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...have some side effects (but not all people experience side effects). Side effects areone of the major reasons that people don't stick to their HIV regimen. Beprepared! Ask your health care provider about the possible short- and long
-termside effects of your particular regimen. There are medicines that can be used to treat short-term side effects likenausea and diarrhea. Ask your health care provider to recommend some things youcan do to...
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Thrush just flared up from my esophogas to my mouth. I started 250mg of Terbinafine (Lamisil generic) 2 days ago for fungus on a big toe... the same time Thrush flared. Should I continue the LAMISIL? What's to treat the Thrush? I'm using an...
...The lamisil should cover the yeast that is causing the oral thrush
. If you don't see a response in a few days, you may need another oral antifungal drug. Read more »
Hi Dr Bob..im not sure if this is your area of expertice or if this is even the correct forum but I have been reading your postings alot and I really understand and respect your opinions and advise, not to mention you keep it light hearted and...
...your job, being outed or having your employer find out you are ill???? I'd say you passed "extremely stubborn and bull headed" long
ago and are not into the "dangerously unreasonable" stage. Regarding your symptoms, these are indeed worrisome. I... Read more »
Is thrush of the mouth contagious to a kissing partner? I have been taking lozenges by prescription to be complete in 10 days.
is "opportunistic," not contagious. It takes the "opportunity" of someone's immune system being deficient or suppressed to manifest Read more »
Hello Doctor,I am hoping that you can shed some light on my situation. I'll try to keep it simple. I've had one unprotected, heterosexual, sexual encounter with a person of unknown HIV status. One month later, I tested for HIV 1 & 2, which was...
...60% of the general population will test positive for the presence of Candida species, the organisms that cause candidiasis (thrush
). Just because a person tests positive for the presence of Candida, does not mean they have candidiasis. You stated... Read more »
...lipodystrophy. The FDA said there was notenough safety and efficacy data to approve it to treat lipodystrophy,especially for long
-term use. Since Serostim is not approved for HIV-related fat gain, it will not becovered by insurance for this... Read more »
...causes for these metabolic changes,including HIV or the HIV drugs. Although you cannot see these changes, they cancause serious long
-term health problems. High lipid levels: High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol andtriglycerides can... Read more »
...worse. Some studies show that people may even get back some fat underthe skin after switching. However, this process may take a long
time or it maybe hard to see for those who have more severe cases of lipoatrophy. People who have not... Read more »
...have these side effects. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some health care providers prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long
-term basis. This can cause resistance. The yeast can mutate so that a drug no long
er works. Some serious cases do not... Read more »
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I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »
...it), 2 weeks post exposure i have fevers, diarrhea, generalizaded swollen nodes(confirmed with TAC), pharyngitis, weight loss, thrush
, etc, etc, it was a hard situation about one month, but today i even have several swollen nodes in all my body,... Read more »
...archives its my evil twin (well one of us is the evil one) You know me better (and hate me) as 'the Douche'. This post is a bit long
, because I want to say my peace as you will not be hearing from me again any time soon. That should make most... Read more »
...and CANCER. Candida can be considered a side effect of these more threatening illnesses. 10. HORMONAL IMBALANCE It has been long
recognized that an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone can be a causative factor in yeast overgrowth. In... Read more »