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Author Topic: Leaving Atripla  (Read 2386 times)

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Offline alisenjafi

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Leaving Atripla
« on: November 15, 2006, 09:01:20 PM »
Today I went to get my results which is what I expected. I have been a constant 600-800 cd 4 and
< 50 vl  since starting meds back in 5/03. The first thing my doc asks is why my first doc had put me on meds. We had the conversation about 6 months ago where my doc was thinking of taking me off meds due to the steadiness of my results. I had even brought my history to him. Not sure if he will decide to take me off, but I get to stretch my visits by an extra month. Now 3 times a year.

He then asked how I was doing with the Atripla. I told him that after 2 months, I still have unsteady sleep patterns, and then told him the bizarre dreams. I also notice I have skight mood swings , a feeling of the blues
 He wondered why , since I have been on Sustiva, Epivir, Viriad and Ziagin since 9/03. I too wondered. He asked what I thought about entering in the files- I guess this goes to the FDA or somewhere.I thought it would be helpful for others to use as a guide when choosing. Maybe add to the legend. Ironically I just picked up another months supply yesterday. But am going in in 2 weeks with my history again to decide if I should go on the ever glorious Roman holiday. And if not get a new perscription.

On another note I have a lesion on my temple. After dealing with skin cancer in 04, I told them I need to see a dermatologist. So now in April 07 I get to see one!   It has started to change in appearance and I am a little peeved.
And I thought this only happened in Europe! I also got my flu shot and am starting to feel lousy.
Well at least my numbers were good.
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Offline Christine

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Re: Leaving Atripla
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2006, 01:14:53 PM »
Your numbers are good! That is a good thing! Good luck with the skin spot, if you see that it starts to change, have your appointment moved up.

Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000


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