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ScotCharles
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Experience with Provigal, Issentress or Prevista?
      #245296 - 04/10/09 12:43 PM

My psychiatrist has prescribed Provigal to boost my energy level and to counter the effects if HIV Associated Dementia. I am to work up to 200 mg twice a day. I am starting with 50 mg twice a day and will increase my intake by 50 mg each week until I reach the target level

So far I notice that I am more energetic. The drug does make my heart beat faster, but I am told this side effect will go away.

My Infectious disease specialist has prescribed Issentress and Prevista. Does anyone have experience taking these drugs?

Thanks for your input.

ScotCharles

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Re: Experience with Provigal, Issentress or Prevista? new
      #246131 - 06/15/09 02:27 PM

Prevista...doesn't come up on a Google search..but Prezista does.

I've been taking Atripla, sustiva(because taking Atripla everyday is too toxic for my kidneys), Ritonavir and Prezista for the past year. Only had the dream side effects due to the efavirenz (Sustiva). Been having troubles getting to sleep but don't know if thats caused by the medications or just the fact I watch TV until midnight. OTC sleeping pills have been working just fine though.

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Re: Experience with Provigal, Issentress or Prevista? new
      #246149 - 06/16/09 12:45 PM

Thanks,

I've taken meds since 1994 and I often forget or mispronounce the names of the meds I am taking. I've never been able to distinguish between ddi and ddc and ddt. Thanks for the info. I've found that Prevista causes intense dreams, but not the scary ones I had with Sustiva. I am surprised that you are having trouble sleeping since Sustiva makes one drowsy. I have bipolar disorder which often causes me to stay up for days on end. I take Depakote for that and a drug called Seroquel to help me sleep and calm the cyclic disrtubing dreams that bipolar can cause.

Thanks,

ScotCharles

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