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Dealing With Indigestion When You Have Hiv

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...is angina or chest pain. If you have angina you will feel discomfort. It may be a heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing, or painful feeling in the chest. Sometimes angina and chest pain can be mistaken for indigestion. For some people, the first sign of heart disease is a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack include: Shortness of breath Heart palpitations (irregular beats) Increased heart rate Weakness Dizziness...
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Can anti-biotic drugs complicate/interfere with HIV medication?

Dear Dr,I have been on HIV medication (Sustiva/Kivexa) for three years with success. I am generally fit and healthy although recently experienced tenderness and swelling in one testicle. After getting this checked out, my doctor prescribed...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...doxycycline which can occur regardless of the anti HIV medications you are taking. Doxycycline can sometimes cause nausea, heartburn, indigestion and loss of appetite. If your symptoms become severe (persistent nausea, persistent diarrhea or... Read more »

A question from the third world ( no hiv couselling available here).

Dear Dr. Bob,I am from very poor country, Nepal. My 5 antibody hiv1/2 elisa tests were ve out to 22 months (5,15,18,20,22months) after an unprotected sexual exposure. But the dark purple lesion with darker ring around it on my shin bone (left leg)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your repeatedly negative HIV-1/2 ELISA tests out to 22 months plus your undetectable HIV DNA PCR qualitative test at 22 months from the time of your potential Read more »

GERD reaction

I experience GERD to the point of heart and throat palpations real severe.I have been taking Nexium for years, no longer helps. I watch what I eat,lost 30 lbs. Also diabetic.Any suggestions on what to take?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...proton-pump inhibitors, like Nexium, is atazanavir (Reyataz). For this reason, for my patients with serious issues with GERD or acid indigestion, I'll tend to avoid Reyataz in favor of other medications.BY Read more »

negative antibody tests but alarming WB

Dear Dr. Bob I've written to you a couple of times about my syndroms. To cut the story short I have had (and still have)almost all retrovirus infection syndromes. Recently i befriended a guy who has quite same story as mine sex with sex worker in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test). (See below.) Your friend's WB result is indeterminate and should never have been ordered, as your buddy is definitively HIV negative, just like you.New strain undetectable by ELISA? No, of course not! This is merely yet another case of a... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...medicine include generalized weakness, burning or prickling sensation in the hands and feet, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, change in sense of taste, headache, dizziness,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...(ARVs). Milk thistle might help prevent liver damage. Several ARVs can cause stomach problems, and silymarin can help treat indigestion. How Is Silymarin Used? Silymarin is an extract of the seeds of the milk thistle plant. A standardized... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...side effects: disease of the pancreas (symptoms include bloating; chills; constipation; darkened urine; fast heartbeat; fever; indigestion; loss of appetite; pains in stomach, side, or back; yellow eyes or skin), diabetes, high blood sugar... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...lower the amount of HIV-1 in the blood, and it may also allow the number of immune cells called CD4+ cells to increase. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Emtricitabine in capsule form was approved by the FDA on July 2, 2003, for use with other... Read more »
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oily fatty foods causing BAD indigestion

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...Anyone got any ideas? I've been suffering terrible stomach pains, indigestion, after eating anything with even the smallest amount of fat or oil in it. Yesterday I had an endoscopy. Immediately afterwards Read more »

long term non-progressors

Posted by norvasc, 1 Reply
...registered nurse, and I work now and for many years in an intensive care unit where we still get patients not doing so well with aids. I don't say what my status is with anybody at work. Many doctors are still saying stuff like in the past, if... Read more »

On going symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...one - a HJ after a massage. No touching of the masseuse by me or any other contact. At exactly +6 weeks I started having bad indigestion and feelings of nausea, at +7 weeks I had 4 nights of night sweats. Then for the next few weeks I felt cold... Read more »

Do any of these symptoms sound familar?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...headaches, elevated BP, rapid heart rate, muscle tremors, grinding of teeth, profuse sweating, difficulty breathing, sweaty palms, indigestion, skin breakouts (rashes), cold hands, sleeplessness, diarrhea, tight stomach, tight muscles, pain. If... Read more »