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Author Topic: Atripla and Sleep Aids  (Read 3333 times)

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Offline DanKenny

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Atripla and Sleep Aids
« on: February 20, 2007, 09:09:31 AM »
Hi,

I just started Atripla about 5 days ago.  The major side effect is dizziness and some form of sleeplessness.

For example, when I take the meds, almost 3 hours after, I feel as if I am not sleeping.

But when I wake up in the morning, I don't feel the effects of sleeplessness -- I feel energized, and not sleepy, but just dizzy.

Are these normal feelings? 

I want to try Ativan, but I hear it is addictive.  Are there any herbal or nutritional supplements that people have tried?

Regards, DK
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Offline ARMANDO

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 09:47:44 AM »
well you have to remember that most of the meds out there do cause insomina.i have been taking sleeping pills for over 15 yrs,it's just part of the regiment as far as i'm concerned

Offline indyguy

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 10:22:34 AM »
I am glad I saw this. I started yesterday and slept for about 5 hours then wide awake. Guess I didnt read all of the side effects
Meds doing well so far.

Offline Tucsonwoody

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 03:30:24 PM »
Another thing to keep in mind...especially when first starting on Atripla and probably many other meds....your body will react differently over time.  What might occur at the beginning then fades away after a few days or weeks or sometimes longer.  And others may see no impact at first, then experience side effects down the road.

Seems everyone reacts differently and on a different schedule.  It's good to keep posting about what happens to you so others can learn what to look for...thanks for that.
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I could see the lightning; somewhere in the east
And I wished for affection, and I wished for calm
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Offline antibody

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 04:39:21 PM »
a benzodiazapine deffiantely helps. i asked for Restoril and it's been doing the trick for about 3 weeks now.
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Offline budndallastx

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007, 02:59:27 PM »
I am not on Atripla yet but will be once my current stock runs out but am taking Sustiva/Truvada.

For me, the Sustiva component of my treatment has evolved.  Initially, I would wake up after a couple of hours but now, I sleep through the night usually without any problems.  I still need that caffeine to push me along in the morning but otherwise no problems.   I also read somewhere about people with insomnia, that sometimes they actually are sleeping but dreaming about being awake.  If I find the article, I'll post a link here. 

If you're just starting on Sustiva, it'll be a month before your system adjusts.
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12/08/2008 VL:<48 CD4 622 (38%)   
9/8/2008 VL:<48 CD4 573 (30%)
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Offline rick749

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 02:08:57 PM »
That happens to me allot. I think I am awake and thinking, but actually I am asleep and dreaming. Then I wake up and feel rested. I couldn't figure out how I could sleep so little and feel rested. I was sleeping and dreaming. Its weird but I have gotten used to it.

Offline DanKenny

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007, 11:18:39 PM »
thanks to all:

I think the awake thinking but actually sleeping explanation makes sense -- that probably explains why I feel rested in the morning.

Well, I am getting better -- the side effects are subsiding -- the dizzy feeling is still there in the morning, but its getting less and less intense.

No other side effects, I am thankful to God for that.

Rgds, DK
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09/07:   771   ~    <50     ~   29%
03/07:   493   ~    227      ~   22%
02/07:   Began Meds ~~ ATRIPLA
01/07:   315   ~   45, 000  ~   18%
10/06:   350   ~   32, 430  ~   22%
04/06:   440   ~   23, 997  ~   24%
07/05:   621   ~   36,000   ~   24%
01/05:   842   ~   2306      ~   28%
07/04:   615   ~   3370      ~   27%
04/04:   674   ~   739        ~   26%
11/03:   439   ~   2800      ~   22%
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Offline budndallastx

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2007, 01:50:35 PM »
DK -
Glad to hear it.

The Dizzy feeling subsided with me and I discovered a good cup of Java helped out in the AM. 

Keep us posted.
Tom
Meds since: 11/20/2006
Sustiva / Truvada
12/08/2008 VL:<48 CD4 622 (38%)   
9/8/2008 VL:<48 CD4 573 (30%)
5/2008 VL:<48 CD4 464 (30%)
1/2008  VL: <50  CD4 425(28%)
9/2007   VL: <50  CD4 465 (27%)
6/2007   VL: <50   CD4 443 (26%)
3/2007  VL: <50   CD4 385 (25%)
12/2006 - VL: <50   CD4: 384 (25%)
11/2006 - VL:  22K  CD4: 208 (18%)

Offline red_Dragon888

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2007, 07:36:24 PM »
My first day was terrible.  I was drugged out and felt terrible.  I just hoped that it wont be like that for the rest of my life.  Luckily, that drugged out feeling went was after the first day. 
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Offline Esquare

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2007, 09:42:56 PM »
I wish their was a sleep aid that could offset the dreams. Usually mine are vivid and a non-factor but every few weeks I get a vivid nightmare type of dream. Twice I've woke my wife freaked out.

Offline antibody

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2007, 01:23:56 PM »
i switched my sleeping pill from Trazodone to Restoril about a month ago and i haven't really remembered my dreams since. i've been getting at least a full 8 hours since. So ask for Restoril hopefully it will work as good for you. i take the 15mg dose and have been sleeping like a baby. when i was taking 100mg of Trazodone i would wake up every 20 mintues and the dreams ran through my head all night. i still wake up with the sustiva hangover but it's not near as bad as the lack of sleep. so good luck.....RESTORIL to the RESCUE!!!
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Offline RichieRich

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2007, 06:04:13 PM »
I have been on Atripla for almost a year now.  Before that I was on Sustiva and Truvada.  Had the same vivid, wild dreams, that seemed to wear me out throughout the night.  Seemed like I dreamed all night long with very wild and emotionally draining type dreams.

I took it upon myself to try a few things out and found that by taking over the counter Motrin before I took my Atripla, or about an hour before, made the dreams dissapear and the nights become very peacefull.

My Doctor kept telling me they would go away after a while, and never did.  No other side effects for me.

One night this week I just decided not to take the motrin with the Atripla, and sure thing I was dreaming again.

So experiment and see what works for you.
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Offline antibody

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Re: Atripla and Sleep Aids
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2007, 10:19:47 AM »
maybe the motrin has a placebo effect. i need heavy sedatives to keep me sleeping through the night.
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                 <50/ 1096 CD4 3/07
                 <40/ 1854 CD4 4/09

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