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Jaz
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My chin and body are horrid, HELP!
      #182029 - 03/24/06 02:14 AM

Anyone have advice to make me feel better. Have been taking d4t and my chin is so large and my face round, my stomach and abdomen getting larger. Feel so depressed. Doc says can't get rid of it. Can't change meds as this the only one I can tolerate, in this part of Asia meds are limited. I'm 43, female and caucasian and feel so miserable everytime I look in the mirror. My partner tells me I look beautiful, I am lucky that she is such a loving an caring person. Still, when I look in that darn mirror I want to scream. Any help?

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IzPoZ
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Loc: FTL, Florida
Re: My chin and body are horrid, HELP! new
      #182032 - 03/24/06 06:49 AM

I know exactly how you are feeling. Are you sure that's the only one you can tolerate? Do you know the last time your doc checked your resistances?

I really wish I knew what to say to make it better. I had/have lipodystrophy in my abdomen area, and in my shoulders. Thankfully, it's not super bad (I've seen some bad cases) and it's taken a couple of years for it to "soften", as you know that type of fat can be somewhat hard. I just can't seem to lose it.

My doc says it's irriversible, and liposuction is only temporary (not to mention expensive).

I know it's not something you want to hear. Keep remembering that the meds are helping you to survive. And keep believing in your partner.

Be well.

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The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. ~ Chesterton G. K.

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IzPoZ
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Re: My chin and body are horrid, HELP! new
      #182037 - 03/24/06 07:34 AM

Also, it may help to exercise, and keep active. Eat healthy, and never lose hope.

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The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. ~ Chesterton G. K.

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shadow1
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Re: My chin and body are horrid, HELP! new
      #182059 - 03/24/06 09:35 AM

IZ is right on the money, you can help yourself a bit with a bit of exercise and diet to help burn the lipo. My partner got up to a 22in neck before he was able to change meds and the lipodystrophy could be worked on. However, in his case he wasn’t doing as much exercise as he is doing now. He is back to a 17in collar on his work shirts now and looking very good with the exercise and diet.

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Reged: 10/30/05
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Re: My chin and body are horrid, HELP! new
      #182072 - 03/24/06 10:17 AM

As Bill and Iz have said. Exercise & diet is a important factor. This is something you can do for youself without alot of costs other than a membership to the gym. It cant hurt you! Only help... I think your partner is right, you are beautiful. Remember, your alive and living.. Look past the little stuff and look to your heart... I hope in time you can find a combo that will help you keep your "chin up".

Love

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