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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 04:31 PM
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One of the things I hate much about HIV
Is having to swallow these horsepills every morning..still better than AZT where you had to take a dose every four hours...even when your sleeping. I would have to wake up during the night to take my pill.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-13-09 11:26 PM
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1. I feel like I have been lucky in that regard.
I have a once a day regimen that is either in the morning or evening (whichever I prefer). They said take it at night, but I have found it fits better in my routine in the am and I am better at taking every dose. My doctor said to take it whenever it worked for me. I have no side effects. In 7 years, only Sustiva gave me side effects (nightmares) but I took it for 2 years because I didn't know that was a normal side effect of the med. I only found out after I changed meds and the nightmares stopped. Now, I take Reyataz, Norvir, and Epzicom. They are all big pills, but you get used to them. I just take them with my vitamin.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-18-09 05:19 AM
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2. I take Atripla at night (it's got Sustiva as part of the combo, noted above.)
Vivid dreams were bizarre at first but have since mellowed out. It is working OK for me, and the one a day routine fits. I got erratic with an earlier combo I had been on for years, Kaletra and two others. Missed too many doses.
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-03-09 12:02 PM
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3. My S/O was on Atripla for a time...
he never had the dreams that others talk about, but it made him extremely paranoid and moody. He's since been put on something different.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:16 PM
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4. I take Atripla also.
My Doctor warned me of the vivid dreams and told me what not to watch before I went to bed. He also told me that if I watched porn before going to bed I may have vivid dreams but at least they would be pleasant ones. He was right.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 11:32 PM
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5. I've been on the same meds since diagnosed in 1998 but maybe its time to consider a change....
Combivir and Viracept are okay but pleasant "vivid" dreams sound like fun!
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 12:16 AM
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6. Best advice I can give you is don't change unless you have to.
I started on Sustiva and Truvada which basically what Atripla is. My doctor warned me that if I have to change do it for a good reason, once you stop a regiment it may not work for you again and there still are not that many choices to choose from.

:hug:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 12:24 AM
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7. To be absolutely honest, I was just bull shitting....13 years these meds have worked for me
When they stop, I'll change, but not one day sooner. Mine was pretty much the original cocktail-they've modified the doses so its now fewer pills but otherwise its the same.

I'm a firm believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
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