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Author Topic: Paging Newt to the White Courtesy Phone  (Read 2609 times)

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Offline thunter34

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Paging Newt to the White Courtesy Phone
« on: April 01, 2008, 07:56:28 PM »
Here's the deal:  I am due to be switching out Kaletra and Combivir for Reyataz and Norvir (once a day) with Combivir (still twice a day).  What's your opinion of this versus, say...also switching out the Combivir for something like Truvada?  I'm just wondering cuz it's kind of an awkward switch dosing-wise...still doing the Combivir twice a day versus taking on something else that I could also take once a day like I'm about to do with the Reyataz and Norvir.  It's no supreme biggie, but just wondering. 

And I had one other question, too...but I'll be danged if I can remember it now that I'm typing.  Will add here later when I think of it. 

Anyone else can feel free to reply with advice; just asking Matt cuz he's my regular go-to forums guy for meds advice as well as fantasy fodder.

« Last Edit: April 02, 2008, 12:16:28 AM by thunter34 »
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Paging Newt to the White Courtesy Phone
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 08:00:58 PM »
Ah!  I have it:  On the day that I switch, I should take the regular AM dose of Kaletra/Combivir and then just swap the Kaletra for the Reyataz & Norvir that evening while keeping the Combivir constant, right?  I mean - versus starting that new meds day with only the Combivir and just adding the Reyataz/Norvir later? 

I would think that not taking the Kaletra in the AM that day and only the Combivir (before actually getting some Reyataz in my system) might actually open an oh-so-small but possible window for a resistance, right?

Tell me, oh brainy and hot one...
« Last Edit: April 02, 2008, 12:17:01 AM by thunter34 »
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Re: Paging Newt to the White Courtesy Phone
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 01:03:11 AM »
I would just swap the eve dose of Kaletra for the Reyataz/Norvir. Though, skipping the morning dose of Kaletra won't have a real risk of resistance if your viral load is undetectable.

Swapping Combivir for Truvada would give you a once-a-day combo.

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Offline thunter34

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Re: Paging Newt to the White Courtesy Phone
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008, 01:05:24 AM »
Still my number one forums guy...for both.   ;D

Thank you.
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Re: Paging Newt to the White Courtesy Phone
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 12:26:30 AM »

If I were you, I'd look into switching from Combivir to Truvada. Over a period of years, the AZT in Combivir can lead to lipoatrophy--loss of fat in the face, butt, arms and legs that is not reversible. Zerit can also do this.


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Re: Paging Newt to the White Courtesy Phone
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 04:36:41 AM »

sorry, for the hijack, Timilicious, just needed to get that out.

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Re: Paging Newt to the White Courtesy Phone
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 08:09:02 AM »
  I agree to switch the Combivir. AZT can cause lipoatrophy. Alan's suggestion is a good idea. :)

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Re: Paging Newt to the White Courtesy Phone
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008, 11:48:30 PM »
I've taken your advice to heart and will discuss this with my meds doc tomorrow when I pick up the Reyataz.  I will surely have Combivir for at least the first month here since it's ADAP and I won't waste a pill.  If all goes well with the Reyataz side of the switch, I shall endeavor to do the Truvada flip next month.

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