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Author Topic: Kaletra + Truvada = Heart Problems, change to Atripla?  (Read 1826 times)

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Offline ZA_Dude

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Kaletra + Truvada = Heart Problems, change to Atripla?
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:08:56 AM »
Hello Forum,

I have been on Kaletra (Aluvia) + Truvada for the last 4 years (First Regimen) and for the past 5 months I have been having a lot of problems with a new side effect.

When I exert myself, even briefly, my heart rate skyrockets and heart rate is uneven (skips beats etc) it gets stuck at that rate for a good 30 minutes, I feel light headed and my jaw gets sore as if I'm about to have a heart attack.
It only goes away when I lie down for awhile.

I know that all PI's have been known to cause Heart Rythm disturbances and I am pretty sure it is the cause.

I am going to see my regular GP tomorrow to do an ECG to confirm that I have this problem. But I'm not sure what combination to move onto now.

Any normal person would suggest Atripla, but I'm scared of Sustiva because I already have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and I'm really afraid of anything that will alter my mind.

I'm not sure what to suggest for a new treatment from my doc, any suggestions?

Edit: I did consider Isentress + Truvada but it is way too expensive in South Africa.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2013, 09:31:45 AM by ZA_Dude »

Offline ZA_Dude

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Re: Kaletra + Truvada = Heart Problems, change to Atripla?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 11:27:43 AM »
I have just realized that I have all the symptoms of Lactic Acidosis...
Guess I'll have to get that checked out by the doc too.


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