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Hiv Medication And Stomach Bloating

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

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Loss of Appetite Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, andanus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food isdigested and nutrients absorbed...
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Bloated stomach

I was diagnosed Hiv+ in January 2000. Ever since ,my stomach always feel bloated. I am not on any medication now. I used not to eat regularly, but now I eat 3 good meals a day. Some people said I am under stress, but I am not and I feel I have come...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
This is a difficult problem. There are a few possible causes of a bloated feeling, as you describe. One is if you have gained abdominal fat. This would be apparent by an increase in waist size (e.g. pants size). It does not seem to be the case for... Read more »

stomach bloating

Recently took the drug zovirex for the treatment of herpies. I started having loose watery stools. i thought this would stop onece i finished the medication but it has not.Now i am always bloated and my bowel movements are very liquidy.Whats up?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
What is your HIV situation and which HIV drugs are you taking (this is a forum for the discussion of side effects of HIV treatment)? Acyclovir itself can cause diarrhea in some patients but it generally clears soon after stopping it. KH... Read more »

Bloating stomach

After using ARV's for a year, i have experienced fat loss around my butts and hips but my stomach is becoming bigger or bloating. What should i do to regain my figure or is it gonna be like this for the rest of my life?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
HIV medications have different side effect profiles. Protease inhibitors tend to more likely to produce abdominal bloating and fat accumulation. Fat loss is more likely to be related to nucleoside analogues, particularly medications like AZT... Read more »

bloating and larger stomach

HI,I WAS TESTED POZ A YEAR AGO. MY DOCTOR PUT ME ON REYATAZ AND COMBIVIR. CURRENTLY I AM UNDETECTABLE AND MY T CELLS ARE GOING UP 135 RIGHT NOW. BEFORE I WAS TESTED I WAS ON THE ATKINS DIET , BECAUSE I WAS GAINING WEIGHT IN MY STOMACH. I LOST 20...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I would try the Epzicom if I were you. It is safe to change a single drug in a regimen when your viral load is undetectable (i.e. changing the zidovudine in the Combivir to the abacavir in the Epzicom, while continuing the lamivudine and... 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 »

stomach feels horrible

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm have lots of symtoms but I'm still waiting to take my test again to know for sure. I keep having a achy feeling in my belly. It's weird I don't have a diahrea but I do have a ton of gas. Is this another possible symptom of being infected? I've... Read more »

Stomach noises

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am having an extremely increase in stomach noises. Could this be a symptom? Read more »

ARS STOMACH PAIN?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it normal or even possible for the stomach pain and nausea that comes with intitial infection to last over 2 months? (I really wish i could get some one medically trained to answer this)

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