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Author Topic: hump disappeared  (Read 4934 times)

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Offline woodville

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hump disappeared
« on: November 20, 2008, 10:43:10 AM »
my doc said 2 of his patients that switched to truvada/isentress had their buffalo hump disappear after about 6 months of being on the new regimen
has anyone else heard of this?
i just switched from atripla to truvada/isentress this week - i will let you know if it works form me
(i mainly switched because of fatty liver / high alt but i would do anything to loose the hump!)

Diagnosed 1994
Currently on Truvada, Isentress
CD4 Count 1100
VL Undetectable

Offline aztecan

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Re: hump disappeared
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 10:20:26 PM »
Hey Woodville,

I hadn't heard of this particular combination helping with the hump, but Isentress is new, so who knows?

I have a hump as well. I agree, the hump - and the corresponding goiter-like growth I have in the front of my neck - have been tough pills to swallow, pardon the expression.

I didn't really mind the lipoatrophy I have had for quite a while, but this hump/neck is quite a bother.

Let me know what you find out or whether this helps your hump, etc. I would love to hear anything positive on this front.



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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: hump disappeared
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 08:17:07 AM »
Let me know what you find out or whether this helps your hump, etc. I would love to hear anything positive on this front.

Same here!

Offline woodville

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Re: hump disappeared
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 12:05:59 PM »
i hope it helps the front of my neck and chipmunk cheeks as well
anything to look normal again
Diagnosed 1994
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: hump disappeared
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 02:39:05 PM »
Yeah, my doctor swears Isentress diminishes lipoatrophy (as opposed to the humps) but after year on it I bed to differ.  If anything it's VERY minimal, and more like his hopeful thinking.  Sorry to be contrarian.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2008, 02:41:02 PM by philly267 »
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Offline timmaguy369

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Re: hump disappeared
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008, 05:54:26 PM »
Hi all,

Its been a long time since I have posted here, but I was able to get MassHealth/Medicaid  here in MA to liposuction hump in early July. I was on Prezista/Intelence/ Truvada for two years. I developed a serious hump prior to that combo- it was after starting Reyataz. I made a major decision, and a few days before surgery I switched off those meds and went to Isentress/Intelence/Truvada. No signs of hump returning and better yet- my CD4 count went from 400 to 571 and several warts on hands and feet have vanished! So I still stayed undetectable on this combo and have an increaded immune response. I am 39 and have lived with HIV for 20 years- Isentress is my wonder drug. Hopefully humps and lipoatrophy issues will improve for others taking this med.



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