For five years, I was on a coctail of Norvir, Epivir, Isentress, and Prezista. In September, my ID doctor changed my prescription to Descovy and Tivicay.
At this point, the virus is undetectable. My cholesterol and sugar are very good. The problem is sudden high blood pressure readings. My doctor is asking that record my readings for two weeks and then inform him.
What is your take on this?
Sustained blood pressure spikes attributed to Descovy + dolutegravir are uncommon. Checking blood pressure readings at home and when relaxed in a diary as requested are a good means to assess the situation. If blood pressure increase is sustained and in the absence of other new drugs or contributing factors then a trial switch to another regimen or reversion to your older regimen with ongoing blood pressure checks merits consideration. KH