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feels like a creepy crawly under my skin
Sep 1, 2006

hello there Doctors, Got a strange one for you- recently i have been noticing a weird feeling as i sleep and was wondering if this could be caused from my meds (sustiva, epzecom) I have been on the same 2 pills for the 4 years i have been positive. I am undetectable w/ a t-cell ct. of 850. As I sleep I feel like something is moving thru my blood-doctors says no to any kind of bug (scavies,mites)there is no marks on the skin- and it doesn't really itch. any idea what it could be? it stops as soon i shower and start my day. I feel it thruout my entire body most every nite.Could it be a side effect from the meds? please give any advice on this strange thing. thank you Craig

Response from Dr. Henry

Sustiva can induce strange sensations in some patients so you might consider discussing whether a trial switch to an alternative to Sustiva could be done for several months to see if that sensation abates. KH

Combivir/sustiva / Effexor/ X +GHB
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