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Abdominal Bloat Fat From Hiv Medications

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Serostim and Abdominal Bloating

After taking Serostim for about two weeks, I had an uncomfortable amount of abdominal bloating. My doctor gave me Lasix (furosemide), and for another two weeks I remained off the Serostim. Upon resuming the injections, the bloating became too...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The symptoms you describe have been unusual in my experience with Serostim when used in HIV+ patients for either waisting or experimentally for increase abdominal/neck fat. Serostim has decreased deep (visceral) abdominal fat in trials using it for... Read more »

Abdominal Bloating

I have been on meds since 1992. I am currently on Emtriva, Norvir, Reyatax and Saquinivir. I weigh... Read more »

bloated fat belly

hello there, ive been diagnosed hiv+ for ten years now and been taking virus load is... Read more »
American Medical Association

Growth Hormone Treatment for HIV-Related Abdominal Obesity Improves Abdominal Fat and Other Cardiovascular Measures, but May be Limited by Effects on Glucose

MEXICO CITY -- For human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with treatment-related abdominal obesity and growth hormone deficiency, receiving low-dose growth hormone resulted in improvement in fat and blood pressure measurements but... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Gas and Bloating (Flatulence)

The smelly intestinal gas and abdominal bloating that any of the protease inhibitors can cause will usually disappear quickly once the offending drugs are discontinued. But these side effects often continue unabated for as long as the drugs are... Read more »

HIV JournalView

Table of Contents Fat Gain and Fat Loss: In HIV-Infected Patients, Rarely the Twain Shall Meet NNRTI-Resistant Virus Commonly Shed in Breast Milk of HIV Subtype C-Infected Mothers Who Received Single-Dose Nevirapine HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection... Read more »

Rosiglitazone May Be Effective in Increasing Body Fat in Patients With Fat Wasting

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Rosiglitazone for Patients With HIV Lipodystrophy (Oral 50) Authored by C. Hadigan, S. Yawetz, A. Thomas, F. Havers, P.E. Sax, S. Grinspoon This oral presentation by Dr. Hadigan reported... Read more »
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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 »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »

Loosing Body Fat

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies
Hello Group,

I was infected 5 months ago and I have been noticing that I am loosing a lot of body fat. My hands and legs have been loosing a lot of fat. I didn't get any stomach symptoms, just headeaches and night sweats, mild fever during sero... Read more »

HELP - Abdominal pain question

Posted by solost, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, the past 3 weeks has been hell on earth for me and I understand the next couple of months will be the same. I've done quite enough research on hiv but I just wanted to hear from the perspective of others. I am 23 years old and a... Read more »