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Offline tigger2376

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Weight loss...again
« on: June 27, 2007, 09:03:26 PM »
Didnt want to hijack another thread but I'm feeling GROSS have put on 62lbs in 4 months since last change of meds, (not combivir) and just feel like hell. Yes, got lipo...which no one warned me would bloody HURT around my neck and shoulder area, and my stomach looks like I gave birth to a twenty pound baby 5 minutes ago! All the clothes and attempts to increase my confidence just dont work. sex drive NIL, blood pressure OTT HELP?
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

Offline Dragonette

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 10:42:16 AM »
if this is happening so fast and you can clearly associate it with a particular regimen shouldn't you try to switch? i hope so much things will improve for you.

you can do liposuction on the belly and the hump but it is a painful process, yet do-able. i've had a friend do it can't say it was easy but it is quite routine these days. but it must be so alarming to change at such a rate i think you should talk with your doctors asap.

all the very best to you,
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Offline Seven

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 12:03:26 AM »
:(

I feel your pain  :'(

Offline milker

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 12:28:51 AM »
Hey ex-neighbor :D

You've been dealing with this weight problem for some time now, are you on a diet? Have you seen a nutritionist? Maybe there are "easy" (I know easy is easy to say) things that you can do to reverse the process here, but an HIV nutritionist may help?

Milker.
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Offline camille07

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 12:46:15 AM »
Milker I think I might have to report you.....on second thought...........shhhhhhhhhh
I think you're a good resource. ;)

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007, 01:30:35 AM »
As much as I love Milker, forum is suppose to be for the ladies....If he wants to respond he should pm whoever it is...in this case, Tigger...If the moderators see it they will correct him...

Now Tig are you saying you're losing or gaining? Subject line says loss but then your post says 63lb gain..That is a bit of weight to put on in such a short period....Have you talked to doctor?
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Offline milker

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2007, 01:35:55 AM »
oops sorry didn't realize I was in the poz women forum :( there is no way to ignore a forum yet and I saw a post from my friend tigger so I just replied, sorry :(
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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Offline Ann

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2007, 07:23:00 AM »
Milkie dear, even if you're going from the "unread" pages, it still lists what forum the post is posted in. Please take note!

Thank you darlin.

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Offline tigger2376

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2007, 07:37:17 AM »
Sorry, didnt make myself clear...its a GAIN! Spoke to ID doc last week and its the meds, and also vicious circle of heavier I get, harder it is to exercise. My triglycerides are pretty high, so they're monitoring that, but she also thinks its lipo..I'm being checked out again in a month and she did say I might have to consider new meds even though we're loath to change them as it took 6 months to get me sorted!
I know I've gotta get more exercise, particularly as in middle of trying to give up smoking. Doc has said she may well try serostim or provachol if problems persist but in meantime need to get lazy ass in gear! OK my BMI is still only 25 and I'm 214lbs at 6'2" so its not completely out of hand yet, but getting there!
Just another little gift from my 'xmas disease', will keep you posted
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2007, 02:06:12 PM »
I know what you mean about getting motivated to exercise...Been trying to get a membership to the Y for awhile now. Since your doc knows it is the meds, is she going to switch you to something else? What were you taking that caused all this? I know I am 30lbs overweight, I should be weighing 135 for my height but weighs 163. My doc doesn't seem to be saying anything about it prolly cause he knows I'm a lazy ass.... ;D
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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Offline zachysmom

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2007, 11:13:20 AM »
Hi Tigger,
I'm overweight as well, about 40 lbs now, and it seems to be a vicious cycle as well, the bigger I get the harder it is to excerise. I even joined a gym but felt so self concious that i kept thinking I'm going to pass out on the elipical machine (which by the way is the best machine to exercise on,it burns alot of calories, and it's low impact, I have knee problems, and I can do this machine for up to one hour). I would love to take up jogging but the big boobs hurt when I run, and then the knee thing.
Maybe you can try swimming, it's great for the summer, and low impact,very cardio based, and can build up muscle, plus your weightless which can support your body and make the excerising more enjoyable and therefore doable. I just don't have a pool and would have to rejoin a gym or the YMCA and to wear a bathsuit in public is torture. But you might feel differently.
Either way, good luck, I hope you can resolve the matter, as I am trying right along with you. '
Keep us posted with any progress.
much love,
Nicole
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Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2007, 08:37:41 PM »
Hi Ladies,

I HATE exercising!  I have a bad neck and back, arthritis in one knee, and diabetes.  Any damn time I try to exercise vigorously, which is about 2x a year lately, it is a complete shock to the system because of the blood sugars.  I would get so ticked that I finally motivated myself to actually pop in a video like The Firm, and then I have low blood sugar all evening.  Its a very delicate balance.  So, I wanted to pass something along.  Try walking, even if just for 5 minutes, or if you don't want to leave the house, put on a tune and dance like no one's watching (grapevine left, grapevine right, GFs!).  I have started hiking and walking with my dog over the past two months and its MODERATE exercise.  Before I know it, I have gone a mile, talking to the dog and myself and getting some air!  It really affects my metabolism in a good way, without the shock that a full out aerobics class would give to sugars and bones!  Walking has actually helped me to limber up my neck, back and knee.  And for those of you who have been reading the dating threads of late, it has cleared my head.  So, try a walk.  I know it doesn't seem like much, but its a start and really gets your metabolism up, and its EASY to do!  I walked around the city park with my dog last night for 20 minutes and then checked my pedometer.  I had only gone 2600 steps, lol, you're supposed to go 10,000 per day.  Pick a place down the street, walk to it and then turn around and come back.  Walk faster on good days when you feel up to it!  Good thing is, if you decide to come back to the house and pig out like I sometimes do, your metabolism is up and its not as bad, lol!   :D
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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2007, 09:14:48 PM »
Hey Queen-
  I remember when I started on the forums, you were going to join the Y.  :D
Tigger-
  Please talk more to your doctor about the type of diet you should be on, and suggestions for beginning exercise, you know, if you have any restrictions.  I hope things improve for you.  I know a weight gain is a b****.
Peace-
Betty
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Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Weight loss...again
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2007, 11:16:40 PM »
Betty--So then you see I haven't been lying. Still haven't made it there yet, it's just not in my budget even with the scholarship they have. Good to see you have been paying attention.... ;)


Moonlight---- Yes, GF, I know what you mean. I took a walk today as well. I walked down from my apt to my friend's house which is 3 blocks away. From there we watched Eragon, which was a very good movie, then me and my friend decided to walk to our other friend's house which is 11 blocks away. It was some good exercise and I could actually feel it in my legs. Believe me, those blocks weren't short either... ;D
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
Cherish the simple things life has to offer

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