Will changing the time I took meds cause fever and nightmares?
I changed the time of taking the pill and now I am sick. my body is painful, I have flu, nightmares, and I am sweating at night. Is my CD4 count dropping?
I really need more details about which meds you are taking and what time changes you made.
If your meds include a drug called efavirenz, then these symptoms could all be side effects from changing the time.
For example, efavirenz needs to be taken before you go to sleep and not after a heavy meal, otherwise the side effects will be worse.
Most people find it impossible to take efavirenz during the day. Taking it after a high fat meal increases the dose and also makes side effects worse – especially getting nightmares.
Also, you might just be unlucly and actually have the flu – and that this is a coincidence.
If you didn’t have problems before, changing back to the original time is a good way to see if things get better. Please also contact your doctor who can look at other causes.