Almost a year since I started using ARV’s. It was an abrupt decision by the doctors and I wasn’t ready that time. Hearing stories from friends, I was a bit scared and always contemplating if their situation will also happen to me.
EFV is known to pass through the blood-brain barrier coz of its small molecular size, so it can inhibit those viruses inside the spine and brain which other ARV’s can’t do. Maybe this is the reason why you get dizzy. It penetrates inside the Central Nervous System and do the job
How to cope: This once a day pill is suggested to be taken just before bedtime and at an empty stomach (plus lots of water). It doesn’t work for me though.
I have noticed that when drinking Choco Malt drink like Ovaltine and Milo will increase the effect.
Eating pancit canton, those instant ones, will decrease the effect.
Sleeping just around 8 hours, sleep more and surely I get even sleepy.. That’s my problem now.
Sleep less.. You can get still get that kick inside you head but can remedied by coffee. Very similar to hangover.
How to cope: watch funny and happy films/tv shows or other stuff. I usually watch comedy talk shows, commercials, pranks, America’s Funniest Home videos over Youtube. It really helps eliminate nightmares. If you want that sex dream then try to watch your favorite hot male star. lol
3. Lack of concentration/short term memory loss – probably another CNS effect. I tend to forget my “things to do”, how to translate Tagalog to English words and v.v, name of that crush, place where I put my phone and similar stuff.
How to cope: I have a handy dandy notebook. I keep track of my “things to do” list. As soon as I remember these things, I write them down. Also, I watch documentaries just to keep my bulb lighting and remember those things I have studied before. Reading over the internet also helps.
4. False Positive Marijuana results – maybe EFV’s chemical structure is somewhat related or closely similar with Marijuana or its component. If not, perhaps when EFV is broken down inside the body. This I have not encountered yet since I haven’t taken any drug test. I’ll cross the bridge when I get there.
How to cope: Talk to Ate Ana lol
These coping mechanisms are just mine, maybe it won’t work for you, maybe it will. you can try though.
I need to cope with my sleeping habit, I tend to get sleepy even I have more than 10 hours of sleep. I should create an action plan regarding this. I don’t know how, maybe I need more physical exercise.
Volleyball tournament was over and we landed up 4th place. In short, we lost.
Regardless of the rain, the game pushed through. For the longest time, I wore shorts. To hide my scars I used a long pair of socks. Nakakahiya naman if they saw my constellation like scars.
The game started late so we took the chance for warning up. May warm up pa, natalo din naman.
Same old faces were seen as last week and met new ones.
Bagging the 4th place came with individual medals, trophy and 2k cash. Not bad. Ok na rin yun.
After the game, the team wondered where to waste this money. Sakto naman na dinner time, so why not have this team dinner. We went to a nearby 24-hour diner and had some kulitan and stuff. Dinner cost not as big as the prize so we ended up for some beer session. It was fun.
There were Mr. M’s . 2 of them. The eye candies.
I found a good link regarding HIV. I think it was created by Gilead Sciences.
Videos of stories were great and it will provide basic information needed.
You might want to check it HERE.