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Yes but not alone.: Prezista is a protease inhibitor. Alone, it needs boosting with ritonavir for effectiveness. It is effective in the abscense of mutations but needs to be used either in combination with Intelence alone (and Ritonavir booster; this is the only 2 drug sanctioed scheme) or other 2 drug combinations such as Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). Prezista just became coformulated with cobicistat; called Prescobix. ...Read more
I take norvir, truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezista at night, can I take my omiprazole with them or take it in am? I'm on it for gerd.
I take norvir, prezista, and truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) at 8 pm for HIV vl <20 CD4 470 can this combo make me feel fuzzy headed in th am?
HIV medications: This is not a normal side effect for these medications. ...Read more
I have been HIV positive for six years and I find it hard to get the results I want in the gym. Should I try anabolics. I take truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) prezista norvir?
Hard gainer: Trying anabolic steroids is your business in today's world, though it may be illegal and cheating. I've been around gyms for decades and most guys who try them regret it. You may do something you regret for the rest of your life, and who wants tiny testicles? Use creatine & a protein supplement first, and remember most people admire definition over bulk. Photo Guy is HIV+. ...Read more
Hiivpos, cocci titer 1:16, CMV pos, on intelence, prezista, (darunavir) norvir, emtriva for hiv, 800mg voriconazole for cocci, cymbalta for pain. Prognosis?
HIV+ and in good health. Planning a breast reduction. Does anaesthesia & post op meds not mess with HIVmeds? I'm on truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) prezista & retonavir...
Hivpos, valley fever titer up, to 1:16, CMV infection. Am on intelence, prezista, (darunavir) norvir, cymbalta, voriconazole. Would you recommend anything?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more