Aug 22, 2005
Perhaps I am wrong, but I assume I am at an increased risk of DVT (and God forbid PE) as a result of the great amount of time that I spend in bed. This is HIV/fatigue related, btw, because I spend so much time in bed as a result of fatigue.
To be honest, I can't blame it ALL on hiv/fatigue -- having bought a laptop computer and moving the t.v. into my bedroom hasn't helped, it's just so convenient to spend most of my waking hours (in addition to sleeping hours, of course) in bed.
Although I plan and hope to become more active, I am wondering if I am in fact at increased risk of DVT/PE and whether or not I should be on some form of prophylaxis: Would a daily dose of aspirin be beneficial?
Response from Dr. Frascino
A daily dose of aspirin (81 mg) certainly won't hurt, but a daily dose of exercise is what you really need. Read through the archives of this forum and review the common causes of HIV-related fatigue. Discuss these in detail with your HIV specialist. Move the laptop and TV out of the bedroom. Don't "plan and hope to become more active;" just do it! Now turn the computer off and get moving before your "I'm getting as big as a house" becomes "I'm getting as big as a multiple family dwelling."
Not Stupid, Am Scared
Please tell us what you know about Mycobactium Gordonia
- Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Pubic Hair?
- Can You Get HIV From Touching Vagina?
- How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Getting A Tattoo?
- Odds Of Getting AIDS Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation
- What Are The Chances Of Getting HIV From Blowjob?
- If I Have Ars Will I Have Sore Throat?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.