Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Just Started
Oct 28, 2005

I just started meds today, and I was wondering how long will I or shold I expect the side effects to last? Everytime I eat something or drink Orange Juice I get sick

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Everyone's a little different on this one. I have many patients that have very few side effects, even right from the start. Others, perhaps like you have some gastrointestinal upset that might last for a few days-- hopefully subsiding with time.

If you're taking a once-daily regimen, sometimes taking your pills in the evening will allow you to sleep through the worst of things.

Most important, if you're still having bad symptoms a week or more into medications, be sure to let your doctor know. There are a number of alternatives and strategies to deal with getting you to tolerate your medications better.

Good luck and good health. BY



Previous
Meds now or later?
Next
reverse reactions to many drugs

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement