|Rash occurring on various combinations of medications and exercise
May 24, 2005
I am female, 32 years old, recently started taking meds for the first time. The first combination was combivir/sustiva and I developed a rash by the next day that covered my whole body by the end of the week. I ceased all meds and waited for rash to go away. Then I went on combivir/reyataz, at exactly one week into the meds I developed the rash again over my whole body - over night. Next I went on Combivir/Lexiva and after a week the same rash appeared. Now I am trying reyataz and truvada, but after two days I already have a sunburned look on my entire body. I am worried I am running out of options and my doctors have not suggested a change in dosage of any drugs? Have you ever heard of this? I exercise alot and very strenuously for several hours at a time, I sometimes notice the rash appear on my legs after an intense work out. Could the strenuous exercise be causing this rash? If not, what is causing this rash???
| Response from Dr. Henry
This was answered somewhat in the preceding questions. I would decrease exercise for a while until you appear to be tolerating a given regimen. KH
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