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Author Topic: Nutritional supplements  (Read 1973 times)

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Offline Blond37

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Nutritional supplements
« on: February 28, 2011, 08:39:30 PM »

(and i dont mean stuff like ensure)..

but what nutritional supplements should someone with hiv takes?

note: he is very healthy - tcells always 800+ VL = udetec.... he does not like and will not fruit (Please spare the lecture!!
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Offline odyssey

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Re: Nutritional supplements
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 10:07:35 PM »
This will probably get moved, but I'm going to reply anyway.

I take a general multivitamin/multimineral. I also take selenium, which my doctor said helps support the immune system (clinically supported evidence). Additionally I take fish oil upon recommendation of my doctor. These three were the only things he said were truly supported by conclusive scientific evidence.

I take flax seed oil, garlic, and green tea extract of my own accord due to the purported therapeutic properties. I'm not sure how effective these are, but my doctor says they won't hurt me, and they aren't too expensive, so I'll keep them going in, lol.

odyssey
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

Offline Blond37

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Re: Nutritional supplements
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 10:40:29 PM »
This will probably get moved, but I'm going to reply anyway.

I take a general multivitamin/multimineral. I also take selenium, which my doctor said helps support the immune system (clinically supported evidence). Additionally I take fish oil upon recommendation of my doctor. These three were the only things he said were truly supported by conclusive scientific evidence.

I take flax seed oil, garlic, and green tea extract of my own accord due to the purported therapeutic properties. I'm not sure how effective these are, but my doctor says they won't hurt me, and they aren't too expensive, so I'll keep them going in, lol.

odyssey

cool thanks
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