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Fatigue

The Bottom Line Fatigue is a very common condition for people with HIV. Untreated fatigue can make HIV disease progress faster. It can be very difficult to figure out the cause of fatigue. Several different factors can cause the same symptoms. Blood tests can identify some causes but not others. The more information you can give your health care provider, the easier it will be to determine what is causing your fatigue and how to treat it.
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Acute hiv symptoms - resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum.

Dear doctor Frascino, I was exposed to HIV in Bangkok six weeks ago and starting last week I had sore throat, coated tongue with no fever or other acute HIV symdrom related symptoms. I have started to take PEP medication in Thailand, local...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your isolated sore throat and coated tongue symptoms are not worrisome for or suggestive of HIV ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). Missing three days of AZT during your PEP treatment is not a significant problem. Your fears are unwarranted.... Read more »

Chronic fatigue and HIV (CAUSES OF HIV-ASSOCIATED FATIGUE, 2010) (PROVIGIL, 2010)

I tested poz Jan. 97 and have been and remain "HIV+ asyptomatic". However, as time has progressed, as I've aged (I'm 46 years old now), and as I've had to add medications to my HIV meds for HIV and HIV medication side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J in NYC,HIV-associated fatigue is extremely common. That's why we have an entire expert forum devoted to the topic! The cause of HIV-associated fatigue often turns out to be multifactorial. That means there are several contributing... Read more »

Side Effect: Fatigue, Fatigue, and more Fatigue

Dr. Conway,Thank you for your considered and thoughtful answer. I appreciate an educated opinion from the outside.You mention a program of graded increase in physical activity. That sounds very appealing; what would that look like? What would the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
As for the graded exercise program, I would suggest 5 days/week, 20 minutes each day. Cardio on three days, weights on 2 days (alternating upper and lower body toning, with core work on each day). After a month, you can build up to 45 minutes/day... Read more »

Fatigue and weird symptoms?

HIV positive as of earlier this year, now I have noticed that my ball sack is much bigger now then before, much more lose (is this because there is hiv accumulation/reproduction in the testes?) I also feel stinging sensations all over my body,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Your "ball sack is much bigger now than before"???? Wow, could it be that we finally have a beneficial side effect of HIV??? No, sorry. Whatever is turning your Tic Tacs into low-hanging bull balls, it's not HIV! Have your... Read more »
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what is hiv related fatigue like?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i'm trying to figure out if i am experiencing fatigue or not. i used to work out regularly, until about 3 weeks ago i started getting a headache and stomache ache, so i stopped working out for 3 weeks. today i got to the gym for the first time in... Read more »

fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys-
I have heard lots about HIV and fatigue...when does this tiredness come into play? Soon after you contract HIV or not until you've had it for years? Thanks.

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Fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm experiencing fatigue and have stopped caffeine months ago to help rid insomnia. Does anyone know any natural remedies which works that I might try?

Thanks


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fatigue ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
When people refer to fatigue as an ARS, is it a fatigue to the point where someone does not have any strength to carry out activities and a general feeling of weekness to the point of exhaustion or would a general feeling of always being sleepy with... Read more »