Dec 29, 2002
Vivid dreams are a bit of a problem. Do they subside over time? would another sleeping aid like hydroxyzine hcl or even benedryl help? or should i discuss a script for xanax? or is all this too much stress on my liver? In general, sustiva seems to be a very good drug and i want to keep taking it. I just don't like it messing with my sleep.
Response from Dr. Frascino
When I took Sustiva, I too was amazed at the vivid, very bizarre dreams! Actually, I quite liked them; however, I can certainly understand why many folks would find them somewhat alarming. The good news is that Sustiva's symptoms are often transient and usually subside spontaneously in 4-6 weeks. Depending on your other HIV meds, certain sleep aids can be used without unduly stressing your liver, or creating other problems. However I do recommend you talk to your HIV specialist before adding anything to your regimen to avoid adverse drug interactions. If the symptoms are persisting for more than 6-8 weeks, they may not subside on their own, in which case you'll have to decide whether or not a change in therapy is necessary. However, for now, try to hang in there for at least 4-6 weeks to see if you, like most other Sustiva users, will have only an initial transient problem with wild dreams.
Good luck and hopefully more pleasant dreams.
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