|HIV and nausea/ vomiting
Apr 22, 2011
Hi, i'm Kris. With the exception of one extended vacation, I have been on HART since my diagnosis 11 years ago. Three years ago I developed occasional nausea and vomiting. Two years ago attacked became more frequent. This year I've been hospitalized three times. Symptoms persist for a 24 to 36 hour period of assault with Phenegren, Zofran or Compazine. Gradually they wain but in four or six weeks are back.
At home I am usually able to control symptoms with the assistance of medical marijuana. I stopped taking meds (Sustiva and Truvada) three months ago but the problem persists. Have been tested for pretty much everything with no successful diagnosis. Any susgestion on how to regain some qualith of life?
Response from Dr. Henry
It would be crucial to define cause of the nausea (GI work up including motility studies, CNS imaging and evaluation, et cetera). In some cases we have placed a gastrostomy feeding tube into stomach/duodenum for meds and nutrition. Medical marijuana is often helpful as you mention. Reglan helps some patients as well. If any reader has any personal testimonies or suggestions please post. KH
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