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Author Topic: Fatigue / Atripla??  (Read 1263 times)

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Offline SteveS

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Fatigue / Atripla??
« on: March 11, 2014, 02:42:15 PM »
hey -

recent diagnosis - less than a year - with excellent numbers. I was undetectable within 2 weeks and only had a VL-400 to start with. CD4 consistently about 1000, even when diagnosed.

basically I have been happy with Atripla. No significant side effects. I cannot take Complera because of one other med I am on which interacts with it.

However - the past 10 days or so I have noticed significant fatigue. There is a difference between "tired" and "fatigue" if you know what I mean? And around 4:30 in the afternoon I have to sleep for 20 minutes. I have no choice.

I just had my numbers done a few weeks ago - I am sure all is good there. No other major health issues. Otherwise health feels fine. Is this possibly the Atripla? Does this possibly "come and go"?

Any advice is appreciated. Dr. has mentioned Stribild, but I was not going to switch since Atripla had been working so well.

Offline buginme2

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Re: Fatigue / Atripla??
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 02:51:44 PM »
No one is going to be able to definitively tell you if atripla is causing your fatigue.  Your doctor should do some due diligence in finding a cause. 

That said, I was on atripla for a couple years.  My experience is you feel fine..then you don't.  It's kind of a mind Fuck.  If you can't find a cause or are leaning that it's atripla don't hesitate to change.  The newer meds have far fewer side effects.

If you feel this good on atripla imagine how good you will feel on a med with fewer side effects.  I don't know anyone that has regretted changing.
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Offline eric48

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Re: Fatigue / Atripla??
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 05:42:48 PM »
I think you posted similar questions on fatigue back in June.

So to make it short:
VL :  from 400 to 40 (or less)
CD4 : from 1000 to 1000
Psyche : from shock to depression

Cost $20.000

Doc suggested route: increase per annum cost from $20.000 to $ 50.000

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NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD ; CD4 > 900; CD4/CD8 ~ 1.5   stock : 6 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF ; 2014: Clin. Trial NCT02157311 = 4days ON, 3days OFF ; 2015: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02157311 ; 2016: use of granted patent US9101633, 3 days ON, 4days OFF; 2017: added TDF, so NVP/TDF/ABC/3TC, once weekly


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