|feeling extremely fatigue/confused.. ..
Nov 18, 2005
I'm 29 SE Asian and have just diagnosed with pcp and oral thrush ,cd4 71 ,no idea about VL yet ,have just recovered very fast ,about 3 weeks with bactrim..have put on 7 kgs with good appetite,feel great before taking duovir and stocrin ...started meds on the 15th Oct 2005...now i feel fatigue,floaty and have no appetite for food....how long will this last ? This must be the effect from the cocktail i'm taking ....I'm taking 1 duovir in the morning ,1 at night time with 1 stocrin.....is this the best regimen ?pls advise
Response from Dr. Henry
A fairly high percentage of patients starting Stocrine and Duovir (Sustiva and Combivir in the US) will experience symptoms like your describe for the first 2-6 weeks. For most the symptoms subside but for a significant minority (? 10-25%) bothersome symptoms persist and then alternative regimens need tobe considered for a while at least (such as D4T for AZT or nevirapine or a protease inhibitor for the Stocrine). Overall the experience with the regimen you have been prescribed has been quite good. KH
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