Highs and lows
Nov 24, 2002
Hello, I have been taking Viramune/Combivir for three months. My vl went from 106K to undetectable and cd4 from 424 to 620 since starting meds. I have experienced side effects including mild anemia, intermittant fatigue, malaise and occasional neuoropathy. Plus, I have had alot of bright yellow (liquid?) excreted with occasional bouts of diahrea (A colonoscopy revealed mild colitas two months ago) but the yellow subsatnce has been more or less constant, even without diahrea, for at least five months. I don't do drugs, drink, red meat or dairy (a little) and greasy foods. My concern is also with my labs. Here goes: RCC=3.72 Hblobin=13. Htocrit=37.5 White cells=3.4 MCV=100.7 MCH=34.9 Platlets=152 Neutrophils=39. Lymphocytes=50.2 Neutrophil absolute=1.4 All else in normal the range. Prior to this lab there were only slightly low numbers indicating anemia. My ID Doc (terrific) wants me to switch to Epivir/Viramune/Viread which I can take once dialy (I like that!) even though the twice daily reg is not a hardship. She said the AZT is causing me problems and I am indeed ready to try the new regimen. I hope this query is clear enough, there are several questions in there somewhere and I am not trying to counter anything my doc and I have talked about, I am just hungry to know as much as I can. Thank you. Dan
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You have had a great response to treatment. Some of your symptoms and lab abnormalities, could certainly be due to AZT. The colitis could be a separate problem though. I agree with your doctors assessment and plan.
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