Mar 4, 2010
I am a long time survivor.For many years my T-cells were 0, and my VL was always at leasr 300,000 and often higher. One of my biggest problems is recurring dizziness which can last from a few days to an entire month. Back when I first started P.I.'s, I was dizzy for about 6 months. No doctor has ever been able to figure this out. I have always suspected the PI's caused this, but it has occurred when I have been on no meds for over a year (due to total resistance to almost every med). Currently I am on a regimen of only 100 mg of Norvir, with Truvada, Isentress and Prezista. Do you have any feedback or are familiar with the condition I mentioned? Thank you!
| Response from Dr. Henry
Dizziness can have many causes often including middle ear disturbances or cerebellar damage/dysfunction (latter can be seen an brain effect of HIV in persons with low CD4 counts). Many drugs besides HIV drugs can trigger dizziness which can be persistant (such as anticonvulsants, aminoglycoside or other antibiotics, alcohol, drugs like diazepam, and even aspirin). Dizziness if a fairly common complaint and often is tough to find a clear cause. ENT and neurology specialists have sometimes helped me with certain patients. KH
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