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Author Topic: face wasting and belly fat  (Read 4418 times)

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Offline poss53

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face wasting and belly fat
« on: May 26, 2013, 10:53:53 AM »
I just switched from combivir and viramune to truvada and isentress.  Was on both meds for over 15 years. Will the belly fat go away if I continue to exercise and will I regain some of the muscle in my upper legs.  Also what about the loss of muscle in my face below my eyes?  Is there anything I can do to improve these areas?  I really don't want to take shots .  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Offline deibster

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Re: face wasting and belly fat
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 07:36:44 PM »
Hello Poss53,
I have Lipodistrophy from Zerit(d4T) and Kaletra. I've been off of the Zerit for several years & the Kaletra for 3 years. I've been told that it is very unlikely that my belly fat will go away.

A poz friend had severe facial wasting, I'm not sure what meds it was from. I do know that now, 3 years later, his face looks much better without any extraordinary measures. So, I would say that you'd see progress in your face but it will take 2 to 4 years. Best wishes.
Hugs from Provincetown, deibster
Poz since Dec 1992. Meds since 1995. Disability since 2005. Constantly fighting the Lipodystrophy 'beer gut.'

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