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Author Topic: New med allergies.  (Read 1802 times)

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Offline mitch777

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New med allergies.
« on: November 30, 2013, 07:34:36 PM »
This past year or 2 I have suddenly had several allergic reactions to non-hiv meds. Hives and rashes. Topamax, aspirin, and at least 2 high blood pressure meds. (thinking that it might be 3 since I'm itching all over after being on the newest one for 3 days now)

Just wondered if hiv might play a role in this? Am I alone here?

33 years hiv+ with a curtsy.

Offline idee

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Re: New med allergies.
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 06:13:04 PM »
I am not allergic to non-HIV meds. I am allergic to Reyataz though. I broke out in a rash from my head to my feet and could not stop itching.

Offline wolfthorn

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Re: New med allergies.
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 07:52:06 PM »
A reconstituted immune system is a little hyperactive; so I would say that it probably is related. What blood pressure meds are you having problems with?
7/10/13: Oraquick at Home (+)
7/11/13: CD4 <20, VL 286,000
7/26/13: Start Stribild, Bactrim, Azithromycin
8/13/13: CD4 64, VL 1194
9/11/13: CD4 87, VL 511
10/14/13: CD4 164, VL 34
10/15/13: Stop Azithromycin!

Offline mitch777

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Re: New med allergies.
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 02:55:18 PM »
A reconstituted immune system is a little hyperactive; so I would say that it probably is related. What blood pressure meds are you having problems with?

Ramipril: Had taken it for over 10 years before developing a chronic cough.
Losartan: Broke out in a major rash after 2 days.
Amlodipine: Current med.

My PC doc said that these are all from different classes.

The itching has improved a bit and the rash hasn't gotten any worse so I'm thinking the Amlodipine might work out ok. Just weird to suddenly have all of these reactions. Maybe it's just me.
33 years hiv+ with a curtsy.


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