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Author Topic: New Meds...  (Read 2285 times)

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Offline pozguy75

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New Meds...
« on: November 14, 2006, 03:41:27 PM »
Well...I have made the difficult decision to leave the clinical trial I am currently enrolled in because of hardships with the clinic that is running it. The new doctor is calling in a new regimen for me...I believe it will be Combivir and Sustiva...

I pick up the new meds tomorrow...wish me luck!!

Love you all!
Dx 2005
ATRIPLA

Offline Life

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2006, 03:55:11 PM »
Jeromy - "Tried and Trusted"....  No luck, your going to do just great...  I hope your new doc is to your liking..

Love

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2006, 05:45:09 PM »
Good luck studly. That combo is exactly what Jeffrey has been on for a few years now. He's had no issues at all with side effects. He's in a study currently that has had hin off meds for 4 weeks now but if his number changes for the worse he will go back to this combo.
You'll do just fine!
Jeff

Offline Longislander

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2006, 06:02:42 PM »
all the best for you,Jeromy!
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Blixer

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006, 07:07:37 PM »
Jeromy,  I have a good friend on that combo.  He has been on it for almost two years and is doing great.  He started with a VL over a million and a CD4 of 70 and has bounced back to undetectable and his latest cd4 was in the 500s.  He has had no issues at all.  A very tried and true combo so don't fret!
David
Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
Changed to Atripla in 2012
1/14/2013 CD4 855, 35%, VL <40

Offline Eldon

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2006, 09:20:33 PM »
Hey Jeromy,

As per your request, I am sending you my BEST wishes that your new regimen works out for you. Keep us informed.



Make the BEST of each and every Day!

Offline cph9680

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2006, 09:27:30 PM »
Best o' luck to ya!


Offline DudeSaus

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006, 09:53:13 PM »
That's the combo I've been on for 5 years now! Actually it's the only combo I've been on! No side effects and only an increase in numbers! You'll do great!

Best of luck!

Offline MSPspud

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2006, 09:58:00 PM »
Good luck with this, but one question... why Combivir?  With Altripa you'd have just one co-pay and you'd also decrease the chance of mitochondrial damage from AZT.

Offline aztecan

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2006, 11:36:26 PM »
Hey Jeromy,
You needn't even ask, you know I will wish you the best!
HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline pozguy75

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2006, 10:56:34 AM »
Good luck with this, but one question... why Combivir?  With Altripa you'd have just one co-pay and you'd also decrease the chance of mitochondrial damage from AZT.

Well, I have been on Combivir for the past year and a half, so, we don't want to change that, cause I am doing well right now...So the doc feels that the only change should be to the Sustiva...
Dx 2005
ATRIPLA

Offline Christine

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2006, 05:34:33 PM »
Good Luck, Good Luck, Good Luck!!! :)
Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline manchesteruk

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2006, 05:38:44 PM »
Jeromy,

First off it's good to see you back on the forums much more lately and secondly good luck with your new meds combo and keep us updated.

Chris
Diagnosed 11/05

"Life is too important to be taken seriously" Oscar Wilde

Offline Teresa

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2006, 06:55:53 PM »
Jeromy,

Good luck with the meds!

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline pozguy75

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2006, 07:00:02 PM »
Thanks everyone! Well...he didn't do the Sustiva, he did the Kaltera instead...so that's good. I just took my new meds tonight, so we will see...and OH MY GOD the co pays are going to break me! Wow...
Dx 2005
ATRIPLA

Offline Longislander

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2006, 07:07:38 PM »
guess there'll be more movies for you....
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline Nadine

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2006, 07:46:06 PM »
Wishing you the best Jeromy!

Offline thunter34

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2006, 07:56:59 PM »
Combivir and Kaletra have been my witch's brew for the past year and 1/2.  The old formula of Kaletra S-U-C-K-E-D...I had to carry it with me in a cooler during the summertime to keep it chilled, and I had to eat fatty foods- lots of 'em- to make 'em work and keep 'em down.

The new formula of Kaletra is the bee's kness, man!  No refridgeration, no food requirements- AND you get to take 4 of 'em instead of 6 each day.  I am one happy little High-Fiver!

Best of luck with 'em for ya.!

~+
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Iggy

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Re: New Meds...
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2006, 10:27:44 PM »
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« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 07:46:46 PM by Iggy »

 


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