since started medication gained alot of weight .
Jul 11, 2010
I was wondering if there is a medication my doctor can prescribe me to help me lose some weight. I looked into bariatric surgery and my insurance wont cover it. I really am depressed with my weight and would appreciate your input.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
This is a complex issue. Although HIV meds can be associated with weight gain in some people, one also needs to make sure that other medical conditions (diabetes, thyroid disease, depression, etc) are not contributing to this. Then diet and lifestyle modification measures need to be started. I would be reluctant to recommend any "diet pills", which could interact with some HIV medications, and there is no magic bullet medication that can accomplish this.
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