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Will Megace Increase My Appetite

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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
...treatment of advanced cancer of the breast and endometrium. When given in relatively high doses, Megestrol can substantially increase appetite in most individuals, even those with advanced cancer. It is also used to boost appetite in individuals... Read more »

95 year old man will not eat

My 95 year old dad's been in the hospital for 2 weeks. We brought him in because he stopped eating... Read more »

appetite aid

What would help an elderly man who doesn't have hardly any appetite? Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...protein building are affected by HIV disease. Even before any symptoms show up, you need more energy. This might be caused by the increased activity of the immune system. People with HIV need more calories just to maintain their body weight. ... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...dehydration include: Thirst, anxiety, weakness, confusion, lightheadedness, fainting Smaller amounts of urine Dry and pale skin Increased heart rate Decreased blood pressure Try to drink before you feel dehydrated. Clear juices, such as... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Appetite Loss

...of the available protein powders are the whey protein products. In addition to weight gain, whey protein may contribute to increasing the antioxidant glutathione (GSH) in the body, an important additional benefit, as PHAs tend to have... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Wasting and Metabolic Changes in the Era of HAART

...-- appears to be a thing of the past. Numerous reports from both clinical trials and large cohort studies have yielded some incredibly impressive news: HIV-infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), especially those in the... 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 »

How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...meds, will be the only thing that will help my CD4 count. Has anyone been doing anything or using anything that may have helped increase their count? I would love to go to my labs in 3 months to find out my count is up to the 400's or higher if... 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 Read more »

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 »