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How Long Does It Take Megace Es To Start Working

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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...is associated with increases in body fat. Marinol (dronabinol) is sometimes used to increase appetite. It is a synthetic form of a substance found in marijuana. Medications that fight nausea can also help. AIDS activists have long urged the legalization of marijuana. It reduces nausea and stimulates the appetite. In the late 1990s, several states legalized the medical use of marijuana. See Fact Sheet 731 for more information on marijuana. ...
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Does Sculptra stop working after long-term use?

Worked great for me, took about 6 or 7 sessions for the full effect, then it was clear thats as far as it would go...it was a nice change... i would say 75 percent myself again... Heres my question... Does it seem that long term users, say the ones...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...I started using Sculptra in my practice after it was approved 6 years ago and have not seen a drop off in effectiveness in long-term treated patients. I have seen a fairly large variation in response to Sculptra. Some patients demonstrate a very... Read more »

how long should I expect meds to continue working?

I've been diagnosed 10 years. diagnosed w/aids and pcp 10yrs ago 90 cd4 count viral load off the charts. Probably have been infected 20 yrs(know this because of last at risk behavior was then)Have been on 3 or 4 different med regimens, still on...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...regimen, taking the medications consistently and have undetectable viral loads I would assume that the medications will work for as long as you need them. Obviously I can't prove it but I would be very optimistic.You are correct that because of... Read more »

Why doesn't Megace work for me anymore

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1993. I was down to 100 pounds. My doctor put me on Viracept, Epivir and Zerit and Megace for weight gain. I put on 48 lbs and at one point I was up to 155. Several years later and treatment changes, I'm now on...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...development of lipodystrophy. In people with lipodystrophy fat and sugar are not stored normally and so it is not surprising that Megace, which stimulates increased appetite, only leads to weight gain in the abdomen. Several studies have... Read more »

How Long For Diarrhea Treatments To Start Working?

Hello Dr., I've had chronic diarrhea for a while now and have tried several things to make it better. I tried calcium, but stopped after about 3 days because it left me feeling bloated, crampy, and constipated (same with all the over the counter...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Probably a week or so. Products like imodium and lomotil tend to work rapidly because they interfere (slow down) bowel motion. The ones you cite work differently; indeed more naturally, but more Read more »
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Nothing is working for me, any ideas

Posted by Lifelost, 2 Replies
Not on therapy at the moment, my TC4 count and VL are still good. My problem is that I can not fall asleep. Tried most sleep aid and non has been helpful. I am worried that this is going to weir down my immune pretty quick. Any ideas are... Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

How long does it take for meds to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of under 20, the viral load is now 325 and cd4 is 35. I've heard it takes 3-6 months to get the viral load undetectable and longer to get the cd4 back over 200. Does anyone have any experience with going from AIDS back to HIV status? Read more »