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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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