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Author Topic: Weight Loss on Meds  (Read 1127 times)

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Offline Realist

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Weight Loss on Meds
« on: November 04, 2010, 08:07:13 AM »
Since starting meds, I've gradually lost 15lbs with a controlled and undetectable VL. Now, I'm 6'3 and was probably 210lbs this time last year and carried it easily. I lost about 5lbs the week I was diagnosed in Feb (stress) but have now been on meds for 7 months and have lost more weight so I'm down about 20lbs all in all. I am by no means wasting but am getting the "you look trim" comments. My belt has tightened at least two notches. I'm not relatively concerned about losing 20lbs over 12 months but don't want to drop anymore. I eat well (= a lot) and take my Vits. Suggestions?

Numbers/Meds in signature.
23/02/10 Tests confirmed
25/02/10 13100 220 24%
12/03/10 19800 372 19%
26/03/10 Atripla
30/04/10 58 286 23%
28/05/10 45 222 21%
25/06/10 UD 301 23%
24/09/10 UD 283 22%
01/12/10 UD 319 23%
11/03/11 UD 293 28%
10/06/11 UD 423 24%
23/08/11 UD 389 26%
28/02/11 UD 315 34%

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Offline bocker3

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Re: Weight Loss on Meds
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 11:43:04 AM »
Unexplained weight loss should always be addressed with your doctor.  I've certainly not seen any weight loss due to meds and many others on here have expressed the opposite.

Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2015 969/28% <20

Offline newt

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Re: Weight Loss on Meds
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010, 02:26:27 PM »
A healthy body mass index is between 18.5 or so (some say 20.5) and 25. Yours is 23.7, so good. Clearly, muscle weighs more than fat etc and therefore if "carried it easily" means buff, the figs aint quite accurate.

Worms? Feeling more energetic? Eating better? Drinking less? Doing more exercise?

As bocker said, unexplained weight loss should always be addressed with your doctor.

I gained weight then lost weight then gained weight on meds, I ain't unduly concerned, my waist is still 31 inches, it has been since I was 30 and I intend it to be that way when I am 70.

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Offline Zohar

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Re: Weight Loss on Meds
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 03:51:08 PM »
''As bocker said, unexplained weight loss should always be addressed with your doctor.''

This is true, as much as it applies to all health conditions, but be warned that there isn't a huge amount a doctor can do with regards to weiight loss if you are otherwise healthy.  As far as I'm aware, most of the frontline treatments commonly used today are not implicated in the majority of weight loss instances
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Offline HowYouDoin

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Re: Weight Loss on Meds
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010, 05:06:34 PM »
If you are eating less than you were before you were diagnosed or the same I would blame it on the stress but follow your gut feeling and pay a visit to your doctor.  Good luck and enjoy a hamburger you lucky son of a muffin.


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