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Author Topic: worries about mild face lipoatrophy  (Read 1108 times)

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Offline epiphanies

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worries about mild face lipoatrophy
« on: December 06, 2014, 05:51:22 AM »
Hi, I have been on treatment(prezista,kivexa,norvir) for almost 5 months and I think I have noticed lately mild lipoatrophy on my face, though it could be only in my head. is there any way to know if I am getting lipoatrophy, any test i could do or any measurements? I discussed about this with my doctor some time ago and he told me that there is no way to know who will develop lipoatrophy and who won't. If it happens, is it reversable? I would definitely like to avoid getting lipoatrophy,especially in the face. What do you suggest? I am almost sure that i have noticed a mild change and i would prefer to prevent it from getting worse. thanks in advance!

Offline Jeff G

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Re: worries about mild face lipoatrophy
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2014, 07:39:09 AM »
There is no way you have developed Lipoatrophy in 5 months ... it takes many years for that to happen if ever and on your meds its unlikely that you will suffer that side effect.

Offline epiphanies

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Re: worries about mild face lipoatrophy
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 09:03:22 AM »
Thank you, I hope you're right because it is one of my strongest fears... I do not know if I could handle this.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: worries about mild face lipoatrophy
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 09:11:52 AM »
Thank you, I hope you're right because it is one of my strongest fears... I do not know if I could handle this.

I am right on this . Your statement here says volumes about what the problem actually is.
Stop looking and expecting something that is not going to happen in most likely hood . If you keep looking long enough you will attribute the natural aging process and mistake it for lipo when its not .   

Offline nownow

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Re: worries about mild face lipoatrophy
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 11:24:33 PM »
it can happen, but not sure with all these new drugs:

>>> I began with Zerit as the 4th drug in my 1st regimen in 2001 and had facial lipo-atrophy within 6 months and stopped that drug.  I remain on the rest to date.

I am not familiar with your drug regimen nor your facial fat and your weight, etc. but of course see an HIV-doctor familiar with this to make sure.  Getting your rest and proper nutrition is very important.


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