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Author Topic: Itchy rash!!!  (Read 2610 times)

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Offline papichasing

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Itchy rash!!!
« on: April 12, 2010, 12:55:41 AM »
I am so happy! My CD4 was very low the first time I was tested. It was only 15 and my doctor didn't wasted any time and I've been taking Atriva for around 6 weeks now. Yesterday I went to see my doctor for the first time since I started the Atriva and I have to say that I was scared and nervous of what he could tell me. Although the Atriva and me finally came to an agreement and finally decided to get married I have to say that it was the most terrible month in my life because Atriva was very cruel to me and I had every single side effect in the book and a few more that I had to discussed with my doctor who blamed it to the IRIS syndrome. Thank God all the sides effects are gone and I feel fine now... well almost.  Anyway the doctor told me that I am doing great and my CD4 jumped from 15 to 218 in less than a month (my blood test was taken two weeks ago). I cried the whole day yesterday but of happiness. Anyway, I forgot to mention something to the doctor that started a few days ago and I will be calling him tomorrow to see what he tells me. But I wanted to see if any of you have an idea of what it is. I am having a rash on my belly, head and back that looks like small pimples. There aren't too many of them but they do itch a lot. The ones on my head are more like little bumps and since I shave my head you can see them.  If any of you can tell me anything you know about it I will really appreciated it.  I think that I read somewhere that this is something that happens to many people with the virus but I just want to get any information or fact from any of you guys. God bless each one of you!!!!! And never give up!!!!

Offline BrotherDavid

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Re: Itchy rash!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 07:01:31 AM »
Great news for you. I just want to clarity that you are taking Atripla right? You're post seems to indicate "Atriva"

I seem to remember you having issues with the Atripla so just wanted to clarify for others that read you're good news on the CD4's.

As far as the itchy type rash, it is hard to diagnose on line without looking at it. You may want to call you're ID doc. I get what you are describing from time to time on my head, face etc. I use Dermatop. It is a prednisone cream that the Dr perscribes. It works really well.

Good luck.

Offline papichasing

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Re: Itchy rash!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 07:34:03 AM »
LOL... sorry I meant to say Atripla!!! I was very sleepy when I posted the original post but it's Atripla what I'm taking. Yes I'm going to call my doctor as soon as I have a chance and thanks for the reply. I have to say that finding this boards was a great thing and you guys are wonderful.

Offline kev72

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Re: Itchy rash!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 07:43:53 AM »

Good news on you're labs. I get my first report on Wednesday. I started Atripla with a CD4 of 11 and I have adjusted to it fine so I hope it is doing its job.

I was getting small pimple like rashes a while back. They would show up on my legs, arms, etc. They itched like hell and I would scratch making it worse. I went to two different Dr's who had no idea what they were. Taking Benadryl seems to help the itching.

After reading on here about the different type of Folliculitis and dermatitis associated with HIV, I tried a prednicarbate cream which worked very well. If you have what I had, the key is not to scratch them as they do leave dark spots and scars.

Good luck.

Offline papichasing

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Re: Itchy rash!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 04:37:03 PM »
Good luck with your first report Kev. Keep a positive mind and you will see that everything will be fine. Atripla is a wonderful drug and now I understand why people are talking so good about it.


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