Anemia & Neuropathy
Oct 8, 2004
my current HIV regimen for the last three months includes: Timpranavir, Norvir, Kaletra,Combivir,Fuzeon & Foscarnet. I am also on triple anti fungal therapy for aspergilius in sinus. Ambisome, Cancidas(both IV) and voriconosol/Vfend oral. Over the past three months my viral load dropped from 20,000 to undetectable and my T cells cilmbed from three to 50. But, I have increased neuropathy in my feet and have anemia despite using procrit once a week. Any thoughts on which drugs are responsible for the Neuropathy and anemia??? Any feedback will be very welcome. thanks
Response from Dr. Henry
That is a tough question given the complexity of your regimen and situation. Anemia can aggravate some of the symptoms of neuropathy in my experience. Swelling and paresthesias can mimic neuropathy and can be aggraveted by Procrit. Epivir can cause a peripheral neuropathy. I careful neurologic exam by a neurologist can sometimes help pin down the most likely cause. KH
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