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Author Topic: Truvada & Isentress - FLATULENCE >>>>FAAAART!!!  (Read 3729 times)

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Offline pozsitive

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Truvada & Isentress - FLATULENCE >>>>FAAAART!!!
« on: December 18, 2012, 07:38:56 PM »

Hi everyone I just wanted to get some feedback from you in terms of your treatment.

Im 2.5 yrs HIV + diagnosed, my numbers were good until very recently... LOW viral low until my CD went down... as expected.... 250.

No choice to start therapy.. although I have been running away from it. Halloween night I started with my combo, 2 pills 9am and 1 pill 9pm.

First week, I was going to washroom about 7 times a day... I was like a bird making number 2s all the time.. and my stomach was super super full of gas...it was really TERRIBLE... to be in work meeting and feeling like I has an alien kicking inside my stomach.

I noticed I could not sleep well at night.... so I changed my schedule to 7am and 7pm. that made it for me, im back to be a sleeping beauty... IN ALL sense of the word :)

Other side effects... light nausea... really nothing major... no headaches... no diarreah, no pains, no rash. zero.

After only 1 month...(not even finished my first month) I became UD.... my doc was really shocked how good this combo is...

right now the only adverse side effect... FARTS.... I really hate that... Im most times bearing so many farts is not funny... I look like a 5 month pregnant guy... AND NOT the good pregnant...If u know what I mean

Should I expect this to disappear...??? Any other experiences...

If this combo keep making me flatulent like this.. Im thinking switching to Kevixa...

HELP!!! prrrrrrt...sorry I said I was flatulent


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Re: Truvada & Isentress - FLATULENCE >>>>FAAAART!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 07:56:22 PM »
hey poz!

welcome to the forums!
Wow! what an opener! :)

as for the side effects of the meds...
hang tight.
side effects can take awhile to improve.
while there are several "options" of meds available, you also need to realize that the options are still limited to a point.
give it some time.

congrats on your great results on meds!

take care.
33 years hiv+ with a curtsy.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Truvada & Isentress - FLATULENCE >>>>FAAAART!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 08:03:25 PM »
The viead is Truvada can cause you to fart. It stops after a few weeks.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline jd0525

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Re: Truvada & Isentress - FLATULENCE >>>>FAAAART!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012, 11:04:28 PM »
I just recently started Isentress + Truvada and you aren't alone! I had gas for a couple weeks, but then it went away over time.

Make sure you increase your fiber intake while on this! I've noticed some constipation, but that ended quickly with fiber supplements. ;)

I was diagnosed in September '12 and once I switched from Atripla to Isentress+Truvada, my VL dropped big time and my CD4 skyrocket up plus my energy levels are so much better :)

Good luck!

Offline pozsitive

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Re: Truvada & Isentress - FLATULENCE >>>>FAAAART!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 07:29:36 AM »
Thank you people

im hoping the farting goes away indeed. In a week my second month supply is over.

It would be a shame having to change treatment over such a small but painful thing

I mean I feel a bit stupid...if I compare what others in past (90s) had to go thru with AZT and the numerous side effects.

Aside from that think I gained a few pounds....but thats normal since my body is not fighting virus no more.

I feel GREAT...in fact much much better than i expected to be

Cheerios people


Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Truvada & Isentress - FLATULENCE >>>>FAAAART!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 08:36:33 AM »
buy some Beano or something similar
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Fisher

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Re: Truvada & Isentress - FLATULENCE >>>>FAAAART!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 08:43:21 PM »
Same issue with Atripla.  Perhaps we should all band together and become the newest source for renewable, biodegradeable energy.
- fisher
06/15 CD 365 %24 VL<20
01/15 CD 468 %24 VL<20
09/14 CD 385 %22 VL<20
07/14 CD 391 %20 VLUD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL<20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL<20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL<20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL 22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL<20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 Ė Western Blot
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Offline pozsitive

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Re: Truvada & Isentress - FLATULENCE >>>>FAAAART!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 10:14:37 AM »
Well I guess all I read indicates will be hard to stay away from farts....

Gotta live with them.....may the lord protect the others and my feather cover (duvee)

I will try with beano but hardly think will make an impact.

It has become better so I guess just have to get used to it.

I should bottle them and sell them to Iran so they can use them as weapon of mass destructions hahahahahaha

I will stick with isentress and truvada



Merry new year and happy xmas


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