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Author Topic: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo  (Read 2071 times)

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Offline egello

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Hello

So I've been on this combo since 2007 and it has worked great. But I constantly suffer from really bloated belly. It almost makes me not want to eat or sometime not take the meds. The bloated belly thing only goes away when I am hungry. Its all very superficial reason, but hey, I get so self conscious when I am trying to take my shirt off like at a pool party and eat! I tried Ultrase (pacreatease) but doesnt' work well.

I tried Viramune and Truvada combo for a couple of months, and did notice that my stomach went back to that "lean" look which I had before the meds. But I switched back to the Reyataz combo because I got a flu and became paranoid. I am sure now that it didn't have anything to do with the Viramune combo.

I will have a new doc starting this august and going to see if I can switch my med. My old doctor kept insisting that I should keeep my current regiment, and would not switch my meds. I don't think he realize how annoying that bloated belly thing is for me.

With that said, what do you guys all think? Any combo recommendation? I don't have resistance to any medication and oh, I can't take Atripla due to bad dreams.

Thanks
Reyataz / Norvir / Truvada/ Androgel 5 g / 2 days
1/29/07 14 T, 300 k V, 1.8 %
2/22/07 197 T, 247 V, 6.8 %
3/27/07 164 T, <50 V, 5.4 %
5/28/07 177 T, <50 V, 8.2 %
7/28/07 214 T, <50 V, 9.6 %
10/3/07 380 T, <50 V, 10 % no more Mepron, Famvir

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 03:07:06 PM »
1. Food with meds in decent quantity.

2. Switch Reyataz to Prezista or Truvada to Kivexa (if you can take it).

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 03:08:49 PM »
would that switch make the bloating go away?

i always eat food with my meds, but I like to eat a lot (not overweight though) and I get so bloated that i look almost pregnant.
Reyataz / Norvir / Truvada/ Androgel 5 g / 2 days
1/29/07 14 T, 300 k V, 1.8 %
2/22/07 197 T, 247 V, 6.8 %
3/27/07 164 T, <50 V, 5.4 %
5/28/07 177 T, <50 V, 8.2 %
7/28/07 214 T, <50 V, 9.6 %
10/3/07 380 T, <50 V, 10 % no more Mepron, Famvir

Offline newt

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 03:31:38 PM »
The bloating is most likely from the tenofovir in Truvada, but might, as an off chance, be the Reyataz.

- matt
« Last Edit: June 24, 2012, 06:20:12 PM by newt »
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 03:33:47 PM »
but when I was on viramune and truvada combo for a couple months, I did not have this problem
Reyataz / Norvir / Truvada/ Androgel 5 g / 2 days
1/29/07 14 T, 300 k V, 1.8 %
2/22/07 197 T, 247 V, 6.8 %
3/27/07 164 T, <50 V, 5.4 %
5/28/07 177 T, <50 V, 8.2 %
7/28/07 214 T, <50 V, 9.6 %
10/3/07 380 T, <50 V, 10 % no more Mepron, Famvir

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 06:19:56 PM »
Then possibly switch to Viramume/Truvada if you got on with it? This is a perfectly good combo (amd cheap too).

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2012, 06:22:25 PM »
what about some of the new drugs that are out there on the market? like intergrase prohibitor or others,,, i am figuring since viramune is "older" there must be other better and safer drugs out there, no?
Reyataz / Norvir / Truvada/ Androgel 5 g / 2 days
1/29/07 14 T, 300 k V, 1.8 %
2/22/07 197 T, 247 V, 6.8 %
3/27/07 164 T, <50 V, 5.4 %
5/28/07 177 T, <50 V, 8.2 %
7/28/07 214 T, <50 V, 9.6 %
10/3/07 380 T, <50 V, 10 % no more Mepron, Famvir

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012, 06:34:04 PM »
Age of drugs does not predict safety or efficacy. Indeed, Viramune is one of the very first HIV meds. The initial possible liver side effects aside, it has a very good side effect profile and works very well.

An analogy: a well-built old house with its known faults is better and better understood than a (possibly) badly built new house with unknown faults.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 09:03:01 PM »
The bloating is most likely from the tenofovir in Truvada, but might, as an off chance, be the Reyataz.

- matt


     I have been on   Prezista   for two   weeks now .

 I feel  so much better !

   My SWOLLEN  BELLY    is grateful  for the new change !

    I am staring to feel NORMAL again . 

    Still got my belly   , But time will tell ! 


   I was on  truvada  , Reyetaz , Norvair   from   Sept 10th , 2005


    I was afraid to change MEDS   , But glad I did .

                                                                         Carl
" Live and let Live "

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 09:35:37 PM »
cool
Reyataz / Norvir / Truvada/ Androgel 5 g / 2 days
1/29/07 14 T, 300 k V, 1.8 %
2/22/07 197 T, 247 V, 6.8 %
3/27/07 164 T, <50 V, 5.4 %
5/28/07 177 T, <50 V, 8.2 %
7/28/07 214 T, <50 V, 9.6 %
10/3/07 380 T, <50 V, 10 % no more Mepron, Famvir

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 09:56:58 PM »
cool

The more I hear/read the more I believe Reyataz/tenofovir is a dodgy combo a lot of the time.

- matt
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 06:48:01 AM by newt »
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

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Re: I am sick of my bloated belly on Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada combo
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 10:01:53 PM »
cool

The more I hear/read the more I believe Reaxatz/tenofovir is a dodgy combo a lot of the time.

- matt


whats that? what do you mean? did you mean Reyataz / Truvada combo?
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 01:08:18 AM by egello »
Reyataz / Norvir / Truvada/ Androgel 5 g / 2 days
1/29/07 14 T, 300 k V, 1.8 %
2/22/07 197 T, 247 V, 6.8 %
3/27/07 164 T, <50 V, 5.4 %
5/28/07 177 T, <50 V, 8.2 %
7/28/07 214 T, <50 V, 9.6 %
10/3/07 380 T, <50 V, 10 % no more Mepron, Famvir

 


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