|re: starting soon
Sep 7, 2011
I've been taking combivir + Kaletra as PEP after a condom failure w/ a woman that too little too late investigation associated with a heroine house (started at 60 hours, hopefully that wasn't too late). To make a long story short, I had side effects only for the first couple of days. The remainder of the month (I'm down to only a few more days) has been w/o side effects. The "side effects" I had could have been from the psychological shock of realizing what a huge mistake I made, could have been things "caught" from her, or they could have been legitimate side effects. They only lasted a few days. They included SEVERE diarhea/dehydration and radical insomnia. That's it. The gastro troubles could have also been from having stopped eating for two days (the above mentioned shock). Also note, after I started eating again (and taking the meds with a meal), no more side effects. Take the meds with food, if possible, unless instructed otherwise.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for sharing.
Good to hear that even your severe side effects resolved after a few days. You're right, most regimens are better with food. FWIW, most current HIV treatment regimens are even better tolerated than your PEP regimen.
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