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Offline Teresa

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hubby has another rash
« on: June 08, 2006, 01:10:02 pm »
I tell you im going to be competely white headed soon! I noticed last night that hubby has a rash all over his body. He says it doesnt itch. He was on Combivir, Viracept, and Bactrim. He had a reaction to Bactrim (a rash all over his body) and when he was in the hospital his dr decided to switch his meds to Truvada, Sustiva, and Dapsone. He really likes this combo of meds alot better.
I read on here at the drugs link about all his meds and it says Sustiva can cause a rash. I called the dr and he goes in today after work for a shot..im pretty sure its some kind of steroid shot..but not really sure. They are also giving him a prescription that she said will help..dont know what that is. BUt she did say she wanted him to keep taking his meds.

My question....has anyone had a rash from Sustiva that went away in a few days. Hubby really likes his meds. So far this is his only side effect. He started them around May 24.

Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline jack

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Re: hubby has another rash
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2006, 01:31:04 pm »
I think I had a rash on sustiva. I do not think it is unusual unless it doesnt go away. I think mine lasted three days. Many have great results from sustiva and many of us got really wierded out on it.

Offline southmetro

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Re: hubby has another rash
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 12:19:10 am »
I had a rash from my neck to my knees, worse on my low back. It started about 7 days after starting meds and got worse for two or three days. On about the 10th day of meds it didn't get any worse and it started to fade, mostly gone by day 14, so it was about  the whole second week of meds. It didn't itch too bad and I never went to the doc's (I did email him) and no problems since (another 4 weeks as of 15 minutes ago.
I hope it works out for your husband too. Good luck!
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04/05/04 507 31 327K
05/03/04 528 32 81.5K
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Offline doyourowndamndishes

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Re: hubby has another rash
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 10:37:50 am »
Hi Teresa,

Sorry to hear about your husband and his rash.  I've never been on Sustiva but I know people who have and who also got a rash.  For them I don't rememeber how soon it hit them but I know it lasted for 8-10 days before going away.  As far as I know they have never had a relapse; if they did it was for such a short period of time that I was not aware of it and I guess it was not "bad" enough for them to feel the need to bitch about it either.  Hubbie may just have to hang in there a bit longer till his body adjusts to the constant flow of drugs in him.  Hopefully his doctor can help him out a bit till the rash goes away.


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Offline Teresa

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Re: hubby has another rash
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006, 11:02:39 am »
Hubbys rash is gone..or its so faded we cant see it. The dr gave him a steroid shot and a prescription. I guess that took care of it.

Now hes complaining of night sweats. I have heard others talk about them so i guess hes just gonna have to learn to deal with them. Hes started taking a towel to bed with him.

I want to thank everyone that has answered my questions and calmed my fears. I guess u all are figuring out im a bit of a worry wart.

Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline Christine

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Re: hubby has another rash
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2006, 03:11:38 pm »
I have had a rash from Bactrim, Dapsone, Viramune, Viracept, Wellbutrin, Sustiva and CT scan dye. Just call me allergy girl. I worked through the viracept & Sustiva rash using benadryl and kept taking them, but the other meds I had to stop. I had a fever, and hives with the others, so I think that is why the Dr. stopped the others.

It is my understanding that there are some side effects/ rashes that you can work through, and there are some that you can not. Keep in touch with your doctor. The bactrim rash was the absolute worst for me.

Hang in there.
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: hubby has another rash
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2006, 08:49:20 pm »
Hello Teresa,

Glad to hear that rash had also cleared up. And as far as the night sweats, I only get them a couple times a month.

Take Care----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 11/13/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

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Offline Stang5_0

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Re: hubby has another rash
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2006, 04:14:53 pm »
Started with Sustiva and Combivir.  Doing great I think with them.  The only thing that is obnoxious is my dry feet.  But then I live in Phoenix and am barefooted often so it is hard saying what that is the result of.


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