|just started atripla
Jun 25, 2008
I recently tested HIV+. My viral load was 45,000 and CD4 was 511, yet my doc suggested I start Altripla. I've been on them only 2 days and I am extremely anxious, jumpy,on edge, and having trouble concentrating. Are these side effects that should diminish. No problem sleeping though, the effect I was most warned aboutDid I start too early with those blood levels? Unfortunately there's probably no turning back.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Your symptoms are common and likely due to the efavirenz in Sustiva. For most patients those annoying symptoms taper/diminish steadily over the first 2-4 weeks so that after one month only about 5-10% note ongoing problems. KH
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