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What Can Be Done For The Weakness That Hepatitis C Causes

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Vaccinations and HIV

...defenses. Vaccines can have side effects. With live vaccines, you might get a mild case of the disease. With inactivated vaccines, you could have pain, redness, and swelling where you got the shot. You might also briefly feel weakness, fatigue, or nausea. What's Different for People With HIV? If HIV has damaged the immune system, it might not respond as well to a vaccine, or for the same length of time. If you will soon start...
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Muscle weakness (like rhabimyosis)

Have you ever heard of Diovan (blood pressure med) causing an extended muscle weakness. I took it for 15 days in February and am still suffering. How long does it take to heal.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...I searched for muscle weakness as a side effect of Diovan and found nothing. I took it for a while and my only problem was fatigue.Are you taking any statins, Read more »

weak because of my meds

good day doctor,i am currently on atripla and ziagen.sometimes i find my self really weak and almost hard to focus in my daily life routine. i am going to school in two weeks.. do you have any sugestions what to take or i should do to deal with...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate whether this regimen has controlled your HIV infection (undetectable viral load, CD4 count, etc), whether you have other ongoing medical or mental health conditions, or whether these symptoms started with this regimen. If these... Read more »

AIDS and Weakness correlation?

HIV and Pulmonary HypertensionMay 17, 2008 I have HIV and Hep B and I was just recently diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension with the pressure estimate of 30-40mm. I have extreme fatigue and weakness to the point where I am bed ridden and can not...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. There is no direct correlation, but those with detectable viral loads and lower CD4 counts have more significant disease.2. You would probably see some improvement, but it is likely that other meds will be required to improve your symptoms.3.... Read more »

weakly pos screen, high viral, neg western blot?

HI i am 33 year old male and I have recently been told I am hiv pos. my results from screen were weakly positive..? viral load high and western blot negative, Confused as what to believe as at the time of tests I had been using alot of meth and gbh...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It would be helpful to know what the actual results are. You also need repeat testing. Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...daily by mouth. Treatment lasts from 24 to 48 weeks. Liver Transplantation A liver transplant may be necessary if chronic hepatitis C causes liver failure. Liver transplantation surgery replaces a failed liver with a healthy one from a donor.... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? Some people who start... Read more »
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Filgrastim (Neupogen)

...of the spleen. The spleen is located in the upper left side of the abdomen just under the ribs. Other side effects include weakness, muscle aches, nausea and stomach pain. Let your health care provider know right away if you get any of the... Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...Dizziness Depression Anxiety Peripheral neuropathy Sleeping problems Fatigue Rash Itching Weakness Respiratory infections Tenofovir DF may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...still repetitively testing negative. Especially with people complaining of Parasthesias other mild neurological symptoms Leg weakness Dry eyes Dry mouth Dry skin Gingivitis Aphtous ulcers Periodontal disease Photosensitivity Floaters Joint... Read more »

Not for the weak stomach

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
Here is a picture I just received. If you have a weak stomack do not click on the link. It is about a jumper who had a terrible fall. Read more »

im weak......7 weeks negative is useless

Posted by regretidiotz, 7 Replies
im weak....i have a 7 weeks negative result but somehow i still cannot comfort myself that theres a possibility that i do not have hiv. not only are my symptoms too real (i have many of them), but my wife also has them....these are too real to be... Read more »

Weak Tests & Window Period Myths

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I don't care what the supposed experts say. All I know is what happened to me. I had a stupid, first time unprotected sexual encounter in early February. Two weeks later it all began. It started with feverish/flush of the face, neck and head. Then... Read more »