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Blixer
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Vitamins and supplements
      #170828 - 01/22/06 03:06 PM

Does anyone have recommendations for a recommended daily vitamin and supplement routine. I've done some searches but haven't found anything that is greatly helpful. I've never been one to take a daily vitamin but now I'm thinking that anything I can do to provide extra support for my body might be good.

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170837 - 01/22/06 05:03 PM

I am going to ask Dr. Ben that when I go down on the 30th. Hell whats one more Pill or two or three or four...

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170839 - 01/22/06 05:12 PM

This link provides a little overview of things to look for in nutritional supplements...

http://www.aidsmeds.com/lessons/Nutrition9.htm

Personally I do a standard multivitamin and add Coenzyme Q-10, glucosamine, fish oil, calcium, glutamine, selenium, and an extra dose of vitamin C and B-complex.

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170840 - 01/22/06 05:13 PM

Thanks for the guidance!!!

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170841 - 01/22/06 05:13 PM

Great! Let us know what you find out. Till then I may just get a good multivitiman and get started!

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170847 - 01/22/06 07:02 PM

I take a mulitivitamin and a vitamins C tablet ya know extra help for the immun system and my meds that works pretty great for me.

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170856 - 01/22/06 09:31 PM

My doctor said there was no Pill that would take care of "my" problems..

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170873 - 01/23/06 12:04 AM

Thanks Brandy! That seems to be a common combination. Someone mentioned extra Selenium too!

And I love the pic! Not only are we adding some color to the board but also some beauty!!!! Thanks to Eric for getting us going on that! It is so nice to put a face with a name!

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170874 - 01/23/06 12:04 AM

Any mention of including Iron or not? I read someplace to take the iron out.

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170875 - 01/23/06 12:21 AM

I have heard from several docs that a regular multi-vitamin is plenty. They all said that the expensive ones are no better than Wal-mart or whatever your local generic brand may be. Good luck

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170876 - 01/23/06 12:28 AM

And thanks for your reply...

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170900 - 01/23/06 10:24 AM

My doctor also told me just a regular multi vitamin was fine. I was anemic too so I asked the doctor about the iron, but it turns out in the azt(combivir) that it brought my hemoglobin up to normal limits. Some people it makes them anemic, some people it stabilizes it.

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170903 - 01/23/06 10:37 AM

I take "Dr. John Kaiser's K PAX Immune Support Formula". I got them from a local buyers club. They are capsule form for easier digestion and you take according to your weight. Thus, you will have to take quite a few a day. uugh!

Side Note: Be very careful what herbal supplements you get. Check with your doctor first. I have had more side effects from herbal meds than presciption. ie..Damiana leaves to increase sex drive=I wanted to physically hurt someone after 3 days...not in sexual way either. lol. A lot of people are not aware that a majority of herbal supplements are NOT FDA appoved.

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Re: Vitamins and supplements new
      #170904 - 01/23/06 10:42 AM

Does this mean when I go on meds that I have to discontinue my Flintstones Vitamins??

This hole HIV thing sometimes really bums me out man!

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