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Author Topic: Serostim Need prescribed! Help  (Read 375 times)

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Offline silguy618

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Serostim Need prescribed! Help
« on: December 24, 2018, 12:15:55 pm »
I found out back in Feb 18 I was HIV poz.  Started with Genvoya then they switched me to Bixtarvy.  I was undetectable in less than 18 days and have stayed in single digit VL since.  Cd4 has over doubled was I think 218 now over 600.  I have always been extremely fit, lean muscle. Organic eating. 
Since the start of the treatment I have   gained visceral fat and look like I have a beer gut.  I have been fatigued, weight gut gain etc.  I spoke with my dr now multiple times in regards to Serostim.  They flat our refuse to give it when I meet all the critique for it. I go to St Louis for treatment and found out that Gildean is a big sponsor of them. 
How can I get the Serostim?  My wife is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and said if she had to would prescribe it herself to me.  But looking for a new Dr or something to get this resolved any suggestions would be great.

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Re: Serostim Need prescribed! Help
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 12:26:44 pm »
Switching doctors can be a pain and the grass is not always greener on the other-side of the fence, did the doctor give you a reason for the refusal though?

I mean it must have been part of a conversation at least.

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Offline silguy618

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Re: Serostim Need prescribed! Help
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 08:32:51 am »
No. He just said that they don't prescribe that.  The nurse told me that they only prescribe medication made by Gildean.   They are partly funded by that company. Which is what I thought I already said.   

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Re: Serostim Need prescribed! Help
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2018, 12:58:13 pm »

    ojo.     Hello there....seriatim was prescribed for wasting, I used it back when it was new on the market, it was so expensive, causing me awful side effects, nasty join pain. I guess if you don't have wasting syndrome, it will be more difficult to get...just a thought...good luck... hugs.               ojo         

Offline silguy618

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Re: Serostim Need prescribed! Help
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2018, 10:28:57 pm »
Think they have changed recommended dosage.   Go to their website www.serostim.com.   It's doesn't talk about wasting but  several other items


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