|2nd night on Complera
Sep 5, 2012
I'm wondering what the expect. I was diagnosed with autoimmune liver disease in jan 12 and have been taking prednisone... which fucked me up. then i got diagnosed w hiv, my t cell count have droped from 578 to 188 since taking the prednisone and someother stuff but my viral load is undetectable. I've never taken hiv meds before, is it going to give me more energy?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
[See the individual drugs contained in Complera] -- Edurant and Truvada (rilpivirine /emtricitabine/tenofovir). Moderate to severe side effects are uncommon (2% or fewer of patients): insomnia, headache, nausea, dizziness, rash, abnormal dreams, and depressive disorders (depression, negative thoughts, suicidal thoughts or actions).
It's not uncommon for people who start HIV medications to experience mild initial symptoms, but overall, measures such as fatigue improve after starting. Your case is potentially different, since we're dealing with both HIV-related as well as liver-related illness.
I hope that helps, BY
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