.
Diagnosed: October 4, 2011
11/2/11 - CD4 21 2% VL 1,200,000 (started Atripla)
12/16/2011 - CD4 207 13% VL???
03/14/2012- CD4 148 11% VL UD
06/13/2012 - CD4 230 12% VL UD
09/27/2012 - CD4 220 13% VL
1/2/2013 - CD4 237 12% VL UD
4/27/2013 - CD4 251 12% VL 290
6/26/2013 - CD4 256 15% VL UD
6/26/2013 switched to Complera
10/16/2013 - CD4 278 15% VL UD?
1/18/2014 - CD4 308 VL UD

 


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