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Latest by Joseph B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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Hemoglobin 8 --help!!!!!

Dr. Bob, You were right. My vertigo, headaches,and exhaustion appear to be due to anemia. My hemoglobin is down to 8!!! Can combivir and nelfinavir do this? I thought it was only AZT and the older meds that caused these problems. My doctor wants to s...

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Incredible Fatigue on PEP Combivir

I recently had an exposure to someone who may be HIV+, but the particular situation was very borderline as to whether I should take PEP. I went ahead and took Combivir 2x daily. At the time, HIV- and blood counts as follows WBC 7.5 MCL, RBC 5.17 MCL,...

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enlarged red blood cells

Help! I just came back from my doctor's office and have received my latest 3 month work-up (blood studies). I am really concerned about 2 of the findings. Prior to having my blood drawn I had been fasting for 12 hours. My most recent FBS came back at...

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Anadrol for anemia?

Dear Dr. Bob, My doc prescribed anadrol for my anemia and fatigue. Now I've got the worst case of acne imaginable. I've already been through a pimply puberty once and i'm not happy about doing it again. My doc says my anemia is a bit better (but it's...

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tired legs and other symptoms

Dr Bob, This question is for a dear friend. His doctor can't figure out whats wrong with him. He's been HIV + for many years and has taken many different meds and herbs. He also is trying acupuncture. His current symptoms include"tired legs". He's of...

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My wife has iron def. and cannot get ready of it, she may be HIV?

My wife for the last 12 months has been getting sick of everything. She used to be a very healthy person, but in the last six months she has been detected iron deficiency. AT the same time she gest sick of any and everything. I suspect she may have a...

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iron deficiency anemia -- what are the foods to eat?

I have been diagnosed with having I.D.A, and my diet is to change, what are the foods that i should be eating? Also, being a few stone over-weight, does this make my condition worse?

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Anemia & Amphotericin-B

I've always struggled with anemia, but when I started IV ampho, it became so bad I had to have 2 units of blood right away. The next day, I got the ampho again. Now, two infusions later, I'm symptomatic from the anemia again. I am worried that I will...

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Low Red blood cells count...

During a routine blood test -- during a yearly physical -- my husband was told he had anemia (low red blood cells count (60% -- he is missing 40%!!) -- the problem is that he feels fine -- never been sick in his life (he is 72)and does not want to co...

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ANEMIC -- Turnaround Time?

Two and a half months ago I started on the medications of Viramune and Combivir. Within 1 1/2 months my hemoglobin dropped from 12 to 9, two weeks later it dropped to 6.3. At which time I received a two pint blood transfusion and stopped the Combivi...