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Author Topic: *Might* have missed a dose of Atripla...  (Read 12039 times)

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Offline whynot83

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*Might* have missed a dose of Atripla...
« on: May 15, 2009, 03:08:42 AM »
I've got an alarm that goes off every evening to remind me to take my Atripla.  Tonight, I went ahead and turned it off because I was just about to go take it.  I got distracted for a minute, and now I can't remember whether or not I took it!!   ???

So far, I've had 100% adherence.  I did some math counting back to the night I started taking them.  Based on that count, it seems like I might've taken it and not realized I was doing it.

That aside, which of two possible errors would be better for me:
1.) Taking an additional pill just in case I might have missed one, or
2.) Not taking a pill, thinking I had?

Thanks guys!

Offline whynot83

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Re: *Might* have missed a dose of Atripla...
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 03:46:25 AM »

Well, I called the doc on call who told me to just take another dose, and I read a gajillion posts on here saying definitely do not take a double dose.

I think between the long half-lives and the pill count, I might just call it a night and go to sleep.  (Sorry for waking you up, doc!)

Offline moratorium79

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Re: *Might* have missed a dose of Atripla...
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 04:14:16 AM »
I keep having dreams that I have forgotten to take my pill, and I always wake up frantic until I realize that it was only a dream (that doesn't stop me from questioning whether or not I took it before I fell asleep, however, sometimes for hours). 

I guess you should never turn off that alarm again, eh?  Good luck to you.
*these are not times for the weak of heart*

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Re: *Might* have missed a dose of Atripla...
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 05:30:11 AM »
I double dosed once, thinking I had forgot, and I had a very good trip, like a light acid trip, really.
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Offline BlueMoon

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Re: *Might* have missed a dose of Atripla...
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 06:24:51 AM »
I've had similar experiences a few times.  I think the solution is a pill box.
08/10-- ......<40.....290.....42
05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
11/07-- 229,000.....209.....22
10/07-- Diagnosis

It's a complex world.

Offline bocker3

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Re: *Might* have missed a dose of Atripla...
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009, 07:32:27 AM »
While a pillbox will not help you remember to take a dose -- it will help you know whether or not you did take it.  They are inexpensive -- WalMart and Target have lots of them.

I've always been told that if you "miss" a dose and realize it within 12 hrs, go ahead and take it -- that's not really doubling up.  If it is less than 12 hrs to your next dose, just wait.  The wonderful think with Atripla is that it is a very "forgiving" set of drugs.  Meaning missing a single dose is not really a big deal -- but get a pillbox and don't shut your alarm until you take your pill in the future

Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
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May2015 969/28% <20

Offline whynot83

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Re: *Might* have missed a dose of Atripla...
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 10:54:41 AM »
Yeah, definitely getting a 7-day pillbox this morning.

And this morning, I felt like I woke up too easily, had no ridiculous dreams, and was much more clear-headed than normal.  ... Probably missed the dose.  Ultimate decision: take an atripla this morning (give it my best at work), and take another one as late as possible tonight to get back on schedule.

Offline franfrog

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Re: *Might* have missed a dose of Atripla...
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 02:26:15 PM »
I have a pill box and have to say it has helped me out so much.  I was going through those- did I take it did I not alot.  Pillboxes are helpful but just make sure you keep up on filling it.  One day I filled it but forgot if I ran out before or after I took that days meds. LOL.  Always leave a day or two in there when you fill it! :o
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Offline riverlassie

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Re: *Might* have missed a dose of Atripla...
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011, 11:41:58 AM »
When I brush my teeth at night I take my pill then . I use to have to take sooo many at different times it was driving me crazy , even with a pill box. Now its just one a day  along with my calcium  and vitamin and I'm good to go . If I do somehow miss one I don't worry about it. I just tell myself not to do that again.  I may somehow miss one in 6 months . And my t-cells are at the highest that they have ever been a whopping 750 WHOOOHOOO . And have been undetectable for so many years I can't remember . I just do what I have to do and leave the rest up to God.   
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