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Author Topic: Received my Atripla today...  (Read 1079 times)

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Offline dhivpol

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Received my Atripla today...
« on: February 05, 2010, 05:02:34 PM »
What should I expect? My CD4 is 340 and my VL is 4000. VL keeps dropping too. What side effects etc?
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Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Received my Atripla today...
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 05:27:11 PM »
The most common side effect of Atripla is extremely vivid dreams especially during the first 2 weeks.  My personal recommendation is to take this right before bed (do not watch any horror movies and extremely depressing movies as you will be basically programming your dreams).  Slight bowel irregularity, a heated feeling especially centered on your head (almost feverish but not quite), and if you stay awake a fuzziness of thought and dizziness of motion are all the most common side effects.  Some people develop a rash and if that doesn't go away after a week or two you should see your doctor about it.  All of these side effects have diminished with time for me to the point that I barely notice the medicine if I go to sleep directly after taking it.

If you have any other questions there are people on here with a lot more experience than I have, but I hope I helped.


Offline jayjax

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Re: Received my Atripla today...
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 08:14:22 PM »
Good Job Trey !!!

Remember to take your meds every day.  Try not to miss.  Stay healthy, eat healthy and get rest.

Keep us posted

08 Oct 08:  Diagnosed
18 Oct 08:  1st Lab Work: CD4 - 268, VL 7,000
18 Nov 08:  Started Atripla
28 Jan 09:   CD4 - 195, VL 70
05 May 09:  CD4 - 201, VL = Undetectable
16 Aug 09: CD4 - 235, VL = Undetectable
30 Nov 09 CD4 - 300, VL = Undetectable
30 Mar 10 CD4 - 305, VL = Undetectable
27 Jul 10 CD4 -  301, VL = 100
13 Aug 10 -- Switched to Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
30 Sep 10 --  CD4 598, VL = Undetectable


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