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Author Topic: Medical Advice to Gain Weight  (Read 668 times)

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Offline HIVSince1995

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Medical Advice to Gain Weight
« on: August 15, 2019, 03:29:01 pm »
Lipodystrophy causes me to gain weight inside my abdominal cavity. 

I've had more than one abdominal surgery and gaining weight causes abdominal pain for me.

Still, I can't count the number of hours in total I've spent both being told to gain weight and explaining why it's simply not going to happen.

I'd say I range from 15 to 10 pounds underweight - which is a big deal.

I know that in the event of a catastrophic illness, having that extra weight can be important. 
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Re: Medical Advice to Gain Weight
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 03:34:32 pm »
The only alternative weight gain to fat is to bud muscle. No easy solutions it's just hard work and lots of it.

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Re: Medical Advice to Gain Weight
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 04:55:11 pm »
Hiya,

If you are looking for medical advice it's best to work with your Doctor, members can share their personal experiences though.

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Re: Medical Advice to Gain Weight
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 10:32:28 pm »
Hiya,

If you are looking for medical advice it's best to work with your Doctor, members can share their personal experiences though.

Jim

Hey @Jim Allen

This just seemed like the right subforum to post my experience in:

POZ Community Forums Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits Lipodystrophy & Metabolic Problems


I agree that medical advice should be received only from my doctor.  Was just wondering if I'm the only one who's had trouble with weight gain advice being difficult associated with lipodystrophy.


Diagnosed - May 1995 / Lowest T-Cells 170 - Nov 1995 / Highest Viral Load - Over 5 million - Nov 1995 / Started on HIV Meds - January 1996 / Various "cocktails" changed to mitigate side effects which included diarrhea, nightmares, bloating, lipodystrophy and neuropathy / Meds changed several to make them easier to take.  Examples: fewer pills per day, coordinating pills that need to be taken with or without food. Current Meds: Descovy, Tivicay / Viral Level <20
T Cells 350

 


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