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Tipping over continued
Oct 22, 2004

I should have mentioned that my fat deposits are due to 15 years of HIV treatment. My meds are Truvada,Norvir,Reyataz,Dapson. I have been falling more often and it is frightening considering that I live in Manhattan and the car traffic and subway could be tragic. I went to a neurologist who said that I'm like a clown blow up punching bag, but I have no sand at my base. If you can see a problem in my drug regimen I would appreciate your thoughts.

Response from Dr. Henry

Wow-I would suggest seeing an HIV interested endocrinologist, nutritionist, and/or physical therapist to work on strength and body fat issues. It is not clear whether switching off any of your current HIV meds would clearly impact/improve the problems you are experiencing with body fat distribution. Testosterone, growth hormone, and some diabetes drugs are being studied for their effect on increased central body fat in the setting of treated HIV--more definitive results are pending. KH

bloating with sustiva/combivir

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