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Is Fatigue A Symptom Of Ars

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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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Q's on ARS Fatigue

Hi Dr. Bob,First let me say I'm just enjoying your responses to some of the questions in here. I like the way you dispense helpful information in a friendly, lighthearted way!Now my questions.1. Of people who experience Acute Retroviral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Not Too Tired!Friendly and lighthearted? Yep, that's me. As for fatigue associated with the Acute Retroviral Syndrome, I can't give you an exact percentage. As with any virus - common cold, flu, measles, mumps, etc. - fatigue can... Read more »

fatigue in ARS

Hi,I have had a high risk encounter a month ago. I've basically gone through all the symptoms, and the one that affects me most is fatigue/malaise. I feel wierd, tired all the time, like I have zero energy. I find it very hard to get out of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You should really talk with your doctor about the fatigue that you are experiencing. I'm not sure what you identify as a high-risk encounter, but you shouldn't be attempting to determine what is going on with you on your own. You might... Read more »

Side Effect: Fatigue, Fatigue, and more Fatigue

Ive read through the archives and Ive had some workups for potential causes of fatigue (no anemia, no hypogonadism) and remain wiped out. Im 51 years old, female and have been positive since 1988 (yup, eighty-eight). I waited through the horror of...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I would have a few remarks to make. First, it is clear to me that you are telling the truth about the symptoms that you have. The possible causes of fatigue are too numerous to list here, except to say that, in this day and age, it is unlikely... 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 »
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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 »

ARS Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
After doing some research into ARS symptoms there seems to be some common ground. First of all, temperature and fatigue seem to be universally present. Very specific studies have found that almost 100% of people going through true ARS will have... Read more »

ars symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i am the nine and a half week guy and
i was wondering what anyone thought about experiencing ars sypmtoms at like ten weeks after an exposure because now i am having a bout with fatigue and a constant low fever and some head aches
i had what seemed... Read more »

ARS symptoms? What are they like?

Posted by lpshrtr, 1 Reply
Most know what they are, but what are they like? How long is the fever? Are most of your lymph nodes swollen, or could it just be ones in your armpit for example? Is the body aches bad and noticeable or are they small? Are there any respitoary... Read more »