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coenzyme Q10: good or bad?

In a recent response (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Wasting/Current/Q130092.html), you noted that coenzyme q10 is "noted to interact with the drug metabolism pathways that your anti-HIV drugs use." And yet DAAIR recommends the use of coenzyme q1...

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Androgel and buttocks

No, applying Androgel to your buttocks will not firm it. Exercise is the answer. From simple isometrics (squeezing and releasing) to squats, lunges, kick-backs, etc. You should have told the questioner to consult a fitness expert for a routine. Even ...

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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 already...

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Weight Loss during ARS

Dear Doctors, Please answer this quick one. Everyone talks about weight loss during ARS, but no one talks about how much loss is considered a loss and over what period of time which will alarm a doctor? Say for a 200 pound person how much weight loss...

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Megestrol + Restoring sexual function

What do you recommend for someone who is experiencing sexual dysfunction (impotence/lack of sensation, etc.) after taking Megace to counteract affects of wasting. Began taking Megace December 20 and it has worked on fat loss, but now need to know how...

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Androgel on my Butt?

Somebody told me that Androgel can be applied directly onto the buttocks and that it helps to firm up the muscles there. Do you think that is true? Would it be beneficial to apply Androgel there? Thank you.

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Facial Wasting: Non-HIV related reasons

I recently had a HIV test because of noticeable loss of fat from my cheeks and hollowing temples but the results were negative for HIV and also Syphillis which was good news but I am still wasting away, so in a way it's even worse. Do you know of any...

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Flat in the front & Hump on the Back

I am a 46 yr old female who has been on meds for 2 yrs. I was on Zerit, Epivir & Viracept initially for a few months when I noticed by body changing (no butt or hips, bigger breast). Concerned with not only my appearance but also my predispositon to ...

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Supplements to Aid Lipoatrophy

What do you think of adding Lipoic Acid and Glutamine to help in fat loss of the face?

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Exercise and Lipoatrophy?

I know we may not have the answer to this question yet, but I thought I'd ask it anyway. I'm developing lipoatrophy on the face and the extremities after being on HAART for a little over a year. My VL is undetectable, CD4 count is normal and my lipid...