|Poz and no Meds
May 28, 2008
I have been poz for 10 years. I am in good health. Lately, I, at times feel fatigue. My doctor suggests that maybe I should begin therapy. My vload- 13,000; and T-cells- 670. Should I start therapy just becuz I feel fatigue more than usual?
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
Before launching into treatment, it would be important to understand if there were any other identifiable causes of fatigue- there are many. Ask your doctor about anemia, liver- or kidney disease, sleep hygiene, testosterone levels, thyroid disease, or depression, just to start.
If, after a careful examination of the situation, you can't find a reason for your fatigue, then I'd think that it would be entirely reasonable to consider starting on HIV medications.
Best of luck, BY
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