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sunken cheeks too!
Jan 21, 2004

My question is are there any holistic methods (herbs,etc.) to regaining fat in my cheeks. My doctors have informed me that it was because I have been on Zerit for so long. Just switched meds. I can't afford any of the injection stuff. Any insight would be appreciated.

Response from Dr. Moyle

Beyound treatment switching no treatment have been found to be beneficial in facial wasting. One has to be careful with herbal and other preperations not tested by the FDA as the y may interact with HIV medications (e.g. st johns wort/hypericum, garlic) or cause side effects in their own right (e.g. kava kava). Perhaps your Doctor or local HIV support organistation could investigate if you can access trials of possible new therapies for facial wasting.... I hope this helps Graeme Moyle


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