|PGX (PolyGlycopleX) fibre
Apr 26, 2012
Is PGX (PolyGlycopleX) fibre safe for people living with HIV, I am on Truvada, Reyatez and Norvir. I have struggled with weight issues for most of my life; I think the drugs I am taking also made me gain about 80 pounds since I started taking them. I have tried working out, however it did not make much difference. Please let me know if it something I can take to curve some of the cravings.
Martha from Toronto, Canada
| Response from Dr. Young
I'm not aware of any data on the safety of PGX in people living with HIV, but I wouldn't expect a significant negative issue with your HIV medications.
With regard to your weight loss travails, I'd not give up on exercise at all- rather, exercise should be incorporated into your daily activities, even if you don't go to the gym. Indeed, since you're struggling with considerable weight gain, I suggest talking to your health care provider to see if there might be other reasons for the weight gain- such as thyroid or mood problems; consider having a nutritionist evaluation too.
I hope that helps, BY
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