No i haven't been on any treatment for HIV as on Pep....but yeah i have been on treatment for IBS & dyspepsia.....especially with antacids & proton pumping inhibitors....do any of these interfere with HIV tests?????
Yeah when IBS happens....it does cause a lot of inconvinience!!!
P.S. I have also been on some antidepressants.....do any of these affect the tests???
So if i infer correctly the IBS or it's treatment does not in any way interfere with HIV testing...really good to know Sarita.....
Yeah well i've had IBS on & off for the past 3 years..& yeah for best part of 2 years have been on anti-depressants.....it has helped me to some extant..but the IBS at times is severe, well the wy it is for me in the past week, it's been on & off, Loose stools, ill formed stools & especially a feeling of incomplete evacuation....most of the time!!!
It really sucks..at times when it interferes with work schedules!!!
No, having IBS or taking medications for it will not interfere with your HIV test results - you're good to go!
Here are a few remedies that are popular among us diarrheaers: 1) taking probiotic capsules like L. acidophilus, which can be found in the natural/organic goods areas of most grocery stores (usually refrigerated); 2) eating a cup of yogurt with active cultures (such as Dannon Activia, found among the rest of the yogurt); 3) taking a calcium citrate supplement every day; 4) starting slowly on a fiber supplement like Citrucel; 4) avoiding problem foods, which vary among individuals but may include greasy/fatty stuff, lactose-containing foods, cabbage and broccoli, or beans.
I'm having a really rough week with my stomach too. I had diarrhea like 12 times yesterday and wanted to kick the toilet! You're not alone.