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Will Megace Increase My Appetite

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Megace? Good/Bad?

I was reading a question that was asked on your panel. About Megace and weight gain. I am a transexual and take spirolactone 200 mg Qd, and Premarin 2.5 Qd. I stopped my HIV meds, 3 months ago due to lipodystophy. Is Megace a good idea, if Im...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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The question of megestrol acetate (Megace) and its ability to resolve lipoatrophy problems has come up on this forum in the past. The interaction with taking other female hormones in transexuals is new (and you are right, no information was found... 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... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Appetite Loss

Loss of interest in eating can come from many different medications, whether they directly suppress your appetite or create changes in your sense of smell and/or taste. It can also occur when medicines are causing nausea that makes the very thought... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

me-JES-trole Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Other Name(s): Acetato de megestrol, Megestrol Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Megestrol acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Marinol Restrictions Eased

Marinol, a medication used to stimulate appetite and cope with nausea, will soon become easier and more convenient for people with HIV disease to receive, according to new federal guidelines. Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim/Roxane Laboratories,... Read more »
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Appetite Loss

Appetite Loss And, of course, many of the medicationsused to combat HIV can also cause a lossof appetite. A temporary loss of appetitemay not be cause for worry, but eatingvery little or not eating at all is not healthyand can lead to a host of... Read more »
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LOss of appetite

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have an extreme loss of appetite but my counts are good. I HAve no energy and am depressed! Any suggestions? Thanks! Read more »

marinol

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Since my appetite has decreased my Doctor has given me a script
for Marinol. It does increase my appetite but I can't control the
effects it has on me. I take 2.5 mg three times a day before meals.
... Read more »

Coffe may increase viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I read an acticle about coffee increasing viral load has anyone else read this?

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Increase your CD4 count

Posted by prana, 2 Replies
Breathing will help increase your CD4 count. The body needs extra oxygen in the blood to fight disease. To help the body do the breathing exercises.Keep a note of your CD4 count each time you do a test. Also the body will generally feel better. You... Read more »