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Offline next2u

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alcohol and meds
« on: November 28, 2010, 12:08:32 AM »

im going out drinking tonight for my first time since starting meds. also my first time since vegas..for those of you that remember  ;D

i'm not sure if i should take my atripla before, after or during my drinking binge. right now im leaning more towards after the drinking spectacle comes to an end but i'm afraid i may forget....im a bit of a lush. id like to try taking them an hour or two before but i am concerned and don't have enough time to test the waters.

any thoughts?

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Offline wtfimpoz

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 12:15:26 AM »
I'd go with before, that way you don't have to worry about forgetting.  Where are you staying?  I was just in Vegas.  Have a good time!
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DATE       CD4     %     VL
07/15/10  423     33    88k
08/28/10  489     19    189k
09/06/10-Started ATRIPLA
09/15/10  420     38    1400
11/21/10  517     25    51


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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 12:17:23 AM »
Hahaha. Well, Next2u..

I am on my twentieth or twenty first night of Atripla. In the last week I have had several colleagues and friends in from out of town and such and have been eating and drinking, ehm, the occasional beer and wine and bourbon. Even tonight. All I have to say is that I drink plenty of water and stop about two to three hours before taking my med and I have been sleeping like a baby and waking up feeling fine. Of course it is not my place to preach, but it is common sense not to go over board with the booze while on the meds. Ya know.

I would probably have still been indulging if I wasn't on Atripla which maybe a blessing in disguise!

Have fun!!!

Offline surf18

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 12:23:03 AM »
This is exactly why I dis not choose this pill

Offline Cliff

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010, 08:46:56 AM »
Me and Atripla didn't mix well.  The biggest fallouts were usually related to my desire to drink copious amounts of alcohol.

I hope you have a much better relationship with that combo, than I did!

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2010, 12:16:06 PM »
If you think you might forget take it before.

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010, 01:41:47 PM »
I take mine before, during and after - have never had any adverse effects - of course, I've heard some say that can't do it that way... biggest effect I got was from drinking too much, not from the med. ;D

Hope you had/have a great time!
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline CowboyPOZ

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2010, 02:34:55 PM »
I like to have a cocktail and sit in the hot tub for a while in the evenings. Since I started I haven't had a drink. Let me know how it works out for you.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2010, 02:54:08 PM »
I combined my cocktail of 15 pills with champagne, rum and lines of coke the other night.  Oh, and a slice of carrot cake and reruns of the A-List.

There was also a Puerto Rican guy there with me. ::) ;D

The next day I had explosive-D and thus lost 10 lbs. over the holidays, instead of gaining weight like the rest of you.  I was also wearing Dior.
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Offline Ann

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2010, 03:18:21 PM »

The next day I had explosive-D

Bad coke can do that to a body. ;D
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Offline leese43

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2010, 03:30:40 PM »
I wash mine down with vodka & coke at times and have not had a problem.
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Offline mecch

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2010, 03:33:44 PM »
Get those pills in you before you get smashed. 
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2010, 04:09:26 PM »
Bad coke can do that to a body. ;D

Actually it was fairly good, but regardless I didn't pay for any of it.  I think it had more to do with my not eating much that entire day.
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Offline wolfter

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Re: alcohol and meds
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2010, 04:50:41 PM »
I've taken all my meds with white zin, and have for 20 years.  Not every time of course, but quite often.  My doctor has always indicated that it was whatever I could tolerate, and it doesn't interfere with the drugs.
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