|How to improve my quality of life?
Jun 2, 2005
Hi! I've been on Kaletra/Combivir twice a day for about a month. It's not been too hard but I still feel terrible nausea and sometimes vomiting. What can I do to lessen this effects? Sprecially nausea, because everytime I sense a strong odor, or when I'm swimming and things like that, I have to stop, take a DEEEEEEEEP breath and wait... It's more than boring... please help me!
| Response from Dr. Henry
Both the Kaletra and AZT portion of the Combivir can cause persistent GI complaints like you describe. Symptoms often will decrease over the first 2-6 weeks but in a significant minority of persons the problems persist. Taking with food helps. Anti-nausea meds like Reglan, Compazine, or Marinol helps different people. If those sypmptoms persist and you don't have any other upper GI problems (like an ulcer or H pylori disease) then a switch to an alternative HIV med is often considered (we don't want patients to feel sick from their meds!!!!). KH
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