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Offline CWD6474

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Diarrhea
« on: June 17, 2006, 11:34:32 PM »
:oWhat can I take to control my diarrhea, Imodium, and Lomotil don't work anymore?  Please help..
« Last Edit: June 17, 2006, 11:45:35 PM by CWD6474 »
Grinch

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006, 02:44:01 AM »
Hello,

This site offers a lesson, on how to mmanage diarrhrea, You may find it helpful :

 http://www.aidsmeds.com/lessons/Nausea5.htm



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 CWD6474

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2006, 12:09:19 PM »
Thanks for the help, will definitely give it a try.. Once again Thanks..
Grinch

Offline Christine

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006, 04:18:46 PM »
Have you gone to the Doctor to rule out any infections?
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 cmhjeff

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2006, 07:46:39 PM »
I use PSYLLIUM HUSKS 500 mg. Capsules and it helps.  It doesn't stop  it completely but occurs less frequent.  I use to buy it at Targtet but I get it cheaper from

http://www.puritan.com/

Offline CWD6474

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2006, 10:28:18 PM »
Thanks for the assistance, I have recently started new medications consisting of Reyataz, Videx EC, and Viread seem to be tolerating the pills OK, but the diarrhea is a real problem.. Thanks for all the help, will definitely try the husks. Thanks again.
Grinch

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2006, 12:39:17 PM »
Hi,

I've found that homeopathic Aloe complex works for my irregular bouts of diarrhea.

hope this helps,

P.
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Offline Sinsation

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2006, 01:29:35 AM »
Hi,

I've found that homeopathic Aloe complex works for my irregular bouts of diarrhea.

hope this helps,

P.

I've read many articles on Aloe Vera and they sometimes state that taken internally can CAUSE diarrhea. Also it works as an immune stimulant which isn't good for us hiv'rs. Be careful!

Offline CWD6474

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2006, 01:33:14 PM »
I've read many articles on Aloe Vera and they sometimes state that taken internally can CAUSE diarrhea. Also it works as an immune stimulant which isn't good for us hiv'rs. Be careful!
Thanks for the heads up, I still am dealing with it as best as I can..
Grinch

Offline frenchpat

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2006, 04:04:54 PM »
Hi all,

re: Aloe, I think that the Aloe that can cause diarrhea is the juice ( Aloe Vera) or perhaps pills; In the case of homeopatic aloe complex, we're talking about very small amounts of Aloe socotrina, a different specie - those who question homeopathy would say "zero" amounts! - and the complex includes the following too: Citrullus Colocynthis, Podophyllum peltatum, Brionya, Belladonna, Arsenil anhydridum, Dioacorea villosa and Magnesil phosphae.

I will ask my doctor further questions about this and get back to you,

Pat
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Offline sdcabincrew74

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2006, 03:03:42 PM »
White rice and applesauce with lots of nutmeg.  Do it for a couple days, then slowly add other things back into your diet.  Nutmeg is a natural form of immodium.  Basically a BRAT diet.  Banana's, rice, applesauce and dry toast.
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Offline bear60

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2006, 04:51:07 PM »
cabin crew has the best advice...white rice and applesauce is easily available and does not need any special dose or monitoring...you get it a the grocery store...and voila....a treatment
I would definately try that first.  If it does not help...then on to bigger and better things.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2006, 10:19:24 PM »
Pancrecarb has done wonders for me, and I had had bad diarrhea ever since going on PI's 8 years ago.  For the first 6 years all I was offered was prescription immodium until it had gotten up to 10 2mg pills/day.  My current doctor also thinks that this uncontrollable diarrhea interfered with my body properly absorbing my HIV medications and resulted in resistance to PI's.  Pancrecarb has now decreased my problem by about 80%.  It's also covered by ADAP in my state.

http://www.digestivecare.com/pancrecarb3.htm
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Offline fearless

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2006, 12:16:13 AM »
I had it for months matey. the only thing that eventually worked at all for me was Metamucil (which is full of psyllium and soluble fibre) and the brat diet.

Aloe Vera juice can (and likely will) cause diarrhoea if it is made from crushing the whole plant _ this form of aloe vera also tastes very bitter. aloe Vera juice squeezed only from the inner plant will not cause diarrhoea and is used to sooth the bowel. It also tastes much nicer than the other stuff.

Oh, and for some reason I find that if I eat lots and lots I tend not to have diarrhoea.

Good luck
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Offline sfpvguy41

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2006, 03:05:13 AM »
After months and months I seem  to just be having luck with a probiotic called Florastor which my doctor recommended, see my post at http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=2176.0

good luck
Labs: (undetectable since 2005)
12/13: 634 cdr, 37.3%, 758 cd8, total chol 183, triglycerides 131
8/13: changed to Edurant from Reyataz
12/12: 828 cd4, 34.5%, 1078 cd8, total chol 192, tri 196
12/11: 787 cd4, 37%, 979 cd8.
9/11: 758 cd4, 38%, 944 cd8, und.
8/11 dropped norvir, incr reyataz to 400 mg
6/11: 621 CD4 CD4% 41, CD8 680! Undetectable. Creatinine and eGFR are ok now.
Switched from Truvada to Epzicom in late April 2011
AGT/AST and creatinine back to normal mid-April.
Cut Norvir from regimen.
Switched back to Reyataz/Norvir late Feb 2011
2/11: CD4 664 34%, CD8 963, diagnosed with osteoporosis, high AGT/AST and creatinine.
12/10: CD4: 676 CD4%: 34 CD8: 1012
Switched from Reyataz/norvir to Isentress 10/10
8/10: CD4: 731 CD4%: 40 CD8: 866
Diagnosed Sept. 2002 started meds May 2005.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2006, 11:08:51 AM »
After months and months I seem  to just be having luck with a probiotic called Florastor which my doctor recommended, see my post at http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=2176.0

good luck

thank you optionsf ... about every 6 weeks I'll get the dreaded *D* word for a morning. knock on wood it's not more than that - however i just want it OUT of my life ... if Florastor works then i 'll happily overlook its price and keep it as a ready defense

love this site!!!!!

Offline penguin

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2006, 11:25:02 AM »
alex, if the florastor is the same as i get over here( looks like it is, good old Saccharomyces Boulardii), then it is good stuff indeed. I don't find it helps very much with ARV related diarrhea, but i always take it during and after antibiotic treatment. Since i started doing this, i am far less likely to get bouts of oral and GI thrush...antibiotics are brill, but they don't half devastate the natural bacteria population.

i also always give some to anyone who's going travelling...you can take it either prophylactically, before and during your trip, or use to treat any food poisoning etc.


CWD - your doc can prescribe stonger opiate based meds to help with diarrhea control if none of suggestions are helping...

Kate

 

Offline CWD6474

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Re: Diarrhea
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2006, 07:58:06 PM »
 :) Thanks for all the help guys. I will definitely give them a try...CWD
Grinch

 


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