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Author Topic: does anyone have any suggestions to what supplaments i need to take?  (Read 2538 times)

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Offline rusty1

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i just found out i was HIV+ in September and me and my partner both would like to know what kinds of supplaments a newly diagnosed person needs to take. so far am taking iron, a multivitamin, vitamin c, omega 3 fish oil. does anyone else suggest anything different. my CD4 count is 168 to let you know vl is 12,500
02-09 Neg
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next lab Jan 6.

Offline TheRoof

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Re: does anyone have any suggestions to what supplaments i need to take?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 11:59:52 PM »
I think the most beneficial vitamins are:
A Regular Multi-Vitamin.



The rest which could be good. (I take these separately)  For The Immune System.

Fish Oil  :), Vitamin E, Echinacea, Oil of Oregano, Vitamin C (2000mg Daily)








Here is the full list I take of vitamins. (On a daily basis 2 times a day)


Multivitamin
Green Tea
Bitter Melon Extract
Vitamin C (2000mg)
B-Complex
Fish Oil
Kava Kava
Ginko
Garlic
Ginseng
Valerian
B12
Acidpophilus

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Re: does anyone have any suggestions to what supplaments i need to take?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 12:46:15 AM »
i just found out i was HIV+ in September and me and my partner both would like to know what kinds of supplaments a newly diagnosed person needs to take. so far am taking iron, a multivitamin, vitamin c, omega 3 fish oil. does anyone else suggest anything different. my CD4 count is 168 to let you know vl is 12,500

This is a really broad question, you should read the rest of this forum.
In your list, I would avoid the iron unless you are iron deficient.

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Re: does anyone have any suggestions to what supplaments i need to take?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 09:04:36 AM »
Rusty

Right now you are not on meds?  The most important thing to know about supplements is that some interact with other medications.  Once you are on meds you should check each supplement against your medications list to see if there are potential problems.  There is an interaction checker on this site.  http://www.aidsmeds.com/cmm/

As far as other supplements go, there is science supporting the use of a multivitamin.  And generally, as Madbrain points out, men should not take extra iron unless their doctor prescribes it.

Best wishes
A
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline megasept

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Re: does anyone have any suggestions to what supplaments i need to take?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2009, 10:51:52 AM »
Rusty:

i am in general agreement with the responses you've received. There are supplements we should avoid, or doses of the same, we should not exceed.

i am on meds, and it's true we need to put our list of supplements (and doses) up against each med, and drop any thing that makes for unhappy camping.

i think it's important for everyone on earth to take a quality multivitamin, to offer your body whatever it might not have received that day.

many supplements are to counter certain conditions or diseases. for example, i take a baby aspirin (81 mg) daily to prevent heart disease. if i was bleeding up a storm, guess what i wouldn't take? aspirin. lots of this is common sense. i take omega 3 too. if someone is taking a basket full of supplements daily, my first reaction would be they might better just take the multi-vitamin and eat a good diet of fresh food. and save a bundle of money. seriously.

how you live is more important than supplements you may or may not take. walk. bike. yoga. resistance training. play sports. do things that are physical. changes everything.
and drink lots and lots of water. i don't think water is classified as a supplement  :o (yet).

-steven (aka  8) megasept)


Offline tommy246

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Re: does anyone have any suggestions to what supplaments i need to take?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009, 08:20:51 AM »
My take on this is if you have a good balanced diet you need none unless your difficient in something, having said that few of us have the perfect diet so a good multivit with minerals wont do any harm.
From what i read many hiv pos people have low vit d and calcium , selenium and testosrone levels i tested two weeks ago all good except testosrone which is not corrected with supplements but cream or injections. Most important is omega 3 tablets to keep your heart in good shape i have been taking these for a few years great against high cholestorol and trigilcydes, as well as a hot mug of green tea every morning.
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: does anyone have any suggestions to what supplaments i need to take?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2009, 08:40:09 AM »
Rusty,

I always take a daily multivitamin, that's low in iron.,  But nothing beats good nutrition, and what you eat on a daily basis.

Don't forget to check out the Nutrition and diet tips in the lessons ; ( about 10 fast pages to read)

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/Nutrition_7670.shtml


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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