|sick to stomach after i eat
Jun 28, 2002
i tested positive on April 10, 2002. started medication 3 weeks later, and my viral load is at 100 and my last t-cell count was at 487. i have varied my combination of meds because i had a lot of stomach problems. The last attempt was to take me off AZT. The stomach problems seemed to have been less severe lately (or i have just gotten use to it). But after i eat, i get a slight ill feeling. nothing extreme, but i do fill a little sick. it goes away after 30 minutes or so. i want to go back on the AZT since i think it wasn't that which was making me sick., plus i do not like the potential side effects on lipodystrophy with the replacement drug. i wonder if i developed an ulcer or something at the same time i seroconverted. this is only after i eat, NOY after i take my medication.
Response from Dr. Henry
Ulcers, H pylori disease, acid reflux, esophagitis and other conditions can promote nausea in this setting. It often takes months before the upper GI complaints caused by starting antiretroviral medications settles down in some patients. Reglan and marinol both can help that problem if persistent (compazine and tigan also helpful).
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