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Symptoms Of Fatigue

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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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immediate fatigue symptoms

I discovered that i was positive three months ago. I have a VL of 14,500 and CD4 count of 360. I was started on abacavir and combivir and stayed with it for one month. I had some initial GI problems, but they mostly resolved themselves. However,...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloIt could be the Combivir. Did your doctor check your hemoglobin level? Combivir contains AZT, which can cause anemia resulting in fatigue. If your hemoglobin level is low, you may have AZT induced anemia. This is something that can be... Read more »

Side effects of T-20: flu like symptoms, cough, weakness, fatigue ??

Three months ago I added Fuzeon (T-20) to my HAART (Epivir,Viread,Tipranavir,Nor-vir,Invirase).After a month I came down with flue like symtoms which lasted for about 2 months.The worst part was a total weakness in my muscles and a feeling of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Almost every patient on T-20 gets some injection site reactions while in only about 5% of cases are they severe enough to cause the patient to stop the T-20. A small % of patients < 1-2% get an hypersensitivity like reaction with systemic... Read more »

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 »

Strange fatigue like symptoms..

Dr. Bob,I have some strange symptoms.I am suspecting HIV since event 3 months back. A couple of times during this period (one 5 weeks later and another today) I felt strage feelings in my body.It starts out like some itching and tingling in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Worried,Itching/tingling in the stomach, vibrating head, the sensation of blood gushing to various parts of your body, stomach pain, almost fainting, and bloodshot eyes are not at all indicative of HIV. Besides, you mention you had similar... Read more »
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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?

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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 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 »

Fatigue?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could someone tell me when the onset of fatigue is supposed to occur? How long after possible exposure? I've had a possible exposure and am waiting to get tested next tuesday.

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