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Isentress & Side Effects
      #252085 - 09/12/10 06:52 PM

I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long (knowing that everyone's body is different) before getting better? ANY info will help...I am very depressed about this.

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Re: Isentress & Side Effects new
      #252118 - 09/14/10 10:12 PM

Why not discuss this with your doctor?

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Re: Isentress & Side Effects new
      #252127 - 09/15/10 10:04 PM

I tried Isentress a couple of months ago. It was great for my triglycerides, but I never adjusted to the side effects so had to switch back to my Norvir based regimen. On Isentress I felt like I had just drunk 3 cups of coffee - and I don't like caffeine. I couldn't sleep, was always tired, and honestly felt like I was on crack - I was talking really fast and was visibly "on drugs" according to my friends. I stayed on Isentress for 6 weeks and the side effects only BARELY lessened - they were still very much present and a problem. I was very sad to have to switch back, because I actually gained a little weight and my blood work was awesome.

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Re: Isentress & Side Effects new
      #252130 - 09/16/10 06:44 AM

I have been an Isentress user for the last 2 years and It causes me no side effects at all. You dont mention the other medications in your cocktail but I would bet on another drug causing your troubles. Give things another month and if you have had no improvement, sit down with your doctor and explain exactly what is happening and that a medication change is in order.

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