Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014

HIV Life >> Living With HIV

Pages: 1
running4it
Newbie

Reged: 12/28/09
Posts: 6
Starting Meds Soon...Nervous...
      #249461 - 02/18/10 12:02 AM

I just recieved a call from my doctor today and she thinks I need to start meds sooner than later. Got some lab reports bad that werent so favorable.
Can anyone help with suggestions of how to overcome fear/anxiety about starting meds? I am so nervous and really dont know what to do. FEEDBACK please!!!

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Angel_Ronnie
Guru

Reged: 06/01/06
Posts: 256
Loc: Gauteng, South Africa
Re: Starting Meds Soon...Nervous... new
      #249462 - 02/18/10 08:13 AM

sit and ask yourself the question " if not now, when?" you have nothing to fear as i was exactly like you don't know what to expect when starting meds because of all the reading on these boards and aidsmeds so i created a fear that was unfounded because all don't react the same to meds and the side effects was zero with me.

--------------------
"Live for today, because what you do today is what you use to make your future"

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
iNvisible
Member

Reged: 12/21/09
Posts: 14
Re: Starting Meds Soon...Nervous... new
      #249463 - 02/18/10 09:14 AM

There's nothing to fear about the meds. My doc started me on Atripla and it has helped me tremendously. I feel tons better. I have more energy, and even though i still feel said I'm happy with the thought this virus is being kept in control. With the med you can beat this disease and it wont beat me...I hope this helps

--------------------
iNvisible

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TonyF
Regular

Reged: 02/13/09
Posts: 40
Re: Starting Meds Soon...Nervous... new
      #249589 - 03/01/10 05:31 PM

just remember... its your choice, not your doctor's. There's no law that says taking meds is something you must do.

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
August69
All Star

Reged: 03/22/08
Posts: 79
hey :) new
      #249670 - 03/07/10 08:00 AM

essentially, deep breathe, deep breathe... Now starting meds is nothing you need to worry about.. I started 2 years ago and am doing wonderfully.. even better health than when I was not sick LOL.. truthfully everyone reacts different to the meds, depending on what you start on..IF you have a good doc, then everything will be fine, ...

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mrkchaloner
Newbie

Reged: 03/16/10
Posts: 6
Re: Starting Meds Soon...Nervous... new
      #249792 - 03/18/10 01:23 PM

I STARTED MEDS 3 MONTHS AGO AND WAS TERRIFIED BEFORE I STARTED. I TAKE TRUVADA AND VIRAMUNE AND AFTER 3 MONTHS MY CD4 HAS DOUBLED AND MY VIRAL LOAD IS NEARLY UNDETECTABLE. I HAD SICKNESS AND DIAERREA FOR COUPLE OF WEEKS BUT NOW NO PROBLEMS. ANYWAY, GOOD LUCK

--------------------
Been diagnosed for 3 years and started meds 3 months ago. Not as bad as I was imagining.

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


What's New at TheBody.com

Additional Information
0 registered and 1 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  TheBody, bogart, crabman, riverprincess 

Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is enabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Thread views: 2901

 
Jump to

Contact Us | Privacy Statement The Body

*
UBB.threads™ 6.2.3