Smoking And Taking Efavirenz
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineYou are experiencing what is most likely an efavirenz effect on the brain which is most intense/frequent in first 1-2 weeks and for most patients diminished by week 4 (perhaps 10% still having such annoying side effects after the first month). I... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineMost patients would do OK if switching from Atripla to efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir (particularly if HLA B5701 negative). The major issue with starting efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir is a higher rate of skin/hypersensitivity issues resulting... Read more »
Program for Wellness RestorationDave Food increases Efavirenz blood levels and possibly side effects. It sounds to me that your life style does not allow you to take this drug on an empty stomach. There is absolutely nothing wrong in telling your doctor that your life style gets... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineMany patients smoke marijuana and take efavirenz containing HIV regimens without much difficulty. Certainly marijuana can heighten some of the brain/central nervous system side effects of efavirenz but that effect is highly variable from person to... Read more »
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Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 RepliesIf Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute it with another drug).
However, there are ways to ensure your sleep is as good as possible.
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Posted by alive2, 2 Repliessince the 4th of july, i have been trying to get myself independent of smoking cigarettes. although i have yet to kick the habit completely, i have been able to cut down.i used to smoke 2 packs a day, but, now im down to half a pack a day.thats a... Read more »
Posted by Survivor, 1 ReplySnippett from POZ Magazine... Poz.com
What a Drag: Smoking and HAART Butt Heads
by Nicole Joseph
May 10, 2006Smoking is bad for your healththats not news. But the nearly 70% of people with HIV who light up on a regular basis might be interested to know... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replywhen you take your meds do you get high ? do you get a rush like caffeine or a downer like sleeping pills ? do you feel anything from the pills ?
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