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painful dizzy spell after ejaculation.
Nov 30, 2008

I have been on Sustiva daily, and Truvada every other day. I am unable to take atripla due to my lack of Kidney function. I hover around 48-50 percent, and my Doctor feels since my counts are undetecable, and my cd4 is around 1000 or better, its best to let sleeping dogs lye. I have been almost plagued with vascular issues. I have very pronounced veins in my legs and arms, and many busted blood vessels. I have been getting bad headaches in the back left part of my head, sometimes reccuring several days in a row. I also occaionally get a very painful dizzy spell, and pain in my head afer ejaculation. I am on bloodpressure meds, as well as Tricor. I have been positive for 23 years, but only in the last year been having any noticable issues. Do you have any suggestions about the pain in my head?

Response from Dr. Henry

I would seek consultation with a neurologist to get some help regarding the headaches. It is possible the Sustiva could be contributing so consideration of a trial on an alternative drug (such as a boosted PI or raltegravir) is worth discussing. KH

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