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Getting 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 »

oily fatty foods = BAD pain

Dear Dr. Henry,I need to get some sound ideas together before seeing my local GP again, after having been referred by her for an endoscopy which I had yesterday. My GP is good, and sympathetic, but not greatly conversant with HIV. My HIV doctor,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have you been checked for low level pancreatitis, some form of malabsorption syndrome, gall bladder disease, gluten enteropathy? Sometimes an empiric trial of pancreatic enzymes has proven helpful for patients with symptoms like you describe.... 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 »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fruits. Research to date has not shown that supplementation with vitamin C either delays HIV disease progression or improves HIV/AIDS survival. If you dig deeply into the vitamin C research you will find some laboratory reports suggesting vitamin... 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 »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lopinavir/ritonavir in capsule and oral solution form was approved by the FDA on September 15, 2000,... 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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... 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 »

dr peru- the body reflexion y panico

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...SENSACION DE CASI ESCALOFRIO PERO SIN LLEGAR A SERLO. Y SIN FIEBRE. HOY A MEDIO DIA AMANECI BIEN PERO HACIA EL ALMUERZO ME VINO INDIGESTION ESTOMACAL Y REGURGITACIONES. LAS PREGUNTAS QUE YO QUIERO HACER AL FORO SON LAS SIGUIENTES: -CUAL ES LA... Read more »

9 Weeks and counting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...showing symptoms at about a week and a half after a low risk experience (gave oral with no fluid exchange). Very bad Diarrhea and indigestion. A week later a developed a sore throat (mild), ever so slight fever and fatigue. I was tested at week... Read more »