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coqui00623
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Re: Question about Atripla...
      01/31/13 02:18 PM

Have been on Atripla since 2006. Have read the other responses and in full agreement with their responses. Having said that let me offer a few common sense tips based on my experiences. (1) Vivid dreams: not a big issue (2) Atripla should be taken at night before you go to bed or whenever your normal sleep cycle begins so that you sleep through any side effects (2) your body will QUICKLY ADJUST in a matter of days to Atripla but I recommend that for at least 72 hours after beginning Atripla you not drive or operate machinery if at all possible. If this is not an option then exercise extreme care when doing so. (3) Mood swings: you may find yourself more easily agitated over insignificant issues ... just remember its the Atripla ... get over it. (4) Be proactive about your own care... keep records of your viral loads and cd4 levels start a ledger and remember to record any significant events such as operations, bouts of illness (ie: flu, etc) which may impact on your viral load. In 2010 I had my gall bladder removed and noticed an elevation in my viral load but QUICKLY lowered to below 100 (5) buy/secure a weekly pill case and take your Atripla about the same time each day. This is helpful because there will be times when you may not remember taking your pill and you can look at your pill case and see whether it is still there... if not there then you took your daily dose. (6) no significant weight gain/reduction... eat smart... consult your primary care doctor about taking a multi-vitamin. Its only one pill a day alot better than taking 3 or 4. (7) if you do need to be hospitalized for any reason be sure to BRING YOUR MEDS WITH YOU for the duration ... this is a speciality drug and hospitals are not required to have it in stock. You need to be proactive about your health. Do not let FEAR stand in your way!

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* Question about Atripla... OrkoSnarf74 01/23/13 04:56 PM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... oksikoko   02/28/13 12:36 AM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... oksikoko   02/28/13 12:17 AM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... southsam7   02/06/13 02:16 AM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... oksikoko   02/28/13 12:27 AM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... markvin   02/03/13 05:15 PM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... coqui00623   01/31/13 04:09 PM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... miamorphos   01/31/13 03:30 PM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... coqui00623   01/31/13 02:18 PM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... Noel54   01/31/13 02:06 PM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... Crickets12   01/31/13 01:31 PM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... krdillon   01/26/13 10:08 AM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... xas   01/24/13 06:00 AM
. * Re: Question about Atripla... riverprincessModerator   01/26/13 10:47 AM

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