|tinnitus and dizziness from meds
Jul 2, 2005
Drs- I was diagnosis poz in Dec. 2004.Vl 29,000 t-cell 214.Was put on Sustiva and combivir and immiately got tinnitus. I'm undetectable now and t-cell 240. I couldn't tolorate the Sustive and am now on Viramune and Combvivir. The ringing in my ears is intolerable and I have also been experiencing verdigo. The dizzieness have kept me home a few days. Me doctor did some tests and wants to do an MRI on my brain. Have you heard of anyone experiencing these symptome form these meds?.Thanks
| Response from Dr. Henry
Tinnitus can be due to a wide range of ear or systemic problems (many drugs can cause it as well). Of the drugs you are taking I have had a few patients develop tinnitus from the 3TC component of Combivir. If no other possible cause for the tinnitus is found then a careful trial of switching off (and substituting) your HIV meds may be considered to see if one of the drugs can be pinned down as the most likely cause. KH
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