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spacey wifty sort of recurring
Nov 29, 2006

hey there, otherwise healthy 35 yo male in nyc, started on truvada and viramune about 7 months go...undetectable and doing well....i have had a recurring spacey feeling in the mask of my face, like forehead brow area, i look good, feel fine, but its sort of a lightheadedness or wifty feeling that doesnt take me off balanc, but like ive been staring at a screen for a long time or something....this is the best way i can describe it....anything sound familiar with these drugs and this issue? bh nyc

Response from Dr. Henry

I have observe a small number of patients who seem to get such spacy sensations possibly from tenofovir and less often nevirapine. I assume you have had a neurological evaluation and have no ongoing eye/sinus problems. Other drugs even like Benadryl can cause symptoms like that in some patients so a complete medication (including over the counter/alternative meds) is often useful to identify drugs possibly causing a given side effect. KH

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