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Title: advise for supplements
Post by: mrdad90 on October 30, 2019, 11:27:52 am
Hi everyone, I have been HIV positive since 2015 and I often feel tired and with low energy. Have any of you felt so tired and if you can please advise on supplements to strengthen the immune system and to have more energy? do any of you use supplements? thanks
Title: Re: advise for supplements
Post by: Jim Allen on October 30, 2019, 12:19:40 pm
Sorry to hear about feeling tired, tired when waking up or just more tired at the end of the day ? Or the entire day??

Im sure you know tiredness can be a symptom of many things so first port of call would be your doctor before trying to treat symptoms yourself.

As for supplements do you have any deficiencies?

I mean I take vit-d as I have deficiency and being in Ireland sunshine is not exactly in abundance. Without it I would feel terrible

Best Jim
Title: Re: advise for supplements
Post by: harleymc on October 31, 2019, 03:41:30 am
Have a long consultation with your doctor.

Lack of energy could be caused by many things. The list is almost endless.

I think that he only pill I've heard of for boosting energy is amphetamine and that's not an attractive path to go down.
Title: Re: advise for supplements
Post by: xrel0aded on November 06, 2019, 06:36:17 pm
Turmeric+black pepper extract. Can help facilitate lower inflammation markers which is often linked to fatigue.
Title: Re: advise for supplements
Post by: wardp on November 06, 2019, 08:43:37 pm
If you are over 50 a  good multivitamin and mineral supplement without iron would do you know harm. Also have you had a CBC test and electrolyte test lately?
Title: Re: advise for supplements
Post by: Grendal on November 09, 2019, 11:41:54 am
Do you exercise consistently? Itís not a quick fix but if you can get through 6 weeks of gradual increase of whatever movement you like you will begin to have more energy.
Title: Re: advise for supplements
Post by: elf on November 09, 2019, 12:43:47 pm
I take Bacopa, Ashwaganda, Omega-3, Cordyceps, diosmin with hesperidine, Coenzyme Q10 and a multivitamin.
Title: Re: advise for supplements
Post by: Jim Allen on November 25, 2019, 05:26:13 pm
@mrdad90

How are you feeling, any better?