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Author Topic: Day 7 on Atripla  (Read 2761 times)

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Offline Hzandi

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Day 7 on Atripla
« on: January 07, 2013, 02:25:14 PM »
Hey Guys!

Happy New year!

Hope everyone is doing great and started this year on a good note....  ;)

Well I started it on a "good pill" that will definitely help me see many many more... After a lot of research about Atripla I must say I was terrified but I couldn't even get to a point where I had to weigh my options.... cause starting on my meds was the only best option I have..

Was expecting so much but a lil happened.... The first 3 days were filled with a lot of vivid weird dreams.. which I found to be very funny but I had all the time to entertain them as I was not worried about going to work the following day.... I must say starting my meds a couple of days before going back to the land of slavery was the best decision ever... Besides the dreams which have stopped .. for now... I haven't experienced any side effects really... And I am very glad... I have my last meal at 6Pm and take my meds at 10:30PM.

I have started exercising and a healthy diet.   

I have realised that most people complain about weight gain when taking Atripla...  seeing that I have had weight issues for most of my adult life and have been trying to deal with it before starting with my meds... I must say.. I will have to live with the weight I have currently.. obviously maintaining.. It would be great if I can shed a few.. healthily without sickness... But really its not like I'm obese or anything.

I know that most people have had the rash towards the end of week one or two.. well I'm praying that I don't since the 1st 4 weeks of work are going to be hectic and cannot afford to be going to meetings with "unexplained" sicknesses..

On a lighter note.. I really see myself leading a much more healthier life than I did before testing positive

All in all.. I just wanted to give you guys an update and to let you know that I'm alive and well and will be for a long time... :-)

Laters! 8)
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Offline skycee

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Re: Day 7 on Atripla
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 10:31:54 PM »
Congratulations dear.

Many more happy years for you.
Infected September's 2012
Seroconverted October 2012
Elisa test- indeterminate 20th November. 2012
Rapid test - Negative 23th November 2012
Elisa test - Positive 10th December 2012
CD4 - 546, 12th Dec 2012
CD4 600+, VL 6702 26th March 2013

Offline onemoretime

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Re: Day 7 on Atripla
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 01:08:18 PM »
Welcome,  I remember my first day.. I just dropped the meds, truvada, sustiva back then.  I called a friend from work and told him.. i starting the meds,  next day he asked how i was and i said... well i woke up.. so it didn't kill me.... and had no problems for several years.. Now i have some issues with fat distribution but it can be just aging issues as well. 
08/04 diag 490 cd4 vl 50,000
10/25/05 436 50,513 hvb 1.1 billion
12/13/05 truvada sustiva
02/16/06 742 und, hpb 63,000
04/27/06 740 und hpb 60,000
01/05/07 458 und hvb und
03/08   470 undetectable still on atripla. Non smoking (chantex)
08/08 cd4 550 undetectable hiv, Hep B UND. Atripla
06/09  cd4 444, vl undetectable testo 130
09/09/09 CD4 687 46% UND  Testo 213 started androgel
10/12/09 cd4 682 46% und testo 597
01/12/10 cd4 842 48% und testo 434
041010 cd4 693  53% testo 492
100410 cd4 568 48% testo 523
012711 cd4 523 hcv 56 testo 596
083011 cd4 280 Hcv/HIV und
042912 cd4 158 hcv /hiv und, was on hep c for 11 months. do have ssdi filed and getting LTD
061912 cd4 151, bactrum, hep c and hiv und
071712 cd4 287 52% HIV HCV und
112012 cd4 520

Offline redbull

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Re: Day 7 on Atripla
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 01:56:21 PM »
Sounds like your doing great!  Ive been on atripla for 3 yrs now.  Never had any problems other than diarrhea.   When I first started on it I was out of it & dizzy for 3 days but thats it.
If you wish to see the best in others, show the best of yourself.

5/20/09  tested poz
6/2/09  CD4-94    VL-380,000
8/09   Allergic reaction to bactrim
9/09/09  started Atripla
5/10    cd4 315  vl undetectable
3/11    cd4 400  undetectable
6/11.   Cd4 520. Undetectable
12/11. Cd4 450. Undetectable
6/12.   Cd4 600. UD
2/13.   Cd4 425. UD

Offline Fisher

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Re: Day 7 on Atripla
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 07:37:47 PM »
Starting Atripla a few months ago, only had one vivid dream . . . how the entire cosmos fit into a vessle of love. Unfortunately, none since. And no nightmares.

Only issue I had was sleeping.  After several months of "seeing it though" and failing to fall asleep for several hours after retiring for the day, I am now tripping on the wings of a butterfly, Lunesta.  Did the trick.

- 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 Western Blot
05/83 04/98 - Mon - Pa

Offline bulldogpride02

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Re: Day 7 on Atripla
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 02:20:50 PM »
ive been on it since may of 2012, the first few days it knocked me out  cold after taking it, i had the vivid dreams, thankfully all were pleasant, till a few months back i was having such terrible nightmares (to which im prone to anyway but they were worsened by the atripla) after a few meetings with a shrink i was able to resolve the underlying issues and havent had any since, but for me the hardest part is what i like to call "The Atrip-hang-over" Mornings are a Beast, i just have the hardest time getting myself up and out of bed, like i could just sleep all day if i could
Jan 07, 2014 Cd4: 246
Dec 19 2012  Cd4: 157
Sept 18 2012 Cd4: 115
May 23 2012  Cd4: 34

Offline bufguy

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Re: Day 7 on Atripla
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 09:59:40 AM »
I've been on Atripla for almost 5 years now. Other than some side effects for the first few weeks its been great. CD4 went from 511 to over 122 and Vl went from 47000 to consistently undetectable.
I have no vivid dreams, no morning hangover and can even take it with a meal. It has a long halflife so it is forgiving as far as missing your dose by a few hours.
My doc thinks its still the "gold standard"
Good Luck!
5/29/08 confirmed HIV+
6/23/08 Vl 47500  CD4 511/29% CD8 .60
start atripla
8/1/08 Vl 130  CD4 667/31% CD8 .70
9/18/08 Vl un  CD4 not tested
12/19/08 Vl un CD4 723/32% CD8 .80
4/3/09 Vl un CD4 615/36% CD8  .98
8/7/09 vl un CD4 689/35% CD8 .9
12/11/09 vl un CD4 712/38% CD8 .89
4/9/10 vl un CD4 796/39% CD8 1.0
8/20/10 vl un CD4 787/38% CD8 1.0
4/6/10 vl un CD4 865/35% CD8 .9
8/16/10 vl un CD4 924/37% CD8 1.0
12/23/10 vl un CD4 1006/35% CD8 .9
5/2/10 vl un CD4 1040/39% CD8 .9
8/7/13 vl un CD4 840/39% CD8 .9


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