|Combivir.. Every side effect??
Oct 5, 2002
I would first like to say thank you so much for taking time to answer a previous question of mine.. I took 25 days of Combivir for a PEP regimen. After day 4, I developed an oral ulcer.. and as soon as I started the regimen, Id throw up about an hour after taking the meds. Then at about 20 days, I develop 3 more ulcers and a rash on my chest,neck, and face. The doctor said it was erythameous (spelling??) papular. He said it looked like a break out due to my period about to start or the medication Im on. Ive never broke out that bad due to my period.. Also, when washing my hair, I could pull and pull and hair wouldnt stop falling out. Do you think I was highly allergic to Combivir? Or do you think this could be infection? I asked previously about muscular twitching. Well the twitching has continued for 3 weeks now. Im so scared. Ive read in several of your responses that hiv infects the brain and can cause this. Im losing sleep, I cant leave the house, Im paralized in fear about all thats happened. Please tell me what you make of this. Thank you so much, Paranoid?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Probably side effects from the meds (not an allergy-just not tolerating them well). Very Unlikely HIV infection. KH
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