|Bloating, Vomiting, Nervous system
Oct 15, 2006
Hi Docs, I'm 24 years old and I have been used ARV treatment since December 2005. In the first medication I used Nevirapine, AZT and 3TC. But In the first month I got side effect and then the nevirapine changed with Efavirenz. Now my chest (around nipple) is bloating, and the other problem is everyday I felt queasy and sometimes vomiting so that causing to my eating pattern. The last question, now I have mentally problems (such as; Nervous, Low Performance, hopeless). I want to know any information about that. Thanks.
Response from Dr. Henry
You may be having some side effectsf from either the efavirenz or AZT. Depending on where you live, there may be options to switch your HIV medications around (ie switch the AZT to tenofovir or abacavir) that may lesson your nausea/stomach problems. You could have another non-HIV explanation as well (such as a stomach or gall bladder problem) so an evaluation by your HIV specialist is recommended. Efavirenz can worsen some mental health problems so a discussion with your HIV spescialist about that as well as more directly addressing your mental health problems is also recommmended. KH
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