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Author Topic: Atripla and body weight  (Read 2184 times)

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Offline pozcruiser

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Atripla and body weight
« on: May 16, 2008, 07:31:42 PM »
I'm supposed to start Atripla...and have concerns about side effects

I have known about being poz for over 5 years...no meds.  I'm 37 years old.  Since being diagnosed I have taken exercise and diet very seriously.  I'm 6'3" and at the time I was diagnosed I weighed 205 with 23% body fat.  Now I am 170 lbs with 11% body fat.  I have come toned and even have a 6 pack starting to form.  I don't want to lose this body, but I have come to the conclusion that the meds may cause me to get larger.  One other fact is that I have had higher triglycerides than normal (over 200) so I'm concerned that will shoot up when I go on meds...

I lift weights 6 days a week for an hour a day and do cardio about 2-3 x a week. 

I'm planning on keeping up the exercise and good diet as I start treatment; however I am concerned with everything I read about side effects.  There must be other guys who can give me their experience with Atripla.  Has exercise and diet been enough to combat the possibility of gaining weight?  Have any atripla users who do weight training seen improvements in muscle mass and tone....Please help...need to know....Thanks  :)

Offline newt

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Re: Atripla and body weight
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 07:57:57 PM »
My ex was on an eqivalent combo (Sustiva  + Truvada) and he did't gain subcutaneous fat, if anything he got leaner, but his tris went up too high (he switched combos).

- matt
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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Atripla and body weight
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 11:41:26 PM »
I started Atripla in Feb 07 and finally got serious about my weight after AMG 07.  In three months, I lost 30 lbs. and dropped my BMI from 31% (ugh) to 22%.  I lift weights three times a week and do cardio 4-5X a week and am on a maintenance program emphasizing lean protein, lots of fruits and vegetables, while cutting out dairy and most fats.  Additionally, I had terrible triglycerides (over 400) and bad cholesterol...all of those have returned to normal levels.  In short, I have not experienced the side effects on Atripla that you fear... instead I have finally been able to do something about my weight (which I cannot blame on meds!) 

I hope this helps you.

Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD
01/15: 1366 (45.2%), UD
07/15: 1134 (50.7%), UD
02/16: 1043 (55.1%), UD
08/16:  746  (55.4%), UD
08/16:  Switch from Atripla to Genvoya

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: Atripla and body weight
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 12:09:09 PM »
Welcome to our forums!  I'm glad you found us.

Atripla contains Sustiva, and you should read our helpful lesson called Tips & Tricks on Taking Sustiva before you start therapy.

Peter Staley


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