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Author Topic: Wasting  (Read 1186 times)

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Offline theboyztx

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« on: July 20, 2011, 08:04:26 PM »
Anyone have any experience with wasting?  My stats:

Diagnosed:  January 2004, VL 600000+, CD4 27
Current:  VL less than 25, CD4 380 (highest since 2004)
Previous illnesses:  PCP (twice), CMV, oral and pharyngeal candida, zoster (multiple episodes)
Meds:  Truvada, Viracept, Valtrex, Fenofibrate, Lovaza, Zoloft

I've lost about 30 lbs in 4 months, mostly muscle mass.  I'm currently losing about 1 lb per week.  VL and CD4 counts are stable, as is all other blood counts, so treatment failure isn't likely.  Had a CT of the chest, abdomen and pelvis which only showed a slight thickening of the mucosa of my small intestine.  Had colonoscopy and endoscopy which found nothing.  Now about to have a bone marrow biopsy.

We're running out of ideas and I hope someone else might have one.


Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: Wasting
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 08:40:18 PM »
It seems that you are still in "recovery" phase. You should slowly but surely begin to build fat and muscle but you must eat and exercise for that to happen.


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