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HIV Meds And Weight Gain

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HIV meds and weight gain

I noticed one of the side effects of my HIV meds is the way fat is distributed throughout my body. I have never had a problem with belly fat, and I also never had breasts until I started the meds, Is there a medicine out there that will not affect...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Patients starting HIV meds typically might gain 10-15 pounds the first year. Some of that is regaining ordinary weight but then extra fat may begin developing and or the fat may re-distribute (lose fat in some places and gain it in others). Some... Read more »

meds and weight gain

Is there any diet pills out there that do not interact with hiv meds.....I need help loosing weight... Read more »

IS MY RAPID WEIGHT GAIN A SIDE EFFECT OF MY MEDS ?

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Weight gain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
With so much fatigue I seemed to have gained at least 50 pounds. I wonder if taking a diet supplement will do more harm than good? If not, which one? Read more »

Weight Gain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed with AIDS in July of 2004 and have since been on Videx, Epivir and Kaletra. I have gained over 15 lbs. in the past couple of months and am just wanting information on what to expect from this. Is it normal to be heavy when taking... Read more »

bloating and weight gain after meds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
After starting meds within three months I gained 25lbs. and my stomach seemed to stay bloated and belching became uncontrolable. I was really worried for a while. I started taking anti-gas pills with every dose of medication and started watching my... Read more »

Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I've searched the forums and found posts dealing with the wild dreams, excessive nausea and irritating itching brought on by Atripla. However, I have not been able to find any posts on what folks have done to combat the additional weight gain... Read more »