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Jul 10, 2003

my wife use to have a great body. after 4 months on crix. she lost all the fat on her butt, legs, and and arms, and her stomach has become very large. we were both shocked how quickly this occured. she is now off crix and on sustiva and has also been taken off zerit and put on viread. i love her very much, but she is very depressed about what happened and I am too. is this disfiqurement permanent? will the fat ever return? here numbers are good,650 and undetectable.

Response from Dr. Moyle

The available data are that these sort of switches will eventually help fat to recover. Obviously, this may take a long time. Diet and exercise will also help and of course plenty of love and encouragement. Talk to your doctor about whether there are any other specific interventions that might also help

Good luck

Graeme


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