This might not be a long post, shoulder day in the gym and I can barely lift my arms to type! It’s been one week since I started on the new treatment combination and on the whole I’m feeling really positive about the change, certainly glad that I pressed ahead and decided to try something new.
I don’t want to get excited too early but 8 pills in and I do feel a lot better. I’ve noticed I am nowhere near as bloated and I’ve not had the daily stomach pains I was experiencing. After Christmas I kept thinking it was just my waistbands being too snug against me after the holiday pig-out, but as I started eating better again and got back in the gym the aches were still very noticeable.
I won’t know what impact the change in medication is having on the virus for another 7 weeks when I pick up the next lot of results, fingers crossed my CD4 count will remain in a good state and the virus undetectable.
I’m getting used to the new time, and having dinner at a regular slot in the day will probably do me some good too, currently eating a meal and taking the pill at 7 in the evening. I’ll see if this becomes an issue or not over the next few weeks before I go in for my bloods, but at the moment the little change to my routine is nothing compared to the annoying cramps and rushes to the toilet I was having to put up with.
The biggest issue I’ve had is remembering that I’ve not forgotten to take anything at 10pm. I guess after 5 years the habit has really set in, I’m starring at my phone wondering why the alarm hasn’t gone off and grabbing a glass of water and wondering why I poured it…!