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Offline an92

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Sorry but is it irrational to...
« on: November 23, 2019, 03:10:56 am »
Sorry but is it irrational to worry and be anxious about going to the toilet (number 2) one hour after taking my pills with breakfast? Everywhere it says it takes at least two hours to digest, but wonít going to the toilet interrupt the process somehow?

Iím so tempted to take another pill, but Iím controlling myself

I went through treatment for anxiety earlier this year and now itís much better, but the littlest things like this can set it off and itís hell

Offline daveR

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Re: Sorry but is it irrational to...
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 03:27:12 am »
Yes it is irrational. I also use to worry about it. Do not, it normally takes hours for your body to process the food. Unless you actually pass the pills, which is highly unlikely, your body is absorbing them.
It took me a while to settle to this, do not worry about it.


Offline ZachR

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Re: Sorry but is it irrational to...
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 04:29:07 am »
It is irrational, because what you poop is what you ate the day before. Food can't travel your GI tract within an hour even if your intestines work like crazy. Additionally, most of the ARVs are highly absorbable, which means that they are absorbed very effectively and quickly (1 to 4 hours).
25.10.19 VL 43
26.05.19  CD4+ 685 %26 VL 55
27.03.19  CD4+ 850 %31 VL 24
***Switched to Biktarvy due to side effects.
25.02.19  CD4+ 740 %30 VL 78
15.01.19  CD4+ 1600(might be wrong) %0.7 VL 54
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17.09.18  CD4+ 962 %25 VL 14,000,000 - Started first regimen on Triumeq
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Offline leatherman

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Re: Sorry but is it irrational to...
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 07:15:18 am »
Iím so tempted to take another pill, but Iím controlling myself
even if you vomit, unless you can retrieve the complete pill, you should never "take another pill".

meds dissolve very quickly. don't believe me? hold a pill in your mouth and within a minute I'm sure you'll see how quickly they dissolve, and how nasty they taste.

besides 95% adherence ensures successful treatment. Theoretically that means you could miss two doses a month and still remain UD. Clearly that means losing one pill (either to vomiting or defecation) is nothing to stress about.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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