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post workout fatigue
Mar 28, 2009

hello, i was diagnosed with hiv about a year ago with a cd4 cell count 111 and now it is up to 278. im currently on douvir and efavir. everytime i go to the gym the next day i feel very tired and this fatigue can last for days. im very aware of over training which is why i limit myself at the gym for 30 mins. im gaining alot of weight and there seems to be nothing i can do since when i try to exercise i get very tired. what can i do to make this fatigue go away? thankyou

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Begin by optimizing your diet and making sure you are getting enough rest. (Efavirenz can cause sleep disturbances.) Try a mild daily exercise program. Begin with walking, cycling or swimming. Then add in minimal resistance weight training (low weight) every other day and advance your weights every few weeks. Your HIV specialist should also check your hemoglobin, testosterone and thyroid hormone levels.

Hope that helps.

Dr. Bob


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