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bad reaction to P I's
Apr 24, 2003

I am convinced that protease inhibitors make me dizzy and have even caused me to have something similar to TIA. My doctor thinks I'm nuts, but I have since stopped taking all HIV meds and have not had a dizzy problem since. I have full and total resistance to all meds. Ironically my viral load has dropped to its lowest point ever (40,000) since stopping the meds. The VL is climbing up, but still remains lower than when on meds. Any comments? Thnaks, positively nuts and confused

Response from Dr. Henry

I have treated numerous patients who cannot tolerate PIs for reasons that often are hard to figure out but are real. The patient is not nuts--just a challenge to manage if one of the major three classes of HIV meds are not tolerated by them. KH

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