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Author Topic: Started on Atripla (my first ARV) yesterday, what a rollercoaster ride!!  (Read 1444 times)

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Offline gaynpositive

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I started on Atripla yesterday, December 1st, coinciding with World AIDS Day! haha, what a coincidence!! and a hell of a rollercoaster ride it was!!

Having read all about ARVs and their side effects, let me start by saying that I was very very lucky to choose and make my decisions all through this journey from being diagnosed 4 years ago and now starting the meds. A lot of poz friends helped me through these 4 years, including some very nice people here in this forum, who were always there to answer my every damn query ;)..i cant thank you all enough!!

yea, coming down to the "rollercoaster ride" ;)..having read all about intense, vivid dreams on Atripla.., i experienced them first hand yesterday night, but apart from one big bad dream, i had two very good vivid intense dreams, so i am happy at the end of this first night! :)

I lost my mom about a year ago, and my first vivid intense dream was about her..i not only saw her alive and was talking to her one moment, and was carrying her dead body on my shoulders the next (we in India carry our dead parents to the temple for some rituals before cremation)..it was pretty depressing and did kind of wake me up for a while..but i went to sleep again and had pretty good dreams about vacationing with my friends and lying on a beach and talking and chatting and having fun ;))...

then the best dream came..i met my boyfriend in my dreams (i dont have a boyfriend and god knows, i have been yearning for one since a long long time!)..and my god!! he was the ideal man i ever wanted..!!! the perfect, beautiful, sexy guy ..of my dreams...hahaha, yea ..he was in my dreams..hahaha..and i was having coffee with him in a coffee shop..:)) ..and how happy was I, meeting him..at least in my dreams, though not in actual life.!!

well, i wonder how come i remember all these three dreams so clearly..they were all so intense! maybe it was coz i had already read so much about this particular side effect that i experienced these dreams..or maybe i was actually having this side effect of Sustiva, i dont know..but i m happy and it sounds weird, but I am actually looking forward to Night Two on Atripla!

yes, one thing i forgot to mention..i did have a bit of dizziness when i got up in the morning, like i have when i have a hangover when i had drank too much alcohol the night before partying out with friends..so that was again not too unusual !!

and yes, i had no nausea, vomiting or anything else this first night :)

Thanks guys as always for being such a wonderful wonderful support!
« Last Edit: December 02, 2012, 06:15:57 AM by gaynpositive »


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