Taking the HIV pills is having a much more far reaching effect than I'd imagined. Yes, they are very specific and strong (for want of better words) and they are waging war against the HIV virus that has taken up residence in every part of my body.
Including my brain and nerves. The very strange effects that I have been going through can vary from person to person, but they are because the HIV virus is being attacked in those areas. It's quite amazing to me that science and research has reached the point where warfare can be waged at such a level. As the doctor said, there is indeed "a lot happening".
The effects will pass I'm told as the HIV levels decrease. Currently I'm going through the "induction" period of the drugs. To me it seems pretty much like it's reversing to an extent what happened during sero-conversion to HIV.
I never thought the drugs would have such a huge effect. Either that or I never realised just how much of the way I was feeling and ill health was caused directly by the HIV virus. In fact I'm told now that as HIV goes into the brain it can have the effect of causing depression, and that as the HIV levels decrease I may even be able to come down a bit on the happy pills. All this is way beyond the scope of what I thought.
I get a blood test next week to test the levels of things and more will be known then.
This is all extremely interesting, if simply from a scientific standpoint. I signed a thing at the doctors that my experiences in starting treatment can go into a pool of knowledge anonymously.