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Author Topic: Totally new regimen and I feel even worse  (Read 2016 times)

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Offline momoftwo

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Totally new regimen and I feel even worse
« on: July 14, 2007, 11:33:06 PM »
So after going to the dr. he changed me from combivir and viracept to kaletra and truvada due to the rapid weightloss I was having on the last regimen. Well four days later and I am sicker on these meds than I was on the last ones. I am reading from other posts on here that it goes away around six weeks it seems but my last regimen I took for five months while pregnant and it never went away.
I am vomitting, dizzy and barely making it to the toilet for runs and all this with a newborn and I am overwhelmed. My latest labs were a CD 4 count of 893 and 47% with undetectable virus but I still feel really worn down and sick and it is not because of the baby because she only has me up for one night feeding around 5 am and I go back to sleep.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Totally new regimen and I feel even worse
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007, 07:28:21 PM »
Hey Mom,

The Truvada is probably the cause of the dizziness and the Kaletra the diarrhea.

Imodium may be helpful. I would certainly call the doc and let him/her know what's happening.

It usually levels out after about six weeks, although most people report sporadic recurrences of the hershey squirts now and then.

Wish I had more concrete advice.


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Offline zachysmom

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Re: Totally new regimen and I feel even worse
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 10:34:27 AM »
Oh Honey,
I know how you feel, it's the meds causing the problems, they should go away soon.
You should talk with your Doc if it becomes unbearable.
Hang in there and congrats on the newborn.

much love,
From Russia with love,


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