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Offline Kalel

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Change meds again?
« on: September 06, 2019, 11:56:17 am »
Hi All!!
After 2 years UD my doctor is asking me if i would like to change my meds to Dolutegravir, since its free now in my country.

Im talking meds since 2013, I found out about it very early so my CD4 is really good, around 1077 and Im very healthy and nothing to complain.

Currently taking Lamivudina + tenofovir + atazanavir + ritonavir.

I know Dolutegravir its a better option for my body, but should i do it?

I've already changed my meds twice, since it took more than a year and half for me to go UD on truvada.
After that i got some continuous Blips on 2016 and had to change to a stronger regimen.
But ever since everything is fine.

Not sure if I want to change, cause I like to know that I have a better option of regimen if anything goes wrong. Does it make sence?

Thanks again!!!

Offline harleymc

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Re: Change meds again?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 04:33:04 am »
If you change and if for some reason you don't like the new medication, you can change back.

Nothing about changing regimens while undetectable prevents changing back.

Offline Kalel

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Re: Change meds again?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 01:33:14 pm »
Thank you for reply.
I know I could change back, but i guess o feel more confortable to know that I have a better option of meds in case of another blip.
At se same time it would be better for my body since dolutegravir is better for my kidneys at long term.

My doctors opinion is "it's up to you", so..

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Re: Change meds again?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 01:51:09 pm »
The doctor is correct it's up to you.

Look if all is going well, your labs are good and your health is being closely monitored I could fully understand staying with what you have, on the otherhand I also fully understand switching.

Did they mention what the complete combination will be?  Presuming it's dolutegravir & lamivudine?

Dolutegravir personally I find a great drug but like all things it's not for everyone. Should it not work out you can switch back
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Offline Kalel

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Re: Change meds again?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 02:11:11 pm »
Thanks Jim.
Yes it's Dolutegravir and Lamivudine.
2 pills instead of 4 that I take today.

I never had any kind of collateral effects, I guess will ask for his opinion a third time, but I'm not willing to change.

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Re: Change meds again?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 02:22:28 pm »
Well if you don't switch at least it's nice to know you have options should you ever change your mind.  ;)
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