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How Can I Treat Wasting

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Treating wasting in patient with history of lymphoma

Dear Dr Dieterich:If someone had lymphoma over 4 years ago (now in remission) and they are now experiencing wasting syndrome, would you prescribe anabolics or growth hormone?Thanks!Nelson
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I don't see any relation between lymphoma and anabolics. That is not one of their usual complications. If you need them then I think it would be a reasonable risk. Good luck! DTD Read more »

Am I doing enuogh to treat wasting??

Hello. I have been diagnosed with wasting. I am taking Sustiva, Crixivan, & Previon to treat HIV. I... Read more »

Too Early To Treat Wasting

I have recently been diagnosed HIV+. The best estimate is that I sero-converted approximately two... Read more »
The Body

Treating My Facial Wasting

...the telltale troughs in my face (facial lipoatrophy) that bear witness to my history of taking HIV medications. Fortunately, treatment for this condition is available, and my video blog takes you along as I meet the talented Dr. Gerald Pierone... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Says Drug Used to Treat AIDS Wasting Not Essential for Treatment care services for people with HIV/AIDS in the United States, last month said that the drug Serostim, which is used to treat AIDS-related wasting, is not essential for treatment and that patients use the drug primarily to improve their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Pricing History of Thalidomide, Cancer Drug Used Off-Label to Treat AIDS-Related Wasting

...Street Journal on Monday examined the pricing history of thalidomide, a medication whose "reincarnation as an AIDS and cancer treatment shows how the political environment and drug companies' perception of what the market will bear drive... Read more »
The Body PRO

Treating HIV-Associated Weight Loss and Wasting

...previously reported 30-week study. 20 tolerated oxymetholone for 12 months or longer, 9 for 15 months or longer. 20% of patients treated for longer than 12 months showed a pattern of mild-to-moderate hepatotoxicity characterized by elevations... Read more »
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Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm Read more »

facial wasting * any help/support appreciated

Posted by boston781, 3 Replies
I've been HIV+ since '91. I'm currently on fuzeon & other meds. I am so depressed over my sunken cheeks. I'm doing well healthwise being on this regimen. If anyone knows or has any suggestions on where to find help in the Boston area I'd... Read more »

living with facial wasting

Posted by chrisFFF, 1 Reply
...Lipoatrophy is a pretty emotional issue to deal with, and I wanted to have a place for people to connect about it and find out how to treat it. I'm crossing my fingers that I'll find some sponsors who might be able to help make the treatments... Read more »

Facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello - I would like info on doctors/clinics in the LA/Orange Cty area who have treated people with lipodystrophy, specifically with Fascian or collagen treatments. Thank you Read more »