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Offline chris99

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HIV Drugs and side effects
« on: March 13, 2013, 03:23:37 AM »
I was diagnosed in 1987 and I know that I was exposed in Jan 1985, I was sick as a dog for 2 day with bad flu symptoms. I had spent the weekend with a very sick guy.
Now.. I have been on and off drugs for the past 15 yrs or so. In the past 7 yrs it seems like I am having Pancreatitus every 4-6 months. I stop the med and it stops.  I was in the hospital some 6-8 months ago with pancreatitus and they never have my meds so I don't take them till I get home. Last time I got home started back after 5 day off and started hurting again. So I quit. Have not hurt since. But have got to have something, my cd4 is 232 and vl is over 31000. The clinic I go to, the Dr walked out, he was replaced by another one. I don't trust him. He put me on Isentress, Truvada, which I don't think I have a problem with but he also added Selzentry 300 mg twice a day. Everytime I take it I get so sick at my stomach I could die, then puke my guts out. It seems to be the normal dose for this but, would it not be easier on me to take 150 1 a day then 2 aday and up to the needed dose. I have been off everything for a while and to jump back in with all this seems to be a bit much. Feels like it anyway, I have had a heart attack several years ago at 47, then had to have another stent this past summer, I never smoked and drank very little on the w/e's and don't do any street drugs either, honest. Heart diease runs in my family but I thought I would get by it, well I didn't. The heart meds, interfere with the stomach med which interfere with the hiv meds, and the cholesterol med. I am in a damn what do I do?  This Dr that I did see seemed to be great and Knew what he was doing. I am going to try to get back in with him at his new office. This new Dr old me to take this till my geneo came back, I don't think you just take something till... you get immune to those posions very easy. And the Selzentry from what I have read and understand is for the last resort, I think it should be saved till nothing else works for me...  I would greatly welcome you input. Plz and thanks.

Offline chris99

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Re: HIV Drugs and side effects
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 03:25:50 AM »
I also didn't say if it matters my Testosterone level just barely exist. I am on the 1.62 topical, and another dr has me on 1.5mg injection weekly but I get so tire of needles every week, I have been stuck so much it looks like I would be leaking everywhere.

Offline deibster

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Re: HIV Drugs and side effects
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 08:02:10 PM »
Hi Chris,
Have you tried a different doctor or a different clinic? Is there a Medical School clinic in your area? They could also give you something to combat the nausea.

If none of this works, take the Truvada & Isentriss and forget about the Selzentry for a few days until you feel better. How's your weight? mindset? If you can afford to lose some weight, take the Selzentry with just saltines & water so you won't be throwing up nutritious food. You'd be surprised, you might just keep it down.
Hugs from Provincetown, Deibster
Poz since Dec 1992. Meds since 1995. Disability since 2005. Constantly fighting the Lipodystrophy 'beer gut.'

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