|Hep C+HIV, Edema
Jun 18, 2003
I am so scared. I have blownup like a balloon, my Doc had me on 8 Percocettes a day, and D4T. Knowing I was Hep B+C+. I've changed Dr.s b/c she took me off all pain meds, just stopped because I had gained about 15 pounds in a month. The new Doc seems great, I've had a CT Scan, no results as of yet, but she cannot seem to figure out why my liver is so enlarged. She said it usualls shrinks in people w/cirrohis. She has me on Oxycontin, and wants me back on Sustiva, no D4T, but that will interfere with my methadone. I don't want to go up, I just came down from 100 mg to 65 mg in a year. any suggestions as to what other drug would be a good choice for someone in my situation, I have had a genotype, ad phenotype and luckily am sensitiveall the medications. The only one I cant tolerate is AZT
Response from Dr. Henry
It would be helfpul to know more about your past and current HIV status (including all current meds). Your liver function, cardiac function, kidney function, nutrional status, hormonal status, blood count-all can impact fluid status. If you have hepatitis C have you had a liver biopsy? You have no evidence for lactic acidosis I preseume? I can't be any more specific other than raising those issues. KH
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