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What Medicine Do You Take?

What Medicine Do You Take?

I have no idea why or how but according to my viral load test my VL went from undetectable to 93. I have never missed my biktarvy. None of it makes sense.

My doctor mentioned possibly switching from biktarvy to something else to see if another medication would “jump start” my cd4. Now she may really want to since my VL is increasing.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I started out on biktarvey, it helped my viral load go down but it wasnt enough for me to keep it down or reach undetectable as the virus was showing resistance. so my doctor added prezcobix which has help me obtain my undectectable level;.

posted 11 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I take kaletra (4 per day) and emtriva (3 times a week). I just got off 1 viread a week because it’s so bad on kidneys, I have stage 4 kidney disease. Go back in 3 months to make sure my numbers remain great. I was on truvada for a long time which I think caused my kidney failure, a very grim scary time in my life. But all is well now, even got off of dialysis. I’ve been positive since 1990 and have been on numerous cocktails. Some had brutal side effects and/or rigid time frames.

posted 11 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I take Triumeq but just that you went from undetectable to 98 it isn't a big thing to worry about yet. It is possible to have a blip but what it does on the next test would be key. It's also why you get tested every three months until you get stabilized to make sure the medication is doing what it is designed to do.

Just a few things to think about:
1) Work with your doctor. Seems like you are doing that and it could benefit you to switch to something different (as everyone responds in their own way).
2) Are you taking it as you should? Some meds require food, others are no food, or no food within x amount of hours before or after.
3) I know with my medication (if I am remembering correctly) that I'm not supposed to be eating grapefruit and haven't been.
4) Make sure to let your doctor know wall medications (even OTC) you take. For me, I'm not supposed to take my multivitamin within 8 hours of my Triumeq.
5) Also, do you workout? I have heard some pre-workouts and powders can interfere with the meds or tests.

I don't mean to answer your question with questions but it is things I've gone through and work with my specialists to get a handle on. Once I understood how everything works together all is OK. I have made slight adjustments to my life and it's no big problem now.

Just make sure to take self-care for yourself, ask questions, and enjoy life.


posted 11 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

B12 and. Vit D are fine with biktarvy. Bikrarvy causes both of them to go down i
I take 1 b12 injection per month
100000 units D2 per week
50000 units D3 per week

posted 11 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Hi everyone rach drug works differently on every one i am in research study thete sre new treatments coming we just need hang tite we are still here and living that the best part and glad your all with me thank you.
Just because biktarvy isn't working maybe it is time to change or maybe it will star working again .
Monitor for couple weeks see what happens i to am diehard in meds amd what is working and what isn't but you have find out. Could be drugs with it can cause the biktarvy
To be less effective so i separated maintenance drugs
To twelve hours apart and only take what is needed at night when i take it
I was advised to take it at night so that when sleeping your drug is working while sleeping and yiu aren't tired all day
I feel tor me was best thing do separated my drugs to not interfere may something like this may help hope it helps someone there hugs

posted 11 months ago
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