Apr 2, 2010
Dr. keith im on AZT,3TC and effavirenz for 1 year and half now. lately i have noticed that everytime i take the 3 together in the morning, eventually after few hours i can hear palpitations in my neck and if i touch my pulse its really fast(as if i have ran. On ordinary hours my pulse is regular, sometimes slow.... what could this mean? should i now change my meds? please help me.Im really worried.thanks.
Response from Dr. Henry
Your current HIV regimen (AZT. 3TC, and efavirenz) rarely causes direct cardiac problems such as palpitations/arrhythmias. I recommend considering a standard clinical and lab assessment by your HIV specialist and possibly a EGG to determine your heart function. Stress and many other conditions more likely can cause such symptoms versus your HIV meds. KH
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