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Offline Christine

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Probiotics
« on: September 18, 2006, 02:07:18 PM »
Hello,
Does anyone have an information on using Probiotics while on hiv meds? This past year has been really rough on my intestine/ stomach and am considering adding a daily probiotic. I have an ID doctor appointment on Wednesday so I will ask her then, but I wondered what you guys thought of using them, and if anyone had any experiences.
Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline penguin

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Re: Probiotics
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006, 07:05:16 PM »
you should be fine with probiotics.  best bet is to take in capsule form,one which has a broad spectrum of pro and pre biotic bacterias, as the amount found in yogurt/yogurt drinks is minimal, and is mostly destroyed before it reaches the gut.

glutamine, might be useful too, helps GI tract to heal and maintain a normal lining. 1-2 grams/day mixed in liquid.

kate





Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Probiotics
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006, 08:51:12 PM »
Hello Christine,

Here is some information from the old threads :

http://www.aidsmeds.com/Fusetalk/messageview.cfm?catid=10&threadid=14629&FTVAR_MSGDBTABLE=


Here is a website that may give you some information :

http://www.usprobiotics.org/mainpageframe.htm



And another link :

http://www.aidsmeds.com/Fusetalk/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=19871&FTVAR_MSGDBTABLE=


I have always been big into yogurt products.Who knows
, Maybe that is why I have never really had any gut issues.

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



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline Christine

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Re: Probiotics
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006, 09:20:04 AM »
Hi Kate & Ray,

Thanks for the info. I did get the capsule form, and will try it today to see if it starts to help. I have an appointment tomorrow, so I will talk to the doctor, and I think I am going to ask her to rule out any infections since my stomach is bothering me more the past few weeks.

Thanks again!
Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

Offline alisenjafi

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Re: Probiotics
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006, 07:56:43 AM »
Have you looked into eating yogurt? I posted a thread on my favorite brand, check it out.
Johnny
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how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
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just like everybody else does"
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Offline Christine

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Re: Probiotics
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006, 04:00:48 PM »
Hi Johnny,
I do eat yogurt, Stoneyfield Organic, but I was hoping the probiotic would be an extra boost to the good bacteria. I did talk to the doctor and study nurse today, and got the okay to use a probiotic. So, I am hoping it will help with the gut issues.

Christine
Poz since '93. Currently on Procrit, Azithromax, Pentamidine, Valcyte, Levothyroxine, Zoloft, Epzicom, Prezista, Viread, Norvir, and GS-9137 study drug. As needed: Trazodone, Atavan, Diflucan, Zofran, Hydrocodone, Octreotide

5/30/07 t-cells 9; vl 275,000

 


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