|Bowel changes- constipation
Jun 26, 2002
I know so many of the antivirals cause diareaha,but are any particularly noted for constipation?I've always had no probleems in that area and I recently switched my regime and my bathroom habit has changed conserably(my whole abdomen is hard and swollen.)It looks like lipo,but I didn't think it could get so bad in five days and I thought perhaps my change in bathroom habit is contributing. What's your opinion please? It's driving me crazy.
| Response from Dr. Young
I'm not aware of any HIV medications that cause constipation. It might be that you've gotten accustomed to having loose stools (perhaps caused by a PI?); now that you're not having this effect, the net change might seem more dramatic.
It would be difficult to imagine that lipodystrophy would occur only five days after a switch. -BY
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