Dec 15, 2006
I used to be on Combivir and Viracept, i used to have really bad neusea feelings lack of apetite, bloating especially in the abdomen and vomitting so i changed to combivir and Kaletra, at first it went okay and then all the problems started again frustrating me and i know its bad to skip drugs but i started to. Is there a treatment or anything to do that can reduce this conditions or a better combination, i want to live i have a child to take care of, i am in nigeria
| Response from Dr. Henry
You may want to discuss with your HIV provider to see if you have any evidence of a gut infection (such as a parasite). Taking extra fiber or calcium supplements can help some protease inhibitor related diarrhea as can some types of inexpensive medications (in US such as immodium). If you have no resistance then nevirapine or efavirenz could be considered to substitute for the Kaletra. Lactose intolerance is common so avoiding milk/dairy products or taking lactase supplements can help that out in some cases. A subst f patients have gut problems with protease inhibitors no matter what we do to try and help out-that is frustrating. KH
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