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Author Topic: Severe Rash!!!!!!!  (Read 1466 times)

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Offline hellrider

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Severe Rash!!!!!!!
« on: July 11, 2012, 11:36:44 AM »
I just got done with a severe rash where my skin was peeling and ears draining and crusting over, it was disgusting I spent a week in the hospital with a 103 degree temp. I found out a few months ago I might have a sulfa allergy as I would break out in a rash while taking bactrim, I argued with the docs but to no surprise they wouldn't listen then my whole body turned red and my skin was peeling or so it seemed. I as of now just have a red body and its itchy, I was taking Truvada, tenofovir, and darunavir. The darunivir has the sulfa in it as well so I have been taking it for over 9 months. I quit taking my meds about 3 weeks ago so I am trying to heal up on a weakened immune system and its taking its time, and I am going nuts because I cant be outside with the rash.

Sorry so long as I need to vent.
Life's a hell of a ride and I still have some ridin to do.

12/8/2010 CD4 693   VL 192,000

Offline leatherman

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Re: Severe Rash!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 12:21:28 PM »
I quit taking my meds about 3 weeks ago
oh gosh! Sorry to hear about this! What new meds have you switched to?

I just had a little allergy to Bactrim myself. By taking half a dose every other day, I stayed reddish and itchy - for 10 yrs! - but never had PCP again. ;)

Best wishes to you for a speedy, complete recovery!! :D
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Offline hellrider

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Re: Severe Rash!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 12:37:46 PM »
I am not on anything at the moment, I am also a diabetic and wasnt able to do my insulin shot because my hands were messed up as well and I have a blind spouse and don't trust anyone but a doc to do my shots. The docs took me off all meds for a time.

I fought the doc and dermatology for months before deciding to quit takng my HIV drugs. I use the VA and alot of the doctors there just ignore people and keep telling you its not the HIV meds its something else.
Life's a hell of a ride and I still have some ridin to do.

12/8/2010 CD4 693   VL 192,000


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