PEP Side Effects after 28 days.
Nov 8, 2011
Very quick question, I finished my PEP 28 day schedule with the strongest meds out there according to the doctor. Anyways, the day after I finished my 28 days, I started getting dizzy, and a heavy headed feeling. My doctor attributes it to stress and anxiety, but could this be a side effect to my PEP. I was on Truvada and Stocrin, and I get dizzy after staring at a computer or, watching TV for long periods. I've also been experiencing muscle twitching all over my body (usually at rest). My 6 week mark after initial exposure is in 1 week, and I'm thinking I should get tested. Any advice would be fantastic. Thanks.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
I'd think that it would be very unlikely for you to experience PEP-related side effects at the end of your 28 day treatment.
As for HIV testing, I don't recommend getting tested too often- it only raises the anxiety level and does little from a diagnostic perspective. We usually recommend HIV antibody testing at 1, 3 and 6 months after exposure.
I hope that helps. Be well, BY
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