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Weight Gain plus
Feb 11, 2006

been poz for 6 years .. have heart/kidney problems too ... on beta/ace meds along with haart .. since starting beta/ace meds .. seen weight gain of 15 lbs .. can be 4 lbs higher one day and 4 lbs lighter next day .. though don't see edema clothes still fit same .. hiv undetectable .. found to have bone loss and joint disease .. what counts for weight gain? .. besides eating too much .. recently er visit .. found to be dehytrated and told need to eat .. ??? I'm a big guy .. and they told me my labs show I need to eat and drink more fluids .. wonder if they made a bed/toilet combo to keep a person from running all night to urinate .. got plenty of that and more if I drink more .. no alcohol .. water, cranberry juice .. etc... tough times my stomach swells ... like last night it woke me up .. then it went back down felt like a knife in the middle of my back and took my breath away a wee bit .. ya know .. just because one is undetectable doesnt mean one is fine and shooting well .. somedays I feel like a beached whale other days its like .. not bad .. so suggestions welcome :{}

Response from Dr. Henry

Have you discussed with your HIV specialist whether you might benefit from a cardiac rehab program with prescribed exercise. If you have become insulin resistant then you might benefit from seeing an endocrinologist. Your HIV specialist can also review if there are any alternative HIV meds than might be less linked to weight gain problems. KH

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