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Author Topic: Biktarvy and insomnia?  (Read 566 times)

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Offline marky

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Biktarvy and insomnia?
« on: January 07, 2019, 03:06:57 pm »
Anyone on Biktarvy have any issues with insomnia?  I was on Triumeq but had issues with insomnia.  Switched back to my old meds .... now am considering Biktarvy.   

Offline gorka

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Re: Biktarvy and insomnia?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 12:43:45 am »
I am on biktarvy. wkae up every morning at 2 and cant sleep again.  I started smoking weed and that helps.  I fall asleep as soon as I have one puff from oil cathridge. before that I would stay up till 6 or so and by then it would be time to go to work so I felt exhausted

Offline Mightysure

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Re: Biktarvy and insomnia?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 12:06:41 pm »
Before this clinical trial, I experienced bad insomnia with tenofovir and emtricitabine. Did two sleep studies and they couldn't figure it out.  Wasn't until May of last year when I was on a regimine without either of those and my sleep drastically improved. 

Offline opus5151

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Re: Biktarvy and insomnia?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 03:14:04 am »
so strange, i just went from 10 years of atripla straight to biktarvy, my joints ache, hand tingles, shoulder hurts and now i'm nausea and cannot sleep...anyone else have this?

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Re: Biktarvy and insomnia?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 03:24:50 am »
@opus5151

Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear about the suspected Biktarvy problems you are experiencing. Have you spoken to your ID doctor about this? If it does not settle and bothers you than perhaps a switch to something more suited might be in order.

As you are new to the forum its customary to have an introduction thread of your own at first, so when you are next on the forum if you could open a new topic in the "Living with HIV" section as an introduction thread and introduce yourself to the other forum members, it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Biktarvy and insomnia?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:48:38 pm »
I have been taking Biktarvy for two months after many years on a similar regimen of Truvada and Isentress and so far have noticed no side effects.  I sleep well and feel good.
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