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Author Topic: Received my first supply of meds  (Read 499 times)

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Offline NewAdventure1

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Received my first supply of meds
« on: July 24, 2014, 08:28:03 PM »
Yesterday I received my first months supply of Complera through my mail order rx.
I have read a lot where people build a 'reserve' of meds. How would I do this properly? Should I wait about a week to start?
02/2013 Tested Negative
Exposure between 02/2013-10/2013
06/03/2014 Tested Positive
06/06/2014  VL 787 CD4 881
07/08/2014 VL 1756 CD4 813
07/27/2014 Started Complera

Offline phoenix

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Re: Received my first supply of meds
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 10:15:40 PM »
NewAdventure1
My insurance will only allow refills after 3 weeks on my monthly refills. So  around every three weeks plus a couple day I order a refill. Gaining a couple or three doses each month. Have managed to build a good reserve doing this. 
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems but it will annoy enough people to make it worthwhile.                              The point of the journey is not to arrive.

Offline zach

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Re: Received my first supply of meds
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 11:29:38 PM »
how much of a surplus do you want to hold? you could do a combination, wait a week or so, and also refill a little ahead each month. but do start, and tell your doc you waited.
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

Offline NewAdventure1

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Re: Received my first supply of meds
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 10:03:57 AM »
A few days. I still am very nervous to start as well. I can't figure out what the best time to take it ia going to be for me. I rarely eat breakfaat, and also can't get a set schedule for dinner. What is an appropriate time frame? My specialist didn't give me a window to work with.
02/2013 Tested Negative
Exposure between 02/2013-10/2013
06/03/2014 Tested Positive
06/06/2014  VL 787 CD4 881
07/08/2014 VL 1756 CD4 813
07/27/2014 Started Complera

Offline wolfter

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Re: Received my first supply of meds
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 11:01:48 AM »
http://www.aidsmeds.com/archive/Complera_2646.shtml

Here is a link that can provide some useful information.

wolfie
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Offline zach

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Re: Received my first supply of meds
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 12:18:29 PM »
dont be nervous, you'll work it all out, its not as bad as fears. its almost a relief when you start
« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 12:25:23 PM by zach »
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

Offline NewAdventure1

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Re: Received my first supply of meds
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 01:44:24 PM »
Started my complera Sunday night. I have had no side effects! Taking it at night. Can't wait for my first round of blood work poat-medication. I had an extremely low viral load, maybe an undetectable will be the results!
02/2013 Tested Negative
Exposure between 02/2013-10/2013
06/03/2014 Tested Positive
06/06/2014  VL 787 CD4 881
07/08/2014 VL 1756 CD4 813
07/27/2014 Started Complera

Offline zach

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Re: Received my first supply of meds
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 04:17:12 PM »
+1 good stuff
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

 


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