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Buffalo Hump Pain

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buffalo hump

Will medicare pay for removal of my buffalo hump?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Yes, if your doctor can write a letter that links the buffalo hump to pain or sleep apnea.nelson Read more »

buffalo hump

Was taking Zerit for 10+ yrs and developed severe body wasting, so switched to Ziagen & now I've... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...painful. Lactic acidosis, although rare, can be fatal. See Fact Sheet 556 for more information. Fat deposits behind the neck (buffalo humps) can get big enough to cause headaches and problems with breathing and sleeping. No researcher has... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: My Body and My Mind

...of what would be many changes in my body. My nipples started to hurt -- and not in a pleasant way. I had breast enlargement, buffalo hump, and wasting in my face, arms, legs, and butt. My neck felt as though it belonged on a man much heavier than... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...avoid Zerit. Lipoatrophy, fat loss in the face and limbs (arms and legs) and, to a lesser degree, lipohypertrophy (such as "buffalo hump" and increase in abdominal girth) has been associated with Zerit. Zerit and Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) are... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy:... Read more »
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buffalo hump

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...has anyone experienced a "buffalo hump"? my doctor says that not enough information is known about the cause or treatment of it. i have consulted with a plastic surgeon Read more »

Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been successly treated with Trizivir for four years (since becoming HIV+). All was well until a few weeks ago I noticed the dreaded hump starting to appear behind my neck. I would like to hear experiences from anyone going through this... Read more »

Fat deposit in arms from meds

Posted by Anonymous
...and up to a year ago on NNRTI's. During the time I was on meds I developed fat problems, among a very noticable and painful buffalo hump, with or without significant weight gain or loss. I have lost weight after two pregnancies and notice not... Read more »

I need some help - Here is my story.

Posted by Atheena, 2 Replies
...and are alive. LOLAlive.Well the mutation (that is what I call it) got much worst and now today 2010 I have lipodystrophy, buffalo hump, double chin and facial wasting ( upper trunk of body is deformed). Thank god I worked out as much as I did... Read more »