|Sustiva-Truvada, no major side effects
Jul 14, 2005
Hi, I started my first therapy 3 weeks ago, my values were: CD4 240, VL 55.000, I was tested positive three years ago. Before starting with the meds, I read here a little about their side effects and I got quite scared about those of Sustiva. I don't have a real question, but I thought that you could like to publish my little note as an encouragement for those who are about to start a therapy and by reading the FAQ here start thinking that it is going to be a real nightmare. Well, I take my pills (two) at 11 pm. The first morning after I have started, I felt massively hangover (Sustiva!) but the night was absolutely quiet and I managed to go to work and have a relatively normal day at the office. For a few days I felt drousy in the morning, but after one week even this feeling has desappeared. No nightmares, no allucinations, no vivid dreams. No stomach or diarrea problems. Ok, if I have some drinks after taking the pills, I start feeling a bit strange, but I think this is really a marginal thing, considering that last week I had my first blood check and the VL has dropped to 200 (from 55k) in less then two weeks! Bon courage to everybody!
| Response from Dr. Henry
Thanks for sharing your positive story. After answering many difficult questions I was encouraged myself to be reminded that many patients do well on the increasing number of simple effective regimens that are available. KH
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