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Author Topic: QUESTION ABOUT MEDS  (Read 2058 times)

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Offline cityboy

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« on: October 21, 2008, 10:00:39 AM »
I am using Reyataz and get tingling in feet on and off. 

Tested for PN and do not have

Have any long term users or Reyataz gotten PN. 

I am looking to make a decision whether to switch from Reyataz.  This is the only side effect, otherwise numbers good, no other side effects.

Offline aztecan

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 11:17:58 AM »
Hey Cityboy,

Since Reyataz was only approved five years ago, it is unlikely anyone will be able to comment as a long-term adherent to this medication.

It could be possible that it might be PN, but Reyataz isn't known to do that. Of course, everyone is different and there are bound to be people who have problems with it that the majority doesn't.

What does your doctor say about this? Is he/she in favor of your switching?


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Offline newt

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008, 11:30:31 AM »
The problem here is people like to suspect the biggie med, eg the NNRTI or PI but if it is any kind of PN it is most likely to be a nuke, ie 3TC (in Epzicom/Kivexa) or FTC (in Truvada).

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Offline cityboy

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008, 06:07:13 PM »
It was brought to my attention in another post that in the lessons, Reyataz has a side effect of tingling in your feet.

My id doctor e mailed Bristol Myers and they responded that Reyataz "was not causal in neuropathy"

I went to a neurologist who thinks I may have a deficiency in Acetyl L. Carnitine which may be attributable to the Viread in Truvada.  I will do blood tests to find out levels.  After doing tests, (sharp objects, tuning bar, etc) he says I have no neuropathy.   

I brought to my id doctors attention the Reyataz lesson and he is re emailing Bristol Myers for more information and is leaving open for consideration changing from Reyataz.

I can deal with the tingling, my worry is neuropathy developing down the road.

I am no sure what is best to do. 


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