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Author Topic: Started Meds Two Weeks Ago, Annoying Side Effects  (Read 1205 times)

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Offline BangkokGuy

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Started Meds Two Weeks Ago, Annoying Side Effects
« on: August 19, 2014, 02:51:10 AM »
Hi -- I posted this in the I Just Tested Positive forum, but maybe this is the better place.

I started a regimen of Sustiva and Combivir a bit over two weeks ago, and have had some side effects that have not let up.

Dizziness, headache, fatigue...not debilitating, but it has put a cramp in my style.

I'm not due to see my doc for another couple weeks.

Can I expect the side effects to ease up eventually?

Is there a good way to alleviate them besides the Tylenol I have been taking?

Any experiences with these drug combinations?  Would certainly appreciate any advice.

1 April 2013     HIV-
1 July 2013      very ill -- seroconversion?
1 March 2014   HIV+
                         CD4 787
4 April 2014     CD4 661 / 29%
                         VL 4,826
15 July 2014    CD4 588 / 30%
                         VL 16,364
03 Aug 2014    daily:  600mg Sustiva once; Combivir, twice
22 Aug 2014    CD4 683 / 34%
                          VL  46
22 Nov 2014    CD4 836 / 32%
                          VL <40

Offline eric48

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Re: Started Meds Two Weeks Ago, Annoying Side Effects
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 11:58:42 AM »
Can I expect the side effects to ease up eventually?

Apparently, for many people the answer seems to be YES

Do not hesitate to discuss this with doc
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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