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Offline Peter6836

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seeing spots
« on: July 05, 2008, 10:47:36 AM »
Hi everyone,
Well I am here to grouse a bit. I have these red spots on the upper portion of my legs. I have watched them grow. I am itchy all over especially in my groin area and under the arms but my forehead and back are not missing out. My right eye also gets to feel the joy almost like a sty but I cannot see anything. My ID gave me some cream for yeast infection but it is not helping neither is the Aveno baths. I am starting to feel a mess. My count is still not non detectable after a year and my cd4 is at 340, I have problems concentrating with all the meds, neurotin is now up to 1200 mg a day my hand full of anti depressents and anti anxiety drugs along with the atripla and thyroid meds help to keep me a bit off kilter. I know I should not complain things are not all that bad. But coupled with this endless itching I feel like I should be locked up. Now I am afraid I will get these red spots on places others can see. YIKES>

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: seeing spots
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008, 10:54:59 AM »
Hate to speculate, but could this be bed bugs?
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Offline BT65

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Re: seeing spots
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008, 11:32:14 AM »
Peter, I would definitely get back into see my doctor as soon as I could.  Have you tried taking Benadryl?  I don't know if that would go with all your other meds, just a suggestion.  Good luck.  Oh, btw, I'm on 2400 mgs of Neurontin, so yours isn't an astronomical dose.
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Offline Peter6836

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Re: seeing spots
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008, 11:39:48 AM »
not bed bugs, I looked it up nothing like bed bugs, in the mean time I have stripped my bedding and washing and disenfecting everything. that suggestion freaked me out. I am pretty anal about cleaning I have large spots that are red and dry no weeping no small spots no bugs in this house!!!!

Offline Peter6836

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Re: seeing spots
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008, 11:41:03 AM »
Yeah I am taking benedral as well. I think I will make an appointment to see my gp next week. Thanks for thw suggestion

Offline rick21007

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Re: seeing spots
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008, 09:40:30 PM »
Hey Peter--- I broke out with itchy red splotches on both legs below my knees and on my butt--like flea bites-- after I started Atripla, and I am assuming it is the Atripla.  Dyphenhydramine cream seems to work the best for me.  Ha! the Atripla still makes me spacey for a few hours so I find myself scratching my watch and winding my butt.


Offline mjmel

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Re: seeing spots
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008, 05:35:28 AM »
The only two times in my life I ever broke out in itchy red blotches was when I contacted poison ivy and when my system started an allergic reaction to ziagen (an AIDS med) in 2006. It took about a week before the allergic reaction really slammed my system. Oh boy. That was rather unpleasant.

I am not attempting to diagnose your condition but suggesting you see a doctor sooner. Is that possible?

........and I don't perceive your post as whining or trite.



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