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DaveSF
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Re: Just started my treatment today.
      04/11/13 05:07 PM

Hey, that's great to hear, Mark. The vivid dreams are a common side-effect of Sustiva (one of the drugs in your combo) and they usually diminish over time, but don't necessarily go away completely. I actually enjoyed that side-effect, but I pretty much always have good dreams. I've heard that they are no fun if you have nightmares, but I just never experience those.

I assume you are taking your medication before bedtime, which is the right thing to do if you want to minimize the impact of the Sustiva effects. I found it very unpleasant to take Sustiva any other time (like if I forgot to take it before bed and had to take it the next morning.) It would make my head all foggy for a couple hours, it felt a bit like I'd taken some kind of recreational drug, which isn't a pleasant feeling when you are trying to work, drive, or "function" and want to be at full cognitive power. Taking it before bed solves that problem because any mental fog occurs while you are asleep and you don't even become aware of it.

Glad to hear about the increase in energy – don't know why, but I wouldn't question it, it's all good! I think you've got a great attitude, and I predict a long and happy life. I love reading reports like yours!

Best of continued luck to you... 30 years from now we'll probably all be cured, but if not, you'll be an old pro at it (like I am now) and undoubtedly be inspiring others to the same kind of successful outcome you'll be embodying.

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* Just started my treatment today. Mark100 03/29/13 12:09 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. Mark100   04/28/13 11:03 AM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. poslady81   05/10/13 06:52 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. DaveSF   05/06/13 10:14 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. oksikoko   04/14/13 02:08 AM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. Mark100   04/10/13 08:29 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. riverprincessModerator   04/11/13 07:07 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. DaveSF   04/11/13 05:07 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. Starboy   04/07/13 05:07 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. iam1   04/01/13 03:10 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. DaveSF   04/04/13 04:00 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. Mark100   04/01/13 09:50 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. kicker   03/29/13 04:33 PM
. * Re: Just started my treatment today. Mark100   03/29/13 05:50 PM

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