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Offline Ac75088

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So tired of being tired...
« on: July 18, 2011, 01:15:42 AM »
The past couple of weeks I have noticed that I am having more and more trouble waking up in the mornings..I'm getting enough sleep at night, but still I wake up and I am just so tired, like I haven't slept at all..I hadn't had this issue before..I even slept thru my alarm a few times..If this is some sort of delayed side effect I hope it passes quickly because it's really affecting my mood everyday now.

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: So tired of being tired...
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 01:34:24 AM »
Hi AC,

I have the same problem. I am pretty sure mine is stress/depression related as I am not yet on meds.

Yours may well be due to side effects, but it is worth considering whether it might just be stress etc?
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Offline buginme2

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Re: So tired of being tired...
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2011, 01:26:04 AM »
Before you atribute this as some sort of side effect try and pin point if there are any triggers that make your fatigue worse or better.  Maybe make a journal.  It could also just be that you recently started meds and things take time to adjust (months...or longer).  I would also talk to your doctor about it.  Maybe some testing of your thyroid and testosterone levels are in order.  Bascially, fatigue is such a common complaint not only with HIV but with pretty much everything else.  My only point is really, try not to jump immediately to the side effect bandwagon is all. 
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Offline newt

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Re: So tired of being tired...
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2011, 05:47:56 AM »
If the sleep/mood thing started after meds, I'd go for the meds as first suspect.

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Offline Ac75088

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Re: So tired of being tired...
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 01:52:42 PM »
Well Ive been on the meds nearly 3 months and it wasn't like this at first..why would it start now? If it continues I'll notify my doc..There isn't anything that I'm really stressing over at this time so I don't know what it is

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: So tired of being tired...
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011, 02:46:26 PM »
Maybe it is your body rebounding from the recent neurosyph treatment?

A lot of my sleep/fatigue issues were related to sleep apnea.  Since I have been on the CPAP machine it has improved somewhat - although, I still have some rough days.
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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 newt

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Re: So tired of being tired...
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2011, 03:26:51 PM »
why would it start now?

1. Because your body is in recovery from an uncontrolled HIV infection, which as with any recovery from injury is tiring (ie not the meds). NeuroS recovery also a good point.

2. Because sometimes side effects are not immediate (ie is now the meds). It may of course pass too, if it is the meds (but then again, perhaps not, only time will tell).

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Offline eric48

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Re: So tired of being tired...
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2011, 06:52:28 PM »
I'm getting enough sleep at night, but still I wake up and I am just so tired, like I haven't slept at all..I hadn't had this issue before.

Been there, done that...

I am now 13 months into treatment, and, YES, I still have some of the issues you mention.

They did not appear in the first few weeks but became increasingly annoying. I guess it peaked around month 6 and ten a slow steady decrease. I still some bouts of it. But honnestly a little less severe everytime and not that often.

your body is adjusting (and recovering).

Been there, done that... it takes time...

I hope this will cheer you up somewhat

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Offline itsimple

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Re: So tired of being tired...
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 06:35:36 PM »
Atripla causes changes to sleep patterns. Vivid dreams are often reported. Dream sleep appears to be more active while taking the drug. In some, this abates over time and may not occur at all or is delayed by weeks or months. You may start out sleeping normally then you may switch to a more active dream state. Dreaming occurs in a less dense sleep level. It may be that you are not acheiving a more restful sleep due to being stuck in the dream state. You doctor may be able to prescribe something that will let you sleep more deeply. Once you return to sleeping more deeply, either with help or without, you will hopefully feel more rested. You might also try taking your med an hour or two before actually going to bed, provided that you adhere to the 2 hours after meals rule. It is best to be at home though, because Atripla also makes you dizzy.


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