|continue meds or not?
Apr 3, 2012
I am a 27year old female who is currently on meds for two years now. My cd4 count latest is 395 with an undetectable viral load,last month I changed to efavirenz tablets.I'm still experiencing the side effects,fatigue and back pain.The confusion and mood swings seems to slowly disappear but I often wake up feeling tired.The nightmares seem to be going away but I wake up feeling extremely hungry and tired.I take my medication only at night just after eight hoping by the time I wake up the effects will be gone.During the day I'm feeling low but a bit better compared to the first 4weeks when I started the medication. I have done some research of my own and learned it may stretch up to 2 months. Would you advise me to continue or not with this medication as I feel like I was better off before I was put into this treatment.
| Response from Dr. Henry
You dont mention why your meds changed to an efavirenz based regimen. Certainly if the symptoms you are experiencing continue for another several months then considering a different regimen (ie a boosted protease inhibitor or integrase or an alternative NNRTI baed regimen) may merit discussion with decision based on individual assessment of your clinical situation and past treatment history. KH
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