|Meal calories required while taking Reyatez, Truvada, and Norvir
Nov 22, 2012
I have a concern about how many calories I should eat while taking this combination in the morning with my breakfast. Trying to loose weight, my meal plan calls for 300 calories. After 2-3 hours of taking my pills, I usually get diarrhea but then stools return to normal later in the day. I am worried that I may not be absorbing enough food for my medications. My doctor's seem uncertain. My diet is very healthy such as oatmeal, wheat toast or eggs. I do vary my meals but still get the diarrhea 4 or 5 days out of 7.
Also, I was non-detectable 3 months ago, this test showed my VL at 102. T Cells at 917; should I be worried?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
There's no specific caloric requirement for atazanavir (Reyataz), only that it be taken with food.
As for your viral load, I wouldn't be overly concerned. Tests like this are usually insignificant "blips" and return to undetectable.
Be well, BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.