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Megace And Muscle Mass

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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
...individuals, even those with advanced cancer. It is also used to boost appetite in individuals with other cancers or HIV/AIDS.Megace us the worst drug to use for weight gain. It increases mostly fat mass, hyperglycemia, risks of blood clots and... Read more »

Marinol vs. Megace

i just had a visit. CD4 count is 180 and viral load is less than 400.I am horrified at losing... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...people whose HIV is controlled by medications. Part of the weight lost during wasting is fat. More important is the loss of muscle mass. This is also called "lean body mass," or "body cell mass." Lean body mass can be measured by bioelectrical... Read more »
The Well Project

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

Exercise and HIV

...moderate exercise has many of the same advantages for people with HIV disease as it does for most people. Exercise can: Improve muscle mass, strength and endurance. Improve heart and lung endurance. Improve your energy level so you feel less... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...pain or tenderness, hardened skin or bumps. Bumps termed "nodules" seem to occur more frequently and severely in areas of high muscle mass (most notably the center of the stomach -- the abs -- and the legs). They will hurt with movement. Other... 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 afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am worried that my muscles are going to the next thing to go.i have almost no body fat left, and with the anemia, just about no energy to get any exercise. i eat like a pig,and still i continue to lose weight. any advice? Read more »

new friend hiv positive

Posted by kms1021, 1 Reply
...Have a friend who's HIV positive..he has no muscle mass in his legs & can't walk w/out the aid of a walker. I'm concerned about the progression, but don't feel comfortable asking...can Read more »

serotism and weight training

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies to hear from other guys who either are presently, or have in the past used serostim for increasing LBM and muscle mass gains in conjunction with weight training. I would like to discuss changes in routines,... Read more »