Oct 1, 1998
Dr. Molaghan, I had HIV1, my T-cell count is 110, and my viral load is now at 45000. I am very tired all the time, when I get up and take my meds all I want to do is to go back to bed again. Could there beany thing we may have missed with my doctor. I am taking the following drugs. Viramune Viracept Zerit Videx Bactrim/Septra DS Zithromax
Do you have any kind of suggestion that my doctor and I could think about taking??
Response from Mr. Molaghan
Hello Thanks for the clinical information. I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling so tired. There are a couple of concerns regarding your symptoms. How long have you been taking the current "cocktail?" Is your viral load now much lower than it was before you started taking medication? If not, then the current combination may not be effective. I would also check your hemoglobin level. HIV disease and Bactrim can both contribute to anemia. If your hemoglobin level is less than 10 gm/dl, anemia could be the source of your fatigue. Have you had your testosterone level checked? If the level is below normal (specifically free testosterone) this could be another source of fatigue. Other areas to consider include potential adrenal insufficiency (determined by a blood test), dehydration, and nutritional problems. Is there any chance you could be suffering from clinical depression? This is a major source of fatigue for people living with HIV disease. I hope you and your doctor are successful in identifying and helping the source of your fatigue. Good luck!
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