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End Stage Alzheimers And Megace

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Wasting Syndrome

...sense of taste, or tingling around the mouth also decrease appetite. Opportunistic infections in the mouth or throat can make it painful to eat. Infections in the gut can make people feel full after eating just a little food. Finally, lack of money or energy may make it difficult to shop for food or prepare meals. Poor nutrient absorption : Healthy people absorb nutrients through the small intestine. In people with HIV disease, several...
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megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight please do tell me the way to achieve my goal
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...only lower testosterone production, and lower libido, but also testicular atrophy. In other words, the testicles shrivel up. Finally, low plasma testosterone levels are bad for HIV(+) men and women because they are associated with a weakened... Read more »

Megace, androgel, and testosterone levels

Hello..I have been taking Megace to help bolster my appetite, but recently I read that Megace can actually lower one's testosterone level.Having been dealing with loss of libido and what seems like genital shrinkage, I am concerned about the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That is possible. Megace often leads to weight gain that is of marginal significance. My own use of Megace these days is very minimal due to a variety Read more »

megace for casual gainers

I belong to a Yahoo Group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/guyguts , and one of its member is suggesting member seek to get prescriptions for megace for leisure gaining. I put a statement on the message board that megace was not to be used this way,...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Megace is not an anabolic agent but is a female hormone in the progesterone family. It does cause weight gain by increasing the layer Read more »

Cost of megace treatment

Which are cheaper Megace tablets or oral suspension?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I would guess that you would get more milligrams per dollar in the suspension, but you would have to ask your pharmacist what his/her cost is. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D. Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...you are taking (including over-the-counter, prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (a hormone) and Marinol (a synthetic version of marijuana) may increase appetite. Marijuana may be effective for... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...medications used to treat HIV infections or related health issues can also cause kidney disease. Kidney problems can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. This can require dialysis or a kidney transplant. The rate of kidney... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Other Health Problems Are Common? Mental Problems The Bottom Line How Many... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

End HIV Forever!! YOU ARE OK & WILL LIVE

Posted by sbev1981, 2 Replies
...are part of an organization or know of any that will support this doctors research it would be highly appreciated. He is in final stages to start Human Clinical Trials, which is something that many HIV'ers can't wait for. I would like to know... Read more »