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Jan 22, 2004


please talk to us about myopathy. is it common in hiv positives? is it more difficult to fix with anabolics? do anabolics have any effect on it? is there any way of stopping myopathy? will i basically waste down to a skeleton over time? i need concrete answers, because all the doctors have been really shy about talking to me about this. thank you for you honesty.

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Myopathy is a condition possibly related to mitochodrial toxicity that causes muscle weakness. Zerit and AZT have been documented to cause this problem. Taking Carnitine supplements at 2000 mg a day may improve the condition. Strength training and possibly anabolic agents may also reverse the problem.


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