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Top 10 Search Results for "Sustiva"

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Bad Dreams, Nightmares Returning:

Bad Dreams, Nightmares Returning:

I was on Sustiva for about 7 years which is generally known to cause night terrors, or not being able to determine what is real or not. Things got better after three weeks or so, but the nightmares continued. Eventually I learned through therapy how to deal with them. Sustiva was a good medicine for my HIV and helped keep me undetectable so I stuck with it.

Then for several years after the nightmares were absent or less intense. Of course stopping Sustiva really helped, but I have been on… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

Lol I have weird dreams after going off all meds for 3 days due to allergic reaction

posted over 1 year ago

Atripla

Atripla

anyone get into fits of rage anger ect over atripla ??? mood swings

A myHIVteam Member said:

W-5triples I took for almost 3 years...realy bad nightmares every night back to same one's...i was losing reality and afraid to sleep...but same drug given in massive doses intravenously in HOSPITOL… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Biktarvy

Biktarvy

Is anyone suffering from insomnia since starting Biktarvy

A myHIVteam Member said:

I’m on Genvoya I don’t know what sleep is anymore!

posted 12 months ago

How Do You Pursue Happiness?

How Do You Pursue Happiness?

The weather is colder, days are shorter and some have seasonal depression. In my case, I’m in a funk and trying to shake it off.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Thank you fam for the responses.

posted 21 days ago

Do You Actually Know How To Take Your HIV Medication?

Do You Actually Know How To Take Your HIV Medication?

Have you ever read the pamphlet on your medications?
Some medications you can just take them without food.
Other medications you have to take them with food.
for the medications that you have to take with food do you know what kind of food you have to eat to make that drug work at its maximum?
Did you know that some HIV medications work better when you eat fatty foods?
It's important to read those pamphlets that come with the medications then you know how to actually take your medications.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I take mine at bed time

posted 8 days ago

Should Mental Health Be Studied And Addressed With HIV Infection?

Should Mental Health Be Studied And Addressed With HIV Infection?

Do you suffer from anxiety, depression fear, anger …etc.? Has HIV prompted this or made it worse?
Do you think our primary care physicians and HIV facilities should look into short and long term effects on mental health with HIV infection?
Do you think it should be treated as a serious problem?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Yes

posted over 1 year ago

Does Anyone Have A Picture And/or List Of A HIV "Cocktail" From The 90's?

Does Anyone Have A Picture And/or List Of A HIV "Cocktail" From The 90's?

I am trying to wrap my head around what a real cocktail was in the past. When I received my HIV diagnoses in 2012 doctors put me on Atripla, a 3-in-1 pill, that very same day. I have not seen any TV show or movie explain what past cocktails where. In the movie Rent, they say "AZT TIME" but never really explain if that is a three times a day thing or 15 times a day thing. Even in the movie Dallas Buyers Club, they go through a list of the medicine but not dosages or dosing schedule. I believe… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member is correct there were no cocktails just AZT of which I never partook of thankfully because of my long denial after diagnosis. By the time I started getting sick, there were other… read more

posted 10 months ago

Marijuana And HIV

Marijuana And HIV

I think, pretty sure it was this year I really started smoking marijuana. I'm just a regular social marijuana smoker. I got my first hit Thanksgiving last year cuz I was going through hell with my now ex-boyfriend.

I've been doing a lot of research with different strand and different types. But here's the main question I have to ask.

Is it a good or bad thing to smoke marijuana while you are hiv-positive?

And like I said I don't smoke that much. Cuz I'm only a social marijuana smoker. And I… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I use it for several different reasons and my doctor recommended a place for me. I use it when Im fatigued, no appetite, sleeping, a muscle relaxer. There are so many different strains for different… read more

posted 9 months ago

Long Time Survivor Show Signs Of Cognitive Problems. Is It Simply The Aging Process Or HIV Progression?

Long Time Survivor Show Signs Of Cognitive Problems. Is It Simply The Aging Process Or HIV Progression?

I was diagnosed with HIV and AIDS in 2005 (at age 43). Lately I've noticed a mild cognitive decline. Losing train of thought, forgetting people's names when I see them, trouble remembering. Since it's mild undecided whether I should bring it up to my internist and try to get a referral to a neurologist. This same thing has happened before (and lasted about 3 yrs) but cleared up. I have so many other medical issues (most mild) that I don't want to unnecessarily worry about this too.

A myHIVteam Member said:

the older i get the horneyer i get, dont know why except for the the fact that my brain is still in the late 30smaybe the meds i've ben onhas not let that out of my head

posted over 3 years ago

Suffer From PTSD Due To Major Loss Of Friends To AIDS, Co-Vid Has Made It Worse.

Suffer From PTSD Due To Major Loss Of Friends To AIDS, Co-Vid Has Made It Worse.

In the 80's and 90's I lost over a hundred friends, probably more who died from AIDS. Just discussed this in a session with my Psychologist who also works with Veterans who have PTSD coming home from the middle east. In a sense we are in similar circumstances both having suffered watching many people die, coming home to Civilian life and not being understood why they act different. Today I broke down in session just remembering the friends I lost, very close up and personal. And then Co-Vid… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

Well i had lil sinus and sore throat and Loss of taste maybe hour no fever was only tested poz again for something lol how can there be negatives when so much poz lol well look for the siver… read more

posted 8 months ago