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Author Topic: Norvir, Truvada (ole) and Mr. Ray Ataz  (Read 3720 times)

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Offline Blond37

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Norvir, Truvada (ole) and Mr. Ray Ataz
« on: December 07, 2006, 12:28:09 PM »
newbie here. one thing i have like adhd and just as some people wash their ahds, when i say certain words, i have to say them a certain way (ex my apple ipod is an ipodis). so when i say truvada it sound spanish and i have to say truvada ole, and same with Mr Ray Ataz... and yes i know i said the t word in the previous sentencewith out the ole and its driving me crazy LOL.
ok so anywway those are the 3 meds i'm on .. good combo? crazy combo? side effex?
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Offline jerek

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Re: Norvir, Truvada (ole) and Mr. Ray Ataz
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 12:40:22 PM »
hey there stoopidnyc,

i have come to find this combo very effective.  i first started treatment after a 2 week battle with pcp pneumonia, my tcells were less than 5 and my viral load was 300,000.  the first combo i went on was truvada & viramune.  after 3 months i had no results from that combo.  my doc then switched me to truvada, reyataz, & norvir.  the first 2 weeks with the norvir can be pretty rough.  alot of nausea & feeling tired & out of it, but hang in there cuz it does get better, way better.  after about week 2 i had no more side effects, was feeling alot more energetic, and ready for whatever comes next.  after 2 months on the new combo i had my blood work done, my viral load went undetectable & tcells went from 5 to 65.  now mind you everyone reacts to meds differently but from what i have read and heard from others this is an excellent combo.  good luck & hope to hear good results from you!!

« Last Edit: December 07, 2006, 12:46:34 PM by jerek »

Offline alterman

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Re: Norvir, Truvada (ole) and Mr. Ray Ataz
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 01:07:21 AM »
I just took my first new meds Norvir Reyataz Epivir and Ziagen. I can't wait to be feeling alot better.

Offline HammyJ

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Re: Norvir, Truvada (ole) and Mr. Ray Ataz
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 02:21:14 AM »
I have been on a similar combo.....the same except abacavir has been added....for two months now....and I and my Dr. are very pleased how it has been working thus far.....percentages up, viral load almost undetectable, and Cd4's up by 100....This has been the best drug combo I have ever been on...(and I have been on meds for 15 of my 17 years Poz)....with the fewest side effects....bad gas is the only side effect that I can really think of...no lypodystrophy(yet), no belly, no loopy dreams, or horrible mood swings....and I have energy back to spare....I sincerely hope that your combo works as well for you as mine appears to be working for me...

Offline Robert

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Re: Norvir, Truvada (ole) and Mr. Ray Ataz
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 11:43:17 AM »
hey el stoopidio....

It's a great combo; effective and side effects aren't too bad.  I started this 3 years ago with 18 t-cells and vl 500,000.  Just got my labs back last week and t-cells are over 600.  Not bad. I've  been undetectable since March, 2004. 

There is a yellowing of the eyes and skin but that goes away after a couple of weeks.  AFter 3 years I still have gas.

I think you'll like el travada ole and Senor Ray Ataz and his friend nearly normal Norvir.


Offline HammyJ

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Re: Norvir, Truvada (ole) and Mr. Ray Ataz
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 04:20:06 PM »
I did forget to mention the side effect of jaundice, as Robert mentioned....I had it for about a month....not bad, really only I could tell that I was yellow...some people just thought I had been to a fake and bake(tanning salon) ...at any rate....around the third week, the jaundice started to disappear, as my Dr. and pharmacist told me it would.....Not all people on this combo will get jaundice(apparently caused by the Truvada) but most do, and it does go away in the majority of cases....

Offline newt

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Re: Norvir, Truvada (ole) and Mr. Ray Ataz
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2006, 04:30:15 PM »
jaundice on this combo is down to the Reyataz, which raises the liver enzyme bilirubin - it's this which makes your eyes yellow-like

- matt (slightly yellow eyes)

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