|Should supplements be mixed with the cocktail?
Dec 31, 1997
I'm presently on Delavirdine/Fortovase/Viracept. I took Crixivan for approximately 14 mos., and I took AZT numerous times over the past 5 yrs. So, my body has changed drastically -- my Crixibelly is huge, and my AZTbutt is so small it gets lost in some of my pants. I've put on 30 lbs. for a total of 215 lbs. on a medium-frame body, and stand 5' 11". I'm uncomfortable with all this weight, and I can't wear most of my clothes.
Members of my local support group and others on GayPoz have recommended using Creatine Monohydrate to fight the Crixibelly. The dosage is 5 caps, 3-5 times for the first 5 days. After that, you are supposed to take 3-5 caps on an empty stomach 1 hr. before your workout.
Can these supplements reduce the effectiveness of the PIs? Or am I just throwing money away?
| Response from Dr. Gallant
I can't think of any reason that the supplements would interfere with the PIs. I can't say whether you're throwing your money away. But have you considered testosterone or other anabolic steroids? They're safe, cheap, and usually covered by insurance.
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