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Author Topic: Similar switching meds question, different combo  (Read 863 times)

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Similar switching meds question, different combo
« on: May 23, 2008, 09:23:04 PM »
I was on a study from shortly after being diagnosed about two years ago through this March where I took Kaletra with either Truvada or Epzicom. (one was a placebo)  turns out I was on Truvada .... the regimen worked really well for me, my numbers are great and my side effects are extremely minimal compared to the stories I hear.  Problem - my first visit post study my doc says that he's seeing extra protein show up in urine samples ... he's noticed it recently in truvada patients and wants to switch me over to Epzicom. 

Well my first reaction was "this is the first time you've seemingly paid much attention to a close observation of my side effets/status , etc... and you want to switch me after two years of treatment that has proven that it works for me"  I was hesitant to say the least and talk him out of changing me over immediately (mainly because I'd just bought a 3 month supply of Truvada) but also because I don't want to live the hell of a lot of side effects ((from what I hear the side effects of Epzicom are greater and ones I'm very susceptible to - skin rash (have sensitive skin already), fatigue (my biggest problem anyway) and others))

At that visit he also prescribed a statin for me due to high cholestoral that I had to stop taking after a few days because the side effects floored me.

any thoughts - similar experiences???
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