|Side Effects and CD4 Count
Feb 8, 2009
I am wondering if side effects in Atripla decrease or increase as your cd4 counts changes or if there is any relation at all?
I am currently on Atripla. When I started i had a cd count of 20 and I had virtually zero side effects. About 6 months in my cd4 is up to 150 and VL Undetectable however some of the side effects are starting to show up that did not show before. I realize that its a bit unusual to see side effects start this late however I have read some reports of some drugs that produce more side effects for people with higher cd4 counts tho as far as I know Atripla is not on that list. While my cd4 count is not high by anyones standard I am wondering if they tend to get less as I get into the 300-400 range that I am hoping for. To be more specific the side effects I am noticing are the Sustiva side effects of an overall drunken feeling, semi fatigue and INCREDIBLY vivid dreams. I have already taken your advice on when I should take my meds in relation to eating however I must stress that these did not appear for months after starting which is whats prompting my question. The first 3 months there were no vivid dreams. Now I feel like im in a movie whenever I go to sleep. I know that I can consider a regimen change however my question here is more specific to if there is any relation to side effects and cd4 counts when dealing with Sustiva or Atripla. Thanks so much
|Response from Dr. Henry|
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