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oksikoko
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Re: Just started my treatment today.
      04/14/13 02:08 AM

Hey, Mark! It's great to hear you started your medication and aren't having any serious issues with side effects. For me, they came and went in the beginning but nowadays I don't seem to have any. They say most people feel better once they get their viral loads down. I mean, if you had a cold virus running rampant in your body, you'd feel pretty run down. It's the same in principle - one of the many reasons to keep your viral load as low as you can. I felt like crap when mine was only 130,000+. I'm really glad to hear you're bringing it down from half a million. That's a real cross to bear. Bare? Bear. Whichever.

I agree with other posters here: just stick to the regimen and you'll be fine. If you're adherent and still somehow need to swap out medication (either for side effects or for the very rare occurrence of virologic failure), as long as you're seeing your doctor regularly and watching your numbers, you'll be able to make informed choices to keep your health up.

The important thing is to be in control of it, and it sounds like you are.

One note: I think I read someone here saying Sustiva was part of your regimen. If you're on Isentress and Kivexa, it's not. You don't have any non-nukes in that combo, just the two NRTIs (Kivexa) and an integrase inhibitor (Isentress). So, your side effect profile may vary quite a bit from that of someone on, say, Atripla, which does have Sustiva. Of course, as others said, side effect profiles vary wildly from person to person anyway.

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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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