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Author Topic: combivir side effects  (Read 1035 times)

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Offline kobra83

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combivir side effects
« on: December 23, 2012, 10:49:39 AM »
Hi.a started treatment two days ago.they gave me as first time treatment combivir atazanavir and ritonavir.because i just had a encephality caused by a herpes i ve been told that i have to take combivir.the problem is that i can t eat almost nothing.i feel all the time even if i eat little bit nausea and the disire to vomit!can you tell me if u ever experience this or some advices? Is anyone here on combivir?also the doc informed me thet i will be on this combination about 2 months and after we gonna try truvada isentress. Thanks and hope you can help me :-)

Offline newt

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Re: combivir side effects
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 02:30:47 PM »
Your doc can give you anti-nausea pills.

This said, I can see no particularly good reason to use Combivir in this situation. Your could just say no...

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline kobra83

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Re: combivir side effects
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 02:47:37 PM »
Thanks Matt :-).i told him i wante truvada but he told me that because i had the herpes wich caused me the encephalytis should give me as a start something strong for one or two months. I hope i will start to get used to it cause my stomac it s in big problem :(

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Re: combivir side effects
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 06:35:34 PM »
Your doc is talking out his proverbial, go demand a modern drug. Truvada and Combivir will produce the same reduction in HIV (about 1 log).

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"


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