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Author Topic: Truvada+Isentress= Cheap drunk! Common?  (Read 2103 times)

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Offline carpediem98

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Truvada+Isentress= Cheap drunk! Common?
« on: August 16, 2009, 06:21:00 PM »
Hi there,
Does anybody else have experience with light-to-moderate alcohol intake having an unusually strong "buzz" after starting medication?  I'm careful to keep my intake limited, and I have no problem doing so since three drinks in an evening will finish me off!

Is this common in others' experiences?  Any good doctor of course advises low to no alcohol intake period, but especially for HIV+ folks.  But in reality, of course, most of us drink unless we're in recovery for alcoholism.  What are other people's experiences in this regard?  It's almost MORE fun to spend less on booze... but at the same time, I don't want two glasses of wine over dinner to send me up onto the table with a lampshade on my head (though that can be fun, too, I suppose...).

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Re: Truvada+Isentress= Cheap drunk! Common?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 06:45:00 PM »
I'm also taking Isentress Truvada and I have not at all experienced what you're describing, maybe actually the opposite.

I usually have either a glass of wine or a beer with dinner and I don't feel any buzz at all.  I wish I could get a decent little buzz from a glass (or two) of wine.

Maybe the meds have to be taken close to the time one has the alcohol for that to happen?

Offline carpediem98

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Re: Truvada+Isentress= Cheap drunk! Common?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 02:51:12 AM »
Interesting... I actually take my HIV medicines about 8-12 hours before any evening drinks.  Maybe I've just become a lightweight!  ;)

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Re: Truvada+Isentress= Cheap drunk! Common?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 08:46:53 AM »
I've been noticing periods of a buzzed out feeling with the Truvada, novir, reyataz combo. Just a slight period of feeling spaced out. So I would expect if I were to have a drink at that moment, it might be.... enhanced.

Being not much a of a drinker, I haven't had those two feelings overlap... but I can see that it could happen. Maybe my occasional "herbal" intake has something to do with it too...

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