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Author Topic: Stop Atripla and other treatment option?  (Read 2229 times)

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Offline jacken

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Stop Atripla and other treatment option?
« on: March 18, 2013, 10:11:07 AM »
Almost two years since my diagnosis, I decided to start meds because of increasing viral load.

My doc prescribed Atripla. It first took a few days to get adjusted to the drunken feeling. A week later, I had body rash. Two weeks later, my doc told me to stop the meds. I had Atripla for two weeks and my labs show a decrease of VL from 3600 to 57. It seems that Atripla was working well but my brain always felt foggy.

Is it a good idea to stop Atripla? Now that I have stopped, what other treatment options could I have?

I am not on treatment now as the doc wants me to wait a few weeks until rash is gone and my body is ready for another treatment.

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Stop Atripla and other treatment option?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 10:30:57 AM »
Hi Jacken,

Sorry to hear about your rash.  I have to say that Atripla 'for me' was a bad experience, some folks are good with it, but it did a number on me with multiple side effects.

My doctor switched me to Isentress, norvir, prezista and this combo is a breeze compared to the Atripla.  there are a couple other one a day pills such as complara or Strilibid. 

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 Matts

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Re: Stop Atripla and other treatment option?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 04:37:25 PM »
You have a lot of options:)
Only some:

Complera (Eviplera)
Reyataz + Norvir + Truvada
Prezista + Norvir + Truvada
Isentress + Truvada
Isentress + Prezista +Norvir
Kaletra + Combivir (for pregnant women)
Selzentry+Reyataz (with or without Norvir)

and some more...

Offline jacken

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Re: Stop Atripla and other treatment option?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 10:45:34 PM »
Thank you. Good to know these options when discussing treatments with my doc.

Is there any guide to decide a treatment or is it more like trail and error approach?

I started first with Atripla because of one pill a day and like mikeyb39, it was a bad experience for me.


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