Jan 3, 2009
I take atripla and crestor at night. 20 years into HIV and very little side effects, fatique is the only thing that I have to manage. My cd4 goes from 800 to 1200 range and undectected. Lately I wake up with a dull headache without fail around the wee morning and it seems to go away when I sit up for 30 minutes, but once I lay back down it returns. Also I notice my eyes are puffy. I've tried taking 325mg Ecotrin with my meds at night but it still returns without fail the same time each morning.
| Response from Dr. Henry
If you have been on your current meds for a while (> 6 months) before those problems developed then I some other explanation other than the meds seems likely . If the meds were started recently then I would be concerned that you are experiencing an efavirenz central nervous system effect or possibly rosuvastatin related headache or angioedema. Would definitely discuss with your HIV provider. KH
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