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Author Topic: New on Atripla but SAD  (Read 2349 times)

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Offline sololo

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New on Atripla but SAD
« on: March 03, 2012, 08:41:53 AM »
Hello Guys,
I'm 26 yrs Male, base in Nairobi, Kenya

I tested pos Feb 2012....

Started Atripla Yesterday 03-March 2012

Had sleepless night and woke up very tired.

What should i eat in the morning? Can i drink water when i feel tasty at night after taking my meds?

What time should i should stop eating? I took my first dose 12:10am yesterday.

I feel so moody today. Is it part of the effect?

Offline mecch

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Re: New on Atripla but SAD
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 09:10:00 AM »
Hello welcome to the forum!

Everyone reacts differently to starting HAART.  Its pretty common to feel off-kilter the first week or even for a few.  Other people feel no effects.

I'm sorry you couldn't sleep. Try not to worry about everything.  And try not to anticipate what effects you might have in the future, from HAART, because it may all chill out soon enough.

You can drink, of course!

What do you normally eat in the morning?  I suppose if you were not used to going to bed on an empty stomach, you may be hungrier than usual in the mornings.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: New on Atripla but SAD
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 09:16:41 AM »
Hi Solo,
I had the same issue when i started Atripla, i've changed meds since, but can give you some information.

Instead of taking it before you go to sleep, my doctor advised me to take it a couple hours before i got to bed.  For example.  i used to take mine at 11 or 1130 then went to bed, i had to get up early for work, so it didn't have enough time to get settle down.  My doctor had me take it two hours before i went to bed, so I took it at 830pm and went to bed around 11 and felt much better the next day. 

Always eat at least two hours prior to taking the pill in the beginning and always drink plenty of water.   Drinking lots of water helped the side effects quite a bit as far as the 'high' feeling etc.   

hope this helps

11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD
09/05/2014 switched meds isentress, prezcobix -still only two antivirals
10/14/2015  cd4-600 , VL-UD

Offline sololo

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Re: New on Atripla but SAD
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 09:21:38 AM »
Thanks Mike and Mecch. I appreciate your replies. xxx

Offline alonedee

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Re: New on Atripla but SAD
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 01:40:52 PM »
Hi  m based in botswana and wen i first  started on atripla i also had trouble sleeping i signed on to ths forum and so much help i got from it, make sure u take atripla atlist 2hrs or more afta ur last meal of the day, almost on an empty stomach and 2 take atripla wen u go to sleep, that is wen u get to bed so that by the time the dizziness occurs ul be fast asleep, it worked for me, m no longa tired in the mornings and sleep well, strange dreams may occur bt apparently they are some of the side effects and tend to go away after some weeks, im on the 4th week


Offline sololo

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Re: New on Atripla but SAD
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 03:31:15 PM »
Hello Alonedee,

Many thanks for the note. How are you? can we have a chat? wanna ask you a few questions. thanks



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