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Taking Clonazepam With Hiv Meds

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Viramune

...tuberculosis. Caution should be used with midazolam, triazolam, fluconazole, or ergot medications used for migraine headaches (Wigraine, Methergine, and Cafergot), Cordarone, lidocaine or disopyramide, carbamazepine, ethosuxomide, or clonazepam, calcium channel blockers (Procardia, diltiazem, verapamil), immunosuppressants, or the blood thinner Coumadin (warfarin). Do not use with Biaxin (clarithromycin) or Nizoral (ketoconazole). Viramune...
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fainting spells when started my HIV Meds

I have been on HIV meds for the last three years. After my second week of taken my meds I started feeling as if I was going to pass out and have passed out several times along with heart palpitation. My resting heart rate would go up tp 160 BPM. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Both efavirenz and protease inhibitors can worsen side effects from clonazepam leading to increased levels with faintness/central nervous system symptoms. Cardiac evaluation if also recommended (as you have 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 effects (e.g., Nexium, TriCor,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to rule out malignancy or a localized infection.Good luck J,Dr. BobYet another question on fatigue Jan 9, 2010I have been Aids defined since 2002, tcells are about 1000 now on meds, VL was undetectable till last month just a blip so my Doc... Read more »

HIV and CNS stimulation

I am presently on Kaletra, 3TC, Viramune and tenofovir, I am finding that when I exercise even minimally in the day I have difficulty with insomnia (early awakening) the following night. I did a sleep study at a reputable lab and they determined...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...coffee/tea/soft drink consumer you might try to avoid caffeine as an experiment for several weeks. I sometimes will rotate HIV meds off and on (substituting drugs still expected to control viral replications) in a planned manner to see if a drug... Read more »

sleep problem

my friend takes viramune and combivir, he also takes effexor 75mg 3 times a day for depression, he takes amphetamine 30mg 3 times a day for ADD then at nite he takes clonazepam 2 mg to help him sleep. He has a hard time going to sleep, and when...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sleep disorders are common in the general population without HIV. Stress, overuse of caffeine and other stimulants, underlying psychiatric disease, Sustiva, amphetamines (that drug can have Read more »
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Help with costs of meds

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...How does the regular person pay for the cost of HIV meds? I make a good income (but let's be realistic), have insurance but cap out on prescriptions after the first month. Cost runs Read more »

Taking charge of your life

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...hello Lately i have been trying to coax myself into starting meds. I am not in the danger zone quite yet my t's flux btwn 300-400 and for the most part of feel fine. I have had symptoms in Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

Do they screen pregnant woman for hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hello, i don't know what to do . My ex husband has hiv and got his girlfriend pregnant. He told me he was being careful and I just tried to stay out of their lives. Well, now she Read more »