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Author Topic: starting Stribild today  (Read 1114 times)

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Offline Dundeelad

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starting Stribild today
« on: July 13, 2014, 10:05:08 AM »
hi everyone, work has been hard the last couple of weeks and I finaly had a day off today, so I went out on the piss last night and as usual im feeling pretty crap hangover wise haha...

Anyway, I'd made a deal with myself to start stribild today at 9pm uk time as I have a late start at work tomorrow, im assuming there will be no biological harm in doing this with a hangover? Side effects aside, it won't harm me in any way? (I know im probably being daft)

Also like to hear from anyone that's recently started on stribild? How has it been for you?
Diagnosed Feb 2013 CD4 460 VL 34000
Then CD4 has went to 480, 470, 360, 470, 690 all prior to treatment.
Latest VL 42000

Offline leatherman

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 10:54:32 AM »
best wishes! Starting stribild ought to be easier than posting here. LOL

here's another thread from a recent stribild - Personal journey, start of treatment with Stribild
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline Dundeelad

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 12:30:30 PM »
Thanks :)

Can already feel myself getting a little anxious at the thought of after this I need to remember every day and to have some food to hand. need to start sometime tho!/ now is as good a time as any
Diagnosed Feb 2013 CD4 460 VL 34000
Then CD4 has went to 480, 470, 360, 470, 690 all prior to treatment.
Latest VL 42000

Offline leatherman

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 12:44:49 PM »
getting a little anxious at the thought of after this I need to remember every day and to have some food to hand.
make it simple. pick a meal  ;)

I take my meds with dinner. since college, I don't do breakfast unless it's after the bar; and lunch, well, I do that if I remember and if I'm hungry LOL but I do "snack" throughout the day and I always have dinner. Most people have dinner every day and usually around the same time (give-or-take a couple hours either way).

but what do I do when I'm out-and-about? I have a key fob that holds my pills (remember to change that out once-a-month). Do I care if people see me taking my pills? heck no. ;D It seems everybody I know takes a pill for something. In the big scheme of things, an antiretroviral is just another pill.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline Dundeelad

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 12:57:12 PM »
I've got the pill keyring already to go haha.

 I work weird shifts so my eating time is never the same, gonna need to find a suitable snack that I can have for taking them.
Diagnosed Feb 2013 CD4 460 VL 34000
Then CD4 has went to 480, 470, 360, 470, 690 all prior to treatment.
Latest VL 42000

Offline leatherman

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2014, 04:54:23 PM »
Pick the one meal you have every 24 hrs.  ;D
If it's within 4 hrs leeway, you should do ok

The fob should be a big help. Just remember if you don't use it much, to take the dose and replace it once a month
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline Dundeelad

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 07:42:43 PM »
hey, I know its early days and I really don't want to sound like a moan. But yesterday and today the nausea is kind of getting me down.  Really distracting at work and just a general yucky feeling to be dealing with.

has anyone else started off with this feeling and found that it goes in time? Its the only side effect I have noticed.
Diagnosed Feb 2013 CD4 460 VL 34000
Then CD4 has went to 480, 470, 360, 470, 690 all prior to treatment.
Latest VL 42000

Offline Jeff G

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2014, 07:51:25 PM »
Hi Dundee . I merged your threads ... or most of them about striblid into one so that you can keep all your questions and advice in one place . That way there is no need to start another thread every time you want to ask a question on the same subject .

Offline Dan0

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 07:56:52 PM »
hey, I know its early days and I really don't want to sound like a moan. But yesterday and today the nausea is kind of getting me down.  Really distracting at work and just a general yucky feeling to be dealing with.

Not to dismiss the concerns, but are you sure that it's the meds and not that you're coming down with something?  If you started them five days ago and then just the last two days you're experiencing this, I'd wonder.   Or - did you mean that since you began taking the pill that you're feeling nauseated and that it's just starting to becoming an annoyance at work?

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.

"Honey, you should never ask advice from a drunk drag queen who has a show to do." - JG

06/2002 DX
10/2006 Atripla UD
10/2013 Stribild Still UD

Offline BT65

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2014, 11:41:06 PM »
hey, I know its early days and I really don't want to sound like a moan. But yesterday and today the nausea is kind of getting me down.  Really distracting at work and just a general yucky feeling to be dealing with.

has anyone else started off with this feeling and found that it goes in time? Its the only side effect I have noticed.

Hi Dundeelad,
Yes, I experienced this with Stribild.  That's why I started taking it at night, and I do snack at night.  And yes, the nausea did go away with time.  I know you said you work weird hours, so I'm assuming they're different shifts, all different hours?  That would be a rough one.  But, the nausea I had did go away, so I imagine yours will also. 

Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline BlueSkies

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2014, 01:11:13 AM »
Hi Dundee

Started Stribild around 5 weeks ago. Had the same nausea issues.  The worst was the first day.  The issues continually improved for about a week until they went away completely.  Also had a few nights of very strange dreams at the beginning. 

Separately, I got pretty sick midway through the second week for about 6 days. Turns out that was not meds related.  Only mentioning that because Dan's question was a good one. My Dr's office said the timing of my getting sick didn't really correspond with the start date of the meds or what they had observed in other patients.  They were right.  Turned out I had a stomach bug.

Had my first blood test at week 3, and I was already UD (down from ~25,000).  At this point, I just take the pill with a little bit of breakfast sometime between 8 am and noon, and that's about it.  In hindsight, I should have started it all sooner... I didn't think it would be this easy.

Hang in there and good luck.
09/11: neg
08/12: poz
08/12: CD4 736, 23% VL 350
09/12: CD4 940, 23% VL 3060
11/12: CD4 740, 22% VL 2970

Offline Poppy33

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2014, 07:53:22 PM »
I've been taking stribild for 56 days now. The only think that happened to me was that I had a headache everyday. I recently went for a massage and the massage therapist asked me if I had headaches. He said I was filled I
With so much tension in my neck and shoulders. After massage my headache went away. Lol. Feeling wonderful.

Offline leatherman

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Re: starting Stribild today
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2014, 09:47:30 PM »
After massage my headache went away
that's good to hear!!

so all you have to do is not be stressed out and your headaches will stay gone! ;) ;D

lol good luck with that.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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