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Is Dizziness A Sign Of Hiv
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
I'm hiv+ and I'm taking ART medicine from last one month.. The problem is I feel sick. Headache. Dizziness. Hearing problem like something whistling?
Return to clinic: You need to return to the clinic that gave you the medication and tell them what you are experiencing. It is very important for you to take the medications and they may be able to adjust your meds so that you can tolerate them. ...Read more
6months past Hiv exposure with negative results, my body feels warm and feeling dizzy as if have got malaria and feeling like vomiting. Am a male.
Perhaps other virus: There are many virus and bacteria, like ebstein barr, cytomegalovirus, lyme that can live in your body and become active at times of stress, and cause constitutional symptoms like your having. Perhaps you need to get checked for one of these. They are called stealth organisms. If you have tested negative for HIV 6 months, you don't have it! ...Read more
Hi, how risky is unprotected oral sex on me for HIV? Also how risky is protected vaginal sex? My only symptoms are dizziness and mild headaches since day 4 after exposure each day until now (day 10)...are these symptoms of ARS?
No risk, not ARS: Oral sex is safe sex in regard to HIV; there has never been a proved case of transmission mouth to penis. Properly used condoms are 100% protective for vaginal sex, if the condom doesn't break. ARS doesn't cause dizziness or headache, and cannot cause any symptoms at all sooner than 10-14 days after exposure. And HIV is rare in UK women. Your symptoms may be just anxiety. No HIV test needed. ...Read more
I am experiencing nausea (severity: severe), enlarged or tender lymph nodes, hot flashes and dizziness. I worried it is HIV but I continue to test -
Thorough evaluation: There are many medical conditions that could explain you symptoms; please have a thorough evaluation from your primary care physician. If necessary, a visit with an otolaryngologist might be recommended for the symptoms in the upper aero-digestive tract. ...Read more
I had unprotected oral (on me) & protected vaginal sex with a female escort. From day 5-9 (today) I've had mild dizziness & mild sore heads. HIV risk?
Is Alere Hiv 1&2 accurate at 14 weeks? Had flu for 14 weeks after unprotected sex with a woman who tested Negative past 13 weeks? Always feeling dizzy?
Good day. I tested negative for hiv 1 and 2 after 6 weeks of possible exposure. It is now 8 weeks and I have been feeling lightheaded, dizzy and weak, this started about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Doctor says I do not need to be tested for hiv again as it is concl
Get tested again: You will test negative. The six-week test is very reliable. Acute HIV infection presents as fever, lymphadenopathy, often sore throat, and generally as "the worst case of the flu that you have ever had." Your lightheadedness, dizziness and weakness are due to something else. You may be anemic, or have some other illness, but you might also just still be worried about having HIV. Retest and be done ...Read more
Recent possible exposure to HIV through mutual masturbation. Is dizziness and sore muscles ARS symptoms? Had - HIV RNA test at 20 days post exposure.
No risk, no worry: HIV is not transmitted by hand-gential contact. Your symptoms are not possibly due to ARS from that event, but your negative RNA test proves you don't have it. Please learn the real risks and protect yourself -- but you could have mutual masturbation with HIV infected partners every day the rest of your life without being at risk. ...Read more
I have been feeling lightheaded and dizzy with extreme fatigue and muscle weakness, what could be wrong? I'm HIV positive as well
I was sexual assaulted and the hospital gave me HIV medicines which are making me very sick. Nauseous, exhausted, sad, dizzy. I need help either chang?
Speak with doctor: Staying on medication is very important for the treatment of HIV. If the current medicines are causing side effects then your doctor can make some adjustments. You can also Find a infectious disease doctor you're comfortable with & work out a feasible treatment plan which improves your quality of life & can move the HIV virus towards undectecable. Talk therapy to manage stress is important too! ...Read more
Do I have HIV or herpes a week ago kissed guy with open sore. Two days later my mouth itch and burn/tingling. Then gumg ache/head dizzy. I'm a virgin?
Many Docs sick 4 yrs after sex unk female white stool pain dizzy high wbc liver f tired wt loss pale HIV- are there parasites that can be sex transm?
See GI doc?: With a negative HIV 4 years after exposure, the problem lies somewhere else. However there are certain STD which may not manifest till years later (hep C, syphilis etc), Overall, conditions other than STDs are likely the cause for your problem and I urge you to get started with a GI consult (preferably with someone specialized in liver diseases ...Read more
Hiv RNA 1/2 n cmia neg at 6 months post pep conclusive. Symptoms such as dry mouth seborrhea eczema palms neuropathy, oral ulcers, dizziness candidias?
Its the salt: When you eat sugar/carbs you have high insulin levels. Insulin causes retention of salt at the level of the kidneys. When you go into ketosis you have very little insulin to retain the salt. So eat a little salt and you will feel better very quickly. By the way this is by far the most common complaint for people when they initially go into ketosis. ...Read more
Yes: But important to get checked by doctor. ...Read more
How often is it that dizziness or vertigo is a sign of something deadly if it's only symptom someone has?
Rare: Not vertigo/dizzy... if someone plain passes out over 90% of the time if we dont' know the cause IMMEDIATELY...we never do. Can be heart, stroke, medications, arhythmia...they all have key signs if they are the cause (like chest pain) and... if nothing else and no neuro signs... we admit for a day or two obs. But... essentially nothing found. (hot day and sweating we can find!) ...Read more
Maybe: It could be a number of things depending what you mean by "dizzy". Suggest you see your doctor to further investigate the issue with a history and detailed physical exam, particularly if this is new in onset. ...Read more
What to do if I have headaches, dizziness, and I see bright lights sometimes can it be a sign of migraines?
Botox: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more
I'm always dizzy blacked out twice now no warning signs if been using zopivane for over a year now is it possible that it can be the cause?
Go to PMD or ER: It is "possible, " you are correct, however that does not matter-if you black out without warning, you need evaluated by a doc and soon--before you happen to be driving, on stairs, on subway platform, etc. If primary can't do full eval, then go to er (and please, not late in day or weekends!). Ps--don't drive until evaluated. ...Read more
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Eye problems usually do not cause nausea and dizziness. You can get some dizziness from blurred vision I guess but the room should not spin.
Since all of these could be neurological symptoms you need to see a doctor if they persist or worsen. ...Read more
It can be.: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more
Dehydration?: Your symptom of dizziness could be due to dehydration and it also could due to something else. Unless you're in the desert, or have some uncontrolled loss of fluid, you should not be dehydrated. If you cannot "focus" you need to go to a emergency room to have your blood pressure checked and get some lab results to see if you're anemic or have another factor causing your dizziness. Good luck. ...Read more
What type of dizziness does ms cause? Does it usually occur at the same time as other neurological signs?
Are dizziness and throbbing head signs of dehydration or is it possible that it is something else?
Possibly: There are also many other things that could be going on. You really describe symptoms that could represent many possibilities. Hard to say without more information. ...Read more
Could occasionally seeing spots, dizziness and being light headed upon standing or looking directly up be a sign of dehydration?
Not necessary,: What described could be related to postural hypotension, which may be physiological and unique to a person but possibly exaggerated by dehydration or under drug side effects or.... However, it is not hard to identify what may contribute to your symptoms by following instructions described in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. So, don't jump to conclusion before check-up. ...Read more
My 9 year olds rhythm strip shows t wave that looks like a mcdonalds sign. This was taken by home monitor when dizzy. Told sinus arryth?
Sinus Arrhythmia: Sinus Arrhythmia is a normal variant that gives a name to the change in heart rate during the inspiratory and expiratory phase of respiration. It is harmless. However, pediatric EKGs can be difficult to interpret. I would make sure a Pediatric Cardiologist takes a look at it. ...Read more
Is dizziness a sign of diabeties? I have been getting very weird dizzy spells quite often. Could you tell me some other symptoms as well? Thank you.
Not usually: The classic symptoms of diabetes includes increased thirst, urination and hunger. If you become hypovolemic from urinating too much (your body trying to get rid of the extra glucose in the blood), you could become light-headed if you stand up too quickly. This sounds like you should discuss your dizzy spells with your dr. To make sure you are safe. ...Read more
Why do I always get nauseous/dizzy in car rides.? Could this be just anxiety or early signs of schizophenia?
Possibly anxious: I think anxiety could predispose to the easier experience of nausea during car trips. In theory, I suppose someone with schizophrenia who was particularly paranoid or anxious would also get sick a little easier during car rides although I am not aware of that being a recognized indication of a predisposition towards developing a thought disorder like schizophrenia. ...Read more
Idk what to do I think I need to lie to my doc about feeling lightheaded and dizzy cause I need her to sign off on my softball what should I do?
Truth: The reason for the questions about dizziness and lightheadednes is to screen for potentially fatal heart conditions. But there are many reasons a person can be dizzy or lightheaded, so telling the truth does not necessarily mean you have a condition that would make playing softball risky. So give the truth some thought. ...Read more
Ever since developed lupus 2yrs ago, even when I'm doing well & labs look good, I need naps & get dizzy & warning signs if I push myself 2 much. Why?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more